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U.N. ready to help run vital Yemen port in danger of destruction

U.N. ready to help run vital Yemen port in danger of destructionHODEIDAH/GENEVA, Yemen (Reuters) – The United Nations said on Friday it was ready to help supervise Yemen’s vital Hodeidah port to protect it from “potential destruction”, as its envoy met managers of the Houthi-held harbour. “We discussed … how the United Nations can take a leading role in operating the port, we have to do this quickly through discussions with all the parties,” U.N. envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, said after his meetings. “We think that by playing this role we would help preserve a lifeline to the people in Yemen,” he said, according to an Arabic translation of his remarks which was supplied to local reporters.



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U.N. aims for Yemen talks by year-end, not end of month

U.N. aims for Yemen talks by year-end, not end of monthA proxy war is playing out in Yemen between Iran and Saudi Arabia. A Saudi-led military coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing government forces fighting the Iran-allied Houthi group. The United States and Britain last week stepped up calls for an end to the nearly four-year war that has driven impoverished Yemen to the verge of famine, raising pressure on Saudi Arabia as it faces a global outcry over the murder of a prominent Saudi journalist in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.



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Nikki Haley to resign as U.N. ambassador

Nikki Haley to resign as U.N. ambassadorThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday that she plans leave her post at the end of the year.



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As Nikki Haley Resigns as U.N. Ambassador, Will Ivanka Trump Take Her Place?

As Nikki Haley Resigns as U.N. Ambassador, Will Ivanka Trump Take Her Place?The abrupt departure has led to rumors that President Trump's eldest daughter will step into the role.



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Nikki Haley resigning as U.N. ambassador

Nikki Haley resigning as U.N. ambassador"The View" co-hosts discuss Haley's unexpected decision.



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Envoys From North Korea and Syria to Appear Before the U.N. General Assembly

Envoys From North Korea and Syria to Appear Before the U.N. General AssemblyBoth are places of international concern that spill trouble beyond their borders



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China tells U.N. it will not be 'blackmailed' or yield to trade pressure

China tells U.N. it will not be 'blackmailed' or yield to trade pressureThe Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday Beijing would not be blackmailed or yield to pressure over trade and criticized unilateral moves by some states that China believes would bring harm to all.



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China tells U.N. it will not be 'blackmailed' or yield to trade pressure

China tells U.N. it will not be 'blackmailed' or yield to trade pressureThe Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday Beijing would not be blackmailed or yield to pressure over trade and criticized unilateral moves by some states that China believes would bring harm to all.



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Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear site

Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear siteAddressing the United Nations General Assembly, Netanyahu showed an aerial photograph of the Iranian capital marked with a red arrow and pointed to what he said was a previously secret warehouse holding nuclear-related material. Netanyahu spoke 4-1/2 months after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord, arguing it did too little to rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and triggering the resumption of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran.



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Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear site

Netanyahu, in U.N. speech, claims secret Iranian nuclear siteAddressing the United Nations General Assembly, Netanyahu showed an aerial photograph of the Iranian capital marked with a red arrow and pointed to what he said was a previously secret warehouse holding nuclear-related material. Netanyahu spoke 4-1/2 months after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord, arguing it did too little to rein in Tehran’s nuclear ambitions and triggering the resumption of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. Netanyahu said the site contained some 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of radioactive material that has since been moved and called on the U.N. atomic agency to inspect the location immediately with Geiger counters.



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