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Iran nuke deal elusive as talks resume in New York

A diplomatic breakthrough is unlikely on a nuclear deal to end sanctions against Iran when talks resume in New York this week between Tehran and six world powers deadlocked after a year of negotiations. The talks between Iran and

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UN plans to set up Ebola crisis centre

The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis centre to co-ordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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$600m needed to tackle Ebola says UN

The United Nations said $600 million in supplies would be needed to fight West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the death toll from the worst ever epidemic of the virus topped 1,900 and Guinea warned it had penetrated a new part of the country.

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Over 1,000 killed in Iraq violence in June: UN

At least 1,000 people, mainly civilians, have been killed and roughly the same number injured in fighting and other violence in Iraq in June as Sunni militants swept through the north, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Victims i

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What Bahrainis want

Thousands of Bahrainis have taken part in a global initiative designed to give them more say in how the country is run, a report said. The United Nation's My World Survey was launched last October to give ordinary people a cha

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UN ‘opted against sensitive Iran report’

The UN nuclear watchdog planned a major report on Iran that might have revealed more of its suspected atomic bomb research, but held off as Tehran's relations with the outside world thawed, sources familiar with the matter said.

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UN appeals for $6.5bn Syria aid

The United Nations appealed for $6.5 billion for Syria and neighbouring countries on Monday to provide assistance to a total of 16 million people, many left hungry or homeless by the conflict soon entering its fourth year. The Syr

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GCC seeking new regional security plan

The GCC seeks to consolidate a new concept of regional security emphasising the geopolitical dimension of the region, Bahrain's Foreign Minister said as he delivered a key address at the United Nations (UN) yesterday. Shaikh K

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WEC urges backing for sustainable energy

The global energy industry must play a greater role in the transition to sustainable energy systems if United Nations development goals are to be met, warns a report launched by the World Energy Council (WEC). The potential for bi

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Bahrain raps UN rights chief's comments

Bahraini legislators have lashed out at "one-sided" comments by the UN human rights chief, who directed criticism at the country during the 24th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a report said. UN High Commi

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