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United Nations Aid Organizations Seek $716 Million to Fund “Urgent” Humanitarian Aid in Yemen

January 22, 2013

“A new U.N. report also said that 10.5 million of Yemen’s 24 million people lacked sufficient food supplies, and 13 million had no access to safe water and basic sanitation.”

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Philippines Petition U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Tribunal to Intervene in South China Sea Dispute

January 22, 2013

“China’s claims over islands, reefs and atolls in resource-rich waters off its south coast and to the east of mainland Southeast Asia set it directly against U.S. allies Vietnam and the Philippines, while Brunei, Taiwan and Malaysia also lay claim to parts.”

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Former Liberia President Charles Taylor’s Appeal Begins at The Hague

January 22, 2013

“Last May, the court sentenced him to 50 years in prison for aiding and abetting rebels in neighbouring Sierra Leone during the 1991-2002 civil war.”

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United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency: Iran Talks Moved to February 13th

January 22, 2013

“The U.N. agency has been trying for a year to negotiate an agreement that would give its inspectors access to sites, officials and documents in Iran.”

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United Nations Human Rights Council: More than 400,000 Refugees Could Flee Mali

January 21, 2013

“The United Nations believes that more than 400,000 refugees could flee to neighboring countries and that 300,000 more are likely to be displaced internally in the next few months.”

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Syria Foreign Minister: Talk of President Assad’s Removal is “Unacceptable”

January 20, 2013

“United Nations and Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who recently visited Assad and Syrian officials, told Reuters a week ago Assad should not be part of a transitional government.”

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United Nations Security Council Condemns Algeria Hostage Terrorist Incident

January 20, 2013

“Members of the Security Council have strongly condemned this week’s terrorist attack at the gas facility in Amenas, Algeria, that resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.”

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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Calls for International Criminal Court Investigation Into Syria

January 19, 2013

“Speaking after a closed meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday, Pillay said there was little indication the 15-member body would take action on the 22-month conflict.”

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140 Countries Agree to Mercury Pollution Guidelines at United Nations Talks

January 19, 2013

“The UN recently published data that showed mercury emissions were rising in a number of developing nations.”

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United Nations Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay Criticizes Sri Lanka’s Removal of Chief Justice

January 19, 2013

“Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed a close ally as chief justice on Tuesday, two days after sacking the previous top judge for impeachment despite opposition from the Supreme Court.”

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United Nations Human Rights Council: Serious Abuses Committed By Mali Islamist Militants

January 18, 2013

“…detailing serious abuses, including executions, torture and rape committed by armed groups in northern Mali. It also reported similar atrocities in areas under the control of the Malian Army.”

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United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency Fails to Reach Deal With Iran to Unblock Investigation

January 18, 2013

“U.N. nuclear inspectors failed to reach a deal with Iran to unblock an investigation into suspected atom bomb research, the head of their delegation said after returning from two days of talks in Tehran on Friday.”

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United Nations Peacekeepers Free Two European Tourists Kidnapped by the FDLR in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

January 17, 2013

“UN peacekeepers have freed a German and an Austrian man taken hostage on Jan.5 by rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Austria’s foreign ministry said.”

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United Nations Security Council Diplomats: France Deployed Ground Troops to Mali Earlier Than Previously Reported

January 17, 2013

“The French troops had been sent in as spotters to help French bombers find their targets, the diplomats said, but after the Malian forces alongside them faced an intense militant onslaught, the French troops suddenly found themselves engaged in skirmishes on Friday.”

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Former Libyan Leader Gaddafi’s Son Saif al-Islam Makes First Court Appearance

January 17, 2013

“The son of the former Libyan leader was in court in the western town of Zintan, where he is being held by former rebels, to face charges related to a visit by an International Criminal Court (ICC) lawyer last year.”

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