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UN: Israel advances 22,000 settler homes in past three years

NEW YORK: A top United Nations (UN) envoy yesterday bashed Israel’s ongoing settlement building on Palestinian land, saying it breached international law and made the chances of peaceful settlement ever more remote. Anadolu Agency reported addressing the UN Security Council,

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China postpones UN Security Council discussion on Kashmir

China has postponed a discussion by the UN Security Council planned yesterday about the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir because the UN peacekeeping mission there was not ready to provide a brief, diplomats said. The

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UN Security Council to meet on Kashmir at China’s request again

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council will meet at China’s request today to discuss the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said. The council will meet behind closed doors for the first time since

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Major nations snub calls for climate action as UN summit wraps up

MADRID: A handful of major states resisted pressure yesterday to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a UN climate summit ground to a close, angering smaller countries and a growing protest movement that is pushing for emergency action.

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Rohingya pray for justice on eve of Myanmar genocide hearings

Members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority prayed for justice on the eve of hearings at the UN’s International Court of Justice during which leader Aung San Suu Kyi will defend the country against genocide charges. Gambia launched proceedings against the

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Iran rejects EU powers’ letter to UN as ‘desperate falsehood’

Iran has said it is determined to proceed with its ballistic missile programme, as it rejected as a “desperate falsehood” the letter from three European countries accusing Tehran of developing missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads. The ambassadors for the United Kingdom, Germany

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Malaysian peacekeepers in Congo safe

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s peacekeepers in the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) are safe and unaffected by the latest deadly clashes in the eastern part of the country. There are currently six Malaysian

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UN: Global temperature rise could bring ‘destructive’ effects

Global temperatures could rise sharply this century with “wide-ranging and destructive” consequences after greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels last year, international climate experts warned. The head of the World Meteorological Organisation said yesterday that global temperatures could rise by

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Pakistan, Bangladesh vow to stand behind Palestine

Pakistan and Bangladesh have rejected Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and reaffirmed their full support for Palestine, Anadolu Agency reported, quoting two separate statements by the two countries. Responding to a question regarding the announcement by the US

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US gets brickbats from allies, rivals at UN for supporting Israeli occupation

UNITED NATIONS: The United States yesterday defended itself at the United Nations against strong opposition from the European Union and other world powers to Trump administration’s declaration that it no longer considers Israeli settlements to be in violation of international

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