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UN says ISIL abuses in Iraq may amount to genocide

Kalender 24.02.2015 Al jazeera

New report says at least 165 executions were carried out in ISIL-controlled areas in late 2014.

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Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved

Kalender 24.02.2015 BBC

The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization.

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Libya urges UN to lift arms embargo to tackle IS

Kalender 24.02.2015 BBC

Libya has asked the UN Security Council to lift an arms embargo so that it can deal with the Islamic State (IS) group and other militants.

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Syria crisis: UN may release 'war criminal' lists

Kalender 24.02.2015 BBC

United Nations investigators are considering revealing the names of an estimated 200 individuals suspected of committing war crimes in Syria.

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UN: Syrian government willing to suspend Aleppo strikes

Kalender 18.02.2015 Al Jazeera

UN envoy to Syria says he has "no illusions but a glimmer of hope" over plan to halt bombardment of city for six weeks.

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UN Security Council calls for Ukraine fighting to stop

Kalender 18.02.2015 Al Jazeera

Russian-drafted resolution adopted unanimously as pro-Moscow rebels fight their way into flashpoint town of Debaltseve.

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UN agrees draft text for Paris climate summit

Kalender 16.02.2015 BBC

UN climate talks in Geneva have ended with agreement on a formal draft negotiating text for the summit in Paris in December.

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UN Security Council demands Houthis step aside in Yemen

Kalender 16.02.2015 Al Jazeera

Resolution, urging Shia rebels to immediately relinquish control of Yemen's government, unanimously adopted.

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Hundreds of migrants killed in new Mediterranean tragedy, says UN

Kalender 13.02.2015 BBC

At least 300 migrants are feared to have drowned after attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa this week in rough seas, the UN says.

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DR Congo conflict: UN pulls out of planned assault on FDLR

Kalender 13.02.2015 BBC

The UN has withdrawn its backing for a planned offensive against rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo after the government refused to sack two generals, a spokesman has said.

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Sri Lanka urges UN to delay war crimes report

Kalender 13.02.2015 BBC

The UN should delay releasing a report into atrocities in Sri Lanka's civil war, the new foreign minister has said.

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UN Security Council targets Islamic State financing

Kalender 13.02.2015 BBC

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution aimed at cracking down on trade with, and ransom payments to, Islamic State (IS) militants.

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UN warns South Sudan is on brink of famine

Kalender 11.02.2015 Al Jazeera

Aid workers in South Sudan finding it hard to operate as roadblocks are erected across the country.

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Ban Ki-moon: Stop ISIL 'in the name of humanity'

Kalender 09.02.2015 Al-Jazeera

The United Nations secretary-general shares his views on the vast challenges facing the world.

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UN court dismisses Croatia and Serbia genocide claims

Kalender 09.02.2015 BBC

The International Court of Justice has rejected claims of genocide by Serbia and Croatia against each other during the Croatian war of secession from Yugoslavia.

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UN mediator calls for freeze plan support

Kalender 09.02.2015 BBC

The UN's mediator in the Syria conflict has called on MEPs to support his plan for a local "freeze" in hostilities in the embattled city of Aleppo.

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Yemen crisis: UN warns rebels after they seize power

Kalender 09.02.2015 BBC

The UN Security Council has warned of unspecified further steps if the Shia Houthi rebels who took power in Yemen do not immediately return to talks.

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Outrage in Gaza over suspension of reconstruction funds

Kalender 30.01.2015 Al Jazeera

Gaza residents say UNRWA decision to cut rebuilding funds is disastrous.

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Three killed as Israel and Hezbollah clash on Lebanese border

Kalender 30.01.2015 BBC

Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper have been killed as Hezbollah militants traded fire with Israeli forces on the Lebanese border.

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South Sudan militia frees first group of child soldiers - UN

Kalender 30.01.2015 BBC

A South Sudanese militia has freed 280 child soldiers as part of a wider deal to release about 3,000 underage fighters, the UN's children agency Unicef has said.

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Boko Haram crisis: UN 'not needed against Nigerian militants'

Kalender 26.01.2015 BBC

Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser has told the BBC.

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Libyan rival parliament suspends UN talks

Kalender 26.01.2015 Al Jazeera

Opposition assembly suspends UN-sponsored peace talks after blaming rival government for fresh violence.

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