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UN / ISIL 3

The UN Syrian Ambassador welcomed the formation of an international coalition “supported internationally, or through agreements or through bilateral cooperation” to fight terrorism in Syria and Iraq. Speaking to the Security Council, he said that his country “cannot conceive” a coalition that includes Qatar or Saudi Arabia, since these countries that are “the primary supporters of [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

WHO / MERS

The World Health Organization said that the deadly MERS virus has "increased in seriousness" but does not yet represent a global public health emergency. WHO  

14 May 2014 | Read More »

IMF/ MIDDLE EAST

The near-term economic outlook for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region has weakened, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for the region, which projects growth to decline to 2¼ percent this year and to pick up in 2014 as global conditions improve and oil production recovers. IMF

12 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAUDI ARABIA COUNCIL SEAT

A UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General has not received official notification from Saudi Arabia rejecting the Council seat and that he was looking forward to addressing "many important challenges" with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. UNTV

18 Oct 2013 | Read More »

GA/ SECURITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS

The United Nations General Assembly today elected Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2014. UNTV

17 Oct 2013 | Read More »

JORDAN / A CHANGING LANDSCAPE

A donation by Saudi Arabia is changing the landscape of Za'atri Refugee Camp and improving the lives of thousands of Syrians.  UNHCR

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

WHO / CORONAVIRUS

Talking about the recent outbrake of Coronavirus, the World Health Organization's Spokesperson Gregory Hartl said today in Geneva that "Anytime a new virus starts infecting humans, we have to take it seriously and especially a virus which has killed 60 percent of the people it infects." WHO

13 May 2013 | Read More »

UN / AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL REPORT

Amnesty International launches its annual report on the death penalty. UNTV

10 Apr 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / DEATH PENALTY

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern today (5 April) over the reinstatement of the death penalty in a number of countries in the Middle East and Asia. CH UNTV

5 Apr 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / BEHEADING

The United Nations on Friday expressed "deep dismay" at Saudi Arabia’s execution of Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek in Saudi Arabia. CH UNTV

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

 

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