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Israel builds settlements ‘at high rate’: UN

UNITED NATIONS: Israel continues to build settlements "at a high rate," the UN envoy for the Middle East said Monday, in defiance of Security Council demands for an end to the expansion of Jewish outposts.  Reporting to the council,…

Palestinians condemn US veto of ex-PM as UN Libya envoy

RAMALLAH: The Palestinians condemned as "blatant discrimination" Washington's decision to block the appointment of their former prime minister Salam Fayyad as UN peace envoy to Libya. UN chief Antonio Guterres nominated Fayyad to the…

US envoy warns against cutting funding to UN

UNITED NATIONS: US Ambassador Samantha Power on Friday warned that cutting US funding to the United Nations would be "extremely detrimental" to American interests, one week before Donald Trump's administration takes office. Addressing her…

Palestinians seek Putin help to block US embassy move

MOSCOW: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help stop the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem, a top Palestinian official said on Friday. Saeb Erekat said he had passed on the…