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Homs attack - a deliberate attempt to derail Geneva peace talks?

A deadly attack in the Syrian city of Homs is being slammed as a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva. UN peace envoy Staffan de

A deadly attack in the Syrian city of Homs is being slammed as a deliberate attempt to wreck peace talks in Geneva. UN peace envoy Staffan de

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Russia honours fallen diplomat Vitaly Churkin

Russia's late ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has been honoured in Moscow at a memorial service.

Russia's late ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, has been honoured in Moscow at a memorial service.

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Geneva peace talks: looking for a way out of Syrian war

Opposing sides in the Syrian war have come face to face in UN peace talks for the first time in three years, as a way out of the deadly conflict remains elusive.

Opposing sides in the Syrian war have come face to face in UN peace talks for the first time in three years, as a way out of the deadly conflict remains elusive.

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Syrian opposition calls for direct talks with Assad regime in Geneva

Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in…

Syrian opposition delegates have for the first time called for face-to face talks with government representatives ahead of negotiations which begin today in…

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Russia's UN ambassador dies

64-year-old Vitaly Churkin had served as Moscow's permanent representative to the UN in New York since 2006.

64-year-old Vitaly Churkin had served as Moscow's permanent representative to the UN in New York since 2006.

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Concerns grow over Pyongyang's weapons capabilities

The ballistic missile launched on Sunday (Feb 12) by North Korea has a range of more than 2,000 kilometres according to South Korea’s intelligence agency.

The ballistic missile launched on Sunday (Feb 12) by North Korea has a range of more than 2,000 kilometres according to South Korea’s intelligence agency.

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UN launches Yemen aid appeal in bid to avert famine

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

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The UN needs a new generation of leaders: view

At a time of when countries are becoming more inward-looking, when other priorities dominate political discourse, additional funds may not be forthcoming for development cooperation.

At a time of when countries are becoming more inward-looking, when other priorities dominate political discourse, additional funds may not be forthcoming for development cooperation.

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US blames Russia for rise in violence in Ukraine

The US has strongly condemned what it calls Russia’s ‘‘agreesive actions’‘ in eastern Ukraine.

The US has strongly condemned what it calls Russia’s ‘‘agreesive actions’‘ in eastern Ukraine.

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'Europe must do more to help refugees' according to the UNHCR

“Europe must do more to help refugees and migrants, dying of cold,” according to the UNHCR. As Europe is experiencing some of the lowest

“Europe must do more to help refugees and migrants, dying of cold,” according to the UNHCR. As Europe is experiencing some of the lowest

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UN raises alarm about hunger and insecurity in Yemen

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured

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Greeks and Turks 'fail to agree' on new map for Cyprus

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.

The two sides talking in Geneva over the future of Cyprus have reportedly failed to reach agreement over a new map for the divided Mediterranean island.

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Cyprus talks to resume soon amid 'last effort' to find solution

Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.

Talks to resolve the 40-year division of Cyprus ended without agreement on Thursday night but there are plans for officials to meet again in a week.

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Cyprus: the new UN Secretary-General's first challenge

Reunification talks on Cyprus take an international turn: the foreign ministers of the island's guarantors join the UN's Secretary-General in Geneva.

Reunification talks on Cyprus take an international turn: the foreign ministers of the island's guarantors join the UN's Secretary-General in Geneva.

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Talks on Cyprus reach crucial point, territorial issues remain

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus reach a crucial point. Delegates say progress has been made and maps exchanged, but work remains.

Talks on the reunification of Cyprus reach a crucial point. Delegates say progress has been made and maps exchanged, but work remains.

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Commission finds no evidence of genocide in Myanmar

An interim report by the body set up by the government to investigate abuses in Rakhine State finds no evidence to support claims of ethnic cleansing, rape and arson.

An interim report by the body set up by the government to investigate abuses in Rakhine State finds no evidence to support claims of ethnic cleansing, rape and arson.

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First day at the office for new UN chief Antonio Guterres

The United Nations has a new man at the top – former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has replaced Ban Ki-moon as secretary general.

The United Nations has a new man at the top – former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has replaced Ban Ki-moon as secretary general.