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Saudi deputy crown prince meets UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Saudi Arabia's powerful deputy crown prince on Wednesday and the pair discussed improving civilian protection in Yemen, after a UN report had briefly blacklisted a Saudi-led coalition.

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Spread of deserts ‘costs trillions, spurs migrants’

Land degradation, such as a spread of deserts in parts of Africa, costs the world economy trillions of dollars a year and may drive tens of millions of people from their homes, a UN-backed study said on Tuesday. Worldwide, about 5

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Iran uranium stockpile reduced: UN report

Iran's stockpile of low-enriched uranium gas dropped below the maximum level required under a 2013 interim nuclear agreement with world powers, a U.N. report showed, but a US think-tank suggested Tehran had not entirely met its obligations.

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War crimes committed by both sides in Gaza

UN investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes. They called on all sides to cooperat

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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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