Palestinian

News in Brief 18 October 2017 (AM)

Intra-Palestinian agreement critical for “a sustainable peace”

The agreement between the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, is “critical” for a lasting peace agreement between Palestine and Israel.

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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 24 May 2017 – (PM)

Health of Palestinian prisoners in Israel deteriorating from hunger strike

As a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons enters its 38th day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is raising the alarm over the “significant deterioration” of the health of participants.

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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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News in brief 1 May (AM)

“Moderate” Asia-Pacific economic growth faces risks from “global uncertainty”

“Moderate” projected growth this year in the Asia-Pacific region faces risks from “rising protectionism and global uncertainty.”

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News in Brief 6 February 2016 (AM)

Israel urged to reconsider “Regularization Bill” on settlements

Authorities in Israel are being urged by a senior UN official in the region to reconsider legislation which would enable continued use of privately-owned Palestinian land for Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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News in Brief 1 February 2017 (AM)

Israeli settlement expansion could be “obstacle” to peace

The decision by the Israeli government to approve the building of more than 5,000 new housing units on land in the occupied West Bank, could be an “obstacle” to peace.

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News in Brief 23 January 2017 (AM)

Vaccination campaign targets six million children in Iraq

A five-day campaign has been launched to immunize over six million under-fives in Iraq.

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