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  • Rohingya persecution continues

    The UN estimates that in just over one week more than 70,000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh. Bangladesh estimates the number stands between fifty and sixty thousand.

  • UN worried

    Expressing deep concern at reports of the killing of civilians in security operations in Rakhine State, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reiterated Myanmar's responsibility to provide security and assistance to those in need.

  • 3.5m volunteer for army as tensions rise: NKorea

    North Korea said on Saturday that nearly 3.5 million workers, party members and soldiers volunteered to join or rejoin its army to resist new UN sanctions and to fight against the United States in the current geopolitical tension between Pyongyang and Washington.

  • No communication with N Korea is dangerous: UN chief

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells the UN Security Council that he is alarmed by the risk of military escalation on the Korean Peninsula.

  • UN holds crisis meeting after Syria 'chemical attack'

    The United Nations is holding an emergency meeting as the world expresses horror at the suspected chemical weapons attack in northern Syria that killed dozens of people and left others gasping for breath and convulsing in the streets and overcrowded hospitals.

  • Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

    Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

  • Int’l groups move UN to protect freedom of expression in Bangladesh

    A number of international groups working on press freedom and freedom of expression urge urgent and concrete steps by the United Nations (UN) to reverse the deteriorating climate for free expression in Bangladesh.

  • Saudi Arabia criticizes UN over Yemen blacklisting

    Saudi Arabia rejects a United Nations report that criticized the military coalition it is leading in Yemen, saying it is based primarily on information supplied by its adversaries.

  • Western powers urge Syria aid drops

    The US, UK and France urge the UN to begin air drops of humanitarian aid to besieged areas in Syria.

  • 20,000 children trapped in Iraq's Fallujah: UN

    At least 20,000 children are trapped in jihadist bastion Fallujah under siege by Iraqi forces and face shortages and forced recruitment as fighters, the UN Children's Fund says.

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