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Jordan vows to continue supporting Palestinians to end occupation

Palestinians will continue their struggle to end Israeli occupation of their territory.

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North Korea placed “on notice” for human rights atrocities

The Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been placed “on notice” following a debate on the atrocities committed by its leadership, a senior UN official has said.

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No better way forward for Afghanistan than unity government

There is no better way forward for Afghanistan than a national unity government, according to the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

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Peacekeepers to remain in South Sudan into 2015

The mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been extended until May 2015 amid what’s been described as “grave alarm about the further deteriorating political, security and humani

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ISIS “undeniably” guilty of war crimes

Leaders of the Islamist militant groups known as ISIS, ISIL or Da’ish are “undeniably” guilty of war crimes in Iraq, according to the UN human rights chief.

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Situation “promising” in Afghanistan, says outgoing envoy

The situation in Afghanistan has been described by the outgoing head of the UN mission there as “promising”.

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Women can lobby for laws that fight discrimination, impunity

Women can play a significant role in situations of violent extremism through lobbying for laws that fight discrimination and impunity.

That’s according to an Iraqi female lawyer, Suaad Allami, who established the first legal clinic in the Middle Eastern country.

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Rise of global crises impact security of women, girls

Increased violence around the world, mass displacement and humanitarian catastrophes have been detrimental to the security of women and girls, according to the UN.

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Extremes of “hope and despair” in DR Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has experienced extremes of “hope and despair’ in less than one month.

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Foreign terrorists targeted by UN

The international community is looking at how best to prevent individuals from travelling to foreign countries to fight for terrorist organizations.

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