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Nigeria facing “a famine unlike any we have ever seen”
Nearly a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished because Boko Haram has disrupted trade and farming.
1 points by The Denver Post | Humanitarian aid Refugee Million Nigeria United Nations Malnutrition
North Korea's nuclear threat: What we know
Here's what we know about the reclusive country's nuclear weapons program:       
20 points by USA Today | World War II United Nations Nuclear weapon United States Missile Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Cold War Russia
A look at North Korea's 5 nuclear tests
North Korea announced Friday it conducted its fifth nuclear test. Here's a look at each of its attempts to join the nuclear weapons club:       
35 points by USA Today | Nuclear weapon Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Tsar Bomba Nuclear fusion Missile Nuclear fission Nuclear weapons United Nations
Nigeria on brink of catastrophic famine
The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying. They are the latest victims of Boko Haram’s Islamic insurgency.
64 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Humanitarian aid Refugee Nigeria Million United Nations Malnutrition
South Sudan's fighting directed at highest levels: UN report
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) - A confidential U.N. report says South Sudan's deadly fighting in July was directed by the highest levels of government, and that leaders are intent on a military solution that worsens ethnic tensions. The U.N. panel of experts report obtained by The Associated Press says President ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Associated Press Southern Sudan United Nations United Nations Security Council Sudan United States Peacekeeping Military
Nigeria facing 'a famine unlike any we have ever seen'
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying. They are the latest victims of Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency. No ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Humanitarian aid Refugee Million United Nations Nigeria
Russia bolsters military force in Crimea: Ifax
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has formed a "self-sufficient military group" in Crimea capable of repelling attempts to seize the peninsula, Interfax news agency quoted the Defence Ministry as saying on Friday.
16 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Caliphate United Nations Islam Investment Mutual fund
‘I never called Obama son of a whore… and Ban ki-Moon is a fool!’ – Philippines President
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has now denied allegations that he called US President Barack “a son of a whore.” However, after the row over the insult subsided somewhat, Duterte switched to the UN’s Secretary-General, calling him a “fool.” Read Full Article at
397 points by Russia Today | Human rights Philippines Ban Ki-moon United Nations ASEAN Filipino language Law Emilio Aguinaldo
North Korea missile launches 'extremely concerning': France
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Ballistic missile tests carried out by North Korea on Monday are "extremely concerning" and France favors a quick and firm reaction by the U.N. Security Council, France's U.N. ambassador said on Tuesday.
399 points by Reuters | United Arab Emirates United Nations Dubai Abu Dhabi Korean War South Korea World's busiest airports by cargo traffic Dubai International Airport
Bangladesh, Iceland agree to strengthen collaboration in fisheries management
Bangladesh and Iceland have agreed to “strengthen” collaboration in the areas of mutual interest, particularly fisheries management.
220 points by | Diplomacy United Nations Iceland Foreign minister Foreign policy Chancellor Geothermal power Reykjavík
UN panel blames South Sudan leaders for Juba violence
Fighting that killed more than 300 people and forced opposition head to flee directed at top military level, UN says.
120 points by Al Jazeera English | Southern Sudan Peacekeeping United Nations Sudan Ban Ki-moon Kofi Annan Secretary-General of the United Nations Riek Machar
Afghan forces end 11-hour siege after terrorists storm charity NGO in Kabul
Afghan security forces ended an 11-hour standoff in central Kabul after terrorists attacked a US-based humanitarian agency, CARE International, setting off a car bomb in front of the office and storming the building. Read Full Article at
488 points by Russia Today | United Nations Criminal Investigation Department Human rights Afghanistan Women's rights Tsar Bomba Pressure Police
Suspected Aleppo chlorine attack chokes dozens, rescue workers, monitors say 
A suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held neighborhood in the Syrian city of Aleppo caused dozens of cases of suffocation on Tuesday, rescue workers and a monitoring group said.
-1 points by | Chlorine Chemical warfare United Nations World War I Iraq Syria Nuclear weapon World War II
NATO chief says welcomes Turkey's efforts against Islamic State: NTV
ANKARA (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday he welcomed Turkey's efforts against Islamic State and that Ankara had a right to defend itself.
19 points by Reuters | United Nations Turkey Reuters Iraq Thomson Reuters News agency Barack Obama Arabic language
Duterte says he told Obama he never insulted him, thinks U.N.'s Ban a fool
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte told Barack Obama he never called him a "son of a bitch", he said on Friday, but he maintained a defiant stance on his war on drugs, saying U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon was a fool for bringing up human rights.
1299 points by Reuters | Human rights United Nations United States Ban Ki-moon Barack Obama Iraq War Secretary-General of the United Nations Law
North Korea nuclear test: World leaders react
South Korean president says North Korea shows "maniacal recklessness" as world powers unite in condemnation.
62 points by Al Jazeera English | Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty South Korea North Korea Korean War United Nations Korea Kim Jong-il Korean Peninsula
Fighting in Syria's Hama displaces 100,000: UN
Fighting in Syria's western Hama province displaced an estimated 100,000 people between Aug. 28 and Sept. 5, the United Nations said on Wednesday, citing the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the governor of the province.
-1 points by | Bashar al-Assad Syria Population Town City Hafez al-Assad United Nations Rural area
North Korea earthquake believed to be nuclear test
SEOUL (Reuters) - A seismic event in North Korea on Friday morning measured by the U.S. Geological Survey with a magnitude of 5.3 appeared to be a nuclear test, South Korea's meteorological agency said.
2707 points by Reuters | Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Reuters United Nations Security Council United Nations Thomson Reuters Iraq News agency Mutual fund
Over 70 aid groups say U.N. allows Syria to manipulate relief
More than 70 humanitarian organizations are accusing the United Nations of allowing the Syrian government to manipulate relief efforts and deprive thousands in besieged areas of help. The aid groups working in Syria ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Syria Bashar al-Assad United Nations Humanitarian aid Lebanon Turkey Hafez al-Assad Humanitarianism
Alabama teen found not guilty of terrorism charge
An Alabama teen has been found not guilty after he was accused of trying to aid terrorists. reports that Peyton Pruitt of St. Clair County was found not guilty Thursday by reason of mental defect. His lawyers say ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Terrorism Federal Bureau of Investigation Organized crime United Nations
Are UN peacekeeping operations in trouble?
International defense ministers are meeting in the UK to discuss ways to improve UN peacekeeping missions.
724 points by Al Jazeera English | United Nations Peacekeeping Central African Republic Sudan Democratic Republic of the Congo United Nations Security Council Srebrenica massacre War in Afghanistan
In Syria talks, Russia holds the key
Ahead of renewed peace talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov there is a sense of foreboding.
135 points by CNN | Bashar al-Assad United Nations United States Syria Allies of World War II Hafez al-Assad Humanitarian aid 2003 invasion of Iraq
Syria's war: Aid agencies suspend cooperation with UN
More than 70 groups sign letter saying Syrian regime has influence over UN and Red Crescent operations, demand probe.
2637 points by Al Jazeera English | Bashar al-Assad Syria Humanitarian aid United Nations Hafez al-Assad Muhammad Naji al-Otari Humanitarianism Asma al-Assad
Faulted by charities, U.N. plans to keep up relief work in Syria
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations plans to keep working with charities in Syria despite a decision by more than 70 relief groups to suspend ties with the U.N. for its links to the Syrian government, officials said on Thursday.
10 points by Reuters | Bashar al-Assad United Nations Syria Ban Ki-moon Reuters Thomson Reuters Humanitarian aid Hafez al-Assad
Syria ready to cooperate with U.N. watchdog on gas attack accusations
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday it was ready to cooperate with the global chemical weapons watchdog over accusations it had used poison gas against insurgent held areas.
29 points by Reuters | United Nations Bashar al-Assad Syria Chemical warfare Chemical Weapons Convention United States Poison gas in World War I United Nations Security Council
UN nuclear report notes Iran is making sensitive parts
VIENNA — The United Nations agency monitoring the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers reported Thursday that it has found no violations of the deal meant to crimp Tehran's ability to make atomic arms.But touching on one potentially sensitive area, the International Atomic Energy Agency said in a review issued Thursday that Iran had begun manufacturing rotor tubes for centrifuges, the spinning machines used to enrich uranium. Iran is allowed to make the parts, but only under certain conditions.
-1 points by Boston Herald | International Atomic Energy Agency Nuclear proliferation United Nations Nuclear weapon Enriched uranium Uranium Nuclear fission Depleted uranium
Southeast Asian Nations Moderate Tone With China in Sea Dispute
China declared a diplomatic win after Southeast Asian leaders demurred on joining U.S.-led criticism of Beijing’s defiance against an international ruling that rejected China’s claims in the South China Sea.
384 points by The Wall Street Journal | Southeast Asia South China Sea United Nations Southern United States Asia East China Sea People's Republic of China Vietnam
We can't let Afghanistan slide backwards
The civil war in Afghanistan is raging again. After almost 40 years of near-consecutive conflict -- from the Soviet invasion to the US-led war against the Taliban for its sheltering of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda post-9/11 -- Afghanistan is once again on the international emergency watch list.
625 points by CNN | United Nations Pakistan Afghanistan Taliban Ban Ki-moon Refugee Afghan refugees Iran
Don’t mention the war: Argentina considering joint Falklands oil & gas project with Britain
Argentina is considering a joint fossil fuels exploration project with Britain around the Falkland Islands, also known as the Islas Malvinas, in a sign of thawing relations between the two nations. Read Full Article at
121 points by Russia Today | Falklands War Argentina Falkland Islands Buenos Aires British overseas territories United Nations United Kingdom Peacekeeping
South Sudan activists say intimidated for meeting diplomats
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese activists say they face government intimidation in retaliation for meeting with the visiting U.N. Security Council last weekend, and some have fled the turbulent country.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | United Nations United States United Nations Security Council United Nations Charter Republic of China United Nations General Assembly Kofi Annan Peacekeeping
Britain to deploy up to 100 more troops to South Sudan: minister
LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 100 additional British troops will join U.N. peacekeeping work in South Sudan, the defense minister said on Thursday, taking the total to around 400.
-1 points by Reuters | United Nations Southern Sudan Reuters Riek Machar Thomson Reuters Sudan News agency World War II
Nine Yemeni civilians, four of them children, killed in air strike: residents
SANAA (Reuters) - At least nine civilians, including four children, were killed on Thursday in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on a residential building north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, residents said.
303 points by Reuters | Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency News United Nations Tom Glocer Mutual fund Investment
Philippine President regrets slamming Obama
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte backed off strong comments directed at Obama.         
6509 points by Arizona Republic | United States President of the United States Philippines Human rights United Nations Iraq War Barack Obama Democratic Party
Ex-Air China worker pleads not guilty to smuggling packages
The court papers do not state what the packages contained, and it is unclear if officials know what was being smuggled onto the flights.
93 points by Daily News | Newark Liberty International Airport United States John F. Kennedy International Airport New York City Lawyer Transportation Security Administration United Nations Obstruction of justice
Airstrike kills 10 in area of suspected gas attack in Syria
An airstrike in the rebel-held part of Syria’s contested city of Aleppo killed 10 civilians on Wednesday, activists said, an attack that hit in the same neighborhood where a suspected chlorine gas attack happened the day before.Meanwhile, the U.N. aid agency said the fighting in Syria’s central Hama...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Syria Chlorine Hama Aleppo History of Syria Damascus United Nations Hama massacre
British troop surge in South Sudan ahead of major peacekeeping conference
Britain has decided to send 100 more UK troops to South Sudan as part of a UN initiative to stabilize the region. The move comes ahead of a London conference on the future of peacekeeping. Read Full Article at
28 points by Russia Today | Peacekeeping Canada United Nations Peace European Union Italy Department of Peacekeeping Operations
The town where children attempt suicide
The besieged Syrian town of Madaya has seen a "worrying increase" in child suicide attempts as the long war takes its toll, a rights group warned.
48150 points by CNN | Ban Ki-moon United Nations Bashar al-Assad Syria Lebanon Secretary-General of the United Nations Israel Humanitarian aid
How can food security in Africa be achieved?
A new major report on agricultural productivity has documented success stories in a number of African countries.
1017 points by Al Jazeera English | Food security Agriculture Food and Agriculture Organization Poverty Africa Green Revolution United Nations Investment
Yemen foreign minister urges more support for fight against militia foes
BERLIN (Reuters) - Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdel-Malek al-Mekhlafi on Wednesday urged the international community to step up its support of his government in its fight against the armed Houthi movement, and to help combat arms smuggling from Iran and elsewhere.
99 points by Reuters | United Nations Human rights Yemen United Arab Emirates Iraq Saudi Arabia Arabian Peninsula Lebanon
Police release 6 people arrested in Westminster attack investigation
Six people arrested in the investigation into the terrorist attack in Westminster, London have been released from custody, Scotland Yard confirmed. Four others continue to be questioned. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Death Terrorism Gerontology Old age Ageing United Nations Definition of terrorism London
UN to probe alleged crimes against Rohingya in Myanmar
UN mission will investigate allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya in Myanmar.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Burma Aung San Suu Kyi Kofi Annan Rakhine State Aung San Government Nobel Prize United Nations
Nicolas Maduro seeks UN help to ease medicine shortages
President Maduro asks for support to 'treat economic and social injuries' as country suffers severe medicine shortages.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | United States Organization of American States United Nations Medicine Pharmacology Pharmaceutical drug Drug Human rights
Terrorist threat higher in Europe than anywhere else except war zones – EUCOM chief
The threat posed by violent extremism is higher in Europe than anywhere else in the world, apart from actual war zones and hotspots, US European Command head General Curtis Scaparrotti said, commenting on Wednesday’s terrorist attack in London. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Terrorism United Kingdom United Nations Canada Islam London Attack! Turkey
7mn people face starvation as Yemen heads towards man-made famine – Oxfam
The situation in war-ravaged Yemen is starting to resemble a man-made famine, with almost seven million people “knowingly” pushed towards starvation, the latest report from the international humanitarian organization Oxfam says. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Humanitarian aid United Nations Internally displaced person Malnutrition Refugee 2017 2016 2015
Antonio Guterres: Salva Kiir is ignoring famine
Secretary General Guterres says government in Juba refuses to acknowledge plight of 100,000 people suffering famine.
573 points by Al Jazeera English | Festus Mogae Sudan Southern Sudan Riek Machar United Nations United States Second Sudanese Civil War Famine
Safety vs. Privacy: U.N. Pushes for Cockpit Cameras, a Move Pilots Have Long Resisted
The United Nations’ air-safety arm, ICAO, is pushing for video recorders to be installed in future airliner cockpits to assist investigations of serious incidents and crashes, in a move that puts safety gains above privacy drawbacks, according to agency documents and people familiar with the details.
113 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Nations Turkey International Atomic Energy Agency Human rights United Arab Emirates Vienna Yukiya Amano Universal Declaration of Human Rights
West Mosul displacement surges 22% amid ongoing coalition offensive – UN
The total number of displaced civilians in the western part of the Iraqi city of Mosul has increased 22 percent week-on-week as Iraqi forces keep battling Islamic State militants, the United Nations says. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | United Nations Refugee Caliphate Islam Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Terrorism Iraq Humanitarian aid
Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed: Help the Somali people
President urges the world to step up, highlighting the 2011 famine that killed 260,000 Somalis.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Somalia Somali people United Nations Horn of Africa Humanitarian aid Famine Siad Barre United States
Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis
UN calls for urgent $250m as numbers of refugees fleeing violence and famine could surpass a million before mid-2017.
-1 points by Al Jazeera English | Sudan Southern Sudan Riek Machar United Nations United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Second Sudanese Civil War Politics of Sudan Famine
Embattled ACS misses city’s deadline for annual report
The beleaguered Administration for Children’s Services has failed to deliver its annual report by the city’s deadline, an oversight mandate created by Bill de Blasio when he was a city councilman. The ACS-reporting law was designed to provide detailed information of the agency’s work to both to the public and to the City Council. The...
3 points by New York Post | Councillor City council Annual report Report United Nations Municipality Financial statements