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United Nations

The United Nations Organization (UNO) or simply United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, and the achieving of world peace. The UN was founded in 1945 after World War II to replace the League of Nations, to stop wars between countries, and to provide a platform for dialogue. It contains multiple subsidiary organizations to carry out its missions.

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Power regrets Clinton 'monster' jab

Oct 03, 2013 - Politico

THE ROVING EYE : Rouhani surfs the new WAVE

Sep 25, 2013 - Asia Times Online

Rouhani: Iran ready to work with U.S.

Sep 25, 2013 - Politico

Obama reaches out to Iran

Sep 25, 2013 - Politico

3 planes escorted away from no-fly zone

Sep 24, 2013 - Politico

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Fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) hold their weapons as they stand on confiscated cigarettes before setting them on fire in the city of Raqqa April 2, 2014.
ISIS Shows Training of Child Warriors as Young as 4; Two Men Stoned to Death For Being Gay [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

ISIS has released a new video showing how it trains child warriors as young as 4 years old. Two men were stoned to death for admitting they were gay. (2:07 pm)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, HUMAN RIGHTS

Vanessa Castillo holds her one-year-old daughter during a news conference in Mexico City November 5, 2009.
Why The UN Report Shows One In 3 Children Being Abused In Global Human Trafficking

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The latest UN Office on Drugs and Crime said that the rate has shot up in Africa and the Middle-East, in which two-thirds of such cases are located. (Nov 26)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

A nurse cares for Nourhanne Ahmed, a premature baby girl, inside an incubator
Woman Charged For Leaving Her Baby in Drain in Australia Needs 'Compassion' Says Social Worker

A mother who was recently charged for leaving her baby in a drain in Australia deserves "compassion, not vilification." (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ADDICTION

A nurse cares for Nourhanne Ahmed, a premature baby girl, inside an incubator
Woman Charged For Leaving Her Baby in Drain in Australia Needs 'Compassion' Says Social Worker

By IBTimes AU

A mother who was recently charged for leaving her baby in a drain in Australia deserves "compassion, not vilification." (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, ADDICTION

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin attend a family photo shoot for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' meeting at the International Convention Center at Yanqi Lake in Beijing, November 11, 201
Russia to Back Palestine If US Blocks UN Statehood Bid; Anti-U.S. Views Growing in Russia

By IBTimes AU

Russia has expressed its support for the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood in the United Nations even if the U.S. may possibly veto it. (Nov 25)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL, COURT, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, BARACK OBAMA

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is welcomed by Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Australia's Direct Action Policy To Increase Projected Emmisions By 2020 -- UN Report

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been warned in a UN report that it is one of the four countries predicted not to meet their emissions target. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: GLOBAL WARMING, AUSTRALIA, MEXICO, CLIMATE CHANGE, RENEWABLE ENERGY, G20, BARACK OBAMA

Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran
Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Likely To Be Extended

By IBTimes AU

There are apparently still "big gaps" to be closed before the deal gets finalised. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BARACK OBAMA, GERMANY, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, RUSSIA, CONGRESS

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New Zealand's Surveillance Laws Are Anti-People, Says Green Party leader Russel Norman

By IBTimes AU

New Zealand surveillance laws should not be misused as arbitrary cancelling of passports will render many citizens stateless. (Nov 24)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

U.S. Navy F-18E Super Hornet jets leave to support military operations against ISIL after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq, October 4, 2014 in this picture released by the US Air Force October 6, 2014. REUTERS/USAF/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nick
ISIS War to Last For 4 Years; US Military Shows Videos of Airstrikes Hitting Militant Base [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

A top U.S. military official has estimated the war with ISIS to last for four years. The U.S.-led airstrikes has hit ISIS-controlled buildings and bunkers. (Nov 22)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, IRAQ, NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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Julie Bishop Chairs UN Counter-terrorism Meeting

By IBTimes AU

Minister for Foreign affairs Julie Bishop headed a UN Security Council on counter terrorism. (Nov 21)

MORE TOPICS: IRAQ, SOMALIA