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Total suspends LPG project in Mozambique over Islamist insurgency

French giant Total has decided to suspend its operations on a multi-billion liquefied natural gas project in northern Mozambique because of ongoing violence in the area caused by Islamist insurgency. “Considering the evolution of the security situation in the north of the Cabo Delgado province in Mozambique, Total confirms the withdrawal of all Mozambique LNG […]

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Rocket attacks target United Nations peacekeepers at military base in Mali

Three United Nations peacekeepers were seriously injured in a rocket attack on a military base in northern Mali, UN and local officials said. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country, MINUSMA, said Sunday’s attack took place on a base in Tessalit, which houses Malian soldiers, UN peacekeepers and […]

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Princess Latifa: UN calls on UAE to provide ‘concrete’ proof of life of detained princess

The United Nations has called the United Arab Emirates to provide “concrete” proof that Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler reportedly being held in detention, is still alive. In a statement issued in Geneva on Tuesday, UN human rights experts also said she should be released “urgently”. Dubai’s royal family has previously […]

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We are on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, UN chief warns as temperature rise continues

A United Nations report has warned of time running out to tackle the climate crisis, with the COVID-19 pandemic having failed to put the brakes on “relentless” climate change. In a “double blow” to millions hit by the extreme climate events, lockdown restrictions linked to the global coronavirus pandemic also delayed crucial assistance in some […]

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At least 65,000 people flee attacks on northeast Nigerian town: UN

At least 65,000 people fled the north-eastern Nigerian town of Damasak following a series of attacks by an armed group, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said. Fighters from the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stormed the town in Borno state three times in a week to strike a military garrison, burning homes and […]

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Humanitarian crisis caused by La Soufrière volcano to last for months: United Nations

The humanitarian crisis caused by volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of St Vincent will last for months, a UN official has warned. Didier Trebucq, the UN co-ordinator for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean said nearby islands including Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda could also be badly affected. About 20,000 people have been evacuated from their […]

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French airstrikes killed 19 civilians at a wedding party in central Mali: United Nations

French airstrikes killed 19 civilians at a wedding party in central Mali, United Nations investigators said contradicting France’s version that only rebel fighters were hit. The human rights division of the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said on Tuesday it had visited the village of Bounti where the attack took place on January 3, […]

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‘Countries across the globe are firing projectiles’: North Korea accuses United Nations of double standards

North Korea has accused the UN Security Council of double standards as its sanctions committee criticised the country’s recent missile test as a violation of United Nations resolutions. North Korea launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile last week, prompting Washington to request a gathering of the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) sanctions committee. […]

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200 killed, 40,000 displaced in armed attacks in DR Congo since January: UN report

Over 200 people were killed and an estimated 40,000 were displaced in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January this year in attacks by armed groups affiliated to ISIS (ISIL), the United Nations said. The UN refugee agency reported on Friday an “alarming increase” in attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in eastern […]

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Finland ranked happiest place in the world for the fourth time: Happiness Report

Finland was ranked the happiest place in the world for the fourth time, an annual UN sponsored report said. The World Happiness Report saw Denmark in second place, then Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands. New Zealand was again the only non-European nation in the top 10. The UK fell from 13th to 17th place. Data […]

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‘North Korea’s nuclear programme ’cause for serious concern’: UN watchdog warns

The world nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said North Korea’s nuclear programme is continuing despite United Nations sanctions and remains “a cause for serious concern” as negotiations on denuclearisation stalled for more than two years. “The continuation of the DPRK’s nuclear programme is a clear violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions […]

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Myanmar coup government sack UN ambassador for fiery anti-army speech

Myanmar’s ruling military junta sacked the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, a day after he called for help to remove the army from power. Kyaw Moe Tun in an emotional speech said no-one should co-operate with the military until it handed back power to the democratically elected government. Myanmar’s state television announced his removal on […]