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UN human rights chief urges Taliban to drop restrictions on women

The United Nations’ human rights chief has decried increasing restrictions on women’s rights in Afghanistan, urging the country’s Taliban rulers to reverse them immediately. Taliban...

Angelina Jolie to give up role as United Nations special envoy for refugees

Angelina Jolie and the United Nations’ refugee agency are parting ways after more than two decades. In a joint statement issued on Friday, the actress...

Great Barrier Reef ‘should be on heritage danger list’

A United Nations-backed mission is recommending that the Great Barrier Reef be added to the list of endangered World Heritage sites. The body says that...

Iranian general acknowledges more than 300 dead in unrest

An Iranian general has acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the unrest surrounding nationwide protests, giving the first official word...

UN and Russia hold talks on extending wartime grain deal

Top Russian and UN officials have held talks in Switzerland to try to iron out the extension of a deal allowing Ukrainian grain shipments...

World in crisis provides grim backdrop for Cop27 UN climate talks in Egypt

Envoys from around the globe have gathered in the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm El-Sheikh for talks on tackling climate change amid a multitude...

UN: 5.7 million Pakistani flood victims to face food crisis

The United Nations humanitarian agency is warning that about 5.7 million Pakistani flood survivors will face a serious food crisis in the next three...

Half of UK’s professionals to look for new job as result of mini-budget – survey

Half of Britain’s professionals are planning to look for a new job due to fears of rocketing mortgage bills sparked by the UK ...

UN vote set to condemn ‘illegal’ Russian referendums

The UN Security Council has scheduled a vote on a resolution that would condemn Russia for its “illegal so-called referendums” in four Ukrainian regions,...

UN calls on Iran to avoid using ‘unnecessary force’ on protesters

The United Nations Secretary-General has called on Iran to refrain from using “unnecessary or disproportionate force” against protesters as unrest over a young woman’s...

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