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News in Brief 17 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR condemns attack on refugee boat off Yemen

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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Israeli soldier’s sentence for shooting “excessively lenient”: UN

The punishment handed down to an Israeli soldier found guilty of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian is “excessively lenient”, the UN Human Rights Office said on Friday.

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (PM)

UN official in the Gambia to assess support for political transition

A senior UN official is in the Gambia to assess how best to assist the country’s political transition.

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (PM)

UN concerned for Syrians affected by anti-ISIL operations in Aleppo

The UN remains “very concerned” for the situation of civilians affected by an offensive to dislodge ISIL militants from Al Bab town in Syria’s Aleppo governorate.

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