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Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

December 8, 2017 11:30 pm
Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

Alissa Lual, a displaced mother of three children, shows the stock of food in her shelter at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) formed by local community members at Barmayen Village in Aweil State, some 740km northwest of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, November 22, 2017. (Photo by […]

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The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS concerned about spread of HIV in Egypt

December 4, 2017 8:21 am
The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS concerned about spread of HIV in Egypt

The Joint United Nations Programmes on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) The UN is voicing alarm over the spread of HIV in Egypt, where the number of new cases is growing by up to 40 percent a year, and where efforts to combat the epidemic are hampered by social stigma and a lack […]

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UN judge censures Croatia’s disrespect for victims of Bosnia war

December 3, 2017 12:38 am
UN judge censures Croatia’s disrespect for victims of Bosnia war

People light candles in tribute to General Slobodan Praljak in Zagreb on November 30, 2017, after the Bosnian Croat war criminal took his own life in front of United Nations war crimes judges, apparently drinking poison just after they upheld his 20-year jail term for atrocities committed during the Balkans […]

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United Nations steps up action against abuse of refugees, including in Libya

November 29, 2017 1:51 am
United Nations steps up action against abuse of refugees, including in Libya

A file photo of the United Nations Security Council (by AFP) The United Nations has begun actively addressing the abuse of refugees along Central Mediterranean routes from Africa to Europe, including the treatment of refugees as slaves in Libya. The chiefs of two UN agencies briefed the Security Council on Tuesday […]

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Myanmar’s army abuse against Rohingya Muslim , girls may be war crime: United Nations

November 23, 2017 5:50 am
Myanmar’s army abuse against Rohingya Muslim , girls may be war crime: United Nations

This photo, taken on November 12, 2017, shows a girl standing on the sandy banks of the natural boundary between Myanmar and Bangladesh and near a makeshift camp in Rakhine State, in Myanmar. (By AFP) The United Nations (UN) says widespread atrocities perpetrated by Myanmar’s army against Rohingya Muslim women […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres slams Libya slave auctions as ‘crime against humanity’

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks as the Security Council holds a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the reported auctions of African refugees in Libya as slaves amount to “crimes against humanity,” calling for […]

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

November 14, 2017 9:00 am
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns of Myanmar crisis at ASEAN event

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on November 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations (UN)’s Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the urgency of attempts needed to end the appalling plight of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. […]

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‘Brutal’ US-led UN sanctions constitute ‘genocide, rights violations:’ North Korea

November 4, 2017 9:55 am
‘Brutal’ US-led UN sanctions constitute ‘genocide, rights violations:’ North Korea

Members of the UN Security Council vote at a UN Security Council meeting over North Korea’s new sanctions on September 11, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has slammed the “brutal” US-backed sanctions imposed by the UN on the country over its military […]

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‘Brutal’ US-led UN sanctions constitute ‘genocide, rights violations:’ North Korea

9:55 am
‘Brutal’ US-led UN sanctions constitute ‘genocide, rights violations:’ North Korea

Members of the UN Security Council vote at a UN Security Council meeting over North Korea’s new sanctions on September 11, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. (Photo by AFP) North Korea has slammed the “brutal” US-backed sanctions imposed by the UN on the country over its military […]

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Over 13 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance: United Nations

October 31, 2017 8:30 pm
Over 13 million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance: United Nations

Head of the UN humanitarian office Mark Lowcock attends a press conference at the United Nations Offices in Geneva on October 6, 2017. (AFP photo) The top United Nations relief official has warned that over 13 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance, with 6.3 million in “acute need” of […]

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