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UNICEF resumes aid to NE Nigeria after convoy attack

Lagos (AFP) - UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Islamists, the UN children's agency has said.
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UN suspends aid in Nigeria's Borno state after attack on convoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations has temporarily suspended aid deliveries in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, the former stronghold of jihadists Boko Haram, after a humanitarian convoy was attacked, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Thursday....
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UN to hold informal poll on 12 candidates for next UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council holds its first informal poll Thursday on the dozen candidates competing to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general on Jan. 1....
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U.N. chief: Bahrain's closure of main opposition bloc risks escalation

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that Bahrain's dissolution of its main opposition group risked escalating tensions in the Gulf Arab kingdom beset by a growing rift between a Shi'ite Muslim majority and its Sunni rulers....
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UN urged to suspend Saudi Arabia from UNHRC

NEW YORK, Jun. 30 (MNA) – UN General Assembly should immediately suspend Saudi Arabia’s membership rights on the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said....
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MSF: Syrians trapped without aid near Jordan face starvation

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Syrians stranded on the Jordanian border face starvation and dehydration, the aid group Doctors Without Borders said Thursday, calling for an immediate resumption of aid deliveries that were halted after Jordan sealed the border following a suicide attack....
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Rumi wasn't yours: Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Sufi poet

Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago....
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Ukraine furious over remarks on Russia by U.N. chief Ban

The Kiev government is outraged by remarks made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about the crucial role Russia can play in ending conflicts, and no longer believes he has any moral authority, Ukraine's U.N. envoy said on Thursday....
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IMF warns the US over high poverty, inequality

Washington (AFP) - The International Monetary Fund warned the United States Wednesday over poverty and rising inequality in the country, saying both could hold back its economic potential....
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AP NewsBreak: UN: Israel for ratifying nuke test ban treaty

VIENNA (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Monday that his country backs ratification of a treaty banning nuclear tests but did not commit to a time frame, a senior U.N. official said after meeting with the Israeli leader....
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