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UN imposes harsh new sanctions on N Korea

North Korea faces harsh new UN sanctions to starve it of money for its nuclear weapons programme following a unanimous Security Council vote on Wednesday on a resolution drafted by the US and Pyongyang's ally China. The resolu

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Ceasefire takes hold in Syria

A cessation of hostilities in Syria came into effect at the agreed time of midnight on Saturday under a US-Russian plan which warring sides in the five-year conflict have said they would commit to. A cessation of hostilities in Sy

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North Korea test draws threat of sanctions

North Korea said it successfully tested a powerful nuclear bomb on Wednesday, drawing threats of further sanctions even though the US and weapons experts voiced doubts the device was as advanced as the isolated nation claimed. The

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UN mulls 'light' options to monitor Syria truce

The United Nations is mulling "light touch" options for monitoring a possible ceasefire in Syria that would keep its risks to a minimum by relying largely on Syrians already on the ground, diplomatic sources said. The UN

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UN not to investigate foreign air strikes in Syria

A United Nations team of war crimes investigators will not probe air strikes by foreign countries in Syria, its chairman said on Wednesday, despite concerns that some attacks by foreign militaries could have violated the laws of war. Th

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US to raise Iranian missile test at UN

A missile test announced by Iran over the weekend was an apparent violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution and Washington will raise the incident at the United Nations, the US State Department said on Tuesday. Iran said it

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Facebook founder calls for universal Internet

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a host of celebrities kicked off a campaign on Saturday to make Internet access universal, saying this was critical to fulfilling the United Nations' newly adopted agenda to combat global ills.

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Who funds the UN’s trillion dollar global goals?

As world leaders brandish a hard-fought new set of global goals designed to improve lives in all countries, the question of who foots the trillion-dollar bill remained open on Saturday as financial pledges started rolling in. The

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Book on Bahrain-UN relations launched

A book detailing Bahrain’s relations with the United Nations over the years has been launched at the UN headquarters in New York, a report said. The book titled Bahrain and the UN Through the Years was launched at a

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UN backs Iran deal but Tehran hardliners object

The UN Security Council on Monday backed Iran's nuclear agreement with world powers but the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards attacked the resolution, underlining powerful opposition to the deal. US President Barack

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