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Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria: UN

Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday.

UN calls for 'rapid and unimpeded' aid access to Myanmar's Rakhine

UN calls for 'rapid and unimpeded' aid access to Myanmar's Rakhine

The United Nations called on the Myanmar government on Monday to allow "rapid and unimpeded” humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops and autonomy-seeking rebels has displaced thousands of people.

UN ceasefire monitor head visits key Yemen port

UN ceasefire monitor head visits key Yemen port

The head of the United Nations team tasked with monitoring a fragile ceasefire in the flashpoint city of Hodeidah on Monday visited its lifeline docks, a port official said.

QRCS, UN agree to work together in war zones

QRCS, UN agree to work together in war zones

Two senior officials from Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and the United Nations (UN) have agreed to work together to alleviate the suffering of war-affected and neediest populations, particularly in Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and Palestine.

Amir to honour winners of Sheikh Tamim Anti-Corruption Award

Amir to honour winners of Sheikh Tamim Anti-Corruption Award

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will honour the winners of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur on December 7.

UN aid trucks reach remote Rukban camp in Syria

UN aid trucks reach remote Rukban camp in Syria

A United Nations aid convoy on Saturday reached the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, next to the border with Jordan, where thousands of people are stranded in the desert, a member of the camp's local council said.

Qatar reiterates support for ICJ jurisdiction in disputes’ settlement

Qatar reiterates support for ICJ jurisdiction in disputes’ settlement

Qatar has renewed its support for the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the peaceful settlement of disputes, affirming its commitment to the role played by the court under Article 33 of the United Nations (UN) Charter.

Syria approves UN aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan

Syria approves UN aid delivery to remote camp on Jordan

The Syrian government gave approval for the UN to deliver aid next week to thousands of civilians stranded near a US garrison on the Jordanian-Syrian border, aid workers and camp officials said on Wednesday.

UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

UN urges Australia to evacuate offshore refugees over health crisis

The United Nations has asked Australia to urgently evacuate detainees from the Pacific islands of Nauru and Papua New Guinea, saying it bears responsibility for their deteriorating health conditions.

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

North Korea says 'no way' it will disarm without trust in US

North Korea's foreign minister on Saturday told the United Nations there was "no way" that his country would disarm first as long as the United States continued to push for tough enforcement of sanctions against Pyongyang.

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.

UN's Yemen envoy pushes for talks as fighting continues

UN's Yemen envoy pushes for talks as fighting continues

The UN's Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths has met the country's Houthi rebels in a push for new peace talks, as fighting continued around Hodeida.