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UN expert calls for quick action to combat climate change

UN expert calls for quick action to combat climate change

A United Nations climate change expert, while speaking at Qatar Foundation (QF), noted that businesses that recognise the need to tackle climate change are positioning themselves for success

UN expert lauds Qatar's rights record, beneficence

UN expert lauds Qatar's rights record, beneficence

A United Nations independent expert has lauded Qatar’s continuing efforts to ensure the rights of all and improve human rights standards

Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

Sri Lanka's new army chief on Monday brushed aside international outrage over his appointment, saying "anyone can make allegations" that he had committed war crimes.

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

Thousands of Central American migrants take free rides home courtesy of US government

More than 2,000 Central American migrants seeking to settle in the United States have given up and accepted free rides home under a 10-month-old program

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China's Syria envoy said Tuesday that "terrorist organisations" including the Islamic State group are being revived in the war-ravaged country, urging the international community not to ignore the "early warning" signs.

UN agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

UN agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Car bomb explodes in Libya's Benghazi killing two UN staff

Car bomb explodes in Libya's Benghazi killing two UN staff

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed two United Nations' staff on Saturday, several medical sources said.

UN urges sanctions on Myanmar army businesses, says foreign partners could be complicit

UN urges sanctions on Myanmar army businesses, says foreign partners could be complicit

United Nations investigators urged world leaders on Monday to impose targeted financial sanctions on companies linked to the military in Myanmar

Pact signed with UN body to make Doha anti-corruption training centre

Pact signed with UN body to make Doha anti-corruption training centre

HE the Attorney General of Qatar and the United Nations Special Advocate against Corruption, Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UNITAR, Nikhil Seth, signed a partnership

Sudan ruler condemns teenagers' killing as UN urges probe

Sudan ruler condemns teenagers' killing as UN urges probe

Sudan's military ruler Tuesday condemned the killing of five schoolchildren at a rally as the United Nations called for an investigation ahead of planned talks between protest leaders and the generals.

UN calls for Eid truce in Libya, warns foreign support fueling conflict

UN calls for Eid truce in Libya, warns foreign support fueling conflict

A United Nations envoy called on Monday for a truce to be declared in Libya around Aug. 10

Sheikha Hind emphasises need for education to be interconnected with sustainable development

Sheikha Hind emphasises need for education to be interconnected with sustainable development

HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), has emphasised the need for education to be interconnected with every aspect of sustainable development