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Build better roads to bolster food supplies: study

Billion-dollar investments in basic transport and electricity in developing nations are among the best ways to curb hunger by 2030 since a quarter of all food is now wasted after harvest, according to a report issued on Thursday.

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Food prices fall after three stable months

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) Index declined in December, after three months of stability, declining for the third consecutive year, according to a report. The 1.7 per cent fall was credited to cont

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Ebola fight may be won this year: UN

The world can stamp out the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by the end of the year but months of tough work remain, the outgoing chief of the United Nations' anti-Ebola mission said on Friday. The outbreak, first identified in G

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UN marks 290 damaged heritage sites in Syria

Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civilization, have been damaged by its ongoing civil war, the United Nations' training and research arm (UNITAR) said on Tuesda

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Oilfield standoff mirrors Libya's conflict as UN seeks dialogue

Deep in Libya's southern Sahara, men in army uniforms guard a pipeline at the El Sharara oilfield. Hundreds of kilometers to the north, rival fighters turn off the pumps to stop the oil flowing.   The standof

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Arabs to push for UN resolution on Palestinian state

Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Saturday to formally present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that will set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state. The ministers set up a committee com

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$60bn worth food wasted annually in Mena region

Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region wastes food worth at a cost of over $60 billion dollars annually, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). That comes up to around 250 kg of food is discarded per indi

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Bahrain donates $1m to UN's Ebola fund

Bahrain has contributed around $1 million to a United Nations (UN) fund to fight Ebola. The UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which now totals almost $1 billion, is meant to "ensure a coherent UN system contribution

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UN sanctions Saleh, two Yemeni rebel leaders

The United Nations Security Council imposed targeted sanctions on Friday on Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country and obstructing the political

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Climate change affordable, cut emissions to zero: UN

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a UN report showed on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pa

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