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UN troops recapture C.African city from rebels

Bangui - UN peacekeeping troops said they have retaken control of a city in the Central African Republic captured two weeks ago by armed groups waging an offensive against the government of President Faustin Archange Touadera.

UN head warns of 'vaccinationalism' as virus deaths top two million

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday deplored the "heart-wrenching milestone" of the global death toll from Covid-19 topping two million, and lamented the fact that "solidarity is failing" in the world's response to the virus.

Russia pulling 'military instructors' out of Central African Republic: diplomats

New York - Russia told the United Nations this week it plans to withdraw the 300 "military instructors" it sent to the Central African Republic at the end of 2020 for the presidential election, diplomats told AFP Friday.

Refugees fleeing C. Africa double in a week to 60,000: UN

Geneva - The number of refugees fleeing violence following last month's contested presidential election in the Central African Republic has doubled in a week to 60,000, the United Nations said Friday.

Pandemic-driven shift to home work carries risks, UN says

Geneva - The shift to home-working triggered by the coronavirus pandemic looks set to endure long-term, making it vital to protect employees' rights and avoid blurred lines between on-the-clock hours and personal time, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Pompeo and US UN envoy scrap trips to Europe, Taiwan

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cancelled his final official visit to Europe, while Washington's UN envoy scrapped a trip to Taiwan, officials said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump faces an impeachment vote in Congress.

UN hoping for violence-free Biden inauguration

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday called on political leaders including US President Donald Trump not to incite violence, as Washington prepares for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

Guterres to run for second term as UN chief: official

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will run for a second five-year term as the organization's chief, his spokesman said Monday.

Dozens of nations miss deadline to boost climate ambition

Paris - More than half the world's nations failed to submit upgraded commitments by year's end to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, straggling behind the schedule of accelerated climate ambitions set out in the Paris Agreement.

In late Trump salvo, US rejects UN budget over Israel, Iran

New York - President Donald Trump's outgoing administration on Thursday fired a late salvo against the United Nations by voting against its budget, citing disagreements on Israel and Iran, but it found virtually no international support.

Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends, stoking fears

Nyala - The United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end 13 years of peacekeeping in the vast Sudanese region on Thursday, even as recent violent clashes leave residents fearful of new conflict.

Peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur ends, stoking fears

Nyala - Sudan's hybrid United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur is set to end its 13-year peacekeeping operations in the conflict marred region Thursday, even as recent violent clashes leave residents fearful.

Three UN peacekeepers killed in C.Africa ahead of national polls

Bangui - Three UN peacekeepers have been killed by unidentified combatants in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said, as the country prepares for a general election and fighting continues between rebels and government forces.

UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

New York - The United Nations Security Council has agreed to end the UN and African Union's long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur when its mandate ceases on December 31.

Singapore 'hawker' culture gains UN recognition

Fpo - Once seen as lowly members of Singaporean society, cooks in the city-state's bustling "hawker" centres are rejoicing this week after the United Nations recognised their food as a cultural treasure.

UN announces $35.6 mn aid for civilians from Ethiopia's Tigray

New York - The United Nations announced Thursday a $35.6 million emergency aid package for civilians caught up in fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Delayed UN humanitarian convoys reach Ethiopia's Tigray

New York - Humanitarian convoys have begun to reach Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, a United Nations spokesman said Wednesday, after the area was cut off in early November by a government military offensive.

Global summit to present 'ambitious' climate change goals

London - Global leaders were due to announce more ambitious plans to combat global warming on Saturday, on the fifth anniversary of the signing of the landmark Paris Agreement.

Syria declarations on chemical arms lacking: UN, watchdog

New York - UN officials and a global watchdog on Friday criticized incomplete declarations from Syria on chemical weapons while its ally Russia sought to push back against the accusations.

Hezbollah man sentenced to life for Hariri murder

Leidschendam - An international court sentenced a fugitive Hezbollah member on Friday to five life jail terms for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafic Hariri and 21 other people.

Pacific nations urge world to 'get serious' on climate change

Wellington - Pacific island nations on the frontline of climate change demanded Friday the world "get serious" about saving the planet ahead of UN-brokered talks on global warming.

E.Guinea, France brace for UN ruling in property dispute

Den Haag - The UN's top court will rule on Friday in a bitter row centred on a swanky Paris house seized by France as part of a corruption probe into Equatorial Guinea's vice president.

UN announces Ethiopia deal on joint missions to assess Tigray aid needs

New York - The United Nations and Ethiopia have reached a new agreement for joint missions to assess humanitarian needs in the northern region of Tigray, Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced Wednesday.

'Net zero' climate targets? Read the fine print

Paris - The worldwide effort to prevent Earth from becoming an unlivable hothouse is in the grips of "net zero" fever.

UN expert demands Assange's release, 10 years on

Geneva - A UN rights expert on Tuesday urged Britain to release Julian Assange immediately following a decade of "arbitrary detention", insisting the WikiLeaks founder should await a decision on extradition to the United States outside prison.

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Paris - The world can't forget the plight of Syrian refugees this winter despite the global upheaval caused by Covid-19, fantasy author Neil Gaiman said on Tuesday as he helped launch the UN refugee programme's cold weather appeal.

Five years on, summit aims to breathe life into Paris deal

Paris - Five years ago, countries agreed a plan to chart humanity's path away from climate catastrophe, with the landmark Paris deal paving the way to a greener, healthier future.

UN urges Russia to end 'temporary occupation' of Crimea

New York - The UN General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution urging Russia to end its "temporary occupation" of Crimea, which Moscow took over in 2014, "without delay.

UN chief urges Karabakh talks under international format

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for renewed negotiations over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region under a long-established international process after a ceasefire halted recent fighting there.

WHO chief warns poor could be 'trampled' in vaccine push

New York - The head of the World Health Organization warned Friday that the poor risk being "trampled" as wealthy nations roll out Covid-19 vaccines, which he said should be a public good.
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