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US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

February 10, 2018 1:02 pm
US blocking United Nations Security Council resolution for independent Syria chemical attacks probe: Russia

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia (Photo by AFP) Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzia says he does not see chances the UN Security Council could adopt any time soon a Russian-drafted resolution on a probe into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, blaming the US for […]

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‘Two-state’ solution only way to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres

February 6, 2018 8:19 am
‘Two-state’ solution only way to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres (Photo by AFP) United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has emphasized that the so-called two-state solution is the sole way out of the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, warning that the “negative trends” unfolding in the region could endanger the bid. “There is no Plan B. A […]

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Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

February 1, 2018 1:25 am
Three jailed Spain’s Catalan leaders appeal to UN panel over ‘unlawful’ imprisonment

A protester holds a banner depicting images of Catalan separatist leaders Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez in front of police officers during a demonstration outside the Catalan parliament on January 30, 2018 in Barcelona. (Photo by AFP) Three jailed leaders of Spain’s Catalonia region have appealed against their sentences to […]

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Youngsters in countries with conflict 3 times more illiterate: UNICEF

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Youngsters in countries with conflict 3 times more illiterate: UNICEF

This file photo shows refugee children from the Central African Republic attending a primary school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Equateur Province. Nearly 30 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, […]

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United Nations aid agency calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

January 21, 2018 12:33 am
United Nations aid agency calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

A malnourished Yemeni child receives treatment at a hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah on January 16, 2018. The United Nations is calling for what it refers to as a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people. […]

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Sexual abuse rife at United Nations offices, staffers claim

January 19, 2018 1:55 am
Sexual abuse rife at United Nations offices, staffers claim

A file photo of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, on September 23, 2017 (by AFP) Sexual harassment is widespread and there is a culture of impunity for the perpetrators at United Nations offices around the world, staffers at the world body have reportedly […]

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Last three years were hottest on record: United Nations

January 18, 2018 1:28 am
Last three years were hottest on record: United Nations

This file photo taken on November 24, 2017 shows low water levels at a reservoir in drought-stricken Entrepenas near Sacedon, Spain. (Photo by AFP) The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the […]

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Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

January 12, 2018 1:57 am
Qatar files complaint to United Nations over ‘airspace violation’ by United Arab Emirates fighter jet

The file photo of an F-16E fighter jet belonging to the UAE air force Qatar has lodged a complaint with the United Nations about what it calls a violation of its airspace last month by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) fighter jet, warning that Doha reserves the right to defend […]

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Israel officially announces withdrawal from UNESCO

December 29, 2017 11:30 pm
Israel officially announces withdrawal from UNESCO

This October 12, 2017 photo shows the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. (AFP photo) The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has confirmed receiving Israel’s official letter announcing the regime’s withdrawal from the UN cultural body. In a Friday statement, Audrey Azoulay expressed deep regret over Israel’s […]

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United Nations bans 4 more North Korean vessels from international ports

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United Nations bans 4 more North Korean vessels from international ports

The Ul Ji Bong 6 is one of the four North Korean vessels banned by the UN Security Council. (File photo by Marine Traffic) The United Nations has banned four more North Korean ships from entering international ports for breaching sanctions against Pyongyang, bringing to eight the total number of the […]

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North Korea censures ‘fabrication’ of new United Nations Security Council sanctions

December 26, 2017 3:30 am
North Korea censures ‘fabrication’ of new United Nations Security Council sanctions

The UN Security Council meets to discuss North Korea on December 22, 2017, at the UN Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has denounced the latest round of sanctions approved by the UN against Pyongyang, saying the punitive measures are another example of “state-sponsored terrorism” committed by […]

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Administration of US President Donald Trump secures $285 million cut in United Nation’s budget

December 25, 2017 2:41 am
Administration of US President Donald Trump secures $285 million cut in United Nation’s budget

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (L) and US President Donald Trump wait for a meeting on United Nations Reform at UN headquarters in New York, September 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The administration of US President Donald Trump says it has negotiated a major $285 million cut in […]

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North Korea condemns United Nations new sanctions as ‘act of war’

December 24, 2017 2:12 am
North Korea condemns United Nations new sanctions as ‘act of war’

This picture, taken on December 22, 2017 and released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 23, 2017, shows delegates during the second day of the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Via AFP) North Korea […]

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Arab states that defied Trump at United Nations General Assembly attempt damage control

December 23, 2017 7:00 pm
Arab states that defied Trump at United Nations General Assembly attempt damage control

A giant billboard bearing portraits of US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia’s King Salman is seen on a main road in Riyadh, on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A number of Arab countries that voted for a resolution calling on the United States to reverse a decision on […]

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United Nations Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea

December 22, 2017 11:30 pm
United Nations Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea

Members of the UN Security Council vote 15-0 to impose new sanctions on North Korea during a Security Council meeting over North Korea on December 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has voted unanimously in favor of imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its latest […]

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