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Qatar, Saudi among countries with least disaster risk

Qatar and Saudi Arabia ranked among the five countries with the lowest risk of being hit by a disaster, researchers said on Thursday. Qatar, ranked 171st in the world, had the lowest disaster risk globally with a risk percentage(i

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UAE among global top 10 for smart e-services

The UAE has ranked first in the region and eighth globally in the smart electronic services index, part of UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ (DESA) E-Government Development Index (EDGI) Survey 2016. The UAE promi

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Bahrain tops in egovt services

Bahrain has taken the first place among Arab countries in the eGovernment Readiness category of the UN eGovernment Survey 2016. Bahrain was also classified, for the second consecutive time, in the Very High eGovernment Development

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UAE among global top 10 for e-smart services

The UAE has been ranked eighth globally, moving up by four ranks in its position in the e-smart services index of the E-Government Development Index (EGDI) issued by the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

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China joins UN trucking treaty, stepping onto new Silk Road

China has taken a major step towards establishing a speedy new "Silk Road" to Europe by signing up to a UN trucking treaty. Fifteen years after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is hoping a revival of its

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China joins UN trucking treaty, stepping onto new Silk Road

China has taken a major step towards establishing a speedy new "Silk Road" to Europe by signing up to a UN trucking treaty. Fifteen years after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China is hoping a revival of its

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Saudi deputy crown prince to discuss Yemen with UN chief

Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince is due to meet UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday, the kingdom's ambassador said, after the United Nations infuriated Riyadh by briefly blacklisting a Saudi-led coalition for killing

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Chaotic urbanisation puts cities in harm's way - UN

The risk of man-made and natural disasters hitting fast-growing cities is rising, and national governments must do more to help municipal authorities protect residents through better planning, the head of the UN agency for human settlements said

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Powers fail to agree new date for Syria peace talks

Major power foreign ministers failed to agree a new date to resume Syrian peace talks at a meeting on Tuesday, and the opposition said it would not come back to Geneva negotiations unless conditions improved on the ground. A pessi

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Lack of funds hitting war against AIDS, says UN

Global progress fighting AIDS could be lost because prevention programmes are suffering from a lack of leadership, accountability and funding, the head of the United Nations warned on Friday. Headway in tackling the epidemic has b

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