News in Brief

News in Brief 31 October 2017 (PM)

WHO reports progress in fight against hepatitis

A record three million people were able to obtain treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years.

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News in Brief 30 October 2017 (PM)

“Innovative” action needed in support of the Sahel: UN chief

Failing to act in support of countries across the Sahel region and to tackle “the root causes of instability” could have serious consequences, the UN chief said on Monday.

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News in Brief 30 October 2017 (AM)

Tuberculosis remains world’s “top infectious killer”: WHO

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News in Brief 27 October 2017 (PM)

Women’s participation in peace talks still unusual despite landmark resolution  

Having women at the negotiating table in peace processes is still unusual, the UN Security Council heard on Friday.

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News in Brief 27 October 2017 (AM)

Eastern Ghouta situation “an outrage”: UN human rights chief

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News in Brief 26 October 2017 (PM)

50,000 Iraqi civilians affected by fresh offensive against ISIL in Iraq: OCHA

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News in Brief 26 October 2017 (AM)

Terrorism “on the defensive” but Syria’s “moment of truth” has arrived

Following the defeat of Daesh extremist forces in the Syrian cities of Raqqa and around Deir-ez-Zour, “terrorism is on the defensive”, but far from defeated.

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News in Brief 25 October 2017 (PM)

UN chief appeals for solidarity with CAR

The international community has been urged by the UN Secretary-General to show solidarity with the Central African Republic (CAR) in order to rebuild the country and reduce the suffering of its people.

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News in Brief 25 October 2017 (AM)

WHO strengthens health services in Raqqa, Syria

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News in Brief 24 October 2017 (PM)

“Unjust” to focus blame on teachers over student performance: UNESCO

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