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UN approves $600 mn budget cut to peacekeeping

NEW YORK: The United Nations on Friday approved a nearly $600 million cut to its peacekeeping budget following pressure from the United States to reduce funding to the world body. The General Assembly approved by consensus the annual…

Sudan accused of using chemical weapons in Darfur

UNITED NATIONS: Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday accused Sudanese government forces of killing scores of civilians, including many children, in suspected chemical weapons attacks in a mountainous area of war-torn Darfur.