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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 ...
 
FROM THE FIELD: Balancing act for Philippines farmers
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Tuesday, 03 September 2019
FROM THE FIELD:  Balancing act for Philippines farmers
An effort to reverse land degradation in the Philippines and boost sustainable agriculture as well as the livelihoods of farmers, is being supported by the UN ...
 
‘Digital divide’ will worsen inequalities, without better global cooperation
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Tuesday, 03 September 2019
‘Digital divide’ will worsen inequalities, without better global cooperation
Inequality will worsen unless the so-called “digital divide” – the gap between under-connected and highly digitalized countries – is not addressed, warns a new...
 
Northern Bahamas ravaged by 'disaster of epic proportions' as UN releases $1 million in emergency fu
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Tuesday, 03 September 2019
Northern Bahamas ravaged by 'disaster of epic proportions' as UN releases $1 million in emergency fu
Following the “terrible devastation” of parts of the northern Bahamas in the Caribbean caused by Hurricane Dorian,  Secretary-General António Guterres has said...
 
DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a ‘historic moment’ for democracy in the country
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Sunday, 01 September 2019
DR Congo President and UN chief meet at a ‘historic moment’ for democracy in the country
On the third and final day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres declared that the country is experiencing a histor...
 
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.