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Yemen’s Hadi Launches Military Operation East of Sanaa, Peace Talks End

DUBAI, Aug 6 – Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi launched a new offensive east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the military command said, after United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement. The offensive, which is backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, came as the Iran-allied Houthis

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U.N. Memo Questions Britain’s Security Council Veto Power

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 21 – United Nations officials have questioned if Britain is worthy of being a veto-power on the Security Council after the country withdrew police officers from a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan during recent violence without consulting the world body, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on

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U.N. Calls for Investigations into Tripoli Prisoner Killings

TRIPOLI, June 13 – The U.N. envoy to Libya called on Monday for investigations inside and outside Libya into the killing of 12 men jailed on suspicion of crimes against protesters during the 2011 revolution and granted conditional release last week. Libya’s judicial police say the men were released from Tripoli’s Al-Baraka prison on Thursday,

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U.N. to Campaign Against Xenophobia, Racism in Dealing with Refugees

By Ellen Wulfhorst UNITED NATIONS, May 9 – The United Nations on Monday proposed that its member countries create and agree upon a system to share responsibility more fairly for the hundreds of millions of refugees and migrants around the world. The global compact would be accompanied by a U.N.-led campaign to combat the xenophobia

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U.N. Says in Principle Open to Helping in Iran-U.S. Assets Dispute

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 29 – The United Nations on Friday suggested it would be willing to assist in a dispute between Tehran and Washington after Iran requested U.N. help in convincing the United States to stop what the Islamic Republic says are violations of state immunity. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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U.N. Panel to Study a Cap on Global Warming That May Be Out of Reach

By Alister Doyle and Nina Chestney OSLO/LONDON, April 11 – Top climate scientists will launch a study this week of how hard it would be to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit), although many of them fear it might be too late to reach that level. The world’s average surface temperatures reached

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U.N. Parachutes Food into Syrian City Besieged by Daesh

GENEVA, April 11 – The United Nations said it parachuted food supplies to thousands of people besieged by Daesh militants in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor on Sunday, in a bid to ease more than two years of blockades and shortages. Many in the eastern city had been reduced to eating grass and wild vegetation,

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Myanmar Army Releases 46 Underage Recruits: U.N.

By Aung Hla Tun YANGON, March 14 – Myanmar’s military released 46 children and young people from service, the United Nations said in a statement on Monday, in its first discharge of underage recruits this year. The army has released 745 underage recruits since signing up to a joint action plan with the U.N. in

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Morocco Accuses U.N.’s Ban of Dropping Neutrality Over West Sahara

By Aziz El Yaakoubi and Louis Charbonneau RABAT/UNITED NATIONS, March 10 – Morocco’s government has accused U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of dropping his neutrality in the Western Sahara conflict by using the word “occupation” to describe Morocco’s presence in the region. The United Nations responded by dismissing the suggestion that Ban was anything but

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