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SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for “illegitimately” bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

“We became concerned that Kanu has finally crossed the boundaries of Nigerian laws and has blatantly breached international laws that specifically frown at the use of terror to achieve a goal”.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to Join UN Human Rights Council: Report

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Australia to Join UN Human Rights Council: Report

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop: “We very much campaigned on our record and how we would act on the Human Rights Council.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” Robert Piper, U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development for Gaza Strip, West Bank.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

Staffan de Mistura told Russia’s RIA news agency in an interview published on Tuesday that the Kurds should not be ignored and their representatives must be allowed to take part in producing the initial version of such a document.

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USA POLITICS: Trump to Use Force on North Korea ‘If We Must’: Nikki Haley UN Envoy

USA POLITICS: Trump to Use Force on North Korea ‘If We Must’: Nikki Haley UN Envoy

“Our capabilities lies with our considerable military forces. We will use them if we must, but we prefer not to have to go in that direction,” Haley said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Secretary General Guterres to Israel: End Half-Century Occupation in Palestine

Guterres said: “Generations of Palestinians have grown up in crowded refugee camps, many in abject poverty and with little or no prospect of a better life for their children.”

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria

WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria

Keynote Addresses are expected to be delivered by Princess Sumaya of Jordan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan; Maria Candida Pereira Teixeira, Minister for Science and Technology, Angola; and Pascale Ultré Guérard, National Centre for Space Studies, France.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” dispute and is outstanding on the UN Security Council agenda.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job

RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job

Russia’s Ambassador to International Organisations in Vienna, Vladimir Voronkov, told Reuters he met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: 750,000 Children Face Lack of Safe Drinking Water: UNICEF Warns

UKRAINE POLITICS: 750,000 Children Face Lack of Safe Drinking Water: UNICEF Warns

“Nearly three million people in eastern Ukraine rely on water infrastructure that is now in the line of fire,” said Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Conflict in Ukraine Enters Fourth Year ‘With No End in Sight’: UN Report

UKRAINE POLITICS: Conflict in Ukraine Enters Fourth Year ‘With No End in Sight’: UN Report

UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine observed systemic violations of the right to a fair trial on conflict-related charges.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

According to estimates, 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to be available.

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WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

“Policies that limit human rights only end up alienating religious and ethnic communities, who would have every interest in fighting extremism,” Guterres highlighted.

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC POLITICS: UN Determined to Fulfil Mandate Despite Attacks on Peacekeepers

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC POLITICS: UN Determined to Fulfil Mandate Despite Attacks on Peacekeepers

“The new and disturbing fact is the systematic and fierce aggression against the peacekeepers,” Parfait Onanga-Anyanga UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative Says.

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UK POLITICS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Condemns London Terror Attack

UK POLITICS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Condemns London Terror Attack

Guterres: “This is a struggle in many parts of the globe that compels international community to bring to justice those who use such inhuman tactics.”

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

UN report says Palestinians forcibly displaced from their homes reached record high last year, affecting 1,601 people, including 759 children.

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AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

United Nations says: Algeria and Morocco should assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic State lines in Mosul’s Old City and three other districts, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters late on Sunday.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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