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World facing worst humanitarian crisis: UN

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(United Nations) - The United Nations is warning that the world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since the end of World War II, with more than 20 million people facing starvation and famine in four countries. The world body’s…

UN calls for urgent humanitarian access in Aleppo

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(Geneva) - The United Nations (UN) urgently called for a humanitarian pause in the fighting in Aleppo to enable immediate access to repair the electricity and water networks, and provide humanitarian assistance to people in need. The UN…

International Day for Democracy celebrated

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A strong and freely operating civil society is crucial for successful and stable democracies and must be given the space to carry out their vital functions, the United Nations emphasized as it marked the International Day of Democracy. “Civil…

U.N. appeals for humanitarian aid for Iraq

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(Brussels) - The United Nations launched an appeal for half a billion dollars in international aid to help tackle a worsening humanitarian crisis in Iraq triggered by the conflict with Daesh (ISIL) militants. Lise Grande, the U.N. humanitarian…

UN vows to radically scale up Ebola fight

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(Monrovia) - The United Nations has vowed to radically scale up support to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and said more health workers will be brought to Liberia to deal with the outbreak, which "perhaps will not be got quickly…

At least 350 dead in Afghan Landslide

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(Kabul) - A landslide in north Afghanistan killed at least 350 people, the United Nations said, adding that a major relief operation was underway to rescue those still trapped. "The number of deceased has increased to 350 and significant…

US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

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(Washington) - The United States has blocked Iran's pick for envoy to the United Nations, a rare diplomatic rebuke that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw in relations. The Obama administration…

Syrian govt to take part in Peace Talks

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The Syrian government announced it will take part in a second round of peace talks in Geneva next week, as a first batch of civilians prepared to leave besieged rebel-held areas in a battleground Syrian city under an evacuation deal struck…

Int'l Peace Day Observed Around the Globe

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September 21 was marked around the globe as International Peace Day. Marking the International Day of Peace United Nations called for greater investment in quality education and to reverse trends which show aid for schools and teachers dipping…

UAE ranks 38th in Global Innovation Index 2013

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United Arab Emirates has been ranked first in Arab world and 38 in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2013, issued by Cornell University and INSEAD, a leading international business school and the World Intellectual…

World Refugee Day Marked Across the Globe

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20 June has been marked by United Nations as the World Refugee Day. To describe the significance of this day, United Nations Refugee Agency United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other social groups across the world celebrated…

UN launches $5.2bn Syria Aid Appeal

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(Geneva) - The United Nations has launched a record $5.2-billion aid appeal to fund operations in Syria and neighbouring nations, saying the number of people affected by the country's brutal conflict was set to spiral. The sum by far overshadows…
Palestinians to Renew UN Statehood bid

Palestinians to Renew UN Statehood bid

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Palestinians will renew a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations. Palestinians are listed as a UN observer “entity” with no voting rights. They will ask to be made a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly. It would…
Sheikh Abdullah Urges Int'l Community to Reach Out to Palestinian people

Sheikh Abdullah Urges Int'l Community to Reach Out to Palestinian people

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(Abu Dhabi) - UAE Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed urged the international community, in particular the Security Council, the United Nations and the United States to carry out their responsibilities and put an end to the policy…