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UN chief names Mauritanian diplomat as Yemen envoy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named a Mauritanian diplomat on Saturday as his envoy to Yemen, charged with trying to broker peace in the Arabian Peninsula country. Ban notified the UN Security Council on Thursday of

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Ocean output seen at $2.5trn a year, but sinking fast

Economic output by the world's oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivalling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.

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Saudi vows $274m in humanitarian aid to Yemen

Saudi Arabia yesterday (April 18) pledged to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen, a report said. The UN says hundreds of people have died and thousands of families fled their

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Bahrain backs 'crucial' UN vote on Yemen

Bahrain has strongly backed a UN resolution on Yemen as crucial. Adoption of Resolution 2216 "is a crucial and necessary step to restore security and stability of Yemen and preserve its territorial unity and integrity,"

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China to surpass US as top cause of global warming

China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for UN-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act. China's cumulative gre

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UN set to vote on Yemen arms embargo

The UN Security Council is set to vote today on a resolution to impose an arms embargo on Yemen's Houthi rebels and also seeks to blacklist the son of former president and a Houthi leader. Council member Jordan and Gulf Arab s

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UN set to vote on Yemen arms embargo

The UN Security Council is set to vote today on a resolution to impose an arms embargo on Yemen's Houthi rebels and also seeks to blacklist the son of former president and a Houthi leader. Council member Jordan and Gulf Arab s

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Bahrain wipes out extreme hunger, poverty

Extreme poverty and hunger has been eradicated from Bahrain, a top government official said yesterday (April 5). Central Informatics Organisation president Dr Mohammed Al Amer told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister pu

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Bahrain to host key UN forum on sustainable development

Bahrain will host a major United Nations (UN) conference on sustainable development next month featuring top government officials from across the Arab world. The high-level Arab Forum on Sustainable Development, from May 5 to 7, i

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Bahraini students take part in model UN conference

A delegation of Bahraini students have taken part in a Model United Nations conference in New York. The annual National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference hosted more than 5,000 students from across the world, said a report in

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