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Syrian militants capture 43 UN soldiers, 81 trapped

Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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ISIS, Syrian government committing war crimes: UN

The Syrian government and Islamic State insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their increasingly brutal fight against each other, UN investigators said on Wednesday. Islamic State forces in north

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ICAO plans new conflict zone warning system

The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks in conflict zones, the organisation said on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after a Malaysian airliner

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ICAO plans new conflict zone warning system

The United Nations' civil aviation body will launch two pilot projects designed to help airlines and states better share information about risks in conflict zones, the organisation said on Tuesday, nearly six weeks after a Malaysian airliner

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UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings in Iraq

The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned &

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Arabs, Israel set to clash at UN nuclear meeting

As war rages in Gaza, Arab states will likely try to heighten diplomatic pressure on Israel over its assumed nuclear arsenal at next month's annual meeting of the UN nuclear agency's 160 member states, said diplomats. An A

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UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human suffering and grave breaches of global peace and sec

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Saudi, Kuwait to abide by UN move on militant funds

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait agreed to comply with a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping financing for Islamist militant groups in Syria and Iraq after four of their nationals were named among a group blacklisted by the international body.

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UN declares emergency for Iraq humanitarian crisis

The United Nations has called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. The move comes after hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been trapped in a desert mountain

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UN agency to form airline safety task force

The United Nations' civil aviation body said it would quickly form a task force on airline safety, noting that while this was complex and politically sensitive, urgent action had to be taken after the recent downing of a Malaysian airliner o

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