terrorism

UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Sunday condemned an attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), as well as a car bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in which at least eight people were killed. 

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’, and more

Tuesday’s stories include: Libya facing “permanent division”, regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’ in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise.

Repatriation of extremist fighters and families to Kazakhstan, welcomed by UN rights expert

Stressing the need for some Governments to reform their laws and policies on fighting terrorism and extremism, an independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Friday Kazakhstan’s repatriation of 231 of its citizens from conflict sites in Syria and Iraq, earlier this month.

Communities in Sri Lanka are uniting, amidst ‘fear and shock’, says top UN official there

Communities and religious leaders have come together to call for peace and calm in Sri Lanka, following the deadly church and hotel suicide bombings, on Easter Sunday. With nearly 300 killed – including 45 children – the Indian Ocean island nation is in a state of mourning and living through a “national trauma”. That’s according to the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanna Singer, who also warned that beyond the “fear and shock” there was rising concern over a possible “backlash”.

 

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UN chief urges Somalis not to be ‘deterred’ by latest deadly terror attack

The Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday that he “strongly condemns the deadly terrorist attacks” that took place in the Somali capital Mogadishu late on Thursday local time, which reportedly killed more than 20 people, with scores injured.

Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali

Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali. 

‘United against hate’: UN chief and religious leaders honour victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Calling for solidarity against anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, addressed an inter-faith tribute held on Wednesday in New York’s historic Park East Synagogue, to honour victims of Saturday’s mass-shooting in Pittsburgh.

National security is no excuse for limiting freedom of religion: UN expert

Too many states are using legitimate public concerns about terrorism, as an excuse to target individuals or communities they don’t like. That’s the view of Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, who was at UN Headquarters this week to deliver a report to the UN General Assembly. He sat down to talk to UN News’s Siwen Qian.

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‘Stop and listen’ to victims of terrorism, UN chief urges in message marking international day

Recognizing the impact of terrorism on the lives of ordinary people worldwide is the focus of the first observance of an international day that honours victims and survivors.

UN chief encourages victims of terrorism to ‘raise up their voices’

Victims of terror attacks have an important and powerful role to play in combatting the “global menace” the United Nations chief said on Friday, launching an exhibition at UN Headquarters in New York to commemorate the first International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism.