News in Brief

News in Brief 16 March 2017 (AM)

Families fleeing West Mosul in Iraq get frontline emergency aid from UN

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News in Brief 15 March 2017 (PM)

Peace in Syria is a “moral and political imperative”: UN chief

The UN Secretary-General has issued two “urgent” appeals to all parties involved in Syria’s civil war, as it enters its seventh year this week.

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News in Brief 15 March 2017 (AM)

More than half of Syria’s hospitals closed or “partially functioning”

After six years of brutal civil war less than half of Syria’s hospitals are still working normally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 14 March 2017

Conflict in Libya’s east linked to executions, hostage-taking

Serious rights violations in Libya have been reported since the recent outbreak of fighting in the oil-rich east.

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (PM)

UN anti-drug chief details efforts made to rein in narcotics

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (AM)

Suffering of Syria children “hit rock bottom” in 2016, UNICEF says

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News in Brief 10 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR assisting thousands of newly displaced in Yemen

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News in Brief 10 March 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Mass destruction and killings linked to Turkey security operation

Details have been released of widespread destruction and death in Turkey during Government security operations against Kurdish separatists.

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News in Brief 9 March 2017 (PM)

Deadly attack on wedding party “ugly crime”: UN Iraq mission chief

A terrorist attack in Iraq which targeted a wedding party has been condemned by the senior UN official in the country as “an ugly crime against the innocent.”

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News in Brief 9 March 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns terrorist attack on Afghan military hospital

A terrorist attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan on Wednesday has been condemned in the strongest terms by the UN Security Council.

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