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Singapore defends trading firm targeted by US over Iran

US sanctions against Singapore oil trader Kuo Oil Pte Ltd are "unilateral" and "above and beyond" the curbs agreed on by the United Nations Security Council,Singapore's foreign ministry said late on Friday.

January 14, 2012 5:35

UNESCO to vote on Monday on Palestinian entry

UN cultural agency UNESCO will vote on Monday on a Palestinian request for membership, part of a wider Palestinian campaign for recognition as a state within the wider United Nations system.

October 29, 2011 2:54
Waiting game–UN will take weeks on Palestinian bid

Waiting game–UN will take weeks on Palestinian bid

Palestinians still working on getting required nine votes; United States set to use veto at Security Council; Netanyahu says he is willing to hold direct talks

September 25, 2011 12:42