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News in Brief 25 October 2017 (AM)

WHO strengthens health services in Raqqa, Syria

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UN Daily News Programme 19 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn.

In today’s programme:  An update on international support to Somalia in the wake of this past weekend's deadly bombing; and: Progress on fighting HIV and AIDS in Tanzania.

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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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Civilians at even greater risk of attack in Syria

More aid is getting through to civilians caught up in the Syrian war, but there’s been a worrying escalation in the number of attacks against them and humanitarian workers that must stop, a senior UN adviser said on Thursday.

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Syria’s “moment of truth” fast approaching: Envoy

ISIL or Daesh fighters in two key Syrian towns are nearing defeat and when that happens it could be the “moment of truth” for the future of the country, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.

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No “worse place on earth” than Syria’s Raqqa, says top aid official

Needs are “beyond belief” for thousands of civilians trapped by ISIL fighters in the Syrian city of Raqqa, a senior aid official said on Thursday.

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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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Up to 50,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa with “no way out”: OCHA

Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the former Daesh, or ISIL, terrorist stronghold of Raqqa, with “no way for them to get out.”

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News in Brief 25 July 2017 (PM)

UN deputy chief praises DRC for progress on issue of sexual violence

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