Asia: China: New Bird Flu Virus Is Controlled, Officials Say
The H7N9 virus appears under control in China largely through restrictions at bird markets, but it caused $6.5 billion in losses, United Nations experts said Tuesday.
Iran expects 'progress' in U.N. nuclear talks, West skeptical
VIENNA - Iran expects progress will be made in talks this week with the United Nations' atomic agency, Tehran's nuclear envoy said on Monday, but Western diplomats held out little hope of an end to the deadlock.
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Middle East: Google’s Palestinian Home Page Recognizes ‘Palestine’
Five months after the United Nations General Assembly voted to upgrade Palestine’s status to a nonmember observer state, Google has followed suit.
U.N. Seeks Aid for Growing Syria Refugee Crisis
The United Nations is unable to cope with an exploding Syrian refugee crisis that could see 3.5 million Syrians fleeing the country by the end of the year unless urgent appeals for more than $1 billion are met, the chief of the U.N.'s refugee agency said Thursday.
U.N. overwhelmingly approves global arms trade treaty
UNITED NATIONS - The 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the first treaty on the global arms trade, which seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers.
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