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The Libyan capital's sole functioning airport comes under renewed fire as fighting breaks out hours after the UN mission in the country condemned ongoing violations of an arms embargo
(UPDATED) Presiding judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf says Myanmar must 'take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts' described by the 1948 Genocide Convention
Riyadh rejects the allegations, its embassy in Washington branding them 'absurd'
Modern Taiwan has been a de facto sovereign nation for the last 7 decades and has emerged as one of Asia's most progressive democracies but is quarantined on the world stage
Burmese Rohingya Organization UK (BROUK) dismisses the findings as a 'blatant PR exercise'
Scientists stress the urgent need to do more to counter the warming trend
'The aim of this process is... to support the efforts of the United Nations for a sovereign Libya and for the reconciliation process within Libya,' Chancellor Angela Merkel's office says
The first UN 'state of nature' report in two decades finds that one million species of plants and animals are threatened with extinction
So far there has been no official confirmation from Washington that it has rejected Mohammad Javad Zarif's visa application
Former UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold died in a tragic plane crash in what was then known as Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia
The strikes targeted a village in southern Idlib province, killing civilians sheltering in a school and nearby
Humanitarian aid currently flows into Syria through UN-designated checkpoints without the formal permission of the regime in Damascus, but that authority is due to expire on January 10
'War crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,' says Prosecutor Fatou Besouda
'At this time of turbulence, the international community must do far more to shoulder this responsibility together,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says 'the international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis'
Rich polluters, emerging powerhouses and climate-vulnerable nations grope for common ground in the face of competing national interests
Ordinary Cubans say their country and the United States are like 'a couple who don't get along'
Diplomats from rich nations, emerging giants and the world's poorest countries find fault in a draft agreement put forward by host Chile
The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'
As pressure inside and outside the talks mounts, old splits dividing rich polluters and developing nations have reemerged
'Judge Myanmar against the template of European pogroms, the Europe wide Holocaust,' says Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the Time magazine person of 2019, says the UN climate forum has become an 'opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and avoid raising their ambition'
The investigation is unable to 'independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles used in these attacks are of Iranian origin,' the report says
'Beating climate change won't require a miracle, it won't require limitless resources, it will require leadership and common sense,' says Michael Bloomberg
'If we are not courageous enough to take action in these weeks, ... we will be letting down humanity,' says Costa Rica's President Carlos Alvarado
The nationality of the peacekeeper was not given
The World Meterological Organization says global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average, putting 2019 on course to be in the top 3 warmest years ever recorded
Migrants from specific countries are often recruited for certain roles such as women from southeast Asia for domestic work and men from south Asia for unskilled construction jobs
UN chief Antonio Guterres' comments are clearly aimed at the handful of countries responsible for more than half of global greenhouse gas emissions, though he did not call them out by name
China condemns United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet after she called for probes into alleged police violence in Hong Kong
'We are not running out of time – we are already out of time,' says Alden Meyer, director of policy at the Union of Concerned Scientists
At least 5 other people are wounded in the grenade attack
'With the Duterte administration silencing Senator De Lima and all domestic and international investigations into the killings, there is little hope for justice without our collective support,' says Canada-based Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights
The latest toll takes the total number killed in the political crisis to 23, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
The lawsuit accuses mainly Buddhist Myanmar of breaching the 1948 UN Genocide Convention through a brutal military campaign targeting the Rohingya minority in Rakhine state
Vice President Leni Robredo's chief of staff Philip Dy says community-based drug rehabilitation programs would best help 'slight or occasional' drug users who surrender to authorities
(UPDATED) President Donald Trump goes ahead with the pullout despite mounting evidence of the reality and impact of climate change
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the ASEAN-UN Summit in Bangkok, with Myanmar's de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi in the room
'There is an addiction to coal that we need to overcome because it remains a major threat in relation to climate change,' says UN chief Antonio Guterres
'We are pleased to announce the COP Bureau has agreed that COP25 will take place from 2-13 December in Madrid,' says United Nations climate chief Patricia Espinosa
'Unless the UK urgently changes course and alleviates his inhumane situation, Mr. Assange's continued exposure to arbitrariness and abuse may soon end up costing his life,' says independent UN rights expert Nils Melzer
Iran hopes that during Grossi's tenure, the IAEA 'can neutrally and professionally undertake its international responsibilities and sensitive missions,' foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi says
The United Nations-brokered constitutional review committee includes 150 delegates – divided equally among President Bashar al-Assad's government, the opposition, and civil society
China's allies counter with a statement winning even broader support, with some 54 nations backing a Belarus text heaping praise on Beijing's 'remarkable achievements in the field of human rights'
The election of Rafael Grossi, Argentina's ambassador to the IAEA, comes at a critical time for the Vienna-based agency as Iran is decreasing its commitments under the 2015 landmark deal
(UPDATED) Sadako Ogata is credited with re-establishing the UNHCR's credibility and was even touted as a potential successor to former United nations chief Boutrous Boutrous-Ghali
Newly retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio says one way to make China comply with the Hague ruling is to rally world opinion behind the landmark legal victory at the United Nations
It exceeds the $9.3 billion pledged at the previous conference in 2014, of which only $7.2 billion has come through so far
Lila Ramos-Shahani will also no longer serve as Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary
According to a UN report, a key obstacle is unequal access: while some people throw away food they buy too much of, others cannot afford or find the nutrition they need