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Covid, cash crunch leave UN limping
The Human Rights Council is one of the only UN bodies that has maintained physical meetings at the Palais des Nations headquarters © AFP / Fabrice COFFRINI
Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 18 – Meetings postponed and marble-clad hallways echoing empty: The coronavirus pandemic and a liqu...
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Police in Nairobi directed to acquire new NPS uniform
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 17 – All General Duty Officers in Nairobi County have been directed to collect their new Persian blue uniform, as the service seeks to replace the old set.
In a statement, National Police Service Spokesperson Charles Owino said a set of 8,000 pieces of the n...
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Series of killings plunges Iraq activists into familiar fear
Basra, Iraq, Aug 21 – In under a week, two activists have been assassinated and three more narrowly survived murder attempts in southern Iraq, where tensions between pro-Iran groups and a Western-leaning government are claiming new victims.
One of them was Riham Yaaqub, a 29-year...
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Iran cries victory after UN rejects US bid to extend arms embargo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, seen here in March 2020, is pushing the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Iran © AFP/File / ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS
Tehran, Iran, Aug 14 – Iran on Saturday hailed a UN Security Council vote rejecting a US bid to extend an arms e...
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Senior Mali officials obstructing peace efforts: UN experts
Paris, France, Aug 14 – United Nations experts have accused senior army and intelligence officials in Mali of deliberately obstructing a shaky 2015 peace accord, originally designed to reduce violence in the war-torn West African country.
The revelations appear in an expert repor...
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Two huge Beirut explosions kill 78, injure thousands
Beirut, Lebanon, Aug 5 – Rescuers worked through the night into Wednesday after two enormous explosions ripped through Beirut’s port, killing at least 78 people and injuring thousands, as they wrecked buildings across the Lebanese capital.
The second blast sent an enormous orange...
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