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13 Syrians have died of cold fleeing to Lebanon, UN says

The number of Syrians who have died trying to flee their war-torn country into neighbouring Lebanon during a snowstorm has risen to at least 13.

published on : 21st January 2018

Aid for millions caught in US-Palestinian row: UN agency

The head of the United Nations agency for Palestinians said Friday the US decision to freeze of tens of millions of dollars in aid resulted from diplomatic disputes.

published on : 19th January 2018

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia helps North Korea get fuel

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that Russia is helping North Korea evade some of the sanctions imposed on it to force it to halt its nuclear missile program. 

published on : 18th January 2018

Syria peace talks to resume on January 25-26 in Vienna, says UN

The January 25-26 talks will be followed by a peace congress in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi on January 29 and 30 aimed at finding a settlement to the nearly seven-year war.

published on : 17th January 2018

UN needs over USD 1.5 billion for DR Congo with country at "breaking point"

The United Nations this year will seek more than $1.5 billion to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

published on : 17th January 2018

Fighting in northwest Syria causes 200,000 displacements: UN

Russian-backed Syrian troops launched an offensive in late 2017 against jihadists and allied groups in Idlib, the last province in the country still fully outside the government's control.

published on : 17th January 2018

Syria opposition to attend new UN-backed talks in Vienna

The latest round of UN-backed Syria peace talks concluded in Geneva in mid-December with no notable progress towards ending the country's nearly seven-year war.

published on : 16th January 2018

Two million Yemenis now in need of aid: UN

A total of 22.2 million people, or 76 percent of Yemen's population of 29 million, are dependent on some form of assistance, an increase of 1.5 million people over the past six months.

published on : 16th January 2018

Nearly 100,000 displaced by fighting in northwest Syria: UN

Russian-backed regime forces launched an offensive at the end of 2017 on the edge of Idlib province, the last in the country still fully outside the government's control.

published on : 10th January 2018

Russia's UN envoy expresses concern over situation in Syria's Raqqa

The Syrian authorities earlier on December 31, 2017, unearthed around 115 bodies discovered from a mass grave in Raqqa.

published on : 10th January 2018

UN calls on Israel to stop forced deportation policy

The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to halt its policy of deporting over 33,000 Eritreans and Sudanese people.

published on : 10th January 2018

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

Israel has offered them $3,500 and a plane ticket if they leave by March, warning they may face arrest after the deadline. 

published on : 9th January 2018

UN vows to support Equatorial Guinea after 'coup' plot

A UN special envoy has assured Equatorial Guinea it will be supported in its stabilisation efforts following a coup attempt against President Teodoro Obiang.

published on : 9th January 2018

Jordan agrees to send aid to stranded Syrians

Jordan on Sunday said it had agreed to a UN request to deliver humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of Syrians stranded near a border crossing between the two countries.

published on : 7th January 2018

Rohingyas' access to balanced diet a major concern: UN study

According to a new United Nations study, most Rohingyas have a limited access to getting a nutritious and balanced diet.

published on : 7th January 2018
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