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UN, Syria close to agreeing constitutional committee -envoy

UN, Syria close to agreeing constitutional committee -envoy

The United Nations is close to agreement with Syria on setting up a constitutional committee, a long-awaited step in a stalled peace process, the U.N. Syria envoy said on Wednesday.

Amnesty calls Philippines' drug war a 'murdering enterprise

Amnesty calls Philippines' drug war a 'murdering enterprise

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown against illegal drugs is a "large-scale murdering enteprise" that should be investigated by the United Nations, Amnesty International said Monday.

Qatar reaffirms commitment to supporting global peace, stability

Qatar reaffirms commitment to supporting global peace, stability

Qatar has reaffirmed its continued close co-operation with the United Nations and the bodies responsible for the implementation of the Doha 2015 Declaration

UN food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week

UN food chief warns aid suspension in Yemen likely to start this week

United Nations food chief David Beasley warned on Monday that a phased-suspension of food assistance in Yemen was likely to begin later this week over a diversion of aid and lack of independence in Houthi-controlled areas.

Qatar hosts UN panel discussion on how technology can help people with autism

Qatar hosts UN panel discussion on how technology can help people with autism

The Permanent Delegation of Qatar to the United Nations has organised, in partnership with the Shafallah Centre; Mada Centre for Assistive Technology; the Health and Human Technology Department at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at Hamad Bin Khalifa University

UN chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks

UN chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman.

UN launches software to track foreign terrorist fighters

UN launches software to track foreign terrorist fighters

The United Nations has launched a software solution aimed at catching foreign terrorist fighters as they cross international borders.

United Nations gives Mozambique $13 million for Cyclone Kenneth damage

United Nations gives Mozambique $13 million for Cyclone Kenneth damage

The United Nations will grant Mozambique and the Comoros Islands $13 million in emergency funds to help provide food and water and repair damage to infrastructure, the organisation said late on Sunday ...

Tripoli hospitals report 47 dead in recent fighting - UN

Tripoli hospitals report 47 dead in recent fighting - UN

Health facilities near Tripoli have reported 47 people killed and 181 wounded in recent days as eastern forces seek to take Libya's capital from an internationally-recognised government, the United Nations' health body said on Tuesday.

Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

Air strike kills 13 civilians, mostly children, in Afghanistan

At least 13 civilians were killed, mostly children, in an air strike by "international forces" in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz late last week, the United Nations said Monday.

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi forces United Nations to shut human rights office: UN

Burundi has forced the United Nations to shut its local human rights office after 23 years, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

Ghosn family calls on UN to help release him, says lawyer

Ghosn family calls on UN to help release him, says lawyer

The family of former industrial tycoon Carlos Ghosn, currently held in Japan on tax evasion charges, is to appeal to the United Nations in a bid to have him released, one of his lawyers said Monday.