UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ by widening Myanmar conflict

UN Secretary-General Guterres voiced deep concern about the widening conflict in Myanmar, sparked by ethnic minority armed groups. The offensive, starting on 27 October, has displaced 200,000 people. The UN reports casualties, with at least 75 civilians, including children, killed.

UN chief leads calls for ‘united’ response to AI threats

UN Chief Guterres urges global AI threat response at the AI Safety Summit in the UK. Western governments and AI firms agree on new safety testing amid concerns over job displacement and geopolitics.

The summit aims for a united global strategy and includes notable figures like Elon Musk. Future AI safety summits are planned.

UN chief warns Mideast on ‘verge of the abyss’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged Hamas to release hostages and called for Israel to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza, warning of a Middle East “on the verge of the abyss.”

UN chief says ‘systematic repression’ crushing Myanmar’s democracy hopes

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed serious concerns about Myanmar’s situation, including “systematic repression” and violence since the 2021 coup.

He called for the release of detained leaders, emphasized the need for safe conditions for Rohingya refugees’ return, and urged action on the climate crisis.