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Kiev’s ‘chivalrous’ atrocities: Moscow UN envoy slams Poroshenko jive
The Kiev leadership, which vowed its military would “never use force against civilians” and would risk their lives to keep people away from harm, conduct their op with “outrageous atrocity” resulting in multiple casualties, said Russia’s UN ambassador.

31.07.2014 18:59

UN relief agency spokesman bursts into tears over deaths of Palestinian children
A spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides aid to Palestinians in Gaza, broke down in tears during a TV interview in the aftermath of Wednesday’s fatal attack on a UN-run school, used as shelter.

31.07.2014 05:53

Russia fears Kiev trying to destroy implicating MH17 evidence
Kiev authorities may be seeking to “destroy evidence” which implicates their role in the crash of the Malaysian jet, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said, expressing concerns over the ongoing military operation in E. Ukraine in breach of UN resolution.

30.07.2014 23:37

‘Gap in the system’: ICAO to set up task force on flight safety after MH17 tragedy
International civil aviation body is to set up a task force on improving security measures of flights in the wake of Malaysia Airlines MH17 disaster. States are responsible for issuing airspace risk warnings, world’s top aviation officials have reminded.

29.07.2014 22:04

Ukraine civil war death toll 1,100, over 3,500 wounded - UN
Some 1,129 people have been killed and nearly 3,500 wounded in eastern Ukraine since the start of the Kiev's military operation in April, according to UN estimates.

28.07.2014 08:12

Lavrov: Hopeful MH17 crash probe will respect ‘presumption of innocence’
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has urged Western partners against jumping to conclusions over what caused the MH17 crash before an international investigation into the catastrophe is conducted.

28.07.2014 07:08

Women, children, UN staff killed in shelling of school in Gaza
Women, children and UN staff were among those killed during the shelling of a UN-run school in northern Gaza, in which hundreds of people had taken refuge. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed outrage and horror at the tragedy.

24.07.2014 17:18

Rumors of Islamic State ordering female genital mutilation in Mosul fake?
The story of Sunni militants from the Islamic State ordering all girls and women aged 11 to 46 in the Mosul region to undergo female genital mutilation has gone viral after a UN report on the matter. However, new doubt is being cast on the claims.

24.07.2014 12:13

Quarter of world population 'either near or living in poverty' – UN
More than 2.2 billion people worldwide are “either near or living in poverty,” says a recent UN report. The gap between the poor and rich is wide: the 85 richest people in the world have the same wealth as the 3.5 billion poorest.

24.07.2014 07:08

​MH17 crash must be subject to an impartial international investigation
Russia was the first to call for an impartial and transparent international investigation of the crash of the Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine.

22.07.2014 09:09

‘Kiev will have to answer many questions’ as UN urges intl MH17 crash probe – Moscow
The UN Security Council has condemned the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and called for an international probe into the incident in a unanimously adopted resolution.

22.07.2014 02:30

UN condemns ‘Shejaia massacre’ in Gaza, urges end to violence
The UN Security Council has expressed concern over the two-week violence in Gaza that has claimed more than 450 lives – at least 70 of them civilians.

20.07.2014 20:57

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