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No Military Solution in Afghanistan, U.N. Chief Says on Kabul Visit

By Josh Smith KABUL, June 14 – There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan that is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, during an unannounced visit to the war-torn country. Guterres’ first visit as secretary general comes as the Afghan government

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U.S. Tells U.N. Rights Forum to Remove “Chronic Anti-Israel Bias”

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 6 – The Trump administration gave formal notice on Tuesday that it is reviewing its participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council and called for reforming the body to eliminate what it called its “chronic anti-Israel bias”. “The United States is looking carefully at this Council and our participation in

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Rohingya Refugees Stranded in Bangladesh After Cyclone Wrecks Camps

By Ruma Paul COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 31 – Left drenched and near destitute by a cyclone that hit Bangladesh a day earlier, thousands of Rohingya refugees hunkered down in the ruins of their camps on Wednesday, waiting for help after a night in the rain. At least seven people were killed and 50 injured

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Indian Rights Lawyer to Lead U.N. Probe into Rohingya Crackdown

YANGON, May 30 – The United Nations on Tuesday appointed an Indian human rights lawyer and two other experts to a fact-finding mission investigating alleged killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The mission will be led by Indira Jaising, an advocate of the Supreme Court of India,

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Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 29 – Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Daesh are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. Up to 200,000 people still live behind Daesh lines in Mosul’s

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France Pushes U.N. Security Council Action on Aleppo

By Michelle Nichols and John Irish UNITED NATIONS/PARIS, Dec 16 – France said on Friday it is pushing for the United Nations Security Council to ensure the evacuation of Aleppo is coordinated by international observers, that humanitarian aid is allowed in to the Syrian city and that hospitals are protected. French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre

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Syrian Army, Iraqi Militia Reportedly Killing Aleppo Civilians – U.N.

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA – The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports that Syrian government troops and allied Iraqi militias had killed civilians in eastern Aleppo, including 82 people in four different neighborhoods in the last few days. The Syrian army and its allies have taken full control over all

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