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Damascus Water Shortage Threatens 5.5 Million People

Damascus, Syria Water Crisis Threatens 5.5 Million People

Five and a half million people in Damascus have little to no access to water from rebel-held Wadi Barada after the springs have been disrupted due to ongoing fighting between Syrian regime troops and rebel groups.

China's State Media Berates Trump for Latest Anti-China Tweets

China's State Media Berates Trump for Latest Anti-China Tweets

China's state-run news agency, Xinhua, has chided US President-elect Donald Trump for his latest tweets attacking Beijing anew, and for conducting his foreign policy on the social media platform, Twitter.

President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine President Duterte Snarls at UN Human Rights Chief, Calls Him an 'Idiot'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reacted angrily at the United Nation's human rights chief, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, by calling him an "idiot" after the UN official urged the country's authorities to investigate the leader for murder.

UN Sanctions Slash North Korea's Coal Exports to China by $700 Million

UN Sanction to Slash North Korea's Coal Exports to China by $700 Million

High-ranking US diplomats on Monday said new and tougher sanctions against North Korea are being prepared in a resolution that would be put to a vote by the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

US President-elect Donald Trump appoints South Carolina governor Nikki Haley as the new US ambassador to the United Nations.

Donald Trump Names Nikki Haley as the New US Ambassador to the UN

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been named as the new US ambassador to the UN.

Internet user (Getty Images/Chris Hondros)

United Nations: Half the World’s Population Will Have Access to the Internet by End of 2016

A United Nations agency tasked with monitoring worldwide Internet usage claims that almost half of the world's population should be able to access the Internet by the end of 2016.

Marine Protected Area

Ross Sea Becomes World's Largest Marine Protected Area despite Opposition from China and Russia

The park will come under protection on Dec. 1, 2017.

Stay slim

Taxing Sugary Drinks can Curb Global Epidemic of Obesity and Diabetes, says WHO

Unhealthy diet accounts for more than 11 million deaths annually, with four million deaths due to obesity, said WHO.

UN space chariot

United Nations to Fly Developing Nations into Space

Developing countries get first crack at the UN space mission, but the mission is open to all UN member states.

China’s new foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made its first public appearance to reiterate the country’s stance on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

China Reiterates Support on Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

China's new foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made its first public appearance to reiterate the country's stance on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, CCTV News reported.

Peacekeeping

First UN Standby Peacekeeping Force, from China, Ready for UN Missions

"We have seen motivated personnel, a fit and healthy staff."

Alibaba's Jack Ma has downplayed the possibility of a trade war erupting between China and the US.

Alibaba's Jack Ma Becomes Special Advisor for UN Conference on Trade and Development

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has been appointed as a special advisor to the United Nations (UN) Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

China, United Nations

Key Highlights of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s Visit to the US

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has just concluded a visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York. During his visit, Li attended several conferences dealing with issues such as immigration, refugees, and sustainable development. He also met high-profile diplomatic, media, and business personalities.

Russians Destroy UN Humanitarian Convoy in Air Strike Outside Aleppo; Ban Calls Attack 'Savage'

An infuriated UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon blasted the Russian attack as "sickening, savage and apparently deliberate."

Center For Disease Control Launches Program For AIDS Testing At Drugstores

WHO, UN Urge China to Better Safeguard Confidential HIV Status

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme has called on the Chinese government to increase the security of health information for people with HIV.

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