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Kosovo's status process can be concluded soon, top UN envoy says

Following direct talks between Belgrade and Pristina, the Secretary-General's top envoy to Kosovo expressed optimism that the status process of the Serbian province - which the world body has run since western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ethnic fighting - can be concluded soon.

Myanmar: UN to resume delivering food in Mandalay District

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it has been assured by Myanmar that authorities will lift restrictions on the movement of the agency's food aid.

Ban Ki-moon voices outrage at deadly attacks on AU peacekeepers in Darfur

Condemning in the strongest possible terms the recent attack in Haskanita, South Darfur, which killed some 10 African Union (AU) peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for those responsible to be brought to justice for the "outrageous" act.

Afghanistan: top UN envoy speaks out against deadly army bus attack in Kabul

The top United Nations envoy in Afghanistan expressed his outrage over the terrible loss of life from morning's army bus attack in capital Kabul, which is among deadliest the city has seen.

Liberia: UN mission hands rehabilitated school for Christian and Muslim over to community

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL) handed over a school it rehabilitated for some 1,500 Christian and Muslin children to a community on the outskirts of the capital Monrovia.

Deadly sea exodus from Somalia to Yemen gains momentum, UN reports

The deadly drama involving people-smuggling across the Gulf of Aden continues apace, with at least 89 confirmed deaths and 154 missing and presumed dead so far this month as traffickers reportedly stabbed passengers, beat them with iron bars and plastic tubes and threw some overboard, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

UN Standing Police Capacity unit to train in United Kingdom ahead of first mission

Officers from the United Nations Standing Police Capacity will undergo two weeks of training in transitional justice and other aspects of peacekeeping at the top police leadership centre in the United Kingdom from 8-19 October ahead of deployment to their first mission, senior UN Police officers said today.

Many thousands flee more fighting in eastern DR Congo, UN reports

Fresh fighting between Government forces, renegade troops and rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has uprooted yet more people, with new waves in the coming days expected to add to the over 100,000 who have already fled the latest conflict, United Nations agencies said today as they mobilized to face the crisis.

Angolans still subject to arbitrary detention, other abuses, says UN expert group

A United Nations human rights team has reported that Angolans are still being arbitrarily detained, tortured and often denied access to lawyers, following a 10-day visit to the southern African nation.

Togolese repatriation from Ghana kicks off with help of UN refugee agency

A group of 176 men, women and children are the first Togolese refugees to return home from Ghana by road convoy with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).