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Mideast nuke arms ban talks fail over row

A month-long review conference on the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty ended in failure on Friday after its members were unable to overcome disagreements on an atomic weapons ban for the Middle East. After four weeks of negot

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ME nuke weapons ban plan stumbles at UN

A UN attempt to work out a ban on nuclear weapons in the Middle East was in jeopardy after Egypt complained on Monday about the lack of progress and demanded the resignation of the Finnish coordinator of the initiative. Western of

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Iran, world powers ‘closer than ever to nuke deal’

The US and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.

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Iran deal could stumble on sensitive nuclear checks

Beefing up international monitoring of Iran's nuclear work could become the biggest stumbling block to a final accord between Tehran and major powers, despite a preliminary deal reached last week. As part of that deal, Iran an

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Postal delivery new indicator in e-commerce index

Postal networks are critical elements of the e-commerce chain, a UN report said, including home postal delivery as an indicator in a new global index to measure countries’ readiness to carry out business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce.

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GCC urges UN to enforce resolution in Yemen

GCC foreign ministers on Saturday urged the United Nations Security Council to authorise coercive measures to try to resolve the crisis in Yemen, the Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya reported. An emergency meeting of m

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UN body eyes support for crash victims' families

The United Nations aviation agency is looking to bolster support for families of victims of air disasters as it members continue to debate strategies for preventing planes from being shot down over conflict zones or disappearing.

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UN body eyes support for crash victims' families

The United Nations aviation agency is looking to bolster support for families of victims of air disasters as it members continue to debate strategies for preventing planes from being shot down over conflict zones or disappearing.

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UN to propose 15-minute flight tracking rule

The United Nations aviation agency will propose a new standard that requires commercial aircraft to report their position every 15 minutes as part of a global tracking initiative in the aftermath of the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner.

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13.6m displaced by wars in Iraq and Syria: UN

About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and many are without food or shelter as winter starts, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Tuesday. Amin Awad,

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