News in Brief

News in Brief 3 January 2017 (PM)

Displacement rises as Mosul fighting intensifies

More than 13,000 people have fled the Iraqi city of Mosul since Friday, the UN has reported, as military operations to retake the city from extremists have intensified.

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News in Brief 03 January 2017 (AM)

Somalia mission chief welcomes moves towards peace in Gaalkacyo

A renewed commitment by two regional leaders in Somalia to achieve peace in the city of Gaalkacyo has been welcomed by the senior UN official in the country.

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