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Kerry and Lavrov arrive in Geneva for talks on Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva ahead of talks on Friday to work through an agreement on fighting the so-called Islamic State group in…

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva ahead of talks on Friday to work through an agreement on fighting the so-called Islamic State group in…

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UN 'gravely concerned' over situation in Aleppo

In a statement the UN said it was concerned for the safety of civilians, including 100,000 children due to an upsurge in fighting between government forces and rebels in the eastern rebel-held area of

In a statement the UN said it was concerned for the safety of civilians, including 100,000 children due to an upsurge in fighting between government forces and rebels in the eastern rebel-held area of

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Aleppo: UN probes 'gas' attack amid pressure for longer truce

The United Nations says it is talking to Russia about getting a longer halt to hostilities, to help the two million people trapped in the divided Syrian city of…

The United Nations says it is talking to Russia about getting a longer halt to hostilities, to help the two million people trapped in the divided Syrian city of…

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Syria: Russia announces brief halt in Aleppo action

Russian forces in Syria have declared a three-hour daily halt to air strikes on Aleppo in order to let vital humanitarian aid to get in.

Russian forces in Syria have declared a three-hour daily halt to air strikes on Aleppo in order to let vital humanitarian aid to get in.

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Ceasefire 'urgently needed' in Aleppo - UN

The UN says two million residents have been left without access to running water or electricity after attacks hit civilian infrastructure last week.

The UN says two million residents have been left without access to running water or electricity after attacks hit civilian infrastructure last week.

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Portugal's Antonio Guterres 'still in the lead' in UN top spot ballot

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

A second secret UN Security Council ballot suggests former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the front-runner to become the United Nations’ next…

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'Tense calm' in South Sudan, 36,000 displaced following heavy fighting - UN

Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…

Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…

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Geneva concert celebrates music and cultures of Mediterranean

Fifteen international artists from 12 Mediterranean countries have come together to perform at the UN’s offices in Geneva, for the first ever “Mediterranean…

Fifteen international artists from 12 Mediterranean countries have come together to perform at the UN’s offices in Geneva, for the first ever “Mediterranean…