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Here is how the world reacted to the US-brokered deal which saw Israel and the UAE agreeing to normalise relations.

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ceasefire, Guterres said.

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

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UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.

US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

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US revises UN resolution to extend Iran arms embargo

The resolution's new draft states that the arms embargo on Iran will continue 'until the Security Council decides otherwise'.

Iran demands UN hold US accountable for plane interception

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Iran demands UN hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran described the interception of a passenger plane by US fighter jets in Syria last month as 'unlawful' and 'adventuristic', calling on the UN ...

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Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

Multiple countries rallied around crisis-stricken Lebanon, showing support and dispatching emergency aid after the explosion that devastated capital Beirut.

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UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

The United Nations is urging Arab countries to unite against the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sudanese protesters demand UAE apology for Libya mercenary recruitment

Hundreds of Sudanese protested outside the UAE embassy in Khartoum, accusing Abu Dhabi of luring them into fighting alongside Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Nine soldiers dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The skirmishes mark the most serious spike in hostilities since 2016, when scores were killed in four days of fighting.

UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

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UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

Following a week of division and seven ballots, the Council passed a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium allowing the use of the Bab ...

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UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into ...

Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

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Ahmadinejad to 'mediate between Saudi and Houthis'

Ahmadinejad is "ready" to visit the Saudi Arabia for meetings with both Saudi and Houthi officials, according to one report.

Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

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UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to ...

UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

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UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

The UN secretary-general condemned foreign interference in the Libya conflict during a UN Security Council meeting.

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US formally starts withdrawal from World Health Organization

The United States has formally withdrawn from the World Health Organization amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of 133,484 people in America.

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Middle East staff suspended over sexual misconduct: UN

Two male UN staff members were placed on leave after a video showing a woman straddling a man in the back of a UN-marked vehicle in Tel Aviv ...

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UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for "an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations" on the Security Council's ...

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US pushes for 'indefinite' Iran arms embargo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urging the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo against Iran indefinitely, as Russia and China ...

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

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The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is ...

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UN investigating 'abhorrent' vehicle sex act in Israel

The United Nations said it was investigating a viral video demonstrating a sexual act in the backseat of a UN-marked car in a busy Israeli ...

Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

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Israel 'withholding Ahmed Erakat's body', family warns

The body of Ahmed Erakat, a murdered Palestinian is being withheld by Israel, his uncle announced.

Hamas calls West Bank annexation a 'declaration of war'

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Hamas calls West Bank annexation a 'declaration of war'

The United Nations has raised alarm bells in recent weeks over Netanyahu's intentions, warning they could do irrevocable damage to ...

Trump to make big announcement on West Bank annexation

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Trump to make big announcement on West Bank annexation

When asked about Israel's annexation of the West Bank, President Trump's senior advisor Kellyanne Conway said she would leave it to the ...

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