Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

The United Nations said that an "unprecedented" number of civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan from July to September, calling the violence "totally unacceptable."

The UN said in a report on October 17 that the 1,174 deaths and 3,139 injured amount to a 42 percent increase over the same time period last year.

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UN Headquarters in New York City (Wikimedia Commons)

UNITED NATIONS — The UN is nearly broke and facing its worst "cash flow crisis" in a decade, with officials saying they are $1.4 billion short on dues.

So, the world body on Monday is launching major belt-tightening measures, including cutting back on interpretation services and meeting times, and curbing air travel to and from its bases worldwide. But the plans also include turning off escalators in its buildings, curbing heating and air conditioning and even shutting off the decorative fountain in the Secretariat Building's iconic main circle.

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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 24, 2019. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - President Donald Trump denounced Iran's "blood lust" and called on other nations to join the United States to pressure Iran after attacks on Saudi oil facilities but said there is a path to peace.

"We want partners, not adversaries," Trump said in an address before world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

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U.S. Army/ISIS-K defensive fighting positions were targeted in Momand Valley, Achin District, Nangahar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2017. A series of air strikes were conducted to destroy known ISIS-K fighting positions

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Liberty.

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Members of the United Nations laughed during President Donald Trump's speech to the General Assembly after he claimed that his White House had accomplished "almost more than any administration in the history" of the United States.

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UNITED NATIONS — A year after he derided North Korea’s dictator as “Rocket Man,” President Donald Trump expressed lavish praise for Kim Jong Un on Monday as the president prepared to use his second United Nations address to denounce what an aide called Iran’s “global torrent of destructive activity.”

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