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UN troops to be moved to Sudan border

UNITED NATIONS: UN troops are to be moved to the tense north-south Sudan frontier to head off violence ahead of a referendum that could...

Row over Israel to dominate UN atomic watchdog meeting

Vienna: A bitter row over Israel's assumed nuclear arsenal looks set to dominate the annual general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency which...

UN to condemn sinking of SKorean warship

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council was set to condemn the sinking of a South Korean warship but stop short of strongly censuring...

Sri Lanka slams UN over war crimes probe

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka slammed the United Nations on Wednesday over its plans to investigate alleged human rights abuses committed in the final months of...

Russia, China still urge diplomacy on Iran

New York: Russia and China still call for a diplomatic solution of Iran's nuclear issue, which has been in the center of international attention...

West backs fund for Taliban as UN meets Afghan militants

LONDON: World powers supported Afghan President Hamid Karzai's plan to woo moderate Taliban fighters who disarm, as it emerged that senior figures in the...

EU to extend anti-piracy mission off Somalia through 2010

UNITED NATIONS: The European Union has decided to extend the mandate of its piracy mission off the coast of Somalia until the end of...

UN Questions Legality of US Use of Drones

UNITED NATIONS: The U.N. Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings says the use of armed unmanned aircraft by the United States to hunt down terrorists...

Six UN staff killed in Kabul attack: UN spokesman

KABUL: Six foreign UN staff were killed and another nine wounded, including some seriously, in an armed attack on a central Kabul guesthouse on...

NKorea could test-fire more missiles soon

MOSCOW: There are indications that North Korea may be preparing to conduct new launches of short-range missiles from its west coast a day after...