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‘Indiscriminate blasts’ in civilian areas ‘must stop’, UN mission in Afghanistan stresses 

The “deliberate targeting of educational facilities” during armed conflict is “a war crime”, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Friday after a bomb detonated near the entrance to Kabul University, in the country’s capital. 

News in Brief 9 May 2019

  • ‘Absolutely abhorrent’ attack on ambulance in Libya 
  • UN rights expert urges Cambodia to change ‘political culture’ 
  • Swine fever linked to food price spike: FAO 
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News in Brief 27 December 2018

  • UN chief calls for ‘peaceful, credible and inclusive poll’ in Bangladesh
  • World Food Programme prepares to aid Indonesia tsunami survivors
  • WHO condemns armed attacks in Libyan hospital
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UN condemns deadly twin bombings in Kabul, killing first-responders, sportsmen, journalists

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned an attack on a Kabul sports centre on Wednesday, which killed at least 22 people, including first-responders, sportsmen, and two journalists who were covering the initial bombing for a local news agency. Around 75 others were wounded.

Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic

A deadly attack on one of the last functioning hospitals in Yemen in the key port city of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of people at risk and damaged efforts to prevent a third cholera epidemic in the war-torn country, top UN officials warned on Friday.

News In Brief 11 June 2018

  • UN spotlights ‘bottlenecks and barriers’ of financing the development agenda
  • ‘Highly explosive’ escalation of conflict across Syria’s Idlib, says top UN official
  • UN humanitarian official condemns Central African hospital attack as 'inhuman and unworthy'
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UN remains “fully committed” to Libya, says Mission deputy

A grenade attack on a United Nations convoy in Libya will not shake the organisation’s commitment to the country, a senior UN official there said on Thursday.

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UN condemns deadly Stockholm attack; wants those responsible to face justice

The United Nations today condemned the attack in Stockholm, Sweden, and expressed hope that those responsible for the violence will be swiftly brought to justice.

News in Brief 13 February 2016 (PM)

Help small farmers adapt to climate change: FAO

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Somalia terror attack “desperate attempt” to disrupt election

The attack on the Dayax hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Wednesday has been described by the UN there as a “desperate attempt” by Al Shabaab extremists to disrupt the electoral process.

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