UN REACTS TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE PLAN

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says peace efforts must be pursued to create a two-state solution in Palestine. His statement comes after the US unveiled an economic Middle East peace plan at a conference in Bahrain. The White House says the plan could mean the investment of fifty billion dollars to support Palestine’s economy. Palestine […]

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LIBYA: UN CALLS FOR A WEEK-LONG HUMANITARIAN TRUCE IN TRIPOLI

The UN has called for a week-long humanitarian truce in Libya where eastern forces have waged a war to take control of Tripoli. It urged the warring sides to implement a truce starting today to coincide with the beginning of Ramadan. The UN mission in Libya called on all parties to allow the delivery of […]

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LIBYA: COAST GUARD STOP, DETAIN 113 MIGRANTS FLEEING WAR

Libya’s coast guard have stopped and detained 113 migrants trying to flee the ongoing war. The migrants were trying to reach Italy following a lull in fighting between rival forces in Tripoli. The UN’s migration agency confirmed that coast guard stopped and detained three boats of migrants fleeing to Italy. Officials said the detained migrants […]

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AFGHANISTAN: TALIBAN REJECT UN ASSISTANCE MISSION REPORT

Taliban have rejected a United Nations’ report on civilian deaths inflicted by US-led coalition forces and insurgent groups in Afghanistan. It said that the number of casualties attributed to coalition forces was understated by the UN. In a statement, Taliban said that the high number of civilian casualties attributed to it is untrue. Taliban said […]

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US PRESIDENT TRUMP VETOES CONGRESS’ YEMEN WAR RESOLUTION

President Donald Trump has vetoed a congressional resolution that sought to end US involvement in the war in Yemen. Congress and the Senate had passed resolutions calling for an end to US involvement in Yemen war. Both chambers had supported a War Powers resolution, which limits the president’s ability to send troops into action. In […]

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WARRING PARTIES AGREE TO WITHDRAW FORCES FROM HODEIDAH: UN

The United Nations has said that Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to withdraw forces from the port city of Hodeidah. UN Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths said that if redeployment happens, it would be the first voluntary withdrawal. He said he has received assurances from Houthis that they would support Yemen’s government. Griffiths said that […]

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UN-BACKED GOVERNMENT CALLS FOR CEASEFIRE IN LIBYA

Libya’s UN backed Government has called for an end to the fighting that has claimed over 150 lives so far. In press conference, Libyan Government Ministers called for a political dialogue with eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. For the past two weeks Libya’s capital Tripoli has been a 24/7 active battle front. The war for […]

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UN CALLS EMERGENCY MEETING FOR DE-ESCALATION IN LIBYA

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today on the growing escalation between rival forces in the east and west of the country. The meeting has been called after UK called for the UN Security Council to meet in closed consultations on Libya. Clashes erupted after Commander of the Libyan National Army Khalifa […]

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IDAI IS WORST WEATHER-RELATED DISASTER IN SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE: UN

Governments in southeast Africa have said that the number of people confirmed killed by Cyclone Idai has risen to nearly 550. Nine days after Cyclone Idai struck, rescue workers are still struggling to reach its victims across southeast Africa. Idai sliced through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi at speeds of up to 170 kilometres per hour, […]

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INDIA BACKTRACKS FROM RAW SPY RELEASE DEMAND IN UN COURT

New Delhi has surrendered its demand of acquittal and release of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in the UN’s top court. In a complete U-turn of its stance, India pleaded the International Court of Justice to annul Jadhav’s sentence and refer his case to a civilian court. Earlier during the hearing, the Indian side had retracted […]

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