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'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon
# Away For Christmas
# Away For Christmas

'It’s tough to be away from home': Varadkar visiting Irish troops in Lebanon

Dec 21st 2017, 9:44 AM 13,061 Views 76 Comments

Hundreds of Irish people will be deployed overseas this Christmas.

Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way?
# Autonomous Weapons
# Autonomous Weapons

Call for ban on 'killer robots' - but are they really on the way?

Nov 19th 2017, 6:00 PM 16,191 Views 35 Comments

The issue was brought up by concerned groups during UN talks earlier this week.

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have hit a record high

Oct 30th 2017, 5:30 PM 14,345 Views 89 Comments

The UN has warned that urgent action is required to cut emissions.

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony
# Child Soldiers
# Child Soldiers

Angelina Jolie 'offered to help capture' Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony

Oct 8th 2017, 12:10 PM 19,995 Views 19 Comments

The actor apparently wanted to invite Kony to dinner so he could be arrested.

As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'
# Threats Threats And More Threats
# Threats Threats And More Threats

As US warplanes fly off North Korea, Trump says the country's leaders 'won't be around much longer'

Sep 24th 2017, 9:15 AM 36,915 Views 64 Comments

The war of words between the two powers shows no sign of abating.

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato
# United Nations
# United Nations

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Sep 20th 2017, 7:27 PM 9,832 Views 46 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump
# Divisive
# Divisive

'Ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times': Iran strongly criticises Trump

Sep 20th 2017, 7:58 AM 22,633 Views 147 Comments

Trump took aim at countries who have been on his radar since he took up the presidency in January.

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Trump says democracy must be restored in Venezuela as 'their country is collapsing'

Sep 19th 2017, 8:01 AM 10,904 Views 99 Comments

Trump made his comments ahead of the annual world leaders debate at the UN today.

Facing a barrage of criticism, Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly
# Rohingya Refugees
# Rohingya Refugees

Facing a barrage of criticism, Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN General Assembly

Sep 13th 2017, 7:32 AM 13,316 Views 56 Comments

The Nobel Peace Prize winner is being criticised for her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims.

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate
# Global Study
# Global Study

Ireland fares poorly on alcohol use, child sex abuse and suicide rate

Sep 13th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,971 Views 23 Comments

We come 20th out of 188 countries evaluated in a new international health study.

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

UN accuses Myanmar of 'ethnic cleansing' as thousands of Rohingyas flee the country

Sep 11th 2017, 11:33 AM 9,067 Views 63 Comments

The UN says 294,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar.

North Korea is 'begging for war': US steps up pressure on Kim Jong-un at UN
# Hydrogen Bomb
# Hydrogen Bomb

North Korea is 'begging for war': US steps up pressure on Kim Jong-un at UN

Sep 4th 2017, 7:53 PM 23,698 Views 142 Comments

Members of the UN Security Council are calling for further sanctions against North Korea as the state claims it detonated a hydrogen bomb yesterday.

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive
# Rohingya
# Rohingya

Survivors of Myanmar violence say children were beheaded and men burnt alive

Sep 2nd 2017, 2:10 PM 34,060 Views 54 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation
# Mixed Message
# Mixed Message

Trump says talking is 'not the answer' to North Korean situation

Aug 30th 2017, 8:05 PM 15,141 Views 62 Comments

His comments are at odds with remarks made by US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions
# Charlottesville
# Charlottesville

United Nations issues 'racism warning' over growing US tensions

Aug 23rd 2017, 1:44 PM 13,116 Views 97 Comments

A UN committee has said the move is aimed at helping prevent “existing problems from escalating into conflict”.

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned
# Artificial Intelligence
# Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk backs call for killer robots to be banned

Aug 21st 2017, 8:44 AM 20,129 Views 38 Comments

“We do not have long to act. Once this Pandora’s box is opened, it will be hard to close.”

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
# North Korea
# North Korea

Minister: 'No immediate threat' to Ireland amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions

Aug 9th 2017, 7:45 PM 45,643 Views 136 Comments

Minister Charlie Flanagan says Ireland must however remain vigilant.

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'
# United Nations
# United Nations

New sanctions imposed on North Korea are 'a whole new level'

Aug 6th 2017, 9:20 AM 20,450 Views 50 Comments

A ban on exports aims to deprive Pyongyang of about €850 million in annual revenue.

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood
# Nuclear Weapons
# Nuclear Weapons

US wants UN ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron and seafood

Aug 5th 2017, 1:32 PM 9,894 Views 36 Comments

The move could cost Pyongyang about €850 million in annual revenue.

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Minister tells UN Convention that some prison inmates don't have a flush toilet in their cells

Jul 27th 2017, 3:11 PM 8,959 Views 46 Comments

Minister for State David Stanton was addressing the UN Convention Against Torture.

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
# Global Shift
# Global Shift

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

Jul 20th 2017, 12:05 PM 12,358 Views 18 Comments

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone
# UNDOF
# UNDOF

Concern for Irish troops in Syria as Russia and US plan safe zone

Jul 16th 2017, 10:00 PM 21,064 Views 55 Comments

There are concerns that this new safe zone could be safeguarded by Russian and US troops.

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
# South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,515 Views 59 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world
# Yemen
# Yemen

Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world

Jun 25th 2017, 7:59 AM 9,920 Views 11 Comments

One quarter of the people who have died in this outbreak were children.

US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson
# Going Rogue
# Going Rogue

US will become a 'rogue state' if it pulls out of the Paris deal - Mary Robinson

May 10th 2017, 7:37 AM 10,686 Views 38 Comments

President Donald Trump yesterday delayed a decision to honour or walk away from the climate deal.

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq
# Humanitarian
# Humanitarian

Ireland gives a further €6 million in aid to alleviate suffering in Yemen and Iraq

Apr 15th 2017, 6:05 AM 3,123 Views 12 Comments

The UN has warned Temen is on the brink of a famine caused by conflict.

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
# Famine
# Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,712 Views 48 Comments

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'
# New York
# New York

Russia confirms its ambassador to the UN has died 'unexpectedly'

Feb 20th 2017, 6:55 PM 14,386 Views 39 Comments

Vitaly Churkin (64) died suddenly today, Russia confirmed, without giving further information.

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch
# Security Council
# Security Council

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

Feb 14th 2017, 11:55 AM 5,466 Views 19 Comments

The council agreed statement describing the test-firing of the missile as a “grave violation” of resolutions.

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him
# War
# War

Assad says defending Syria is more important than UN action against him

Feb 7th 2017, 2:30 PM 7,308 Views 47 Comments

The Syrian president also accused the UN of being biased because of American, French and British influence.

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen
# Conflict
# Conflict

'A child under the age of 10 dying every 10 minutes' - Threat of famine in Yemen

Jan 27th 2017, 7:40 AM 8,618 Views 50 Comments

The UN has warned that famine is now a possible scenario for 2017.

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General
# Goodnight Moon
# Goodnight Moon

Ban Ki-Moon bids a final farewell as UN Secretary General

Dec 31st 2016, 1:11 PM 9,529 Views 35 Comments

The UN head’s ten-year term as Secretary General comes to an end at midnight tonight.

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Secret Santa, selection boxes and teamwork: Christmas for Irish Defence Forces at Golan Heights

Dec 25th 2016, 11:00 AM 7,569 Views 9 Comments

Corporal Dan Browne is spending his third Christmas away from his home in Ballybrack, Dublin.

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo
# Aleppo
# Aleppo

Deal reached to evacuate civilians and wounded from Aleppo

Dec 14th 2016, 10:15 PM 20,956 Views 169 Comments

But it’s not clear if bombing has stopped.

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state
# West Bank
# West Bank

Abbas: Those who speak of a two-state solution should recognise Palestine as a state

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:50 PM 8,612 Views 93 Comments

Israeli and Palestinian leaders clahsed at the UN today.

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'
# Nuclear Weapons Test
# Nuclear Weapons Test

North Korea calls South Korean president a 'dirty prostitute'

Sep 10th 2016, 3:19 PM 15,671 Views 36 Comments

The country has sought to justify its weapons programme as a defence against US nuclear “blackmail”.

Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised
# Legal Grey Area
# Legal Grey Area

Child pornography is still widely available in Japan, a year after it was criminalised

Sep 10th 2016, 10:00 AM 95,442 Views 43 Comments

Before the changes came into effect last year, it was the only Group of Seven nation in which the possession of sexualised images or videos of people under 18 remained legal.

Millions in UN state aid given to organisations run by Syrian President's family
# President Assad
# President Assad

Millions in UN state aid given to organisations run by Syrian President's family

Aug 30th 2016, 3:57 PM 9,349 Views 33 Comments

Analysis by The Guardian has shown that millions have been allocated in aid to these organisations – despite EU and US sanctions.

Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality
# Girl Power
# Girl Power

Spice Girls' Wannabe video remade to highlight gender inequality

Jul 6th 2016, 10:04 AM 14,859 Views 119 Comments

The video calls for an end to violence against women and education for all girls.