Daesh

Thousands risk lives fleeing fighting in Syria’s last ISIL stronghold

North-east Syria is seeing increasing numbers of civilian casualties and large-scale displacement amid intensifying efforts to defeat extremists from ISIL, otherwise known as Da’esh, in Deir-ez-Zor governorate, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq

In a “landmark” resolution, the Security Council established a new team on Thursday to investigate alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed by the terrorist group ISIL in Iraq.

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Syria’s “moment of truth” fast approaching: Envoy

ISIL or Daesh fighters in two key Syrian towns are nearing defeat and when that happens it could be the “moment of truth” for the future of the country, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 24 August 2017 (PM)

UN welcomes report on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The United Nations has welcomed the release of a report on finding lasting solutions to the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

The western state has seen deadly clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

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Appeal for justice for Iraqi rape survivors

Thousands of Iraqi women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by extremists should receive care, protection and justice.

Furthermore, children born to them as a result of such violence should not face a life of discrimination and abuse.

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UN supporting civilians fleeing Telafar, Iraq

UN agencies in Iraq are gearing up to help thousands of civilians expected to flee the city of Telafar.

The northern city has been under the control of the terrorist group ISIL, also known as Daesh, for the past three years.

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News in Brief 21 August 2017 (PM)

UN readying to support civilians fleeing from Iraqi city

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (PM)

“Window of opportunity” for Libya to emerge from crisis: UN envoy

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Colombia ambushed, one police officer injured

The UN Mission in Colombia has confirmed that a team containing UN observers was ambushed over the weekend, while extracting explosives.

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Up to 50,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa with “no way out”: OCHA

Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the former Daesh, or ISIL, terrorist stronghold of Raqqa, with “no way for them to get out.”

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