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WTO rules Boeing subsidies illegal in EU-US aircraft dispute

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has received forbidden subsidies for its 777X wide-body passenger jet, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Monday, deciding the latest round of the ongoing EU-...

WHO declares end of Zika global health emergency

Zika no longer constitutes a global health emergency because intensified research during the past months has provided a better understanding of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said...

Armed smugglers forced migrants onto boat that sank, survivor says

People smugglers in Libya pushed reluctant migrants onto a boat at gunpoint before it sank, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Friday, one day after some 240 people were reported dead or...

IOM: 2016 migrant death toll in Mediterranean nears 4,000

Almost 4,000 migrants have died so far this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday.

UN: Islamic State using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul

Islamic State militants are using tens of thousands of people as human shields in and around the extremist group's stronghold of Mosul as Iraqi forces press forward with a major offensive to...

UN report blames Congo authorities for 48 deaths at recent protests

Congo's security forces killed at least 48 people during three days of protests in September in Kinshasa, a UN report said Friday.

UN rights body pressures Syria, Russia with Aleppo war crimes probe

The UN Human Rights Council decided Friday to launch an investigation into war crimes against civilians in Aleppo, putting pressure on the Syrian government and its ally, Russia, which have been...

WHO sends 1 million cholera vaccines to Haiti

The World Health Organization (WHO) is sending 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti to stem the disease in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, the UN agency said Tuesday.

EU loses latest round in spat with US over Airbus and Boeing aid

The European Union suffered a blow in its lengthy spat over airplane maker subsidies on Thursday when the World Trade Organization (WTO) said that the bloc had failed to stop its subsidized...

UN: Millions of refugee children are out of school

More than half of the 6 million school-age refugees around the world have no school to go to, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Thursday, warning that this problem can lead to further conflicts...

EU has managed only 3 per cent of 160,000 planned refugee relocations

The European Union has fallen far behind its two-year plan to distribute 160,000 asylum seekers across the bloc, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday in Geneva.

UN high commissioner: More and more states block rights observers

An increasing number of governments are denying access to UN human rights observers by claiming that no one should meddle in their internal affairs, UN rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said...

US and Russia agree on Syria ceasefire plan

The United States and Russia early Saturday announced an agreement on a plan to reduce violence in Syria, calling for a ceasefire starting at sundown on Monday and a move towards a political...

US, Russia close in on Syria truce deal but differences remain

The United States and Russia could not agree Friday on how to bring about a broad truce in Syria, but the top diplomats of the two key players in this conflict announced that such a deal was...

Locals, rebels bused out of Damascus suburb after 4-year siege

The first buses carrying local residents and rebel fighters left the Damascus suburb of Daraya on Friday under a deal that will see the area evacuated after a four-year siege by government forces...