UN top envoy says Yemen violence escalation worst in years

This picture taken on Dec 21, 2021 shows a general view of destruction following a reported air strike by the Saudi-led coalition targeting the Huthi rebel-held Yemeni capital's Sanaa International Airport. (MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – Hans Grundberg, the special envoy of the UN secretary-general for Yemen, said on Tuesday that escalating violence […]

More efforts urged to resolve Myanmar crisis

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) holds a leaders' meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Myanmar at the ASEAN secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 24, 2021. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Further contacts, visits and talks between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Myanmar can speed up the implementation of a five-point consensus reached […]

UN chief appoints Jean Arnault as personal envoy on Afghanistan

Then United Nations special envoy to Afghanistan, Jean Arnault addresses a press conference in Kabul, July 17, 2004. (PHOTO / AFP) NEW YORK – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed veteran French diplomat Jean Arnault as his personal envoy on Afghanistan and regional issues. The appointment comes a day before Russia, China, the […]