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Russia capable of much more in Syria, says Putin

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has said his country is using “far from everything we are capable of” in its ongoing…

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UN Security Council unanimously endorses Syrian peace plan

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously backed a resolution that outlines a peace process in conflict-hit

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UN adopts resolution to step up action against Islamic State

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has adopted a resolution to “redouble” action against the Islamic State militant group in…

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Migrant deaths: UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for 'collective response'

The United Nations (UN) has said that “much more is required” to prevent migrant deaths after hundreds of migrants fleeing…

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Burma: Heavy rains displace more than 150,000 people; dozens killed

About 30 people are feared dead in heavy rains in Burma in the past few weeks, according to conservative estimates.…

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MH17 disaster: Russia vetoes draft UN resolution for international tribunal

Russia has vetoed a draft resolution at the United Nations (UN) to set up an international tribunal…

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World powers, Iran reach 'historic' nuclear deal

After years of negotiations, the six world powers and Iran have reached a deal with Iran that will limit its…

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Russia threatens to veto UN vote on 'Srebrenica genocide' resolution

Russia has threatened to veto a United Nations (UN) vote on a resolution condemning the 1995 Srebrenica…

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Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen: UNESCO 'shocked' at destruction of Sanaa's heritage

A Saudi-led airstrike has destroyed historic buildings in the Old City of the Yemini capital Sanaa.…

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UN slams expulsion of its senior official from South Sudan

The UN has slammed South Sudan’s decision to expel Toby Lanzer, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator…

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North Korea cancels Ban Ki-moon's visit to Kaesong economic zone

The North Korean government has cancelled United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon’s visit to the country just a day before…

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Back military action against Houthi rebels, Yemen's President urges UN

Yemen’s ousted president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi has urged the United Nations security council to support military action against the Houthi…

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Yemen: UN adopts resolution, urges Houthi rebels to cede power

Adopting a unanimous resolution, the United Nations Security Council has demanded that Yemen’s Shia Houthi rebels, who ousted the government…

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300 migrants dead after boats sink in Mediterranean, says UN

Around 300 migrants are believed to have died after the boats they were in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the…

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UN strives to make North Korea accountable for human rights violations

The human rights committee of the United Nations general assembly has approved a resolution calling for the security council to…

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Venezuela secures UN security council seat

Venezuela has been elected to the United Nations (UN) security council, garnering 181 votes from member states for one of…

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'North Korea is not planning missile, nuclear tests'

North Korea is not planning a missile or nuclear test, So Se Pyong, the country’s ambassador to the United Nations…

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Ukraine conflict: Red Cross worker killed in shelling

A Red Cross worker has been killed in the fighting in eastern Ukraine. The humanitarian agency said there was shelling…

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Iran is a bigger threat to world than Islamic State: Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu has said that a nuclear Iran posed a bigger threat to the world than the Islamic State, according…

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Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani inaugurated

Ashraf Ghani, the incoming Afghanistan president, has been inaugurated in the first power transition after Hamid Karzai became president. Abdullah…

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