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  1. August 5, 2014

    Ceasefire takes hold in Gaza

    Israel said it had pulled all of its troops out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning and was adhering to a 72-hour ceasefire...

  2. July 22, 2014

    Gaza ceasefire talks make little progress

    International efforts to secure an end to the hostilities in Gaza appeared stalled on Tuesday after John Kerry, the US...

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  1. Special report: Durban 2011 Review

    Nearly 200 nations gathered in the South African city of Durban to negotiate a success...
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  1. July 20, 2014

    Gaza ceasefire efforts hampered by Arab divisions over Hamas

    Qatar launched a round of diplomacy on Sunday in an attempt to lay the groundwork for a ceasefire in Gaza as the death toll...

  2. The A-List

    July 8, 2014

    How to decarbonise the global economy

    Today’s report on deep decarbonisation delivered to Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, offers a new perspective on how...

  3. July 7, 2014

    A path to decarbonising the global economy

    Today’s report on deep decarbonisation delivered to Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, offers a new perspective on how...

  4. May 14, 2014

    UN Syria envoy Brahimi to step down

    Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN special envoy to Syria, is stepping down from his role having failed to find a peaceful solution to...

  5. April 14, 2014

    Ukraine raises rates as west discusses more sanctions

    Ukraine’s central bank unexpectedly raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in eight months in an attempt to...

  6. February 12, 2014

    UN warns partition of Central African Republic ‘a distinct risk’

    The Central African Republic is in effect splitting into Christian and Muslim fiefdoms as tit-for-tat reprisals between...

  7. The World

    February 5, 2014

    UN quietly documents Syria's war against children

    The Syrian armed forces that took control of the Homs province town of Deir Balbi in 2012 wanted to show the locals they...

  8. January 21, 2014

    Iran warns on exclusion from Syria talks

    When Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, visited the tomb of an assassinated Hizbollah leader during a visit to...

  9. January 20, 2014

    UN rescinds invitation for Iran to attend Syria peace talks

    The UN on Monday withdrew an invitation for Iran to attend this week’s Syria peace talks just 24 hours after it was issued....

  10. January 19, 2014

    Opposition threatens to pull out of Syria talks

    Syria’s main political opposition has threatened to withdraw from international peace talks aimed at bringing an end to the...

  11. November 25, 2013

    Africa’s new crisis

    In the summer of 2012 France warned its allies that al-Qaeda was taking root in northern Mali and could establish a base for...

  12. November 21, 2013

    UN presses rich nations to act on climate funds

    Rich countries are still not pledging enough money to begin financing a shift to a cleaner global economy, the UN has...

  13. October 3, 2013

    Flawed war crimes trials push Bangladesh to the edge

    Bangladesh – for historical reasons a byword in the west for famine, poverty and disaster – has achieved notable social and...

  14. September 24, 2013

    ‘Stern 2’ to review economic costs of tackling climate change

    The UK has teamed up with Norway, Sweden and four other nations to launch an $8.9m assessment of the economic costs and...

  15. September 11, 2013

    UN official’s attack on housing benefit reforms enrages Tories

    Grant Shapps, Conservative party chairman, has written to Ban Ki-Moon to complain about a “disgraceful” UN report which is...

  16. August 29, 2013

    Cameron loses Commons Syria vote

    Western efforts to co-ordinate action against the Assad regime in Syria over charges of chemical attacks against civilians...

  17. August 23, 2013

    Race against time to find evidence of Syria gas attack

    Time is running out for the UN team in Damascus to establish what happened in this week’s alleged toxic gas attack, weapons...

  18. July 5, 2013

    Europe falls into imperialist stereotype trap in Bolivian airline drama

    In Latin America it used to be called an “international incident” – the kind of minor diplomatic cock-up that mushrooms into...

  19. April 10, 2013

    The perils of playing nuclear poker with a novice

    The world’s most fascinating – and unnerving – game of poker is taking place on the Korean peninsula. The problem is no one...

  20. Material World

    April 5, 2013

    Mayor Bloomberg: Italian Vogue cover boy

    Francesco Carrozzini American Vogue may have Michelle Obama as its cover coup, but L’Uomo Vogue, Italian Vogue’s men’s...

  21. March 21, 2013

    UN probes Syria chemical weapons claims

    The UN is to launch an investigation into allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria, said Ban Ki-Moon, secretary-general,...

  22. March 18, 2013

    Time for a Wikipedia overseas aid policy

    No one could be against the eradication of poverty, the expansion of access to education or reductions in infant and...

  23. March 18, 2013

    Bachelet set to run again for presidency

    Michelle Bachelet is expected to launch her bid to regain the presidency of Chile after resigning as head of the UN’s...

  24. March 7, 2013

    US urges China to enact N Korea sanctions

    The US urged China on Thursday to implement a new round of UN sanctions on North Korea designed to prevent imports of...

  25. March 6, 2013

    Chávez as divisive in death as in life

    Even after his death, Hugo Chávez remained a controversial figure, with international reaction to the passing of the...

  26. January 30, 2013

    Donors pledge $1.5bn in aid to Syrians

    Donor countries led by oil-rich Gulf states have hit a target of $1.5bn in aid to help millions of Syrians suffering civil...

  27. January 11, 2013

    France launches air strike in Mali

    French aircraft flew into action above Mali on Friday as President François Hollande sent armed forces to help the west...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 3, 2013

    Fragata Libertad, the movie

    Take one warship rescued from asset seizure by bond holdouts. Add swelling music, defiant rhetoric by President Cristina...

  29. January 3, 2013

    Cameron vows to protect Falklanders

    Downing Street has vowed to fight to protect the interests of the Falkland islanders, after Argentina urged the UK to give...

  30. January 2, 2013

    UN puts Syrian death toll at 60,000

    Syria’s uprising has claimed the lives of at least 60,000 people, according to a comprehensive UN study, significantly...

  31. December 5, 2012

    Lebanon’s Tripoli rocked by 2nd day of violence

    Fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian president Bashar al Assad rocked the Lebanese city of Tripoli on...

  32. December 3, 2012

    The perilous drift to intervention in Syria

    The calls for “something to be done” about Syria are getting louder in the US and Europe – so loud that they may soon be...

  33. November 25, 2012

    Congo urges greater UN action

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has urged the United Nations to strengthen the mandate of the 17,000 peacekeepers stationed...

  34. November 21, 2012

    Tel Aviv bus bomb rocks peace efforts

    A bomb explosion on a bus in central Tel Aviv threatened to derail stuttering moves towards an end to violence in Gaza on...

  35. November 19, 2012

    Egypt claims progress towards ceasefire

    Egyptian efforts to end Israel’s Gaza offensive intensified on Monday, with a senior official in Cairo saying plans were...

  36. October 28, 2012

    Rakhine violence concerns Myanmar leader

    Myanmar’s president Thein Sein has made a rare admission of the extent of ethnic violence sweeping the country’s western...

  37. October 22, 2012

    Seized Argentine ship blocks Ghana port

    An Argentine navy frigate impounded three weeks ago at the behest of a US hedge fund is causing “crippling disruptions” at...

  38. October 20, 2012

    Israel seizes pro-Palestinian activist ship

    JERUSALEM, Oct 20 – The Israeli navy has seized an international pro-Palestinian activist ship in the Mediterranean Sea to...

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