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Businesses go green ‘as it makes economic sense’

Uncertainties about long-term curbs on greenhouse gas emissions meant to be agreed at a UN summit next year will not deter many big businesses from green investment because they say it already makes economic sense. Customer demand

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UN launches Arabic version of Bahrain eGov Survey

The United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (Undesa) has released the Arabic version of the UN eGovernment Survey 2014 from Bahrain which was translated from English by the eGovernment Authority. The Survey was o

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Bahrain wins major eGovernment honour

Bahrain has become the only state from the Middle East to be recognised by the United Nations (UN) for outstanding progress in eGovernment. The recognition is for countries that have sought to revamp eGovernment portals and IT pro

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Bahrain wins major eGovernment honour

Bahrain has become the only state from the Middle East to be recognised by the United Nations (UN) for outstanding progress in eGovernment. The recognition is for countries that have sought to revamp eGovernment portals and IT pro

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World lagging in plan for nature protection: UN

Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a UN report showed on Monday. Many rare species face a m

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UN nuclear watchdog to visit Tehran for talks

A high-level UN nuclear watchdog team will visit Tehran for talks in coming days, Iran said on Friday, more than a month after it missed a deadline for addressing questions about its suspected atomic bomb research. Diplomats told

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Bahrain minister attends key UN session

Bahrain Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa took part in the opening of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, held under the theme 'Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agen

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UN to deploy Ebola mission as death toll hits 2,630

The United Nations Security Council has declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a "threat to international peace and security" as the death toll hit 2,630 and France became the latest Western nation to step up its support.

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West tells Iran it must address nuclear bomb fears

Western powers told Iran it must step up cooperation with a UN watchdog's investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by the country if it wants to get a broader nuclear deal that would ease sanctions. The warning was is

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Hunger easing globally but 1 in 9 undernourished

The number of hungry people in the world has fallen by more than 100 million in the past decade but 805 million people, or one in nine, still do not have enough to eat, three global food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday. G

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