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Cocaine production hit new record in 2017: UN report

Vienna - Global cocaine production reached an all-time high in 2017, breaking the previous year's record by 25 percent, the UN drugs and crime agency said Wednesday in its annual report, as production soars in post-conflict Colombia.

UN asks Russia for answers about bombed Syria hospitals

New York - The UN aid chief said Tuesday he had asked Russia to explain how it uses data on the location of Syrian hospitals and clinics following a string of attacks on health facilities.

UN's Guterres seeks funding for agency helping Palestinians

New York - Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on UN member states Tuesday to fund the agency that works to help Palestinian refugees as he opened a donors conference for the body, which is boycotted by the US.

Khashoggi fiancee says US 'ethically' responsible to seek justice

Geneva - The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi insisted in an emotional interview Tuesday that Washington has the ethical responsibility to initiate an international investigation into his killing.

'Urgent' need for international probe on Khashoggi killing: fiancee

Geneva - The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday appealed for an international investigation into his "premeditated" killing amid evidence of high-level Saudi involvement.

Fake Twitter account for new UN food agency chief shut down

Rome - A fake Twitter account opened immediately after the weekend election of China's Qu Dongyu to head the Food and Agriculture Organization has been shut down, the UN food agency said Monday.

Saudi Arabia accused of nixing emissions mention at UN climate talks

Bonn - Saudi Arabia has moved to block mention of the findings of a landmark report on global warming from decisions taken at United Nations' climate talks, delegates and sources close to the negotiations told AFP Monday.

What's wrong with Palestinian surrender, Israel's UN envoy asks

New York - Israel's UN ambassador on Monday urged Palestinians to surrender their struggle for a homeland in exchange for economic benefits as the United States prepared to roll out part of a peace plan promising billions of dollars.

UN rights chief urges states to repatriate families of IS fighters

Geneva - The UN rights chief called Monday for countries to repatriate family members of suspected foreign fighters in Syria, including some 29,000 foreign children of Islamic State group jihadists.

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Rome - Qu Dongyu on Sunday became the first Chinese national to be elected to head the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, clinching the post in the first round of voting.

Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

Caracas - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the crisis-wracked country faced a "serious" humanitarian situation.

UN food agency to elect chief as climate change ups hunger

Rome - Candidates from China, France and Georgia are vying to head the UN's food agency, as the fight to eradicate world hunger takes a blow from global warming and wars.

UN rights recommendations to be taken 'seriously': Maduro

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday said he would take "seriously" the recommendations of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet following their meeting in Caracas.

UN Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

Apo - Saudi Arabia has sought to move on from the scandal triggered by journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, but a UN expert's report implicating its crown prince has heaped global pressure back on the kingdom, analysts say.

'Sacrificial animal': UN expert report details Khashoggi murder

Geneva - A UN expert has published a bombshell report about the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying there is "credible evidence" linking the Saudi crown prince to the killing and cover-up.

Op-Ed: UN report says Crown Prince Salman involved in Khashoggi murder

Agnes Callamard, UN special rapporteur found in a thorough and quite critical report that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a brutal and premeditated killing carried out by top Saudi officials including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Germany, Qatar working on 'inter-Afghan' talks: UN

New York - Germany and Qatar are working to organize an "inter-Afghan dialogue," a United Nations official said on Wednesday, in an effort to start formal talks between the Kabul government and Taliban.

US says Saudis can do more after UN Khashoggi probe

Washington - A US official said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia should do more to ensure accountability over the death of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi but stopped short of blaming the crown prince after a UN probe linked him to the killing.

Mexico asks UN for more support to tackle Central American migrants

New York - Mexico on Wednesday called on the United Nations for more support for its plan to stem the stream of undocumented migrants who are fleeing poverty and violence in Central America.

International court calls for Sudan's Bashir to face justice

New York - The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday demanded that deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir stand trial for the mass killings perpetrated in Darfur.

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert

Geneva - There is "credible evidence" linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, a UN expert said Wednesday, calling for sanctions on the prince's foreign assets.

Egypt accuses UN of seeking to 'politicise' Morsi death

Apo - Egypt accused the United Nations on Wednesday of seeking to "politicise" the death of the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi by calling for an "independent inquiry".

Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

Geneva - More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday.

Russia, China, block US effort to halt North Korea fuel deliveries

New York - Russia and China on Tuesday blocked an American initiative that aimed to halt fuel deliveries to North Korea, which Washington accuses of exceeding its annual ceiling for 2019, diplomatic sources said.

UN chief asks Russia, Turkey to 'stabilize' Syria's embattled Idlib

New York - UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Russia and Turkey Tuesday to "stabilize the situation" in the Syrian province of Idlib, rocked by intense fighting that the UN body warned is creating a humanitarian disaster.

UN chief calls on Russia, Turkey to 'stabilize' Syrian province

New York - UN chief Antonio Guterres called on Russia and Turkey Tuesday to "stabilize the situation" in the Syrian province of Idlib, rocked by intense fighting between pro-government and jihadist-led forces.

UN gives Myanmar aid cut warning over Rohingya camp closures

The UN has warned it will pare back aid to thousands of Rohingya Muslims left destitute as Myanmar's government closes camps in Rakhine state, over fears its continued support "risks entrenching segregation".

Hundreds of thousands flee violence in northeast DR Congo: UN

Geneva - Hundreds of thousands of people have fled inter-ethnic violence in northeastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past two weeks, local authorities and the UN said Tuesday.

Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit

Caracas - Venezuela on Monday freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

Population of Earth to reach 9.7 billion in 2050: UN

New York - The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
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