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UN Head Urges End in Syria Fighting As Govt. Forces Make Idlib Gains

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DAMASCUS – Syrian forces on Monday captured a village and strategic hill belonging to extremist groups in the north-western Idlib region, the regime’s media reported, while UN chief Antonio Guterres called for action to prevent civilian casualties and massive displacement, The National said Tuesday. The Syrian government’s advance has been …

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North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Projectiles’ in the East Sea

North Korea

PYONGYANG – North Korea fired several unidentified short-range projectiles on the sea off its east coast, South Korean chiefs of staff said, likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at diplomatic talks blocked with Washington aimed at providing coveted sanctions relief for nuclear disarmament, Al-Jazeera reported Saturday. The South Korean military …

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UN Urges France to Act on ‘Dire’ Living Conditions of Refugees

France

NEW YORK – France must act on the “dire” living conditions of refugees and migrants sleeping rough in Calais and stop systematically evicting people from tents in violation of the right to adequate housing, the United Nation’s housing envoy has said Friday. Daily Guardian reported that Leilani Farha, the UN’s …

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Theresa May and EU Agree to Postpone Brexit Until 31 October

EU

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK would continue to seek to leave the EU as soon as possible after its agreement with the EU on a “flexible extension” of the Brexit until 31 October, The Week reported Thursday. Speaking after more than five hours of talks …

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United States Withdraws Troops From Tripoli As UN Calls for a Ceasefire

United States

TRIPOLI, Libya – The United States withdrew its military forces from Tripoli on Sunday in the midst of fighting in the city, the United Nations called for a two-hour ceasefire to allow civilians and wounded combatants to escape, The National reported Monday. As Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar continued his offensive …

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More Than 113mln People Suffer ‘Acute Hunger’: UN

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NEW YORK – More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced “acute hunger” last year because of wars and climate disasters with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said Tuesday. Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan and Syria were among the eight nations accounting for two-thirds of the …

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US Urges UN to Toughen Iran’s Restrictions on Missile Testing

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NEW YORK – The United States on Thursday accused Iran of carrying out three missile launches in defiance of UN resolutions and urged the Security Council to “bring back tougher international restrictions” against Tehran, AFP reported Friday. In a letter to the council by AFP, US acting ambassador Jonathan Cohen …

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UN Chief Urges for Comprehensive Intra-Afghan Talks

UN Chief Urges for Comprehensive Intra-Afghan Talks

NEW YORK – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for direct and comprehensive talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, saying peace can only be reached through “comprehensive intra-Afghan dialogue”. In a report to the Security Council circulated on March 7, Guterres said current developments represented “perhaps the most …

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UN Calls for Afghan Women’s Active Role in Peace Process

UN Calls For Afghan Women role in peace process

KABUL – The UN chief in Afghanistan calls for an active role of women in decision-making on the peace tables as the organization marks International Women’s Day, United Nations said in a statement. As per the statement, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate …

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Moon Changes North Korean Minister After Collapse of Negotiations

South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday named the architect of the Kaesong Industrial Complex as the new minister of North Korean affairs, saying he would continue to advocate for inter-Korean projects despite the failure of negotiations denuclearization between the United States and North Korea, Asian …

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