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  • UNITED NATIONS, March 18- The United Nations said on Wednesday it expects Israel to continue with the Middle East peace process to negotiate a Palestinian state after Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu was re-elected on a pledge to abandon that commitment. "It is incumbent on the new Israeli Government, once formed, to create the conditions for a...

  • UNITED NATIONS EXPECTS ISRAEL TO CONTINUE PEACE PROCESS "TO REALIZE THE VISION OF TWO STATES, ISRAEL AND PALESTINE"- SPOKESMAN.

  • PORT VILA, March 18- International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm that affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease. The United Nations said the official death toll was 11, but many...

  • Food concerns mount in Vanuatu after monster cyclone Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 7:24 PM ET

    PORT VILA, March 18- International aid agencies ramped up appeals for cyclone-hit Vanuatu on Wednesday, warning that the powerful storm which affected more than two-thirds of the South Pacific island nation had wiped out crops and destroyed fishing fleets, raising the risk of hunger and disease. The United Nations said the official death toll was 11, but many...

  • Sen. Corker's letter to President Obama Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    Sen. Corker's letter to President Obama

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), explains why he thinks any effort by the Obama administration to bypass Congress and to straight to the UN to implement a nuclear agreement would be "a direct affront to the American people."

  • TORONTO, March 11- The United Nations aviation body's governing council elected Fang Liu, a veteran of China's aviation authority, as its new secretary general on Wednesday, the first woman to hold the position in the agency's 70- year history. Liu, who has worked at the International Civil Aviation Organization since 2007, is director of its Bureau of...

  • UNITED NATIONS, March 9- British lawmaker and former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Stephen O'Brien, will replace Valerie Amos as the United Nations aid chief, U.N. Amos, a former British Cabinet minister, Leader of the House of Lords and Secretary of State for International Development, is stepping down in May after more...

  • BRUSSELS, March 6- The European Union on Friday submitted its formal promise on how much it will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November and called on the United States and China to follow its lead. The European Union is the first major economy to agree its position before the talks in Paris aimed at...

  • *Paris to host U.N. climate talks starting in November. BRUSSELS, March 6- EU ministers agreed on Friday to send their formal promise on how much they will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November. The European Union is the first bloc to agree its position before the talks in Paris aimed at seeking a new...

  • The impact of the firming oil price has helped to offset the situation in eastern Ukraine, where heavy fighting is continuing despite last week's peace deal in Minsk. The United Nations Security Council backed the Minsk agreement overnight, calling for an immediate end to fighting, but Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the Ukrainian troops in the...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12- The United Nations Security Council on Thursday banned all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatened sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and urged states to stop kidnap ransom payments. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, lamented that the council had not...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- The United Nations Security Council on Thursday banned all trade in antiquities from war-torn Syria, threatened sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State and al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front militants and urged states to stop kidnap ransom payments. The 15- nation council unanimously adopted the Russian-drafted resolution, which is...

  • ROME, Feb 5- World food prices are unlikely to rise much from their four-year slump as long as high production, low oil prices and limited import demand continue, a senior economist for the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's global food price index fell in January, continuing an almost...

  • Feb 4- Members of the United Nations' aviation arm, the International Civil Aviation Organization, meeting in Montreal this week, have endorsed a new standard that will require commercial aircraft to report their position every 15 minutes, a response to the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The guideline, which ICAO is aiming to bring into force...

  • PARIS, Feb 3- A United Nations agency may press on Tuesday for rapid adoption of new aircraft tracking proposals, weeks ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, officials said. The International Civil Aviation Organization is expected to tell a safety conference in Montreal that new guidelines should come in force as...

  • MONTREAL, Feb 2- Malaysia, which suffered two commercial air disasters last year after one jet disappeared and another was shot down over Ukraine, said on Monday the United Nations must make reporting of risks to airlines over conflict zones mandatory. The International Civil Aviation Organization, the U.N.' s aviation agency, been under pressure to come up with...

  • We can't be isolated and grow too: Iran's Rouhani Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 5:04 PM ET
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

    Iran's president called for an end to state involvement in the economy and an end to the country's isolation.

  • Keep an eye on these emerging market cities Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The fastest growth is not in megacities like Tokyo, but second-tier ones that many Americans have never heard of.

  • What North Korea's rich are worried about Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 11:47 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects KPA Air and Anti-Air Force Unit 458 in an undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Dec. 8, 2014.

    While sanctions and falling oil prices are pushing Russia into a recession, why has North Korea been able to evade the effects of sanctions?

  • Report says Iran needs a nuclear deal—badly Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 3:25 PM ET
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

    Iran could be headed for an economic catastrophe if it fails to reach a deal on its nuclear ambitions.