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World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off
World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off
World leaders open their annual debate at the United Nations on Tuesday, eager to hear US President Donald Trump deliver his maiden address amid...
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York.
US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote
US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote
The UN Security Council was scheduled to vote Monday on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down...
UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims
UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims
The situation in Myanmar is a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations said on Monday, as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing...
More than two years of crisis in Burundi
More than two years of crisis in Burundi
Burundi has since April 2015 been rocked by a deadly political crisis born of President Pierre Nkurunziza's divisive bid for a third term, which he...
UN issues rare warning over 'alarming' racism in US
UN issues rare warning over 'alarming' racism in US
UN human rights experts have called on the United States and its leadership to "unequivocally and unconditionally" condemn racist speech and...
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
In Kenya, it’s mitumba. In Rwanda, chagua. In eastern Zambia, salaula. Most African languages have a word for them:...
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.
​New anti-nuclear treaty legitimises the fight for disarmament
​New anti-nuclear treaty legitimises the fight for disarmament
The international community took a historic step on July 7, when it adopted the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, after...
Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter moved to house arrest
Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter moved to house arrest
An Israeli soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant will be placed on house arrest pending his appeal of his manslaughter conviction...
UN cutback plan ‘betrays’ Darfur
UN cutback plan ‘betrays’ Darfur
After nearly a decade of trying to keep the peace in Darfur, the United Nations and the African Union believe they are seeing light at the end of...

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