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UN alerts groups to prepare to deliver relief to Yemen

The United Nations has alerted aid groups to be prepared for a possible humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen, starting as early as Friday (July 3), that would allow them to deliver assistance to some of the 21 million people in need.

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Big hurdles to Iran nuclear deal as deadline looms

As a June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal approaches, major differences remain between Iran and world powers on several key issues including sanctions relief and U.N. access to Iranian sites, a senior Western diplomat said on Friday.

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UN urges more shipments to Yemen amid famine threat

The United Nations Security Council and UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien have pushed for more aid and commercial access to Yemen, where a near total blockade by Saudi Arabia has slowed shipments to the war-torn Arabian Peninsula country to a tri

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China puts $6trn price tag on its climate plan

It will cost China over $6.6 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said Tu

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China puts $6trn price tag on its climate plan

It will cost China over $6.6 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said Tu

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China puts $6trn price tag on its climate plan

It will cost China over $6.6 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said Tu

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Focus on impact of street violence on Bahraini children

Street violence and the effect it has on Bahraini children will be discussed in a sideline seminar at a major UN forum today (June 23). Bahrain Human Rights Group (BHRG) is hosting the event in Geneva to coincide with the ongoing

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UN needs $1.6bn for Yemen aid, warns of 'catastrophe’

The United Nations said on Friday that $1.6 billion was now needed to face a ‘looming catastrophe’ in Yemen where a Saudi-led coalition has been launching air strikes against Houthi fighters in a campaign to restore the government in

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UN Foundation names Ericsson chief as new member

The United Nations Foundation board has welcomed the president and chief executive officer of Ericsson Hans Vestberg, as its new member. The board recognised the Swedish businessman’s deep personal commitment to fighting ext

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Bahraini women’s rights stance rapped

Opposition activists and politicians in Bahrain have come under fire for allegedly ignoring the rights of women during a major UN meeting in Geneva.   Several are taking part in events on the sidelines of the 29th session of

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