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Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

A letter sent to the UN Security Council has named former Slovakian foreign minister Jan Kubis as new UN envoy to Libya

German professor named to head Sudan UN mission

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German professor named to head Sudan UN mission

A German professor has been called in to lead the UN mission in Sudan.

Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

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Tunisia pushes for UN monitors for Libya's frail ceasefire

Tunisia, the current president of the UN Security Council, called for a resolution sending international monitors to support Libya's brittle ...

UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

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UN calls on 'monitors' to oversee Libya ceasefire

The United Nations has called on regional 'monitors' to observe the fragile ceasefire between the GNA and Khalifa Haftar's forces.

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Russia warns Haftar against resuming Libya hostilities

Russia's foreign minister also pledged to aid Libya's Tripoli-based government.

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UN chief seeks monitors for Libya's fragile ceasefire

In a letter to Security Council members, the secretary-general asked to set up a monitoring group.

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Bahrain violated Qatar's airspace with military jets, Doha says

Qatar sent a letter to the UN Security Council saying Bahrain violated its airspace with military jets four times.

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UN: Mladenov turns down offer to lead UN mission

Nickolay Mladenov, who will be stepping down as Middle East peace envoy, has decided not to replace Ghassan Salame as head of UN mission in ...

UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

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UN calls for exit of mercenaries from Libya

All mercenaries and foreign fighters in Libya must leave, an unanimous statement from the UN Security Council urged on Tuesday.

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US says Eritrea involvement "credible" in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Ethiopia has repeatedly denied Eritrean involvement in the conflict.

Polisario vows to keep up Western Sahara fight

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Polisario vows to keep up Western Sahara fight

"Fighting will continue until the total withdrawal of the Moroccan occupation troops."

Polisario Front condemns US declaration on W. Sahara

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Polisario Front condemns US declaration on W. Sahara

US President Donald Trump, whose mandate ends in January, said on Thursday he had agreed to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed ...

Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

Palestine extends state of emergency as coronavirus cases continue

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Palestine extends state of emergency as coronavirus cases continue

Palestine has extended its state of emergency for another 30 days to beat coronavirus.

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UN chief Guterres warns Palestinian Territories facing 'grim realities'

The UN chief stressed that conditions for Palestinians have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and continued Israeli settlement expansion.

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UNSC unlikely to respond to Iranian nuclear scientist killing

Countries have been divided over the killing of the Iranian nuclear scientist.

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World bank warns of 'prolonged depression' in Lebanon

The World Bank has urged Lebanon to swiftly form a reform-minded government.

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UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

A UN report has found that one in 33 people worldwide will be in need of aid in 2021.

Iraqi Yazidi Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

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Iraqi Yazidi Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

Activist Nadia Murad said domestic tensions have intensified in confined living spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Saudi-led coalition strikes Houthis near Sanaa

The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference

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France, UN to host new Lebanon aid conference

France and the UN will host a new conference about aid to Beirut after its devastating blast in August

Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

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Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

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

G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

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G20 throws weight behind global Covid-19 vaccine access

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

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