‘Child of war’ rises: WHO reelects Tedros as head of organization

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members reelected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – who has been the first African to head the organization – as director-general on Tuesday by a strong majority for another five years, as Tedros tearfully accepted a second term while recalling his humble upbringing as “a child of war” and pleading for peace. … Read more

UN secretary-general urges presidential election in Libya

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on all sides to determine a new date for elections in Libya. “A clear, consensual path to elections is, now more than ever, a political necessity,” Guterres told the UN Security Council in a report obtained by Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa). The situation in Libya is tense after a … Read more

Turkey, Greece at odds over status of Aegean islands

Greece has told the head of the United Nations that Turkey is directly challenging its sovereignty over islands in the eastern Aegean Sea, while on the other hand, Ankara has been criticizing Athens for arming the demilitarized islands in the Aegean, contrary to the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne and the 1947 Paris Treaty. The four-page … Read more

‘Time running out’: UN urges for renewal of last Syria border gate

The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry warned on Thursday of serious consequences if the mandate for the last border crossing into Syria, a lifeline for millions of people, is not extended as “time is running out” and the mandate expires on July 10. “As the country faces its worst economic and humanitarian crisis since the … Read more