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Step up action to curb global warming: UN

A United Nations report said on Sunday that governments must act faster to keep global warming in check and delays until 2030 could force them to use little-tested technologies to extract greenhouse gases from the air. The study,

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Awards for BPW's Sheikha Hind

Sheikha Dr Hind Al Qassimi, chairwoman of BPW (Business Professional Women) Emirates Club & BPW Middle East Company, received Knights award and announced as ambassador of women’s support by the United Nations. She receiv

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US attitude to UN envoy choice 'unacceptable': Iran

Iran has dismissed as "unacceptable" US government reservations about Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi as its new UN ambassador, the official IRNA news agency reported.   Some members of the US Co

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Iran 'co-operating with UN nuclear inspectors'

Iran is co-operating with UN nuclear inspectors seeking answers about detonators that could be used to help set off an atomic explosive device, part of a wider investigation into Tehran's activities, their chief said on Wednesday.

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'Time running out to meet global warming target'

World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft UN study to be approved this week shows. Government officials and top climate scientist

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World food prices jump again in March

Global food prices rose to their highest in almost a year in March, led by unfavourable weather for crops and political tensions over Ukraine, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organisation&

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UN urges radical clean-up of oil, gas industry

The UN's climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground. "The time for exper

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World ill-prepared for global warming risks, warns UN

Global warming poses a growing threat to the health, economic prospects, and food and water sources of billions of people, top scientists said in a report that urges swift action to counter the effects of carbon emissions. The lat

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Onus on world powers for Syria war crimes: UN

All sides in Syria's civil war are using shelling and siege tactics to punish and starve civilians and big powers bear responsibility for allowing such war crimes to persist, UN human rights investigators said. The independent

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Iran nuclear deal 'being implemented as planned'

A landmark nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is being implemented as planned but much remains to be done to resolve all issues regarding Tehran's atomic activities, the UN nuclear chief said on Monday. Yukiya Aman

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