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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Myanmar: Muslim, Rakhine women bond over literacy classes

Women belonging to different religious minorities in the restive Rakhine State in Myanmar are mending fences as they learn to read, write and sew, the UN said on Friday.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, Uganda and Central African Republic

Despite ebb in famine, conflict fuelling rise in hunger in South Sudan

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People of CAR “have no alternative” to UN and partners

The war-weary people of the Central African Republic (CAR) have “no alternative” but to rely on the UN and the international community to help forge a lasting peace.

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News in Brief 31 May 2017 (AM)

The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday’s “indiscriminate suicide attack” in the capital, Kabul, which has left dozens dead and more than 300 injured.

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UN-backed forum in Jordan to focus on science for peace

Women and youth will feature prominently in a UN-backed meeting in Jordan that will bring together some of the world’s most eminent scientists, political leaders and research and development investors.

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Debunking extremist narratives online

The fight to win back the youth from the clutches of radical Islamists is being waged in cyberspace and on social media, the head of a regional organization promoting Muslim solidarity has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, Zimbabwe and Central African Republic

Probe into South Sudan July attacks points to “lack of leadership”

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“Moment of hope” for reconciliation and development in CAR

A “moment now of hope” has arrived in the Central African Republic (CAR) which could represent a new era of reconciliation and development.

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