Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after Jerusalem vote

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after Jerusalem vote

Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday after the UN cultural organisation adopted two resolutions on annexed east Jerusalem ahead of a final vote next week. In a letter sent to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, Education Minister Naftali Bennett accused the body of ignoring “thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem” and aiding […]

Syrian aid groups suspend UN cooperation, citing ‘significant’ Assad interference

Syrian aid groups suspend UN cooperation, citing ‘significant’ Assad interference

Some 73 aid agencies operating in Syria said Thursday they were suspending cooperation with the United Nations over interference from President Bashar al-Assad’s government in the delivery of aid to besieged areas. The UN said it would continue to work with the aid agencies, despite their decision to withdraw from the UN’s “Whole of Syria” […]