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UN to declare Kuwait 'international humanitarian centre'

UN to declare Kuwait 'international humanitarian centre'

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 1:38 PM

Kuwaiti Emir will also be recognised as a ‘humanitarian leader’ at the UN's New York headquarters next month

Fighting in Tripoli after new UN envoy unveils plans to visit

Fighting in Tripoli after new UN envoy unveils plans to visit

Sunday, 17 August 2014 11:04 AM

Gunfire and shelling could be heard from the early morning near the airport and several residential areas

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school - UN

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school - UN

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:35 PM

United Nations official says 3,000 Palestinians were taking refuge in the school in Jebalya refugee camp

Update: Kerry lands in Israel to pursue Gaza ceasefire

Update: Kerry lands in Israel to pursue Gaza ceasefire

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 3:59 PM

Abbas-led Palestinian body backs Hamas truce demands in Gaza, death toll hits 624

UN, Qatar condemn Gaza killings, call for immediate ceasefire

UN, Qatar condemn Gaza killings, call for immediate ceasefire

Monday, 21 July 2014 11:45 AM

Qatari FM calls Shejaia killings a massacre

Egypt defends itself at UN amid outcry over jailing of journalists

Egypt defends itself at UN amid outcry over jailing of journalists

Thursday, 26 June 2014 11:59 AM

Three Al Jazeera staff were jailed on Monday for seven years. All three denied the charge of working with the now banned Muslim Brotherhood.

Jordanian prince set to become UN human rights chief

Jordanian prince set to become UN human rights chief

Sunday, 15 June 2014 1:46 PM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has nominated Prince Zeid to replace controversial Pillay as body’s top human rights campaigner

Jordan's UN envoy proposed as new UN human rights chief

Jordan's UN envoy proposed as new UN human rights chief

Sunday, 8 June 2014 11:14 AM

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein's appointment is unlikely to face any resistance, diplomats said

Syria neighbours alarmed by refugee flow, want more aid access

Syria neighbours alarmed by refugee flow, want more aid access

Monday, 5 May 2014 12:00 PM

Turkey urges setting up camps inside Syria under UN protection

Iran asks UN to act on US ban on new ambassador

Iran asks UN to act on US ban on new ambassador

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:41 PM

Washington has stood firm on its decision to deny entry to Hamid Abutalebi over his suspected links to hostage-takers.

Iran rejects US ban on pick for UN envoy, vows legal action

Iran rejects US ban on pick for UN envoy, vows legal action

Sunday, 13 April 2014 11:26 AM

Washington banned Iran's chosen envoy over hostage crisis role

White House says has told Iran UN ambassador choice “not viable”

White House says has told Iran UN ambassador choice “not viable”

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 12:36 PM

Hamid Abutalebi is alleged to have had a role in the 1979-1981 hostage crisis

UN rights chief says Syria govt abuses “far outweigh” rebels

UN rights chief says Syria govt abuses “far outweigh” rebels

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 12:32 PM

Comments prompted the Syrian UN envoy to accuse her of acting like an irresponsible "lunatic"

Syria accuses rebels of planning gas attack near Damascus

Syria accuses rebels of planning gas attack near Damascus

Thursday, 3 April 2014 11:07 AM

Assad agreed to destroy his chemical weapons following global outrage over sarin attack in August

UN says mass Egyptian death sentences contravene international law

UN says mass Egyptian death sentences contravene international law

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 4:32 PM

United Nations voices concern over sentences handed down to 529 member of Muslim Brotherhood

US accuses Syria of stonewalling on chemical arms plants

US accuses Syria of stonewalling on chemical arms plants

Thursday, 6 March 2014 12:06 PM

Assad agreed to destroy his chemical weapons following global outrage over a sarin gas attack in August that killed over 1,000 people

Iraq death toll exceeds 700 in February - UN

Iraq death toll exceeds 700 in February - UN

Sunday, 2 March 2014 11:45 AM

Figures suggest that violence has not abated since 2013 when 7,818 civilians were killed, Iraq's deadliest year since 2008, when the civilian death toll stood at 6,787

UN urges Arab strategy to create 6m jobs by 2020

UN urges Arab strategy to create 6m jobs by 2020

Saturday, 1 March 2014 10:28 AM

United Nations says closer economic integration would also raise regional GDP by 3%

Syrians set to replace Afghans as largest refugee population: UN

Syrians set to replace Afghans as largest refugee population: UN

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:28 PM

Some 2.4m people have fled the country during the three-year civil war, with 9.3m needing help

Russia, China snub UN talks on draft Syria aid access resolution

Russia, China snub UN talks on draft Syria aid access resolution

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 11:53 AM

Russian diplomat said draft resolution was "beyond redemption" and "is not going to be adopted"


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Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school - UN

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 1:35 PM

United Nations official says 3,000 Palestinians were taking refuge in the school in Jebalya refugee camp

UN tourism body hails new law to protect Saudi heritage

Saturday, 26 July 2014 1:45 AM

United Nations World Tourism Organisation applauds kingdom for move to preserve key tourism assets

UN commission pays $990m to Kuwait for Iraq War damages

Saturday, 26 April 2014 10:23 AM

United Nations Compensation Commission says a further $6.9bn remains to be paid to Gulf state

UN says mass Egyptian death sentences contravene international law

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 4:32 PM

United Nations voices concern over sentences handed down to 529 member of Muslim Brotherhood

UN urges Arab strategy to create 6m jobs by 2020

Saturday, 1 March 2014 10:28 AM

United Nations says closer economic integration would also raise regional GDP by 3%

1m children have fled Syrian conflict, says UN

Friday, 23 August 2013 11:23 AM

Another two million Syrian minors are uprooted within their country, according to United Nations

UN says Syria death toll rises to 93,000

Thursday, 13 June 2013 1:17 PM

Average of more than 5,000 people killed every month since July, says United Nations

More than 1.5m people flee Syria, says UN

Friday, 17 May 2013 2:21 PM

United Nations refugee agency says conditions in war-torn country is deteriorating rapidly

One million refugees have fled Syria - UN

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 2:04 PM

One in five people in Lebanon is now Syrian says United Nations refugee agency

One million Syrians short of food, says UN

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 6:11 PM

United Nations says gov't restrictions on aid distribution; bread, fuel in short supply

Gaza not "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action - UN

Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:18 PM

United Nations report says urgent action needed five years into Israeli blockade and one-party rule

Syria's gov't, rebels choose 'path of war' - UN

Friday, 17 August 2012 10:24 AM

Peacekeeping chief speaks out as United Nations ends monitoring mission to Damascus

Arabs to take Israeli settlement row to United Nations vote

Thursday, 17 February 2011 1:18 PM

Arab nations will call for a vote in the UN Security Council in move likely to spur the first veto from the Obama administration

UN agency flouts US over Palestine membership

Tuesday, 1 November 2011 8:06 AM

US to cut $7m funding to United Nation’s cultural agency after Palestine decision

UN voices fears over proliferation of weapons in Libya

Sunday, 4 September 2011 8:39 PM

United Nations special adviser says new rulers need to establish police force and army


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