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UN urges ‘maximum restraint’ as Israel-Hamas tensions rise over rocket attack

The UN Secretary-General said he was “gravely concerned” by the firing of a rocket from Gaza deep into Israel on Monday which reportedly injured seven people, including three children, north of the capital Tel Aviv.

US resolution to condemn activities of Hamas voted down in General Assembly

Although a majority of UN Member States voted in favour of a General Assembly resolution put forward by the United States – condemning the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza – it failed to be adopted on Thursday at UN Headquarters in New York.

News in Brief 12 October 2017 (PM)

Libyan government urged to find alternatives to “horrific” detention centres

The Libyan government needs to establish alternatives to detention centres in the country, where human rights abuses of migrants and others have become “endemic”.

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News in Brief 26 September 2017 (PM)

UN needs to add more “substance” to South Sudan peace effort: Mission chief

The UN needs to add more “substance” to help end South Sudan’s brutal civil war and fulfil the promise of peace for the world’s youngest country.

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News in Brief 14 June 2017 (PM)

Libya urged to “arrest and surrender” Saif Al-Islam Gadaffi to ICC

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News in Brief 5 May 2017 (PM)

“We are walking into another crisis” in Gaza, warns UN coordinator

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process has warned that the world is “walking into another crisis” over the Gaza Strip “with our eyes wide open.”

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