News in Brief

News in Brief 6 February 2016 (AM)

Israel urged to reconsider “Regularization Bill” on settlements

Authorities in Israel are being urged by a senior UN official in the region to reconsider legislation which would enable continued use of privately-owned Palestinian land for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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News in Brief 3 February 2016 (PM)

Tunisia’s efforts to fight terrorism should be grounded in human rights

Tunisia’s efforts to prevent violent extremism, although commendable, should be grounded in human rights, a UN expert said on Friday as he wrapped up a five-day visit to the country.

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News in Brief 3 February 2016 (AM) – Geneva

Ukraine humanitarian situation is dire, fighting must stop, says UN

An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and to repair essential services.

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News in Brief 2 February 2017 (PM)

More than 6,000 FARC fighters heading to camps for civilian transition

More than 6,000 members of the FARC rebel group in Colombia are gathering in UN-monitored zones in order to begin the transition to civilian life.

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News in Brief 2 February 2017 (AM)

4 dead following attack on UN monitoring team near Nigeria-Cameroon border

Four people have been killed during an attack by unknown assailants on a UN monitoring team, close to the border between Nigeria and Cameroon.

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News in Brief 1 February 2017 (PM)

Ukrainian children face life-threatening cold as fighting escalates

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News in Brief 1 February 2017 (AM)

Israeli settlement expansion could be “obstacle” to peace

The decision by the Israeli government to approve the building of more than 5,000 new housing units on land in the occupied West Bank, could be an “obstacle” to peace.

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