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Qatar calls for global meeting on preventive diplomacy

Qatar calls for global meeting on preventive diplomacy

HE the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi said the proposed conference would support UN Secretary General's call made while welcoming 2018.

2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016

2017 was second or third warmest year, behind 2016

Last year was indistinguishable, so far, from 2015 as the second or third warmest behind 2016, making 2017 "the warmest year without an El Nino", the UN's World Meteorological Organisation said.

Gulf crisis: UN official supports Kuwaiti mediation

Gulf crisis: UN official supports Kuwaiti mediation

Miroslav Lajcak, the president of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly, was interacting with a gathering at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.

Emir meets President of UN General Assembly

Emir meets President of UN General Assembly

His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met at his Emiri Diwan office on Wednesday with the President of the United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak.

Qatar contributed $26mn to UN refugee agency in 2017

Qatar contributed $26mn to UN refugee agency in 2017

The figures were revealed in a summary of contributions to UNHCR for 2017 placing Qatar as UNHCR’s 19th top donor.

UN says Trump slur on countries is 'racist'

UN says Trump slur on countries is 'racist'

The United Nations on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump's reported description of African nations and Haiti as "sh*thole" countries as "shocking and shameful", and "racist".

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

UN urges Israel to scrap African migrant relocation plan

The United Nations on Tuesday called on Israel to scrap a new programme forcing thousands of African migrants out of the country, condemning it as incoherent and unsafe.

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

The United Nations' independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar.

Medical evacuations begin from besieged Syria rebel bastion

Medical evacuations begin from besieged Syria rebel bastion

Aid workers have begun evacuating emergency medical cases from Syria's besieged rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta, the Red Cross said on Wednesday, after months of waiting during which the United Nations said at least 16 people died.

UN votes on Jerusalem after Trump warns 'we're watching'

UN votes on Jerusalem after Trump warns 'we're watching'

UN member-states were poised Thursday to vote on a motion rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, after President Donald Trump threatened to cut funding to countries that back the measure.

Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys sceptical

Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys sceptical

The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced scepticism about its willingness to engage.

UN chief says no alternative to two-state solution in Middle East

UN chief says no alternative to two-state solution in Middle East

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that there was no alternative to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and that Jerusalem was a final-status issue that should be resolved through direct talks.