WAM | InternationalCOP21: encouraged by climate talks, UN chief urges negotiators to ‘make final decisions for humanity’Libyan parties set 16 December as date to sign political agreement – UN envoyCanada sets a humanitarian example: paperCustodian of the Two Holy Mosques relieves and appoints ministersSaudi voters to elect members of municipal councils on SaturdayChinese, U.S. presidents exchange views on climate conference, bilateral ties over phoneWorld economic growth falls below last forecast, only modest improvement foreseen – UN

http://www.wam.ae/en/International/rssFeeds.html WAM | WAM News RSS Feed http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289114421.html PARIS, 12th December 2015 (WAM) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said that he is encouraged by progress of the talks at the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris, where the negotiations under way are perhaps the most significant and complex ever attempted. International Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:28:01 GMT http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289114421.html 2015-12-12T07:28:01Z http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289114234.html NEW YORK, 12th December 2015 (WAM) — The new United Nations envoy for Libya announced on Friday that the parties to the country’s political dialogue process have agreed to set 16 December as the target date to sign the UN-facilitated agreement on forming a national unity government, aiming to bring an end to a crisis that has left nearly 2.4 million Libyans in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. International Sat, 12 Dec 2015 07:22:01 GMT http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289114234.html 2015-12-12T07:22:01Z http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289113293.html ABU DHABI, 12th December 2015 (WAM) — Canada has set a humanitarian example by extending a warm welcome to the first batch of Syrian refugees in Toronto when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau personally greeted the refugees at the airport, a local UAE newspaper said on Saturday. International Sat, 12 Dec 2015 05:24:01 GMT http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289113293.html 2015-12-12T05:24:01Z http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289113104.html RIYADH, 11th December, 2015 (WAM)–The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, issued here today a number of Royal Orders relieving Dr. Azzam bin Mohammed Al-Dakhil, Minister of Education from his post, at his request, Saudi Press Agency has reported. International Fri, 11 Dec 2015 20:10:00 GMT http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289113104.html 2015-12-11T20:10:00Z http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289112098.html RIYADH, 11th December, 2015 (WAM)–Saudi voters will be heading to the polls on Saturday to elect members of the municipal councils in its third session, which has been reviewed to allow voters to elect the two thirds of the total members instead of half, while the age of the eligible voters has been reduced from 21 to 18. International Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:04:01 GMT http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289112098.html 2015-12-11T19:04:01Z http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289107732.html BEIJING, 11th December, 2015 (WAM) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama held a telephone conversation Friday to exchange views on the Paris climate conference, China-U.S. relations and other major international issues of common concern. International Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:16:02 GMT http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289107732.html 2015-12-11T15:16:02Z http://www.wam.ae/en/news/international/1395289106796.html NEW YORK, 1th December, 2015 (WAM) – The world economy has fallen below forecasts of even six months ago and will grow only modestly over the next two years due to “cyclical and structural headwinds,” including low commodity prices and stagnant investment, the United Nations reported today, urging steps to ensure stronger growth.