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UN Security Council

Stop bloodshed, end occupation

Stop bloodshed, end occupation

The Palestinian leadership is to demand the international community set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of the territories, a senior official told AFP yesterday. The move comes as Palestinian and world leaders continue to push for a halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in Gaza, and seek a more permanent end...

IS massacres 80 Yazidis in Iraq

IS massacres 80 Yazidis in Iraq

Militants in northern Iraq have massacred at least 80 men from the Yazidi faith in a village and abducted women and children, reports say. Islamic State (IS) fighters entered Kocho, 45km (30 miles) from Sinjar, on Friday afternoon, reportedly telling men to convert to Islam or die. The group's atrocities against non-Sunni Muslims have shocked...

GAZA CRISIS

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

Gaza in critical condition: UN chief

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a "critical condition". "In the name of humanity, the violence must stop," he told reporters. Shortly after he spoke, news agencies reported that the compound housing Gaza's main hospital had been hit by an Israeli...

UN Open Debate

Dhaka slates Gaza killings

Bangladesh has expressed displeasure over the world leaders' “indifference” to the Israeli aggression in Palestine and human disaster there and sought necessary steps to find a peaceful solution to the crisis. “We're compelled to say with a heavy heart that UN member state Israel is carrying out killings on Palestinians by ignoring all the international norms and restrictions,” said Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations AK Abdul Momen. He was addressing an open debate at the UN Security Council...

Libya warring militias agree truce at main airport

Powerful militias battling for the Libyan capital's airport have agreed a ceasefire, Tripoli said yesterday, after the government sought UN help to stop the country from becoming a "failed state". Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the UN Security Council to dispatch experts to train Libya's defence and police forces to ensure they can protect oil fields, airports and other vital sites. The call came amid a surge of violence in the country with clashes between rival militias sparking fears of all-out...

UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

UN Security Council sets urgent meeting on Ukraine

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Friday morning on Ukraine. Britain's UN Mission said Thursday it requested the meeting and later tweeted that it is set for 10:00am today. The request follows Wednesday's downing of a Ukrainian air force fighter and Thursday's downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 298 people...

10.8 million Syrians need humanitarian aid: UN

10.8 million Syrians need humanitarian aid: UN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening and the number of people needing urgent help has now reached 10.8 million - almost half of Syria's population of 22 million. Ban's monthly report to the UN Security Council circulated late Friday said the current estimate of 3.5 million people living...

South Sudan Crisis

Rivals sign ceasefire deal

South Sudan's president has reached a ceasefire agreement with a rebel leader, an African regional bloc said on Friday, after a vicious cycle of revenge killings drew international alarm. The deal means "an immediate cessation of hostilities within 24 hours of the signing" and "unhindered humanitarian access" to all people affected by the months-long conflict, said a statement by the political bloc known as IGAD, which is mediating the conflict. Ethnically targeted violence in the world's youngest country broke out in...

'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive

'Many dead' in Ukraine offensive

Many pro-Russia rebels have been killed, injured and arrested in the Ukrainian government offensive in the eastern city of Sloviansk, interim president Oleksandr Turchynov has said. But, in a statement, he said the operation in the rebel-held city was not going as quickly as hoped. Earlier, rebels shot down two Ukrainian army helicopters, killing a...

UN must block flow of arms to Syria: HRW

An international rights group yesterday called for the UN Security Council to block the flow of weapons to Syria's regime, which it said was launching indiscriminate attacks with "barrel bombs". The call from Human Rights Watch came a day after a group of prominent legal experts urged the United Nations to deliver aid to rebel areas in Syria, even over objections from the Syrian government. The New York-based rights group said it had documented 85 aerial attacks by the regime against...

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