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Security Council urges parties in DR of Congo to stick to disengagement schedule

Members of the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need for all warring armies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to stick to the schedules established for the disengagement of troops, regardless of concerns about another party's compliance with the process.

UN Mission signs agreement with Eritrea on militia and police

The United Nations today signed an agreement with Eritrea outlining the rules of interaction between UN peacekeepers and Eritrean law enforcement and security elements.

Kenya: fighting in refugee camp kills seven Sudanese, UN reports

Calm has returned to a refugee camp in Kenya after recent deadly fighting prompted relief workers to withdraw from the site, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.

UNHCR set to move Sierra Leoneans out of Guinea's volatile "Parrot's Beak"

Moving quickly to beat the upcoming rainy season and possible instability in an insecure area, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to transport tens of thousands of Sierra Leoneans out of camps in Guinea's volatile "Parrot's Beak" region, a UN spokesman announced today.

Sierra Leone: UN peacekeepers deploy deeper into rebel-held territory

The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) today began deploying to the central part of the country as part of its push into rebel-held areas.

Kosovo: Serbs stage protests at UN tax collection centres

Responding to a series of demonstrations held by Kosovo Serbs to protest the setting up of tax collection centres in northern Kosovo, the United Nations mission in the province said today that the establishment of these points was "nothing new" and that all Kosovars would gain from the collected revenues.

Srebrenica massacre suspect to enter plea at UN tribunal on Wednesday

A Bosnian Serb facing genocide charges for the 1995 Srebrenica massacre is scheduled to make his first appearance before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Wednesday, the Hague-based court announced today.

East Timor: UN peacekeepers arrest suspects in Viqueque murders

Peacekeepers from the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) and international police officers arrested three persons today as suspects in murders committed during a riot in Viqueque on 12 March.

West Africa: UNICEF seeks details on fate of children aboard alleged slave ship

UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is trying to gather information today on the fate of children reported to have been on a slave ship that docked last night in Benin, a UN spokesman told the press in New York.

Iraq earns an additional 418 million euros under UN oil-for-food programme

Iraq has earned an additional €418 million (euros) under the United Nations "oil-for-food" programme which allows Baghdad to use a portion of its petroleum revenues to purchase humanitarian relief, the UN announced today.