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U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran, Rouhani says in fiery speech

/ Oct 14, 2018

U.S. wants 'regime change' in Iran, Rouhani says in fiery speech

The United States is seeking "regime change" in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday, adding that the current U.S. administration is the most hostile that the Islamic Republic has faced in its four decades. Tensions have increased between Iran and America after U.S. President Donald ...

U.N. criticized over latest picks for human rights council

Oct 13, 2018

U.N. criticized over latest picks for human rights council

Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines were among a number of nations controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States. Around a third of the seats on the 47-member council, based in Geneva, ...

Oct 13, 2018

First U.N. employee tests positive for Ebola in eastern Congo

A plumber working for the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in eastern Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the health ministry said on Friday, the first case of a U.N. worker contracting the disease during the current outbreak. The plumber is believed to have contracted the ...

Losses from natural disasters have surged over last 20 years, U.N. says

Oct 11, 2018

Losses from natural disasters have surged over last 20 years, U.N. says

The U.N. office for disaster risk reduction said Wednesday that worldwide reported economic losses from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes and other climate-related disasters surged to total nearly $2.9 trillion over the past 20 years. UNISDR, as the office is known, said the reported loss ...