The United States and South Korea say the exercises are in self-defence and are necessary to counter the rising threats from North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes.
Fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has been simmering for decades as more than 120 groups fight for power, land and valuable mineral resources — while others try to defend their communities.
UN nuclear watchdog chief Rafael Grossi is in Tehran amid deadlock in negotiations on reviving a landmark 2015 accord on Iran's nuclear activity.
Antonio Guterres also said that wealthy nations have not kept their promise to provide 0.15% to 0.20% of their Gross National Income to Least Developed Countries.
Haiti has long been a trans-shipment hub to move cocaine, cannabis and to a lesser extent heroin and amphetamines to the United States and the Dominican Republic, says UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
Rafael Grossi's visit to Tehran comes after IAEA reported Iran has enriched uranium particles up to 83.7% — just under 90% needed to produce an atomic bomb.
The United Nations had appealed for $4.3 billion to deliver aid this year to 21.7 million people going hungry in the war-ravaged country — and urged warring parties to turn a fragile truce into lasting peace.
The United States accuses UN Security Council of a lack of action on North Korea's ballistic missile launches, warning that the 15-member body's failure to respond emboldens the DPRK.
Reports of heavy fighting were continuing to surface despite a declared ceasefire, says UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Somalia.
A Syrian humanitarian organisation noted the inadequate supplies sent by the United Nations for earthquake relief in the north of the country, criticising "the great politicisation" of incoming humanitarian aid.
A United Nations official says almost 4.1 million people are in need of aid in northwest Syria.
UN agency says the total number of children living in the 10 Turkish provinces hit by the two earthquakes is 4.6 million while there are 2.5 million children living in the affected areas in Syria.
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