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Tom Miles

U.N. reports mass rape, killings, torture in South Sudan, seeks oil scrutiny

20 Feb 2019

GENEVA U.N. investigators have identified perpetrators of pervasive rape and killings and torture in secret safe houses in South Sudan, and believe oil revenues have driven much of the violence in its civil war, a report said on Wednesday.

WTO warns of global trade slowdown as indicator hits nine-year low

19 Feb 2019

GENEVA A quarterly leading indicator of world merchandise trade slumped to its lowest reading in nine years on Tuesday, which should put policymakers on guard for a sharper slowdown if trade tensions continue, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday. | Video

U.N. says fighting, instability have displaced 100,000 in Burkina Faso

19 Feb 2019

GENEVA More than 100,000 people have been displaced by factional fighting and lawlessness in Burkina Faso, most within the past two months, according to a U.N. report published on Tuesday.

U.S. drafts WTO reform to halt handouts for big and rich states

15 Feb 2019

GENEVA The United States proposed a reform of the World Trade Organization on Friday that would slash the number of countries that are eligible for "special and differential treatment", a plan likely to be resisted by China, India and other countries.

U.S. drafts WTO reform to halt handouts for big and rich states

15 Feb 2019

GENEVA The United States proposed a reform of the World Trade Organization on Friday that would slash the number of countries that are eligible for "special and differential treatment", a plan likely to be resisted by China, India and other countries.

U.S. derides Venezuela's accusation of lacing aid with poison

15 Feb 2019

GENEVA The United States scoffed on Friday at Venezuela's accusation that it was poisoning humanitarian aid, and urged allies to stop the "decrepit, dictatorial regime" of President Nicolas Maduro from chairing U.N. arms talks.

U.N. warns of locust surge on both sides of Red Sea

15 Feb 2019

GENEVA A locust outbreak in Sudan and Eritrea is spreading rapidly along both sides of the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday, flagging a possible threat to crops and food security.

Rape still endemic in South Sudan's Unity state despite peace - U.N.

15 Feb 2019

GENEVA/JUBA Rape and sexual violence against women and girls as young as eight is still widespread in northern South Sudan despite the signing of a peace deal to end the civil war in September 2018, according to a U.N. investigation published on Friday.

New U.N. Syria envoy seeks Syria constitution talks, no firm timeframe

15 Feb 2019

GENEVA The new U.N. envoy tasked with forging peace in Syria hopes to convene a constitutional committee in Geneva "as soon as possible", he said on Friday, without giving a firm timeframe for the latest attempt to end the country's devastating war.

German arrest is first big catch for Syria investigators

14 Feb 2019

(This Feb 13. story corrects sixth paragraph to say Anwar R. was head of investigations at the branch, not head of whole branch)

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