UN relief chief calls for humanitarian access in Yemen

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on UN relief chief calls for humanitarian access in Yemen 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 — The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Stephen O'Brien, on Tuesday concluded his three-day visit to Yemen, calling for all parties to grant humanitarian access and uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians in a conflict that has displaced three million people, injured and killed thousands of innocent civilians, a UN spokesman told reporters here.

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Colombia's Santos, Uribe to meet to discuss FARC peace process

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on Colombia's Santos, Uribe to meet to discuss FARC peace process 

BOGOTA, Oct. 5 — Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos will meet former president and senator Alvaro Uribe on Wednesday morning to discuss how to take the peace process with the FARC forward, after voters rejected the current peace agreement in Sunday's referendum.

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UN peacekeeping chief calls on Sudanese parties to carry out political roadmap

October 5, 2016 by · Comments Off on UN peacekeeping chief calls on Sudanese parties to carry out political roadmap 

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 — UN under-secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, on Tuesday called on all Sudanese parties to implement a political roadmap, which serves as the basis for the peace process, including ceasefire, in South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur regions.

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UN agencies launch new guide to control use of hazardous pesticides

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UNITED NATIONS, May 11 — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have released new guidelines to reduce the damage done by pesticides, a UN spokesman said here Tuesday.

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UN vows to assist VN tackle drought, salinity

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HCM CITY, May 9 — The UN Deputy Secretary General has offered assistance to Việt Nam in coping with the ongoing drought and saline intrusion, which has affected two million people in the southern and south-central region.

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Plan to evacuate Syrian rebels from southern Damascus halted

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DAMASCUS, Dec. 26 — A plan to evacuate Syrian rebels from southern Damascus' districts, which was scheduled to take place Saturday, has been frozen due to disagreements among the insurgents about their coming destination, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV reported.

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Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that Saturday's renewed fighting between Galmudug and Puntland armed forces in Somalia had forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes.

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120 rebels evacuate Damascus district under new deal with gov't

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on 120 rebels evacuate Damascus district under new deal with gov't 

DAMASCUS, Dec. 1 — A total of 120 rebels evacuated the district of Qudsayah along with their families to rebel-held areas in Idlib province under the UN supervision, Maher Murhej, an opposition activist and head of the Syrian Youth Party, told Xinhua.

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Polio vaccinations kick off in Sudan, Iraq

November 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on Polio vaccinations kick off in Sudan, Iraq 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 10 — The United Nations said here Monday that polio vaccinations kicked off in Sudan and Iraq, where millions of children can be protected from risk of the spread of wild polio virus.

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Palestine, ahead of UN chief's visit, urges int'l protection

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Palestine, ahead of UN chief's visit, urges int'l protection 

RAMALLAH, Oct. 20 — Palestinian officials said Tuesday that they will urge United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to respond to Palestinian request for international protection.

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