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Tributes pour in for former UN chief Kofi Annan

Tributes pour in for former UN chief Kofi Annan

The Ghanaian national was a career diplomat who projected quiet charisma and was widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics.

UN invites Yemen government and Houthis to peace talks

UN invites Yemen government and Houthis to peace talks

The United Nations has invited Yemen's government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels to Geneva next month for talks on resolving the country's civil war, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Yemen bus attack: doubts raised about Saudi probe

Yemen bus attack: doubts raised about Saudi probe

The United Nations has called for a "credible" investigation into an airstrike that killed at least 29 children in Yemen, but experts and aid groups doubt that a probe announced by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the country will yield results.

Yemen's Houthis welcome UN call for probe into air strikes

Yemen's Houthis welcome UN call for probe into air strikes

A Yemeni health official and the International Committee of the Red Cross said than an air strike had hit the bus carrying children as it drove through a market in northern Saada province.

UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

UN urges Myanmar to speed Rohingya returns, grant citizenship

United Nations aid agencies called on Myanmar on Wednesday to improve conditions in Rakhine state for the safe return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh and provide a clear pathway to citizenship for those eligible.

Foreign minister meets UN special co-ordinator

Foreign minister meets UN special co-ordinator

During the meeting they reviewed developments in the Middle East, especially in the Gaza Strip.

WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate

WHO warns of new Yemen cholera surge, asks for ceasefire to vaccinate

Yemen may be on the brink of a new wave of cholera, with a heightened death rate because of widespread malnutrition

Netanyahu cancels Colombia trip amid Gaza truce talks

Netanyahu cancels Colombia trip amid Gaza truce talks

Netanyahu will convene his security cabinet on Sunday to discuss an emerging deal, brokered by the United Nations and Egypt, for long-term peace in Gaza.

Myanmar army made 'systematic' Rohingya crackdown plan: rights group

Myanmar army made 'systematic' Rohingya crackdown plan: rights group

Myanmar's military engaged in "extensive and systematic" preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said Thursday, in a damning new report that it says justifies a genocide investigation.

UN envoy calls on Israel to reopen key Gaza crossing

UN envoy calls on Israel to reopen key Gaza crossing

The United Nations special envoy for Middle East peace has called on Israel to reopen the Gaza Strip's only commercial goods crossing a day after Israel closed it as part of a crackdown on Hamas.

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule on Saturday as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee.

Qatar renews call for strengthening co-operation to combat terrorism

Qatar renews call for strengthening co-operation to combat terrorism

Qatar has renewed its call for strengthening co-operation at the international, regional and national levels to combat terrorism and expressed the hope of finding bilateral and multilateral agreements and confronting the most important challenges facing international co-operation in this regard.