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UN chief pays tribute to former Portuguese leader Mário Soares

UN Secretary-General António Guterres. UN File Photo/Mark Garten.

A former Portuguese leader who helped guide his country to democracy is being remembered by the UN Secretary-General as "a man of freedom." Mário Soares, 92, died on Saturday at a hospital in…

7 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Security Council endorses Syria ceasefire deal

The Security Council unanimously adopts resolution 2336 (2016) on 31 December in support of Russia-Turkey efforts to end violence in Syria. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

A ceasefire deal brokered by Russia and Turkey has been unanimously endorsed by members of the UN Security Council…

31 Dec 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 23 December 2016 (PM)

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  Aleppo evacuation ends but scores of Syrians still in besieged areas The operation to evacuate civilians from the…

23 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Viennese restaurant turns Syrian refugees into "entrepreneurs"

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (rear centre right) and his wife Yoo Soon-taek (rear centre left), pose with the staff of the Habibi & Hawara Restaurant in Vienna. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A new "fusion" restaurant in the Austrian capital Vienna, has found the special ingredient to turn Syrian refugees into…

21 Dec 2016 / Listen /
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