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UN rights chief calls to lift Saudi ‘immunity’ over Khashoggi
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UN rights chief calls to lift Saudi ‘immunity’ over Khashoggi

FILE PHOTO: Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold his pictures during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo The UN human rights chief called Tuesday for the lifting of the immunity of officials who might be involved […]

Trump questions UN global warming report
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Trump questions UN global warming report

US President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a "Make America Great Again" rally at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on October 9, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a UN report warning of global warming-caused chaos […]

UN, AU ask South Sudan’s warring sides to deliver on peace deal
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UN, AU ask South Sudan’s warring sides to deliver on peace deal

A rebel of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO), a South Sudanese anti-government force, smokes a cigarette at a civilian base in Birigo, South Sudan, near the border with Uganda, on September 21, 2018.<br />Despite a peace deal being signed by the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and opposition […]

Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador
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Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations speaks during a meeting with US President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval office of the White House October 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure […]

UN court tells US to ease Iran sanctions in blow for Trump
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UN court tells US to ease Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT The UN’s top court ordered the United States Wednesday to lift sanctions on humanitarian goods for Iran […]

Trump urges Iran’s isolation, praises Kim in combative UN address
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Trump urges Iran’s isolation, praises Kim in combative UN address

US President Donald Trump speaks during his meeting with Colombian President Iván Duque at the United Nations in New York September 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for Iran’s isolation while welcoming another former adversary, North Korea, in from the cold in […]

Back at UN, Trump eyes new North Korea summit ‘quite soon’
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Back at UN, Trump eyes new North Korea summit ‘quite soon’

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. President Donald Trump on September 19, […]

Italy’s Salvini hits out after UN migrant criticism
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Italy’s Salvini hits out after UN migrant criticism

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini speaks during a meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Milan, Italy, August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca Italy’s far-right leader Matteo Salvini lashed out at the UN’s new rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Monday after she criticised the country’s treatment of migrants. “Italy has […]

Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body
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Ban Ki-moon, Bill Gates head climate body

The former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon visits Denmark to set up a UN Live Museum, to engage people in UN World Destination, in Copenhagen, Denmark June 11, 2018. RITZAU SCANPIX/Martin Sylvest via REUTERS Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates will […]

Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua
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Russia at UN accuses US of ‘destructive’ meddling in Nicaragua

A student takes part in a demonstration by students from different universities from across Nicaragua demanding President Daniel Ortega and his powerful vice president, wife Rosario Murillo, to resign and the government to keep the 6% budget for universities, in Managua, on August 2, 2018.<br />The death toll in violent […]

Burundi president hate speech fuelling ‘crimes against humanity’: UN
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Burundi president hate speech fuelling ‘crimes against humanity’: UN

Chairman of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, Doudou Diene arrives to a press conference to present a report on rights violations in the country on September 5, 2018 in Geneva. UN investigators warned that crimes against humanity and other serious rights violations were continuing unabated in Burundi, blaming […]

Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election
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Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 02, 2018 former Brazilian president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally of Brazilian leftist parties at Circo Voador in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After on August 31, 2018 a top Brazilian court disqualified ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da […]

Russia blocks publication of UN report critical of North Korea
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Russia blocks publication of UN report critical of North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the first enlarged meeting of the seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 18, 2018. KCNA/via REUTERS  Russia has blocked the publication […]

UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia
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UN chief thanks Obasanjo for smooth transition in Liberia

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the United Nations Security Council on the situation in Myanmar at UN Headquarters in New York on August 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DOMINICK REUTER UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed gratitude to former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo for his mediation role in […]

UN demands ‘swift justice’ for Borno killers
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UN demands ‘swift justice’ for Borno killers

Stephane Dujarric The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for those responsible for Sunday’s killings in Malari village, Borno State, to be brought to “swift justice”. Guterres, in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Stephane Dujarric, condemned the killing of dozens of people in violence in Borno by suspected […]

Obaseki, UN task leaders on aid workers
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Obaseki, UN task leaders on aid workers

[File] Godwin Obaseki. PHOTO: Twitter/GovernorObaseki The Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for global action against attacks on humanitarian workers rendering help to victims of conflicts across the world. Obaseki, who gave this charge, yesterday, in Benin, during commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day, decried growing disregard for […]

Global conflicts displace 65m people, kill 26,000 In Northeast, says UN 
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Global conflicts displace 65m people, kill 26,000 In Northeast, says UN 

[fILE] UNDP, Edward Kallon The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon said global conflicts and violence have displaced 65 million people across the world, as 26,000 have so far been killed in the Northeast. Kallon disclosed this during the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day (WHD) at […]

World mourns Kofi Annan former UN scribe
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World mourns Kofi Annan former UN scribe

Kofi Annan The African continent and indeed the entire world, yesterday, united in grief, as quintessential international diplomat and former United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Kofi Atta Annan, passed on at 80, in Berne, Switzerland. The departure of the African and global statesman, who was the first Black African to […]