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Arab League chief: Palestinians will soon petition UN for full statehood status

Nabil Elaraby called talks with Israel "a waste of time" and said the Palestinians will soon go back to the UN with a bid for full statehood status.

Ahead of Russia peace talks, UN-Arab League envoy calls for transitional government in Syria

A delegation from Syria was in Moscow on Thursday, and UN envoys are expected there on Saturday.

UN approves Mali military intervention

The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved plans for an African-led military force to help reunify Mali.

Israeli ambassadors summoned in protest at new settlement plans

At least three countries have summoned Israel's ambassadors to lodge their protests at plans to build new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Chatter: Palestine is a state, sort of

Most of the UN says Palestine is a state, with some notable exceptions, Egyptians are none too fond of their draft constitution, and the world loses some mustaches - but gains some others.
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Most of the UN says Palestine is a state, with some notable exceptions, Egyptians are none too fond of their draft constitution, and the world loses some mustaches - but gains some others.
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COP18: UN climate change talks open in Qatar

The 18th United Nations climate change conference opened today in the Qatari capital, Doha.

Chatter: Syria getting a lot worse very fast, warns UN

The UN warns that millions more Syrians will soon need international help, Iran stays silent over US accusations that it shot a Pentagon drone, and Navy SEALs have their knuckles rapped for playing with video games.
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The UN warns that millions more Syrians will soon need international help, Iran stays silent over US accusations that it shot a Pentagon drone, and Navy SEALs have their knuckles rapped for playing with video games.
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Chatter: Syria defies expectations, agrees to Eid ceasefire

The Syrian government and rebels promise a truce over the Eid holiday, hostilities flare between Israel and Gaza, and there's something unexpected in Italy's air.
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The Syrian government and rebels promise a truce over the Eid holiday, hostilities flare between Israel and Gaza, and there's something unexpected in Italy's air.
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UN to sanction M23 rebels in the eastern Congo

A leaked UN report this week accused Rwanda of commanding the M23 rebellion in the eastern DRC.

Rwanda voted onto UN Security Council, despite fresh allegations of support for DRC rebels

Rwandan President Paul Kagame welcomed the UN Security Council result via his official Twitter account.
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