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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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Firms 'making headway in sustainable growth drive'

Companies committed to the United Nations Global Compact - the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative - are moving from good intentions to significant actions, said a report. The Global Corporate Sustainability Re

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UN Council set for Syria clash as West readies attack

The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria on Wednesday after Britain sought authorisation for Western military action that seems certain to be vetoed by Russia and probably China. U.N. chemical weapons

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Abu Dhabi contact centre wins top award

Abu Dhabi Government Contact Centre has won a United Nations International Award under the category of ‘Promoting Whole-of-Government Approaches in the Information Age’, at a forum held in Bahrain recently. The award w

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