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UN chief tells Israel, Gaza to `stop fighting, start talking` as death toll tops 600

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:52

As Israel, Gaza violence continued taking the death toll past 600, United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon urged both warring sides to “stop fighting and start talking”.

India`s child sex ratio drops: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 15:16

India needs to take urgent action following a sharp fall in its child sex ratio, a United Nations report said Tuesday.

Kerry promises $47 million in humanitarian aid to Gaza

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 07:26

The United States will provide $47 million (35 million euros) in humanitarian aid to help Palestinians hit by Israel`s campaign in the Gaza Strip, Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Monday.

Gaza truce efforts intensify as Ban, Kerry in Cairo

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 05:51

World efforts to end two weeks of deadly violence in and around Gaza stepped up a gear on Monday as the UN chief and top US diplomat arrived in Cairo to press for an immediate truce.

More than 100,000 Palestinians displaced in Gaza: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 04:21

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said Monday the number of people seeking refuge at its sites in Gaza to escape a two-week-old Israeli offensive on the enclave has soared to more than 100,000.

Russian envoy says will support UN resolution on jet crash: Report

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 16:15

Russia will support a United Nations resolution ensuring unfettered access to the crash site of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as long as it does not blame Moscow, its ambassador to Australia told the Australian Financial Review on Monday.

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 14:36

Iran has diluted its entire stock of medium-enriched uranium as required under a November deal with world powers, the UN atomic agency said in its latest report seen by AFP Monday. 

Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material: UN

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:08

Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations` nuclear agency has said.

UN to vote on MH17 disaster resolution

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 06:11

The United Nations Security Council is expected to consider Monday a resolution demanding that pro-Russian separatists provide "full and unrestricted access" to the crash site of a downed jet in Ukraine.

Libya militias locked in deadly battle for airport

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 03:43

Islamist-led militiamen stepped up their assault Sunday on Libya`s main airport, two days after the collapse of a truce with rival ex-rebels who control the facility, a security official said.

Australia circulates draft UN resolution on MH17 disaster

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 02:27

Australia has circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution demanding that pro-Russian separatists provide "full and unfettered access" to the crash site of the downed Malaysian jet in eastern Ukraine, diplomats said today.

Hamas says accepts call for 3-hour humanitarian truce

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 15:26

The Islamist Hamas movement said Sunday it had accepted a proposal for a three-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza it said was made by the International Committee of the Red Cross.