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UN marks 290 damaged heritage sites in Syria

Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civilization, have been damaged by its ongoing civil war, the United Nations' training and research arm (UNITAR) said on Tuesda

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Oilfield standoff mirrors Libya's conflict as UN seeks dialogue

Deep in Libya's southern Sahara, men in army uniforms guard a pipeline at the El Sharara oilfield. Hundreds of kilometers to the north, rival fighters turn off the pumps to stop the oil flowing.   The standof

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Arabs to push for UN resolution on Palestinian state

Arab League foreign ministers agreed on Saturday to formally present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that will set a timeframe for the creation of a Palestinian state. The ministers set up a committee com

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$60bn worth food wasted annually in Mena region

Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region wastes food worth at a cost of over $60 billion dollars annually, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). That comes up to around 250 kg of food is discarded per indi

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Bahrain donates $1m to UN's Ebola fund

Bahrain has contributed around $1 million to a United Nations (UN) fund to fight Ebola. The UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund, which now totals almost $1 billion, is meant to "ensure a coherent UN system contribution

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UN sanctions Saleh, two Yemeni rebel leaders

The United Nations Security Council imposed targeted sanctions on Friday on Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh and two senior Houthi rebel leaders for threatening the peace and stability of the country and obstructing the political

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Climate change affordable, cut emissions to zero: UN

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a UN report showed on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pa

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Bahrain urges global partnership for peace

Bahrain's Premier is urging an international partnership to strengthen security, stability and quality of life. In a statement marking UN Day, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa stressed the

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Businesses go green ‘as it makes economic sense’

Uncertainties about long-term curbs on greenhouse gas emissions meant to be agreed at a UN summit next year will not deter many big businesses from green investment because they say it already makes economic sense. Customer demand

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UN launches Arabic version of Bahrain eGov Survey

The United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (Undesa) has released the Arabic version of the UN eGovernment Survey 2014 from Bahrain which was translated from English by the eGovernment Authority. The Survey was o

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