News in Brief

News in Brief 31 May 2017 (PM)

Occupation policies remain key cause of Palestinian humanitarian needs

The on-going practices and policies of Israeli occupation are the main reason why Palestinians continue to be in need of major humanitarian assistance.

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News in Brief 31 May 2017 (AM)

The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday’s “indiscriminate suicide attack” in the capital, Kabul, which has left dozens dead and more than 300 injured.

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News in Brief 30 May 2017 (PM)

UN will continue to stand by Iraq in fight against terror, pledges Guterres

The UN will continue to stand by all Iraqis in their fight against terror, following bombings on Tuesday that killed more than 30 civilians, according to news reports.

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News in Brief 30 May 2017 (AM) – Geneva

CAR rights violations chart 13 years of “violence and impunity” as 88,000 flee violence

Details of horrific rights violations amounting to war crimes in Central African Republic are to be handed over to a special court there tasked with fighting impunity.

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News in Brief 26 May 2017 – (PM)

Dynamics in Middle East creating explosive environment: Mladenov

The complex dynamics on the ground in the Middle East region are creating an explosive environment.

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News in Brief 26 May 2017 – (AM)

UN rights office condemns Gaza executions by “field military court”

The UN human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by Gaza authorities, accused of being involved in the 24 March murder of Hamas leader Mazen Al Faqhaa.

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News in Brief 25 May 2017 – (PM)

African nations among world’s largest host of refugees, says UN chief

African nations are among the world’s largest and most generous hosts of refugees, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his message to commemorate this year’s “Africa Day.”

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News in Brief 25 May 2017 – (AM)

Children from North Africa “literally dying” to get to Europe: UNICEF

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News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (PM)

Health of Palestinian prisoners in Israel deteriorating from hunger strike

As a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons enters its 38th day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is raising the alarm over the “significant deterioration” of the health of participants.

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News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (AM)

UN determined to bring peace to Mali despite attacks: UN chief

Attacks against peacekeepers in Mali will not weaken the UN’s resolve to support the country in its quest for peace, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.

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