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Biden administration to restore $235m in US aid to Palestinians

Two-thirds will go to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, which Donald Trump stopped funding.

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UN inquiry finds French air strike killed Mali civilians

France’s defence ministry disputes the findings, saying its forces targeted “terrorists”.

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Syria war: ‘Grasp window of opportunity’, says UN envoy

A chance for peace exists for the warring sides, Geir Pedersen says, 10 years after fighting began.

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Iran nuclear crisis: Tehran to enrich uranium to 20%, UN says

The move would be Tehran’s most serious breach of an international nuclear deal yet.

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Extinction crisis: World leaders say it is time to act

As world leaders line up to address the UN biodiversity summit, experts say our future is at stake.

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Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders over extinction crisis

The naturalist uses a UN event to call on world leaders to do more to protect nature.

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Is the world entering a new Cold War?

The recent US-China tensions were laid bare in speeches by Trump and Xi at the UN in New York.

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Climate change: China aims for ‘carbon neutrality by 2060’

China’s surprise announcement of a long-term goal to curb emissions boosts UN climate talks.

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How Mali’s coup affects the fight against jihadists

Thousands of UN, French and regional soldiers are in Mali fighting Islamist militants – what difference will the coup make?

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Iran vows ‘crushing response to US bullying’ after sanctions announcement

President Rouhani says the US is alone in trying to reimpose UN sanctions as nations reject the move.

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Belarus: Jailed protest leader Maxim Znak on hunger strike

The move by a top dissident comes as UN officials deplore rights abuses in Belarus.

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Coronavirus: WHO says weekly cases in Europe eclipse March peak

Weekly reported cases now exceed the numbers seen during the first peak in March, the UN body says.

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Venezuela accused of ‘egregious’ crimes by UN

Human rights investigators say authorities have committed “egregious violations” since 2014.

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UN calls for inquiry after girls killed in Paraguay raid

Two 11-year-old girls were shot dead in a raid by the Paraguayan security forces on a rebel camp.

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Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile ’10 times limit’

Tehran has continued to enrich uranium in breach of a nuclear deal, the UN nuclear watchdog warns.

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Belarus: Tikhanovskaya urges UN intervention to stop violence

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says options should include sanctions on those close to Alexander Lukashenko.

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Migrant rescue: UN urges help for Banksy ship and two others in Mediterranean

Almost 400 migrants rescued by three ships in the Mediterranean must be allowed to disembark, it says.

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Ratko Mladic denounces UN court in Srebrenica genocide appeal

The Bosnian Serb ex-commander uses his appeal over Srebrenica to attack the West’s role in Bosnia.

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Iran nuclear deal: US to demand ‘snapback’ of UN sanctions

Other powers insist the US has no right to do so because it abandoned the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Beirut explosion: UN warns of Lebanon humanitarian crisis

Agencies send urgent support to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Tuesday’s explosion.

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UN pledges to help Mali rebuild heritage sites damaged in conflict

Parts of the life and culture of the country’s Land of the Dogon have been destroyed in conflict.

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South China Sea dispute: Australia says Beijing’s claims have no legal basis

Australia tells the UN the claims have “no legal basis” as it aligns itself more closely with the US.

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Child vaccinations fall sharply amid pandemic, UN says

The decline in immunisations against some diseases is the first in nearly 30 years, the UN says.

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Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

The president follows up his vow to leave the world health body by formally notifying the UN.

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Syria conflict: ‘Flagrant’ war crimes committed in Idlib battle, UN says

Syrian civilians endured “unfathomable suffering” at the hands of troops and jihadists, the UN says.

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Coronavirus: WHO chief and Taiwan in row over ‘racist’ comments

Taiwan rejects accusations by the UN health body’s head that racist slurs against him originated there.

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Coronavirus: Four out of five people’s jobs hit by pandemic

The global economic impact of coronavirus could leave nearly 200 million people jobless, a UN agency says.