ISIL

UN urges new, ‘post-ISIL’ Iraq to draw on diversity, support religious minorities

As Iraq rebuilds after defeating a terrorist group, the country must draw on its religious diversity and protect minorities, including Yezidi and Christians, a senior United Nations official has said.

Iraqi civilians in danger from new explosives left by “evil” ISIL bomb-makers

The presence of increasingly-deadly explosive hazards in liberated areas of Iraq are hindering efforts to rebuild and provide vital aid to families who are returning home, according to a senior manager with the UN Mine Action Service there (UNMAS).

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News In Brief 08 February 2018

  • Philippines, Venezuela focus of ICC preliminary examinations
  • Stay “one step ahead” of ISIL, UN counter-terrorism chief urges Security Council
  • FAO appeal aims to “restore” livelihoods in 26 countries fighting hunger
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News in Brief 24 January 2018

  • UN chief “appalled and deeply saddened” by attack on Save the Children
  • Iraqis urged to “seize the opportunity” of peace
  • Little evidence that migrants cost more than they make: ILO
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Yazidi documentary 'a positive weapon' against ongoing genocide

Documenting the horrors suffered by the Yazidis at the hands of ISIL, or Daesh, terrorists provides a “positive weapon” to confront the dangers of modern-day genocide.

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ISIL fighters in Mosul 'used loudspeakers to threaten civilians with death'

Grave human rights violations were committed by ISIL fighters against civilians trapped in the Iraqi city of Mosul which amount to “international crimes”, a new UN report published on Thursday claimed.

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News in Brief 26 October 2017 (PM)

50,000 Iraqi civilians affected by fresh offensive against ISIL in Iraq: OCHA

An estimated 50,000 Iraqi civilians are likely to be affected by the Iraqi army’s latest offensive against remaining fighters from the ISIL, or Daesh, terrorist group in Anbar province.

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News in Brief 13 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Fair trial concerns for Nigeria’s Boko Haram suspects

Concerns have been raised by the UN about the trials of more than 2,000 suspected Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.

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News in Brief 02 October 2017 (PM)

Government of Myanmar allows UN officials to visit Rakhine state

In what was described by the UN as a “positive step,” senior officials were finally given access to Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state on Monday.

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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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