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UN launches urgent Ebola aid appeal

UN launches urgent Ebola aid appeal

Ban Ki-moon has launched another urgent appeal for funds to help fight Ebola after a United Nations drive for donations fell short of its target. The UN chief said a $1bn trust fund he launched in September has received just $100,000 (£62,000) so far. Our latest overview of the West Africa #EbolaOutbreak: http://t.co/HP1CoFwSS2 pic.twitter.com/nrjLCIWiSE via...

Ban Ki-moon, Biswal shower praises on Hasina

Ban Ki-moon, Biswal shower praises on Hasina

Friends of Bangladesh including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon have showered praises on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her invaluable contribution to world peace and security side by side with stellar development in the country. They also lauded Hasina for her firm stance against terrorism and militancy and achieving millennium development goals by...

UN CLIMATE SUMMIT

China pledges emissions action

China pledges emissions action

China has pledged for the first time to take firm action to tackle climate change, telling a UN summit it aims to make deep emissions cuts by 2020. Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said China's carbon emissions - the world's highest - would soon peak. US President Barack Obama said climate change was moving faster than efforts...

Global protests over climate change

Global protests over climate change

Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world. The People's Climate March has been organised to call for action to curb carbon emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week. Tens of thousands of people took...

UN pledges to rebuild Gaza for the 'last time'

UN pledges to rebuild Gaza for the 'last time'

The United Nations is ready to help rebuild Gaza but for the last time, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned yesterday as Egyptian mediators engaged in shuttle diplomacy on extending a 72-hour truce. Ban opened a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with an appeal for a lasting peace. "The senseless cycle of suffering...

Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking 7hr Gaza truce

Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking 7hr Gaza truce

A seven-hour truce under which Israel would unilaterally hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip went into force on Monday and Palestinians immediately accused Israel of breaking the ceasefire by bombing a house in Gaza City. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said 15 people were wounded in the strike on a house...

GAZA CONFLICT

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels’

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels’

Israel will not stop its operation in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said. Speaking ahead of a cabinet meeting, he said Israel was determined to destroy the tunnels - used to attack troops and towns - "with or without a ceasefire". Earlier Israel called up 16,000...

Abbas backs Hamas ceasefire demands

Abbas backs Hamas ceasefire demands

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has backed calls by Hamas for an end to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip as a condition for a ceasefire. At least 649 Palestinians and 31 Israelis have been killed in the past 15 days of fighting, officials say. Israel launched its offensive on 8 July with the declared...

UN chief Ban for ending fighting in Gaza

UN chief Ban for ending fighting in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinians to "stop fighting" and "start talking" to end the conflict in Gaza. He was speaking in Israel as diplomatic efforts intensified. More than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past 14 days of fighting, officials say. Earlier, US Secretary of State...

UN chief heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

UN chief heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the UN political chief said Friday. At an emergency UN Security Council meeting, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said a cease-fire is "indispensable." But the only way to make it stick is...

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