UN optimistic about US-Taliban talks

The United Nations said it is optimistic about the peace talks between the United States and the Taliban, calling them a step toward ending the Afghan war. In a press briefing, UN spokesman Stephan Dujarric said the body is closely following the Doha talks. UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres will travel to Pakistan next week for […]

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HOUTHI REBELS TO PULL OUT FORCES FROM 3 KEY PORTS: UN

The United Nations has said that Yemen’s Houthi rebels will pull out forces from three key ports over the next four days. The move paves the way for political negotiations to end Yemen’s four-year war. The rebels will withdraw from the major port of Hodeidah, as well as Saleef and Ras Isa. Houthi officials said […]

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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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UN BEGINS EVACUATING LIBYAN REFUGEES TO NIGER

The United Nations has started evacuating internally displaced people from war-ravaged Libya to neighbouring Niger. The UN said that 163 Libyans were evacuated on Friday. It was the first evacuation of refugees and migrants since eastern forces attacked Tripoli two weeks ago. More than 3,000 others are still trapped in detention centres. Earlier, Libya’s UN-backed […]

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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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