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25 Mar 2017

U.N. envoy calls on powers to salvage Syrian ceasefire

GENEVA U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura called on Russia, Turkey and Iran on Saturday to salvage the tattered ceasefire in Syria that would also help keep peace talks on track.

24 Mar 2017

Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence - U.N.

GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.

24 Mar 2017

Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence - U.N.

GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.

24 Mar 2017

Russia, Turkey, Iran must hold talks to stop Syria violence: U.N.

GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.

24 Mar 2017

North Korea crimes to be documented for prosecution someday - U.N.

GENEVA The United Nations' top human rights body agreed on Friday to widen its investigation into widespread violations in North Korea with a view to documenting alleged crimes against humanity for future prosecution.

24 Mar 2017

U.N. will investigate crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar

GENEVA The top United Nations human rights body agreed on Friday to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

23 Mar 2017

"Worst is yet to come" with 400,000 trapped in west Mosul - U.N.

GENEVA/MOSUL, Iraq About 400,000 Iraqi civilians are trapped in the Islamic State-held Old City of western Mosul, short of food and basic needs as the battle between the militants and government forces rages around them, the United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.

22 Mar 2017

World has just months to stop starvation in Yemen, Somalia - Red Cross

GENEVA The world has got three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as war and drought wreck crops and block deliveries of food and medical care, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

22 Mar 2017

Exclusive - North Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms: envoy

GENEVA North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programmes, a North Korean envoy told Reuters on Tuesday. | Video

21 Mar 2017

EXCLUSIVE-N.Korea has no fear of U.S. sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms - envoy

GENEVA, March 21 North Korea has nothing to fear from any U.S. move to broaden sanctions aimed at cutting it off from the global financial system and will pursue "acceleration" of its nuclear and missile programmes, a Pyongyang envoy told Reuters on Tuesday.

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