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US to withdraw from UN rights council: UN officials

The United States will announce on Tuesday that it is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, which it accuses of bias against Israel, UN officials said. US Ambassador Nikki Haley will make the announcement at a press conference…

Record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide: UN

GENEVA: A record 68.5 million people have been displaced from their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said on Tuesday. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million…

UN envoy in Yemen for Hodeida crisis talks

The UN envoy for Yemen was in rebel-controlled capital Sanaa for a second day to hold emergency talks over the key aid port of Hodeida, where a regional coalition is battling Houthi rebel fighters.

UN honours seven Pakistani peacekeepers

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations has honoured seven Pakistani soldiers who lost their lives while serving in the global body's peacekeeping operations during the year 2017, ARY News reported on Friday. At a solemn ceremony marking the…

UN votes to send war crimes probe to Gaza

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Human Rights Council voted Friday to send a team of international war crimes investigators to probe the deadly shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces. The UN's top human rights body voted through a…