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US President Donald Trump calls for reform of the United Nations during his first speech at the body's New York headquaters.

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

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Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

Iran has warned a "yes" result in Kurdistan's upcoming independence referendum would signal an end to cross-border agreements, as the UN joins calls to cancel the scrap the vote.

UN: Aung San Suu Kyi has 'one last chance'

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UN: Aung San Suu Kyi has 'one last chance'

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of 'absolutely horrible tragedy' if Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu ...

More than 400,000 Rohingya displaced in Myanmar violence More than 400,000 Rohingya displaced in Myanmar violence

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More than 400,000 Rohingya displaced in Myanmar violence

Bangladesh says it is struggling to cope with tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who are crossing the border from Myanmar everyday.

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EU 'must be part' of US Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

The European Union must play an active role in the recent push by the US administration to revive the Middle East peace process, Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday.

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International Red Cross chief meets Hamas leader in Gaza

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross met with Hamas's Gaza Strip chief on Tuesday as he began a three-day trip to Israel and ...

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Palestinians need more than Guterres' two-state dreams

Comment: The UN chief skilfully tiptoed around the core issues, it's time he made a clear call to action, writes Hasan Abu Nimah.

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Israel 'shoots' and detains elderly Palestinian woman

Israeli occupation forces claim she was attempting to stab a solider but no one reported seeing a knife on the woman.

Aid suspended as Myanmar state sinks deeper into violence

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Aid suspended as Myanmar state sinks deeper into violence

The World Food Programme has suspended aid to Myanmar's war-ravaged Rakhine state where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are among the ...

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Lebanese PM rejects Israel's 'Iranian missile factories' claim

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has dismissed Israel's claims that Iran is building missile factories in Lebanon.

Erdogan accuses Myanmar of 'genocide' against Rohingya

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Erdogan accuses Myanmar of 'genocide' against Rohingya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of "genocide" against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Israel wants Lebanon UN-forces to be tougher on Hizballah

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Israel wants Lebanon UN-forces to be tougher on Hizballah

Israel is welcoming the extension of a UN peacekeeping operation under tougher directives in southern Lebanon adding it must act to maintain ...

UN renews peacekeeping mission in Lebanon despite US warnings

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UN renews peacekeeping mission in Lebanon despite US warnings

The council unanimously backed a French-drafted resolution after much wrangling with US over the UNIFIL mandate tasked with monitoring a ...

'No plan B to the two-state-solution,' says UN chief

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'No plan B to the two-state-solution,' says UN chief

UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres expressed his "total commitment" to a two-state solution to end decades of conflict ...

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'Gaza siege must be lifted,' urges UN Secretary General

Antonio Guterres calls for the blockade of the Gaza Strip to be lifted as he makes his first visit to the Palestinian enclave.

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Netanyahu vows never to remove Israeli settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed never to evacuate illegal Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, drawing outrage from ...

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UN says migrants in Libya subjected to 'extreme violence'

The United Nations called for the immediate release of the most vulnerable migrants held in Libya, many of whom have been subjected to appalling ...

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Israel will 'bomb Assad's palace' over Iranian interference

Top Israeli officials have vented their frustration at world powers and the United Nations over Iran's manoeuvring in Syria.

UN chief denies Saudi pressure over Yemen child-rights report

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UN chief denies Saudi pressure over Yemen child-rights report

The UN chief has denied the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is pressuring him over a draft UN report condemning Riyadh for its role in child deaths ...

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UN chief on three-day visit to Israel, Palestine

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is visiting Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories to discuss ways ...

Doctors and nurses arrested in Egypt organ-trading network

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Doctors and nurses arrested in Egypt organ-trading network

Egyptian authorities arrested 12 people including doctors and nurses suspected of belonging to a "large criminal network specialised in trading ...

Qatar contacts UN, files ICAO complaint over aviation threats

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Qatar contacts UN, files ICAO complaint over aviation threats

Qatar on Saturday took further action with international organizations over the Saudi-led blockade, sending a letter to the UN chief and filing ...

World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks

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World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attacks

Spanish and world leaders condemned the attacks, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

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