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UN torture watchdog urges Saudi Arabia to halt flogging, amputations

UN torture watchdog urges Saudi Arabia to halt flogging, amputations

Saturday, 23 April 2016 1:53 AM

Committee also raises concerns about ill-treatment of Saudi bloggers, activists and human rights lawyers

Gulf rulers back Morocco in Western Sahara rift with UN

Gulf rulers back Morocco in Western Sahara rift with UN

Thursday, 21 April 2016 1:53 PM

Saudi Arabia's King Salman issues statement supporting long-time North African ally

UN chief urges all countries to show solidarity with Syrian refugees

UN chief urges all countries to show solidarity with Syrian refugees

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 12:56 PM

UNHCR seeking to resetttle 480,000 refugees by end 2018

UN halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo

UN halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo

Thursday, 4 February 2016 9:23 AM

Senior UN official said the Russian escalation was the main reason for the suspension of the peace talks

Former UN chief to speak at invitation-only event in Dubai

Former UN chief to speak at invitation-only event in Dubai

Monday, 1 February 2016 3:33 PM

Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations, will address a group of entrepreneurs meeting in Dubai next month.

Bahrain loses UN voting rights over unpaid fees

Bahrain loses UN voting rights over unpaid fees

Monday, 25 January 2016 10:37 AM

Gulf state among 15 countries who have fallen into arrears

UN sees progress in Qatar's migrant labour reforms

UN sees progress in Qatar's migrant labour reforms

Friday, 15 January 2016 1:37 AM

Qatar hosts 1.6m foreign workers; outnumber the local workforce by nearly 20 to one

Yemen peace talks postponed, says United Nations

Yemen peace talks postponed, says United Nations

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 7:18 PM

A round of United Nations-brokered Yemen peace talks will not begin on January 14 as planned

Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya

Aid convoy reaches starving Syrian town of Madaya

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 12:36 PM

Doctor says dozens perish after months of siege

UK gov't urged to explain its vote for KSA on UN Human Rights Council

UK gov't urged to explain its vote for KSA on UN Human Rights Council

Monday, 4 January 2016 12:43 PM

Cross-party calls for the London gov't to explain claims it was involved in a secret vote-trading deal to secure the kingdom's election

Hundreds escape besieged Syrian towns in UN deal

Hundreds escape besieged Syrian towns in UN deal

Tuesday, 29 December 2015 11:32 AM

The deal, which saw 450 Islamist fighters and civilians evacuated, is hoped to be a stepping stone towards wider peace

Smugglers earned around $1bn sending 1 million migrants to the EU in 2015

Smugglers earned around $1bn sending 1 million migrants to the EU in 2015

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:25 AM

Vast majority of arrivals went by boat to Greece, while 3,700 died or went missing

Yemen: UN sees progress in talks but urgent need for full ceasefire

Yemen: UN sees progress in talks but urgent need for full ceasefire

Monday, 21 December 2015 11:49 AM

Conflict has killed nearly 6,000 people and plunged the impoverished country into a humanitarian crisis

UN urges Saudi Arabia not to execute Palestinian poet for apostasy

UN urges Saudi Arabia not to execute Palestinian poet for apostasy

Thursday, 3 December 2015 7:47 PM

Human rights experts claim plan to execute Ashraf Fayadh who was sentenced to death last year would be unlawful

UN taps crowdfunding app to tackle refugee camp food shortages

UN taps crowdfunding app to tackle refugee camp food shortages

Thursday, 12 November 2015 11:56 AM

App lets people around the world donate money to help feed the 4 million displaced Syrians living in neighbouring countries.

UN rights experts urge Qatar to free man jailed for critical poem

UN rights experts urge Qatar to free man jailed for critical poem

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 6:55 PM

Mohammed al-Ajami was jailed for 15 years for reciting poem that criticised Qatar's crown prince

The world should respect our systems and our laws, says Saudi UN diplomat

The world should respect our systems and our laws, says Saudi UN diplomat

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 6:27 PM

Abdallah Al Mouallimi makes comments after David Cameron and Barack Obama have recently been called to intervene in high profile Saudi human rights cases

Bahrain minister’s UN speech supports women’s rights

Bahrain minister’s UN speech supports women’s rights

Monday, 28 September 2015 9:48 AM

Faeqa Al Saleh says Bahraini women participate on the same level with men at all levels of decision-making

UN investigator sees Milosevic's fate awaiting Assad

UN investigator sees Milosevic's fate awaiting Assad

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 11:04 AM

EU and US say the timing of his exit could be part of a negotiated peace deal

First Emirati woman appointed to position at the UN in New York

First Emirati woman appointed to position at the UN in New York

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 3:20 PM

Hind Abdulaziz Alowais is the first such appointment since UAE became a member of the UN in 1971


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Monday, 1 February 2016 3:33 PM

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120,000 displaced in Syria in October, UN says

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 11:35 AM

United Nations figure is more than double an earlier estimate of 50,000

UAE's $47m plan to develop its UN base in New York

Thursday, 27 August 2015 1:48 PM

UAE has reportedly bought two properties next to its Permanent Mission of the UAE to the United Nations base

UN Council backs Iran nuclear deal but Tehran hardliners object

Monday, 20 July 2015 8:47 PM

US President Barack Obama hails the United Nations endorsement; EU also approves the deal

Yemeni Houthis call on UN to end Saudi strikes

Sunday, 3 May 2015 11:48 AM

United Nations says the conflict in Yemen has killed 600 people, wounded 2,200 and displaced 100,000

Qatar’s legal system has 'major shortcomings', says UN report

Thursday, 30 April 2015 2:51 PM

United Nations says Gulf state's judicial system fails to comply with international legal standards

UN-brokered Libya dialogue delayed again - diplomatic sources

Monday, 5 January 2015 12:15 PM

United Nations had planned to hold a second round of talks on Monday to end a confrontation between two rival governments and parliaments

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed meets UN refugee chief

Thursday, 18 September 2014 2:04 PM

Prince Alwaleed and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discussed the World Humanitarian Forum to be held in Turkey

UN rapporteur criticises Oman over right to assembly

Sunday, 14 September 2014 1:43 PM

United Nations official says that he has also met activists who have been detained

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


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