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World hunger 'on the rise,' UN says - 821 million people affected

World hunger 'on the rise,' UN says - 821 million people affected

Some 821 million people - one in nine of the world's population - did not have enough food to eat in 2017, UN agencies said on Tuesday, in a report decrying increasing global hunger rates.

Venezuela vows 'full cooperation' with new UN rights chief

Venezuela vows 'full cooperation' with new UN rights chief

Venezuela's foreign minister hailed Tuesday the arrival of new UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet following a thorny relationship with her predecessor, vowing his country would cooperate fully with her.

Greece questions two women over dousing museum relics with oil

Greece questions two women over dousing museum relics with oil

Police in Greece are questioning two women suspected of squirting or dabbing oil on artefacts in at least two museums in a ritual the suspects said was dictated by Bible teachings.

More than 30,000 displaced in Syria's Idlib in latest offensive: UN

More than 30,000 displaced in Syria's Idlib in latest offensive: UN

Violence in northwest Syria has displaced more than 30,000 people this month alone, the United Nations said Monday, warning that a looming assault could create the century's ‘worst humanitarian catastrophe’.

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

UN says 'criminals' impersonating its staff in Libya to target migrants

The UN decried Saturday "reliable reports" that smugglers and traffickers were impersonating its staff in Libya to target desperate migrants and refugees, and demanded action to hold them to account.

Germany to raise funds for Palestinian refugee agency

Germany to raise funds for Palestinian refugee agency

Germany will provide additional funding for the UN's Palestinian refugee agency and has appealed to other EU members to do the same following a cut in US aid, its foreign ministry said Friday.

1mn Syrian children in Idlib at risk, says Unicef

1mn Syrian children in Idlib at risk, says Unicef

More than a million Syrian children are at risk in the event of a government military assault on the rebel-held province of Idlib, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said yesterday.

New fighting in Libya capital after truce collapses

New fighting in Libya capital after truce collapses

Fresh fighting erupted in the Libyan capital on Wednesday after the collapse of a truce, a witness and military source said, after the UN called for calm.

UN calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

UN calls for Myanmar generals to be tried for genocide, blames Facebook for incitement

Myanmar's military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with "genocidal intent", and the commander-in-chief and five generals should be prosecuted for the gravest crimes under international law, UN investigators said.

Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Former UN chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan dies aged 80

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died on Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation said, after decades of championing efforts to try to end protracted conflicts in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

US dismisses 'hypocritical' draft space weapons treaty

The United States voiced strong opposition Tuesday to a treaty proposed by Russia and China explicitly aimed at preventing an arms race in space, calling it ‘hollow and hypocritical’.

ICJ ruling vindicates country’s stand in Gulf crisis, Qatar tells UN

ICJ ruling vindicates country’s stand in Gulf crisis, Qatar tells UN

The recent decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to take provisional measures against the UAE, in a case related to discrimination against Qatari citizens, can be considered a recognition by the most prominent international judicial body of Qatar's strong legal case