23 April 2017
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21/04/2017 12:21

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on North Korea

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The UN Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned North Korea's latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its «highly destabilizing behavior.»

21/04/2017 02:17

US urges UN to focus on «chief culprit» Iran

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The United States on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to make Iran's «incredibly destructive» activities its Middle East priority and devote less attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

21/04/2017 00:49

UN, Russia set for Syria meet without US

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The UN's Syria envoy said Thursday that he will hold talks with Russian officials next week but without the US present after previous plans for a trilateral meeting were «postponed».

20/04/2017 12:51

Russia blocks UN condemnation of North Korea missile test

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Russia on Wednesday blocked UN Security Council condemnation of North Korea's latest missile test even though China had backed the strongly-worded statement put forward by the United States, diplomats said.

18/04/2017 05:44

Mosul operation has displaced nearly half a million: UN

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The six-month-old operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group has forced around half a million people to flee their homes, the United Nations said Monday.

27/12/2016 23:27

Donald Trump says United Nations just a club for people to «have a good time»

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US President-elect Donald Trump has questioned the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it was just a club for people to «have a good time», after the UN Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

17/12/2016 00:24

France, US push for Aleppo observers

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The United Nations Security Council could vote as early as this weekend on a French-drafted proposal to allow international observers in Syria's Aleppo and ensure urgent deliveries of aid, the US envoy said Friday.

28/11/2016 14:30

In major blow, Syria rebels lose all northeast Aleppo

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Syria's rebels lost all the northern neighbourhoods of their stronghold in east Aleppo on Monday, as the army made significant advances in its offensive to recapture the entire city.

21/11/2016 15:23

HIV treatment soars, but young African women suffer: UN

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The number of HIV-infected people taking anti-retroviral medicine has doubled in just five years, the UN said Monday, while highlighting high infection rates among young African women.

20/11/2016 01:41

UN «appalled» by Syria violence, urges Aleppo access

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Top UN officials said Saturday they were «appalled» by escalating violence in Syria, and urged immediate access to Aleppo, where government forces are waging a ferocious assault to retake rebel-held districts.

05/11/2016 20:18

UN envoy urges focus on «real» Gaza issues

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UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said Saturday that residents of the Gaza strip need jobs and hope more than a harbour and airport, a reference to recent comments by Israel's defence minister.

30/10/2016 22:07

Civilian toll in fight to break Aleppo siege appals UN

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Syria's regime and rebels engaged in fierce fighting Sunday in Aleppo's western edges, where 41 civilians have been killed in an opposition offensive the UN warned could amount to war crimes.

30/10/2016 21:29

Yemen rebels say UN peace plan «basis for discussion»

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Yemen's Huthi rebels said Sunday that a new UN peace plan was a «basis for discussion» despite containing «fundamental flaws». The plan to end the country's 19-month-old war is «a basis for discussion... but contains fundamental flaws in general, in the details and the timeframe,» the rebels said in a statement.

30/10/2016 04:46

France ends military mission in CAR after abuse allegations

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France's Operation Sangaris will formally end on Monday, almost three years after the military mission was launched in December 2013 to quell inter-ethnic unrest in Central African Republic (CAR).

27/10/2016 10:00

Russia hits out at UN aid chief over «kill zone» Aleppo

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Russia angrily accused the United Nations' aid chief of bias and arrogance on Wednesday after he told the Security Council that Aleppo had become a «kill zone» under Russian and Syrian bombs.

22/10/2016 22:52

Clashes, artillery fire hit Aleppo after truce expires

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Heavy clashes erupted between regime and rebel forces in Syria's divided city of Aleppo late Saturday after a unilateral ceasefire announced by government ally Russia expired.

21/10/2016 15:35

IS may use civilians as human shields in Mosul battle: UN

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Islamic State group fighters may be preparing to use civilians as human shields, or simply kill them, rather than let them be liberated in an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the UN said Friday.

12/10/2016 16:48

Trump would be «dangerous» if elected: UN rights chief

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The UN's rights chief warned Wednesday that Donald Trump's statements pointed to a «dangerous» figure emerging on the world stage if he won the US presidency.

27/09/2016 18:36

UN Libya envoy warns against descent into chaos

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Libya is facing «political impasse» and «hazardous military developments», the UN envoy to the North African country Martin Kobler warned on Tuesday, highlighting the impact of violence on civilians.

23/09/2016 15:36

UN eyes alternate aid delivery route for Syria's Aleppo

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The UN said Friday it was considering a different route to send desperately needed aid to east Aleppo, to circumvent the blocked main supply route as new air raids pounded Syria's second city.

22/09/2016 13:15

Syria's Aleppo ablaze ahead of fresh diplomatic efforts

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Huge blazes erupted in Syria's Aleppo as the city was rocked by fighting and air strikes on Thursday, ahead of last-ditch efforts by world powers to salvage a failed ceasefire.

18/09/2016 13:47 Video

The migrants lifesaver on the shores of Brooklyn

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Hundreds of lifesaver on the banks of the East River in New Yok, under the Brooklyn Bridge. Are the orange vests reuperati on the beaches from the Greek island of Chios and worn by migrants traveling to Europe and passed. The initiative of Oxfam at the UN summit on refugees.

11/09/2016 05:08

US, Japan scramble for «strongest» sanctions against NKorea

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Washington and Tokyo are seeking «the strongest possible» measure to be taken against North Korea after its latest and most powerful nuclear test, a top US envoy said on Sunday.

11/07/2016 22:10

«Crucial moment» in Syria peace talks: UN envoy

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The UN envoy for Syria said Monday a «crucial moment» had been reached in attempts to broker a political settlement to end a five year war and defeat the IS.

06/07/2016 09:06

China extends military wings with new transport plane

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China's newest military transport plane entered service Wednesday, state media said, extending Beijing's ability to deploy its fighting forces around the world as it pursues a greater global role.

31/03/2016 00:50

WHO says Ebola international health emergency is over

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The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa no longer constitutes an international emergency, voicing confidence that remaining isolated cases in the affected countries can be contained.

28/03/2016 10:24

Pakistan suicide blast targeted Christians: Taliban

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A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked a Pakistani park thronging with families was targeting Christians, the group said Monday, as the death toll rose to 72, with children making up nearly half of the dead.

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