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Yemen's warring parties agree to start troop withdrawal

Yemen's warring parties agree to start troop withdrawal

The conflict, which has killed tens of thousands, is widely seen in the region as a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Trump's nominee as Ambassador to UN Heather Nauert withdraws
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Trump's nominee as Ambassador to UN Heather Nauert withdraws

The former Fox News reporter has had no experience as a policy maker or negotiator. She cited 'family interests' when declining the post.

Tourism generates jobs but leads to congestion and higher prices: survey
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Tourism generates jobs but leads to congestion and higher prices: survey

Australians believe tourism generates wealth and jobs but also causes overcrowding in cities and higher prices, according to a United Nations survey.

  • by Andrew Taylor
How Elizabeth Broderick is taking soft-power feminism to the world
Elizabeth Broderick

How Elizabeth Broderick is taking soft-power feminism to the world

Australia's former Sex Discrimination Commissioner has set her sights on global change.

  • by Jacqueline Maley
Saudis undermined Khashoggi probe, says UN
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Saudis undermined Khashoggi probe, says UN

Premeditated killing was planned and carried out by Saudi officials, UN human rights expert says.

Palestinians announce plans to again seek full UN membership

Palestinians announce plans to again seek full UN membership

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to reactivate an application for the Palestinians to have full membership in the United Nations.

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Australia considers visa for Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun after UN grants her refugee status
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Australia considers visa for Saudi teen Rahaf al-Qunun after UN grants her refugee status

Australia is considering granting a visa to Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun after a United Nations agency found the 18-year-old detained at Bangkok airport is a genuine refugee.

  • by Michael Koziol
UN Security Council welcomes five new members, one as new president

UN Security Council welcomes five new members, one as new president

Belgium, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa and new president the Dominican Republic have joined the UN's most powerful body.

The man who offers hope to blighted Congo pleads for the world to stay and help
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The man who offers hope to blighted Congo pleads for the world to stay and help

The election in Congo holds out hope for the country's first ever democratic transition. But now it has been delayed again, and fears are growing.

  • by David Wroe
Bill Shorten pledges $500 million to UN and confirms Labor will increase refugee intake
Bill Shorten

Bill Shorten pledges $500 million to UN and confirms Labor will increase refugee intake

The Labor leader said he wanted to "rekindle Australia's reputation as a good international citizen" when it came to refugees.

  • by Michael Koziol
Climate deal falls short, fails to set binding targets
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Climate deal falls short, fails to set binding targets

Negotiators said the agreement was the best that could have been expected given the limited agenda for the talks and the need for a global consensus.

  • by Brady Dennis