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Mother of Frenchman caught in life support battle appeals to UN

Mother of Frenchman caught in life support battle appeals to UN

The mother of a Frenchman in a vegetative state for over a decade pleaded for UN help Monday to stop her son's "murder", after a court ruled his life-support could be halted.

Qatar's candidate Dr al-Misnad elected member to UN body

Qatar's candidate Dr al-Misnad elected member to UN body

The States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination have elected Qatar's candidate, HE Dr Sheikha Abdulla al-Misnad

UN Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

UN Khashoggi report piles pressure on Saudi crown prince

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 pressure back on the kingdom, analysts say.

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

The United Nations Security Council decided Friday to cut 1,000 troops from a regional peacekeeping force in Somalia, despite a rise in attacks by the Al-Shabaab militia in Mogadishu.

UN kicks off major climate change effort

UN kicks off major climate change effort

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has kicked off a major United Nations push for progress on what he calls the defining issue of our time: climate change.

UN launches software to track foreign terrorist fighters

UN launches software to track foreign terrorist fighters

The United Nations has launched a software solution aimed at catching foreign terrorist fighters as they cross international borders.

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

An escalation in attacks on northwest Syria has displaced more than 150,000 people in the past week, the UN said on Tuesday, as the regime and Russia stepped up bombardment.

UN launches first food aid flights in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

UN launches first food aid flights in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

The first helicopter took off on Tuesday to deliver emergency food aid to Mozambique's northern coast since Cyclone Kenneth struck the region last week, the World Food Programme (WFP) said.

At least 264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

At least 264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize Libya's capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.

UN envoy to Libya warns of 'conflagration'

UN envoy to Libya warns of 'conflagration'

The UN's Libya envoy warned Thursday of ‘a widening conflagration’ in the North African country, saying international divisions had encouraged strongman Khalifa Haftar to launch his assault on Tripoli.

Enforce UN arms embargo on Libya, says Qatar

Enforce UN arms embargo on Libya, says Qatar

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has called for the strict enforcement of the UN arms embargo on both sides of the conflict in Libya.