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Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumed paying Kuwait compensation on Friday for the destruction of Kuwaiti oil fields and facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War, the United Nations said in Geneva in a prepared statement.

Qatar urges UN framework for outer space technology

Qatar urges UN framework for outer space technology

This came in a speech delivered by Sheikh Ali bin Jassim al-Thani, Qatar's ambassador to Austria and permanent envoy to the UN organisations in Vienna, before the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

Syria chemical attack evidence must be preserved, says UN

International chemical weapons experts were travelling to Syria to investigate an alleged gas attack by government forces on Douma which killed dozens of people.

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

United Nations launches $3bn Yemen funding drive

The United Nations asked donors on Tuesday for nearly $3bn to help an estimated 13 million people who urgently need aid in war-ravaged Yemen.

Afghans bury civilians as UN probes air strike

Afghans bury civilians as UN probes air strike

The event underlined the risks of greater use of air power under a new US strategy announced last year to try to force the Taliban to the negotiating table.

UN agency eyes talks to end Gulf airspace standoff

UN agency eyes talks to end Gulf airspace standoff

The United Nations' aviation agency is trying to facilitate talks between Qatar and its neighbours to defuse tensions over alleged airspace violations, but will not intervene politically in the dispute, sources said.

UN relief agency thanks Qatar for $50mn donation

UN relief agency thanks Qatar for $50mn donation

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) has expressed gratitude to Qatar for donating $50mn to the agency during the extraordinary ministerial meeting to support UNRWA.

Envoy affirms UN group's pledge to fight racial discrimination

Envoy affirms UN group's pledge to fight racial discrimination

This came during the speech of Qatar’s Permanent Representative to the UN, HE ambassador Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif al-Thani, to the UN General Assembly.

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

Governments should focus on ‘greener’ policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday.

Philippines formally serves notice of withdrawal from ICC

Philippines formally serves notice of withdrawal from ICC

The Philippines has formally served notice to the United Nations of its decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to protest alleged attacks against President Rodrigo Duterte, the foreign minister said.

Temperature to exceed mid-30Cs

Temperature to exceed mid-30Cs

The mercury level will rise above the average levels, exceeding mid-30Cs in some areas, as southeasterly-southwesterly winds are expected to affect the country on Friday and Saturday ...

Qatar pledges $50mn funding for UNRWA

Qatar pledges $50mn funding for UNRWA

Qatar has announced a $50mn donation to the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees. The announcement was made during a donors' conference of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) held on Thursday ...