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WARNING: Climate change will disrupt food supplies

Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a UN report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act. A 29-page draft b

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UN report confirms use of sarin in Syria attack

A photograph of chief UN chemical weapons investigator Ake Sellstrom handing over his report on an August 21 gas attack on Damascus suburbs shows that the report confirms use of the deadly nerve agent sarin.

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Bahrain tops region in drug-related deaths

Bahrain has the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the Arabian Peninsula, according to a United Nations (UN) report. The latest International Narcotics Control Board 2011 report states that although the prevalence of opiates remains lo

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Africa emerging as heroin trafficking hub: UN

Drug traffickers faced with restrictions to transit routes through Asia and the Middle East are turning to eastern Africa, driving up instability and increasing substance abuse, a United Nations report said. The U.N.'s Office on Drugs

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Renewable energies ‘to surge, costs fall’

Renewable energies such as wind or solar power are set to surge by 2050 and expected advances in technology will bring significant cost cuts, a draft United Nations report showed on Wednesday. The most comprehensive UN overview of the sect

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Renewable energies ‘to surge, costs fall’

Renewable energies such as wind or solar power are set to surge by 2050 and expected advances in technology will bring significant cost cuts, a draft United Nations report showed on Wednesday. The most comprehensive UN overview of the sect

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Bahrain tops region in FDI

Bahrain tops the GCC and much of the world in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) into its economy, said a global report launched by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Kingdom ranks 23rd out of 141 economies in t

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Report on Iran bomb work factual: UN chief

The new UN nuclear agency chief has said his report that Iran could be trying to develop a nuclear-armed missile was factual and impartial, rejecting Iranian suggestions he was biased towards Western powers. Yukiya Amano spelled out a '

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UN urges progress on AIDS, HIV treatment

Efforts to combat AIDS, particularly by preventing mother-to-child transmission, are showing positive results, but many HIV and AIDS affected children still struggle to have their basic needs met, according to a recent UN report. The repor

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Bahrain slams UN poverty report

A Bahrain minister has strongly rejected UN figures that suggested two per cent of the Kingdom's urban population were living in slum-like conditions. Social Development Minister Dr Fatima Al Balooshi said the statistics were out of date

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