News in Brief

News in Brief 06 April 2017 (AM)

Sport a force for physical well-being and social empowerment: Bokova

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News in Brief 05 April 2017 (PM)

“War crimes are going on in Syria” UN chief warns

War crimes are going on in Syria, and international humanitarian law continues to be violated frequently, the UN Secretary-General has warned.

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News in Brief 05 April 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Iraq condemns suicide bombings in Tikrit

The UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in Tikrit, a city north of the capital Baghdad.

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News in Brief 04 April 2017 (PM)

UN chief “deeply disturbed” by reports of chemical weapons use in Syria

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News in Brief 4 April 2017 – Geneva (AM)

El Nino concerns growing for Peru and Ecuador

Peru and parts of Ecuador are in the grip of the El Nino weather phenomenon and there are growing indications that it could spread more widely.

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News in Brief 03 April 2017 (PM)

Bombing in St. Petersburg metro condemned by UN chief

The Secretary-General has condemned Monday’s bombing in the St. Petersburg metro and called for those responsible for the “appalling act” to be held accountable.

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News in Brief 03 April 2017 (AM)

More than 300,000 people displaced from West Mosul: UNHCR

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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe

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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (AM)

UN chief disappointed over plan for new Israeli settlement in West Bank

The UN Secretary-General has expressed “disappointment and alarm” over Israel’s decision to build a new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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News in Brief 30 March 2017 (PM)

FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production

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