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China Launches Counterattack Against U.S. Effort to Restore Taiwan’s Status at WHO

Beijing insists the World Health Organization should act according to “the one-China principle.”

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WHO Warns of Pandemic’s ‘Catastrophic Impact’ on Syria

But Russia blocks the reopening of a critical border crossing for humanitarian aid.

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Yemen: The Perfect Target for COVID-19 

A new report says the Middle East’s poorest country is uniquely vulnerable, as it records its first case of the coronavirus.

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U.N. Agencies Struggle to Carry On Remotely

Human Rights Council minutes show meetings are being dramatically cut back.

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China Goes on Diplomatic Offensive Over Coronavirus Response

Beijing seeks to deflect criticism that its carelessness caused a global crisis.

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A Grunt’s View of U.N. Leadership

An internal U.N. survey shows that the bosses think they are doing a better job than their employees do. 

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Why Does the White House Object to a ‘Sovereign’ Palestinian State?

The United States seeks to rewrite the history of international peace efforts in the Middle East.

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U.N. Faults Iraq for Islamic State Prosecutions

Report cites “serious concerns that basic fair trial standards were not respected.”

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Anatomy of an Accidental Shootdown

Three decades ago, a perfect storm of miscommunication, miscalculation, and human error in the heat of battle caused the United States to make a mistake similar to the one Iran just did.

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U.N. Questions Evidence Against Iran Over Missiles

Report says it is not clear that Tehran orchestrated an attack on Saudi oil facilities.

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Russia Proposes Moving U.N. Meetings to Europe 

Protesting U.S. visa delays for United Nations-based Russian diplomats, Moscow says some U.N. meetings should be held in Geneva or Vienna. 

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Europeans Ramp up Pressure on Iran

Britain, France, and Germany say Iran’s ballistic missile program is inconsistent with the nuclear deal and improves its capacity to deliver nuclear payload. Tehran counters that Europeans have failed to meet obligations under the pact.

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Diplomats’ Warnings Over Mass Deportations Ignored by Trump Administration

A memo details the Trump administration’s efforts to end waivers for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Central American nationals and send them home.

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Turkey Has Long Had Nuclear Dreams

Ankara has been contemplating developing nuclear weapons since the 1960s.

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