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American president Donald Trump has caused international anger after he asked why the US would accept immigrants from "sh*thole countries".

Under the sanctions, any assets that the firms hold in places under US jurisdiction will be frozen and US citizens are forbidden from doing business with them.

Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Ebadi urges protesters to continue

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Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Ebadi urges protesters to continue

Iran's most famous human rights lawyer and Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi has called on protesters 'to ignore what the government says to you now.'

UN chief urges end to violence in Iran protests

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UN chief urges end to violence in Iran protests

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has deplored the loss of life in anti-government protests in Iran that have so far left ...

Iran says Trump's 'absurd tweets' have incited disruption

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Iran says Trump's 'absurd tweets' have incited disruption

Iranian Ambassador Gholamali Khoshroo complained that Washington was intervening in Iran's internal affairs 'in a grotesque way' when commenting ...

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UN renews life-saving aid to Syrian opposition, Russia abstains

The UN Security Council has voted to renew life-saving cross-border aid to rebel-held areas in Syria despite Russia arguing the deliveries undermine Damascus's sovereignty.

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UN blames Damascus for Syria peace talks failure

UN's Staffan de Mistura has hit out at the Syrian regime for having no interest in peace talks besides the fight "against terrorism".

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Houthi missile fired at Riyadh 'made in Iran': Haley

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said that a missile fired by the Houthi rebels at Saudi Arabia was made in Iran.

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Guterres: Iran may be defying UN on missiles

The UN chief said in a report to the Security Council that the United Nations is investigating Iran's possible transfer of ballistic missiles to ...

US to present 'evidence' that Iran supplied Houthi missiles

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US to present 'evidence' that Iran supplied Houthi missiles

US ambassador the the UN Nikki Haley is reportedly preparing to present evidence that Iran has been supplying Yemen's Houthi rebels with ...

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Russia suspends Yemen diplomatic mission, moves to Riyadh

Russia suspended its diplomatic presence in Yemen and all its staff have left the country due to the situation in the capital Sanaa, official ...

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Sonia Boulos

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions ...

<em>Guterres</em> calls for end to 'stupid war' in Yemen

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Guterres calls for end to 'stupid war' in Yemen

The UN Secretary-General has called for increased pressure on Saudi Arabia to end the conflict in Yemen.

UN says Yemen's Houthi missiles have 'common origin'

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UN says Yemen's Houthi missiles have 'common origin'

Missiles fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia have a 'common origin' says the UN, but refused to confirm Riyadh's claims they ...

UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss Jerusalem

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UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss Jerusalem

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise ...

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UN chief calls for immediate Yemen ceasefire

Antonio Guterres has called for Yemen's warring parties to end hostilities immediately to prevent the country's humanitarian crisis from deepening.

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Trump denounces Egypt mosque attack on 'innocent, defenceless worshippers'

US President Donald Trump condemned the 'horrible and cowardly' attack on worshipers at a mosque in Egypt, but suspected IS militants on Friday.

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UN condemns deadly mosque attack in Egypt

The UN Security Council statement called Friday's bombing and shooting a “heinous and cowardly terrorist attack.”

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France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister ...

Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

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Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave ...

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Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

Israeli prime minister is due to meet the French president in Paris next month to discuss "ideas to stabilise the situation in Lebanon"

Lebanon's Hizballah accuses Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri hostage Lebanon's Hizballah accuses Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri hostage

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Lebanon's Hizballah accuses Saudi Arabia of holding Hariri hostage

Chief of Lebanon's Hizballah movement Hassan Nasrallah has accused of Saudi Arabia of detaining Saad Hariri since his resignation, and asking ...

Anti-war voices magnify over human rights violations in Yemen

Khalid Al-Karimi

Anti-war voices magnify over human rights violations in Yemen

Comment: More pressure is coming for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, after the UN placed Saudi Arabia on a human rights blacklist last ...

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

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UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen has been placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children.

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