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The New Arab Staff

Ibtisam Azem


This month, Ireland is chairing the United Nations Security Council. As the president of the international security body, Ireland's ambassador hopes the independent voice they bring will allow progress in several areas, including in the Arab region.

09 September, 2021

Analysis: With Ban Ki-moon's tenure expiring, calls have been growing to appoint a woman to the UN's top job - a first for the organisation in its seven-decade history.

04 January, 2016

Culture: Born in Dubai, raised in Montreal, The Narcicyst tries to connect minority experiences with those of a wider audience.

20 July, 2015

UN Security Council promises to protect civilians in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria after UN relief chief's shocking report.

07 April, 2015

Outgoing special coordinator Robert Serry time for two-state solution may have "expired or is about to expire" in a final statement expressing frustration at stalled talks.

27 March, 2015

At an emergency meeting, the UN's Security Council throws its weight behind the unseated President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi while the Yemen envoy warns of the rapidly deteriorating situation.

23 March, 2015

A potential plan by the Palestinian Authority to cancel a highly unpopular security agreement with Israel has been slammed by a leading UN official.

11 March, 2015

The Security Council has again stated that President Hadi who is holed up in Aden is the legitimate leader of Yemen as the international envoy Jamal Ben Omar intensifies his shuttle diplomacy to end the political crisis in the country.

04 March, 2015

Palestine's bid for UN recognition appears to be paying off.

16 January, 2015