U.N. halts Syria talks as government closes in on Aleppo

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A United Nations envoy halted his attempts to conduct Syrian peace talks on Wednesday after the army, backed by Russian air strikes, advanced against rebel forces north of Aleppo, choking opposition supply lines from Turkey to the city.

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North Korea tells U.N. agencies it plans satellite launch

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North Korea tells U.N. agencies it plans satellite launch

North Korea told U.N. agencies on Tuesday it plans to launch a satellite as early as next week, a move that could advance the country's long-range missile technology after its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6.

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UN urges Turkey to probe shooting of unarmed civilians

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The United Nations is urging Turkey to investigate the shooting by security forces 10 days ago of a group of unarmed people who were trying to evacuate the injured following clashes.

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Syrian opposition to go to Geneva as peace talks open

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Syrian opposition to go to Geneva as peace talks open

Syria's main opposition group agreed to travel to Geneva, where the United Nations on Friday opened peace talks to end the country's five-year-old war, but said it wanted to discuss humanitarian issues before engaging in political negotiations.

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Syria talks invites sent to range of opposition figures

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Syria talks invites sent to range of opposition figures

The United Nations on Tuesday sent out invitations for fresh Syria peace talks in Geneva later this week, including to figures excluded from a key opposition body.

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Vietnamese investment minister calls for political reforms

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Vietnamese investment minister calls for political reforms

A Vietnamese government minister has warned that the country must immediately reform its political system if it does not want to be left behind.

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Syria regime advances in northwest ahead of peace talks

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Syria regime advances in northwest ahead of peace talks

Pro-government forces overran the last major rebel-held town in Syria's coastal Latakia province Sunday, as the United Nations prepares to host talks on ending the country's nearly five-year war.

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Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before peace talks

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Taliban want removal from UN blacklist before peace talks

Afghanistan’s Taliban want to be removed from a UN blacklist before considering rejoining peace talks aimed at ending a 15-year civil war, a senior member said, as its political wing met activists at an unofficial forum in Qatar.

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National sovereignty of supreme importance: Party official

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National sovereignty of supreme importance: Party official

National sovereignty in the East Sea issue, which is drawing much attention from Party members and people, is sacred and the country’s supreme interest, said Hoang Binh Quan, the head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations.

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Workshop highlights Paris Agreement’s impacts on Vietnam

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Workshop highlights Paris Agreement’s impacts on Vietnam

Impacts of the Paris Agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) on Vietnam and the country’s preparations for implementing the deal were analysed and discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on January 21.

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Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

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Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel forces, strengthening the hand of a defiant President Bashar al-Assad as the United Nations struggles to get peace talks off the ground.

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U.N. envoy says Syria peace talks may be delayed, pressure needed

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U.N. envoy says Syria peace talks may be delayed, pressure needed

Internationally brokered talks between Syria's government and opposition groups due to start on Jan. 25 may be delayed, but major powers must keep up the pressure to bring participants to the table, the United Nations envoy said on Wednesday.

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Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

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Russian bombs take toll in Syria as Islamic State under pressure

Four months of Russian air strikes in Syria are taking their toll on rebel forces, strengthening the hand of a defiant President Bashar al-Assad as the United Nations struggles to get peace talks off the ground.

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About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: U.N. report

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About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: U.N. report

An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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About 3,500 slaves held by Islamic State in Iraq: U.N. report

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An estimated 3,500 people, mainly women and children, are being held as slaves in Iraq by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on January 19.

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