Pakistan

News in Brief 17 February 2016 (AM)

UN underlines support for Pakistan after series of deadly terrorist attacks

The UN has underlined its support for Pakistan in the wake of a week of bloody terrorist attacks across the country.

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Pakistan: UN condemns deadly terrorist attack on Sufi shrine in Sindh province

The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attack on worshippers at a Sufi shrine in Sehwan, in Sindh, Pakistan, today, which reportedly left dozens dead and hundreds injured, and for which the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has claimed responsibility.

News in Brief 15 February 2016 (PM)

UN team assessing peace and security in the Gambia

A United Nations mission is in the Gambia this week to assess the peace and security situation.

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Building a bridge with Africa and beyond to end FGM

Encouraging the African diaspora to advocate for the rights of women and girls on the continent is among the goals of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), observed on 6 February.

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