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The operation could begin by late January or early February, the UN spokesman said.

A coronavirus vaccine was high on the agenda at the G20 summit.

Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine

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Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine

'Immediate action' must be taken to avert the deaths of millions in war-torn Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said.

Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

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Online G-20 summit uninspiring and 'lacks results' amid coronavirus

The G20 Summit, which was held on line due to covid social distancing restrictions left much to be desired, as Saudi Arabia's lacklustre human ...

Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

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Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

Morocco has carried out work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara amid a crisis between the kingdon and the Polisario Front.

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Fresh exchanges of fire in Western Sahara: UN

Morocco and the pro-independence Polisario Front have exchanged fresh gunfire in the Western Sahara.

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Traffic resumes at truck stop that sparked WSahara tensions

Truck traffic resumed between Mauritania and Morocco a day after Rabat launched a military operation to reopen a key highway in the Western ...

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UN, AU recommend end of Darfur peacekeeping mission

African Union leaders and the UN recommended ending their joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur, acknowledging the political transformation in ...

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UN chief voices 'concern' at Western Sahara ceasefire violations

UN chief Antonio Guterres expressed "grave concern" over a broken ceasefire in the disputed Western Sahara.

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

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Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.

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WHO chief warns against 'vaccine nationalism'

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) called for global solidarity in the rollout of any future coronavirus vaccine, as the number of ...

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

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Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

At 75, the UN is still failing Palestinians

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At 75, the UN is still failing Palestinians

Comment: Ambiguous UN ideals of hope and peace ignore the political imbalances that have granted Israel impunity at the expense of Palestinian ...

UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

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UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

The UNSCR members have called for a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

More fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh despite ceasefire

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More fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh despite ceasefire

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces have clashed in the Nagorno-Karabakh region despite a proclaimed ceasefire which was supposed to have come into ...

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Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new coronavirus vaccine developed by Russia.

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UN Libya rights probe postponed due to cashflow problems

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

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'Cautious optimism' as conference pushes Libya peace

Germany's foreign minister voiced "cautious optimism" over efforts to end the conflict in Libya, as top diplomats sought to foster a peace drive.

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Key players meet virtually to push for Libya ceasefire

The UN is helping to chair a virtual meeting between Libyan leaders in an attempt promote a ceasefire.

Abbas asks UN for international Mideast conference next year

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Abbas asks UN for international Mideast conference next year

The Palestinian President is appealing to the UN after Arab states normalised with Israel.

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Arab leaders voice alarm at UN over Iran tensions

Arab leaders expressed their concerns in the virtual affair sessions of the General Assembly.

France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

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France urges international pressure on Lebanon to form government

France has urged the international community to put pressure on Lebanese politicians to break a political deadlock and form a new government.

Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

UN chief says no action on Iran sanctions

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UN chief says no action on Iran sanctions

Antonio Guterres told the Security Council he cannot take any action on a US declaration that all UN sanctions on Iran had ...

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