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Yemen rebels call on UN to investigate bombings, dismiss peace envoy

SANAA: Rebels controlling Yemen’s capital called on the United Nations on Friday to take action to end violence that has destroyed large parts of the country and to investigate bombings carried out by a Saudi-led coalition. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Houthi movement urged the U.N. to investigate a Saudi-led airstrike… Read More »

UN envoy sees 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus reunification in 2017

NICOSIA: A senior United Nations official says ethnically-split Cyprus has a “historic opportunity” to reunite in 2017 and a meeting in Geneva in early January will be crucial for a peace deal that has eluded the island for decades. Eighteen months of intensive talks between the estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities will culminate at… Read More »

Ex-Austrian Chancellor Faymann made UN youth unemployment envoy

ZURICH: Austria’s former chancellor Werner Faymann has been named as the United Nations’ special envoy on youth unemployment, the first appointment for the 56-year-old since he quit in May. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment on Friday, saying the success of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Agenda depended on “enhancing opportunities for decent work for… Read More »