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UN warns of ‘unprecedented’ Afghan civilian deaths from Taliban offensives

The United Nations warned Monday that Afghanistan could see the highest number of civilian deaths in more than a decade if the Taliban's offensives...

Key UN climate science talks open amid floods, fires

Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate...

UN Security Council condemns Turkey leader’s position on Cyprus : statement

The UN Security Council on Friday condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call for two states in Cyprus and a move to reopen a resort...

Climate ‘mysteries’ still puzzle scientists, despite progress

What worries one of the world's leading climate scientists the most?

Climate cataclysms set stage for key UN science report

On the heels of jaw-dropping heat and flooding across three continents, nearly 200 nations gather Monday to validate a critical UN climate science...

France says military intervention in Haiti ‘not on agenda’

Military intervention in Haiti "is not on the agenda", France's foreign minister has said, following a Haitian request for international help...

UN warns of ‘perfect storm’ as childhood vaccination plummets

The UN warned Thursday that a "perfect storm" was brewing, with a raging pandemic disrupting access to routine vaccinations, leaving millions...

Myanmar junta slams UN on Rohingya resolution

Myanmar's junta rejected on Wednesday a UN Human Rights Council resolution calling for reconciliation with the persecuted Rohingya minority,...

Covid triggered biggest increase in hunger in decades : UN

The Covid pandemic caused an estimated 18 percent increase in the number of people facing hunger, a UN report released on Monday found, dealing...

UN Security Council extends cross-border aid operation for Syria

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously approved an extension of activity at the only border crossing through which humanitarian aid reaches...

Nile dam deal between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan is possible, UN says

An agreement on Ethiopia's controversial Nile River dam is possible, the UN said Thursday, urging "trust, transparency and open engagement" as...

In Haiti chaos, world powers struggle for new ideas

The last time a president of Haiti was assassinated, in 1915, the United States seized the Caribbean nation for 19 years. A century and multiple...

Russia proposes six-month extension of Syria crossing but US seeks year

Russia on Thursday proposed extending by six months a border crossing into Syria in a compromise at the Security Council, UN and diplomatic sources...

North Korea facing ‘harsh lean period’ : UN food body

North Korea is facing a food shortage of around 860,000 tonnes this year, the UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation forecast, warning the country...

Failure of Libya talks endangers December vote, analysts warn

The failure of UN-led talks on Libya to reach a compromise over December elections could endanger a roadmap that had raised hopes of ending a...

UN ‘disturbed’ by death in jail of Indian priest

The United Nations said Tuesday it was deeply disturbed by the death in pre-trial detention of Father Stan Swamy, an 84-year-old Indian rights...

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