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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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United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

January 18, 2018 1:30 am
United Arab Emirates files formal complaint with UN over Qatar’s alleged flight ‘interceptions’

An Emirati passenger plane (File photo) The United Arab Emirates says it has lodged a formal complaint with the UN over Qatar’s purported “interception” of two Bahrain-bound Emirati passenger planes earlier this week. According to a report by the UAE’s official news agency, WAM, on Thursday, the complaints were filed […]

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Last three years were hottest on record: United Nations

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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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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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Human Rights Watch urges UN sanctions against Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

December 21, 2017 1:33 am
Human Rights Watch urges UN sanctions against Saudi crown prince over Yemen war

This photo taken from Saudi media shows Saudi Defense Minister and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz visiting military forces in the kingdom’s south. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for UN sanctions against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for leading a bloody bombing campaign and a crippling […]

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220,000 children threatened by mines in eastern Ukraine: United Nations

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220,000 children threatened by mines in eastern Ukraine: United Nations

A mine sign is seen near a frontline crossing in Stanytsia Luhanska, Lugansk region, Ukraine, on December 2, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Hundreds of thousands of children are at imminent risk of being hit by mines and other explosive weapons in war-torn eastern Ukraine, one of the most mine-contaminated places […]

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Hamas blasts Washington for vetoing United Nations Security Council resolution on Jerusalem al-Quds

December 19, 2017 3:00 pm
Hamas blasts Washington for vetoing United Nations Security Council resolution on Jerusalem al-Quds

Pro-Palestine protesters chant slogans during a demonstration against a US decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the “capital” of Israel in Diyarbakir, Turkey, December 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, has blasted Washington for vetoing a UN Security Council resolution aimed at voiding US President Donald Trump’s […]

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Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

December 8, 2017 11:30 pm
Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

Alissa Lual, a displaced mother of three children, shows the stock of food in her shelter at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) formed by local community members at Barmayen Village in Aweil State, some 740km northwest of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, November 22, 2017. (Photo by […]

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