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UN Libya envoy in Tripoli for government talks

Tripoli (AFP) - The UN's envoy for Libya held talks in Tripoli Friday, seeking to encourage the administration there to commit to a national unity government that would end years of bloodshed.
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New Year's Day 2016: Wishes from Obama, Cameron, Hollande and other world leaders

Political leaders around the world took time off to celebrate the New Year 2016, wishing their followers on social media. While some kept it simple and joyful, some reminded us of some of the horrible attacks on humanity in 2015 and urged strength to fight them....
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Iran's October missile test violated U.N. ban: expert panel

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test-firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, a team of sanctions monitors said, leading to calls in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday for more sanctions on Tehran....
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UNICEF urges swift action, 'robust financing' to close water and sanitation gaps in sub-Saharan Africa

15 December 2015 -- Some 180,000 children under the age of five die every year " roughly 500 a day " in sub" Saharan Africa due to diarrhoeal diseases linked to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today ahead of a conference in the region on boosting financing for the sector. - See more at: http://www.theafricanews.net/index.php/sid/239472951#sthash.lmBNYvfc.dpuf...
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UN council to meet at Moscow's request on Syria, Iraq

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN Security Council will hold informal talks at Russia's request on Tuesday over Turkey's military operations in Iraq and Syria, diplomats said, as Moscow demanded answers....
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UN calls on Israel to punish Palestinian family's killers

Jerusalem (AFP) - A senior United Nations official expressed concern Wednesday over Israel's failure to bring to justice those behind an arson attack that killed three members of a Palestinian family, including a baby....
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NATO readies new support for Turkey: Stoltenberg

Brussels (AFP) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the alliance was working on new support measures for Turkey, but insisted the commitment predated Ankara's shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border....
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France wants UN to authorize 'all necessary measures' against IS

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - France asked the UN Security Council Thursday to authorize countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group after the jihadists claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks....
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UN watchdog confirms Syria mustard gas use, chlorine attack

The Hague (AFP) - The UN chemical weapons watchdog Friday confirmed with "utmost confidence" that mustard gas was used in Syria in August during fighting between rebels and jihadists and "likely" killed a child....
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Refugee flows to Greece surge, U.N. says Russian airstrikes not to blame

GENEVA (Reuters) - The number of refugees and migrants reaching Greece surged to 48,000 in the five days to Oct. 21, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, but the U.N. refugee agency said Russian air strikes in Syria had not caused any significant refugee exodus. ...
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