Mosul

Ferry capsizes near Mosul, UN chief offers solidarity, support ‘as needed’ 

As many Iraqis across the country celebrated Norwuz, the first day of spring, a passenger ferry in the Tigris River capsized on Thursday, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to offer the United Nations’ support “as needed”. 

Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization  there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two historic churches in Mosul “in a barbaric and arbitrary manner.”

UN says ‘many humanitarian achievements’, one year after ouster of ISIL from Mosul

One year after the liberation of Iraq’s Mosul city from a terrorist group, the United Nations on Saturday marked the anniversary with “many humanitarian achievements” and “a multitude of challenges”.

News in Brief 18 June 2018

  • ‘Unconscionable’ US border policy separates migrant children from parents: Zeid
  • Hundreds of thousands of lives lost each year to small arms and light weapons: UN chief
  • ‘Worst devastation I have seen,’ says UN refugee envoy Angelina Jolie, as she visits Mosul
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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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Emergency animal health campaign launched around Mosul

A lesser-known casualty of the brutal fighting to liberate Mosul from Daesh, or ISIL extremists, has been livestock around the northern Iraqi city, said the Food and Agriculture Organization (

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News in Brief 11 August (PM)

“Critical role” for young men and women in preventing conflict

There’s a “critical role” for young men and women to play in preventing war, and ensuring lasting peace.

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News in Brief 08 August 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Recovery in Iraq's Mosul is a "tale of two cities" says top UN country coordinator

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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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