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Somali Islamist insurgents pile up cash, says U.N. report

14 Oct 2020

NEW YORK/NAIROBI Somalia's Islamist insurgents are moving millions of dollars through the formal bank system and appear to be investing in businesses and real estate, according to a United Nations report offering a rare glimpse into their finances. | Video

'Super efficient' Somali Islamists rake in cash

14 Oct 2020

NEW YORK/NAIROBI Somalia's Islamist insurgents are moving millions of dollars through the formal bank system and appear to be investing in businesses and real estate, according to a United Nations report offering a rare glimpse into their finances.

China, Russia elected to U.N. rights council; Saudi Arabia fails

14 Oct 2020

UNITED NATIONS China and Russia were elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, but support for Beijing dropped by more than 20 percent compared with a 2016 vote and Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to win a seat on the Geneva-based body.

China accuses U.S. at U.N. of trying to take world back to 'jungle age'

03 Oct 2020

NEW YORK China accused the United States on Friday of "fabricating lies" and trying to take the world back to the "jungle age" after Washington blamed Beijing and U.N. agencies for "the murder of millions of baby girls."

U.N. chief urges equality fight, U.S. slams China for 'murder' of baby girls

02 Oct 2020

NEW YORK U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday of a recent pushback against gender equality and women's rights and urged people to fight back as the United States slammed China and the world body for "the murder of millions of baby girls."

Europeans, UK tell U.N. Navalny poisoning a 'threat to international peace, security'

02 Oct 2020

NEW YORK The poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny "constitutes a threat to international peace and security," Britain, France, Germany, Estonia and Belgium wrote in a letter to the United Nations Security Council, seen by Reuters on Thursday.

Europeans, UK tell U.N. Navalny poisoning a 'threat to international peace, security'

01 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 1 The poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny "constitutes a threat to international peace and security," Britain, France, Germany, Estonia and Belgium wrote in a letter to the United Nations Security Council, seen by Reuters on Thursday.

U.N. to tackle gender equality, chief calls it 'greatest' rights challenge

01 Oct 2020

NEW YORK, Oct 1 Over the past week, 190 countries addressed the United Nations General Assembly, nearly all of them represented by presidents, prime ministers and ministers. Only nine of them were women.

U.N. chief: time for national plans to help fund global COVID-19 vaccine effort

30 Sep 2020

NEW YORK/GENEVA U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday it is time for countries to start using money from their national COVID-19 response to help fund a global vaccine plan as the World Bank warned that "broad, rapid and affordable access" to those doses will be at the core of a resilient global economic recovery.

North Korea tells U.N. that now it has 'effective war deterrent' it will focus on economy

30 Sep 2020

NEW YORK North Korea has a "reliable and effective war deterrent for self-defense" and will now focus on developing its economy, North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song said on Tuesday, though he acknowledged that international sanctions were a hindrance.

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