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Britain to push U.N. Security Council to back humanitarian truce in Yemen

16 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS Britain said on Friday it will push the United Nations Security Council to back a humanitarian truce in Yemen as the U.N. Yemen envoy said the warring parties had given "firm assurances" they were committed to attending peace talks shortly in Sweden.

Trying to make Yemen child smile 'like tickling a ghost' - U.N. food chief

16 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS United Nations food chief David Beasley spotted a tiny foot sticking out from under a blanket in a hospital in Yemen that has been overwhelmed with malnourished children, so he tried to bring a smile to the face of the small patient.

U.N. Security Council removes Eritrea sanctions after years

14 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea after a rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti. | Video

U.S. alone in opposing U.N. refugee text over sovereignty concerns

13 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS The United States was the only country on Tuesday to oppose an annual draft U.N. General Assembly resolution on the work of the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) because it said elements of the text ran counter to the Trump administration's sovereign interests.

U.N. Security Council set to lift Eritrea sanctions on Wednesday

12 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is set to vote on Wednesday to lift a nearly decade-old arms embargo and targeted sanctions on Eritrea, diplomats said, after the country's rapprochement with Ethiopia and thawing of relations with Djibouti.

North Korea postponed U.S. talks because 'they weren't ready' - Haley

09 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS North Korea postponed talks with the United States on Thursday "because they weren't ready," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said as she urged Pyongyang to implement a June deal between the two countries. | Video

U.N. aims for Yemen talks by year-end, not end of month

08 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths is aiming to convene the country's warring parties for peace talks by the end of the year, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after last week saying he would try to bring them together by the end of the month.

U.N. approval for some North Korea aid in limbo as U.S. deliberates

08 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS Several requests by humanitarian groups for U.N. approval to ship goods to North Korea for aid projects have been in limbo for months because the United States repeatedly asked for more time to consider them, according to documents seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Russia asks U.N. Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions Thursday

08 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS Russia has asked the United Nations Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions on Thursday, diplomats said, a move that comes after a planned meeting between top U.S. and North Korean officials in New York this week was postponed.

Russia asks U.N. Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions Thursday

07 Nov 2018

UNITED NATIONS Russia has asked the United Nations Security Council to discuss North Korea sanctions on Thursday, diplomats said, a move that comes after a planned meeting between top U.S. and North Korean officials in New York this week was postponed.

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