Syrian conflict

News in Brief 19 October 2017 (AM)

Leaders commit to reduce deaths caused by noncommunicable diseases

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Heaven “better than the hell” of Syria’s Aleppo

A mother who tried to stab her one-month old baby to death in Aleppo, Syria has told the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that she did so because heaven would be better than the hell her daughter is living in.

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UN Gender Focus: first woman to be appointed UN Under Secretary-General and empowerment” of women in Zimbabwe

Conflicts and "disillusionment" hampering the UN, says distinguished former official

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