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Syria`s Western-backed opposition elects new president

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 01:28

Syria`s Western-backed opposition, the National Coalition, elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president on Wednesday after a three-day meeting in Istanbul.

Syrian opposition coalition elects new president

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:44

Syria`s Western-backed opposition National Coalition elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president following a three-day meeting in Istanbul, the coalition said on Wednesday.

UN warns of serious threat in Syria refugee crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 18:01

The spiralling refugee crisis from Syria`s civil war could pose a serious threat to Lebanon`s security and destabilise the entire region unless donors quickly provide the unfunded 70 per cent of the USD 3.74 billion needed for emergency needs, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres said today.

Ethiopia facing flood of S.Sudan refugees: UN

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:38

Ethiopia is facing a huge wave of refugees from South Sudan, where the spectre of famine threatens to heap further misery on a people already blighted by civil war, the UN`s food aid agency warned on Wednesday.

UN humanitarian chief concerned over Iraq situation

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:53

Valerie Amos, UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Wednesday voiced deep concern over the humanitarian situation in Iraq where more than 1.2 million people have fled their homes to avoid the ongoing conflicts.

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 14:55

The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to occur in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, the UN weather agency said on Thursday.

Egypt death penalties "obscene", wrong to jail Jazeera trio - UN

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 21:46

United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday that Egypt`s death penalty convictions and mass trials are "obscene and a complete travesty of justice".

HRW urges India to implement UN recommendations on children

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 13:02

India should carry out the recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to improve protection for children affected by armed conflict, Human Rights Watch has said.

India in `dereliction of duty` over rapes: UN watchdog

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 22:21

Indian law enforcement and justice authorities have shirked their responsibility to fight sex attacks, a UN child rights watchdog said on Thursday, amid uproar over the horrific gang-rape and lynching of two girls.

Schumacher was awake during hospital transfer: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:57

Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was conscious and had his eyes open during his top-secret transfer from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland, Swiss newspaper Blick reported.

US believes must engage in active, aggressive Iran diplomacy

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 19:47

The United States believes that it needs to pursue active and aggressive diplomacy with Iran to determine whether a diplomatic solution on Tehran`s nuclear program is achievable, a senior US administration official said.

Armed groups release over 1,000 kids in CAR

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 23:00

Over 1,000 children have been released from armed groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) so far this year, Unicef said Friday.