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Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility
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Monday, 16 September 2019
Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility
The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for “maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against two Saudi Arabian-based petroleum processing facilities, which threaten to disrupt global oil supplies. Read Full Article ...
 
Five avoidable deaths per minute shows urgent need for action on patient safety
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Monday, 16 September 2019
Five avoidable deaths per minute shows urgent need for action on patient safety
With at least five people dying every minute due to unsafe health care, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging medical professionals, policy makers, car...
 
New General Assembly President brings ‘valuable insights’ into key UN challenges
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Monday, 16 September 2019
New General Assembly President brings ‘valuable insights’ into key UN challenges
The new President of the 74th session of the General Assembly brings to his role “years of United Nations experience”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, as Tijjani...
 
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak
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Monday, 16 September 2019
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hope for Myanmar, UN News sits down with new Assembly President, youth speak
A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a plat...
 
UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future
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Monday, 16 September 2019
UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future
New measures to speed up the transition to clean energy and green economies are among the initiatives to be unveiled during the UN Climate Change Summit next w...
 
Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks
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Monday, 16 September 2019
Afghans entitled to live ‘free from fear, intimidation’, says UN chief, condemning suicide attacks
All Afghans have the right to live “free from fear, intimidation and violence”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement on Tuesda...
 
UN General Assembly: Here are the 5 big summits to watch for
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Sunday, 15 September 2019
UN General Assembly: Here are the 5 big summits to watch for
It’s that time again, when the eyes of the world turn to New York, as world leaders fly into the city to take part in the General Debate that marks the opening...
 
Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council
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Sunday, 15 September 2019
Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya greater than ever, investigators warn Human Rights Council
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identi...
 
Saudi Races To Restore Oil Supply, Strike Blamed On Iran
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Sunday, 15 September 2019
Saudi Races To Restore Oil Supply, Strike Blamed On Iran
Saudi Arabia raced on Sunday to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by half, as Iran dismissed US claims it was ...
 
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