Russia, Iran, Turkey and President Bashar al-Assad have all agreed to meet in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana to try to end the conflict in Syria, President Vladimir Putin has said.
After the United States abstained from voting, the UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution urging Israel to stop building settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.
The UN Security Council has called for officials from the world body to be allowed to monitor the evacuation of people from eastern Aleppo.
US President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations.
The UN special envoy to Syria Staffan De Mistura has said eastern Aleppo faces total destruction that will result in the deaths of thousands of civilians.
Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres looks set to be installed as the new UN secretary general.
Aid convoys have reached some besieged areas of Syria where hundreds of thousands of civilians are trapped.
Russia and the US have traded blame at a special UN Security Council meeting on Syria in New York.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has officially submitted the peace deal to end his country’s civil war to the United Nations Security Council.