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Which Countries Have the Most Immigrants?

The proportion of immigrants varies considerably from one country to another. Analysis Gilles Pison In some, it exceeds half the population, while in others it is below 0.1%. Which countries have the most immigrants? Where do they come fro...
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UN Expert: Saudi Arabia Undermined Khashoggi Probe

GENEVA — A U.N. human rights expert said Thursday that Saudi Arabia undermined Turkey's efforts to investigate the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which she described as a "brutal and premeditated killing"...
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Trump Picks ex-Fox News Reporter as UN Ambassador

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's pick to be America's ambassador at the United Nations is likely to face questions about her thin diplomatic resume during an upcoming Senate confirmation hearing that will shine fresh attention on the president's "America ...
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UN Court Orders US to Lift Some Iran Sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil av...
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Democratic Senators Urge Trump to Rescind Cut of Palestinian Aid

Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland is leading a large group on Democrats demanding that President Donald Trump not carry out his announced decision to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in Palestinian aid. More than 30 Democrats sent a letter to the presi...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at headquarters in Ramallah

US Ends Palestinian Refugee Agency Funding

WASHINGTON — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects ...
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UAE, Saudis May Have Committed War Crimes in Yemen

GENEVA — Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disa...
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UN Team: Myanmar Military Chiefs Should Face ‘Genocide’ Case

GENEVA — Investigators working for the U.N.'s top human rights body said Monday that Myanmar military leaders should be prosecuted for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, taking the unusual step of identifying six by name among those behind deadly, systematic c...