Nikki Haley resigns as US ambassador to UN, shocking fellow diplomats

  • Trump said he had been informed ‘probably six months ago’
  • Ivanka, touted as successor, rules out taking role
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Salisbury nerve agent attack: Russian demand for joint investigation rejected

UN security council rebuffs Moscow’s request that Russian scientists join investigation into nerve agent attack against Skripals

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UN staff say they were urged to support official accused of sexual misconduct

Employees claim they were implored to sign letter vouching for senior UNAids figure, amid calls for the UK government to establish an independent inquiry into harassment allegations

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UN outrage at Syrian suffering: ‘We can no longer stay silent’

Humanitarian coordinator Panos Moumtzis calls for ceasefire to ease ‘dramatic deterioration’

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World’s awkward silence over Rohingya genocide warnings

With no appetite for humanitarian intervention and no support for a powerful ICC, there is unlikely to be justice in Myanmar or elsewhere

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North Korea talks dismissed by US as Trump boasts about size of his ‘nuclear button’

President intervenes with provocative tweet after UN ambassador Nikki Haley distances US from Seoul’s plan to hold cross-border talks

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Indian government advised to ‘discredit’ slavery research

Prime minister Narendra Modi pressured to condemn Australian report on modern slavery over fears it could tarnish India’s image

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Japanese sacred island where women are banned gets Unesco world heritage listing

Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, is home to a 17th century shrine

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Unesco makes Hebron old city Palestinian world heritage site

Decision on West Bank city – home to holy site known to Muslims as Ibrahimi mosque and Jews as Tomb of the Patriarchs – sparks outrage in Israel

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