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In America
October 31, 2018 3:04 am gmt |
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday (Tuesday) called for a cessation of hostilities in Yemen and said U.N.-led negotiations to end the civil war should begin next month. In a statement, Pompeo said missile strikes by Iran-allied Houthi rebels against Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate...
In World
August 3, 2016 8:34 am gmt |
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The United Nations’ humanitarian chief visited a camp for displaced civilians in Southern Sudan on Tuesday (2nd Aug). Stephen O’Brien said people in and around the South Sudanese city of Wau needed support and above all “protection” amid a fresh outbreak of violence in the cou...
In Middle East
February 18, 2016 9:37 am gmt |
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Trucks carrying humanitarian aid from the Syrian Red Cross arrived in Madaya on Wednesday (Feb 17) after setting out from Damascus in the morning. The Syrian government has approved access to seven besieged areas, the United Nations said after crisis talks in Damascus on Tuesday (Feb 16), a week ahea...
In Europe
February 6, 2016 9:59 am gmt |
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The U.N’s top migration official called German Chancellor Angela Merkel a “hero” on Friday (February 5), saying she had taken a principled stand to support refugees while some European leaders had failed a test of human decency. Popular support for Merkel has tumbled to its lowest i...
In World
February 6, 2016 9:49 am gmt |
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday (February 5) hailed his “sweet” victory after a U.N. panel ruled he had been arbitrarily detained and should be awarded compensation. “How sweet it is. This is a victory that cannot be denied. It’s a victory of historic importance, no...
In World
February 6, 2016 9:17 am gmt |
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Malian troops backed by United Nations helicopters stormed a U.N. base in the city of Timbuktu and recaptured it from suspected Islamist militants who had seized it hours before on Friday (February 5), the United Nations said. Malian Defence Minister Tieman Hubert Coulibaly told reporters that an arm...
In World
January 30, 2016 5:34 am gmt |
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Twelve more children in the Central African Republic have accused European soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers of sexual abuse, the United Nations said on Friday (January 29), with one senior official saying such abuse was “rampant” there. Foreign troops were deployed in Central Afri...
In Middle East
January 14, 2016 9:52 am gmt |
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 A convoy of dozens of aid trucks departed from Damascus on Thursday (Jan 14) on their way to the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, the second delivery there this week, a humanitarian official said. A spokesman for International Committee of the Red Cross said 44 aid trucks were heading to Madaya, wher...
In World
January 1, 2016 5:30 am gmt |
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About 700 Islamic State fighters were believed to be hiding in the centre and eastern outskirts of Ramadi as of Wednesday (December 31), three days after Iraqi government forces claimed victory over the militants in the western city, the U.S.-led coalition said. The U.N. refugee agency, assisting fam...