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Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli, ISIS claims attack on oil company

Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya’s capital, residents said, forcing flights to be diverted, less than a week after the United Nations brokered a fragile truce between rival armed groups in Tripoli, Reuters reports.

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Russia’s deputy UN envoy calls for taking actual situation in Syria’s Idlib into account

Friday’s informal meeting on Syria, which involved a number of the United Nations Security Council member states, was aimed at creating “a virtual reality” concerning the situation in the Idlib province rather than at outlining practical steps to resolve the issue, Russia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov told TASS.

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U.S. faces criticism as it ends funding for U.N. Palestinian refugee agency

The United States announced it was halting funding for the United Nations’ agency for Palestinian refugees Friday after declaring the organization was “irredeemably flawed.

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Haley says US Rohingya report ‘consistent’ with UN findings

Findings of a US State Department investigation into Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis are “consistent” with those of a report by UN investigators released this week that called for Myanmar’s commander-in-chief and other generals be tried for genocide, the US ambassador to the United Nations said.

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UN Says More Yemeni Children Killed By Saudi-Led Airstrikes

The United Nations accused a Saudi-led coalition of killing at least 26 people, including children, in a series of airstrikes in Yemen.

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New North Korean ambassador to U.N. has yet to receive U.S. visa

North Korea’s next Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Song has not yet received his visa to begin work at his new post in New York, an official told Kyodo News.

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Moscow, Washington at odds over Iran’s presence in Syria

Amid the US pressures to limit the scope of Iran’s activities in Syria and its attempts to convince Russia to play a role in this regard, Moscow once again calls Iran’s presence in Syria lawful and legitimate.

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EU adopts new measures to assist Iran in face of Washington’s hostile approach

In line with its recent efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran despite the US withdrawal, the European Union has agreed to allocate an 18mn euro package for this purpose. Meanwhile, the United Nations has called American sanctions against Iran illegitimate.

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Outgoing UN Human Rights Chief Warns UN Could Collapse

The outgoing United Nations’ human rights chief says the power held by the five permanent members of the Security Council could cause the U.N. to “collapse.”

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UNICEF Voices Grave Concern about Human Crisis in Yemen’s Hudaydah

The United Nations Children’s Fund and Food Program have voiced grave concern about the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Yemen, especially in its lifeline port city of al-Hudaydah.

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UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease Rohingyas’ safe return

The United Nations Security Council on Monday urged Myanmar to step up efforts for Rohingya refugees to return to the country safely and voluntarily.

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Aided by Russia, North Korea evades UN sanctions and cheats vessels supplying petroleum

China and Russia on July 19 delayed a US bid to the 15-member United Nations Security Council to halt refined petroleum exports to North Korea, asking for more detail on a US accusation that Pyongyang breached sanctions, Reuters reported.

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NATO leaders urge continuation of ‘decisive pressure’ on North Korea

NATO leaders on Wednesday called on all nations to maintain “decisive pressure” on North Korea, including by fully implementing United Nations sanctions, to persuade it to give up it nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

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UN Says South Sudanese Troops Killed, Violated Scores Of Civilians

The United Nations says South Sudanese government forces and allies committed war crimes against hundreds of civilians.

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UN: Venezuelan Security Forces Killed Hundreds

Venezuelan security forces have killed hundreds in what could count as extrajudicial executions, according to the United Nations.

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Air pollution killed 4.2 million people in 2016, says UN

United Nations (UN) report published on Wednesday said that an estimated 4.2 million people died as a result of high levels of ambient air pollution in 2016.

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