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09/05/2017 15:51

UN Security Council expected to meet on Syria safe zones deal

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Japan and Sweden have requested a UN Security Council meeting to obtain specific details of a Russia-backed agreement on establishing safe zones in Syria, diplomats said Tuesday.

08/05/2017 07:42

South Sudan child refugees top one million: UN

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War has now forced more than one million children to flee South Sudan and uprooted 1.4 million others within the country, the United Nations said on Monday.

05/05/2017 06:55

UN rights investigator on surprise Philippine visit

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The United Nations' special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings condemned Friday the use of violence to combat illegal drugs, as she made a surprise visit to the Philippines that angered President Rodrigo Duterte.

04/05/2017 16:48

UN rights chief urges Ethiopia to free prisoners after protests

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Ethiopia should rein in a controversial anti-terrorism law and release prisoners, the UN human rights chief said Thursday during a visit to Addis Ababa.

04/05/2017 16:40

UN expert seeks urgent review of Saudi terrorism law

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Saudi Arabia should urgently review its definition of terrorism under a law used to prosecute non-violent journalists and human rights defenders, a United Nations special rapporteur said on Thursday.

02/05/2017 10:56

1.4 million children acutely malnourished in Somalia this year: UN

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Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50 percent from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.

25/04/2017 20:16

UN says corruption in Afghanistan a challenge despite progress

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Corruption remains a serious obstacle to peace in Afghanistan, the UN said in its first report on the issue released Tuesday, in which it welcomed the government's efforts but said implementation is still a challenge.

24/04/2017 19:16

Trump: UN should consider «stronger sanctions» on North Korea

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The UN Security Council must be ready to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, US President Donald Trump said Monday, calling the status quo «unacceptable.»

24/04/2017 12:16

American's detention an act of «flailing» North Korea leader: Haley

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Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, on Monday called the detention of a US citizen by North Korea a display of muscle-flexing by the country's «flailing» leader.

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.

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