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Pakistani Convict To Be Executed Despite International Pleas

Despite the appeals by the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), Indonesia on Thursday has decided to go on ahead to execute 14 drug convicts including foreigners, with growing speculation that they could face the firing squad in a few hours. The group consisting of Pakistani national, Zulfiqar Ali and citizens of Nigeria, India […]

UN Chief: Saudi Arabia Removed From Blacklist Due To Extortion

The decision to temporarily remove the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen from a blacklist by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon came as a result of “undue pressure” from its supporters who threatened to desist from funding various programmes under way by the global organization. The decision was described by Ban Ki-Moon as “painful and difficult” and that […]

Gunmen retains 43 UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

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An armed group retained 43 UN peacekeepers, originating in Fiji, the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, as confirmed by the office of the secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon in New York. The soldiers belong to UNDOF, Force UN Disengagement Observer, a mission established in 1974, after the Yom Kippur War, in order to maintain peace in […]

UN estimates 191,000 dead during war in Syria

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The dead for more than three years of war in Syria are already 191,369. This has been documented UN on Friday, in a report commissioned by the human rights office clarifies that the figure probably underestimates the number of deaths because in some cases “missing elements of verification.” The document, based on five different sources, […]

UN warns of possible slaughter of citizens in Iraqi city


The special representative of the United Nations for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, asked today to take ” immediate action to prevent a possible slaughter of citizens” in the town of Amerli, besieged by jihadist Islamic State (EI) for two months. In a statement, Mladenov expressed ” serious alarm ”  by reports of ” inhuman conditions ” […]

UN appoints Bernardino León as envoy to Libya

Bernardino León

Bernardino León rejects the label of ” failed state ” to Libya and denied that the country is at risk of becoming a Somalia overlooking the Mediterranean. ” The Somaliasation of  Libya is far away,” he says. This Spanish diplomat who was Secretary General of the Prime Minister Zapatero and the EU special envoy to […]

UN criticizes United States for blocking resolutions against Israel

Navi Pillay

The High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has accused Israel on Thursday of violating international law in its fight against Hamas. Since last week, at a Council meeting in which member countries participated, the Commissioner noted that some of the Israeli attacks would violate international law. Pillay has condemned the Army attacks against  civilian […]

UN condemns Israel attack on school in Gaza that killed 16 civilians

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon

The UN on Wednesday accused Israel of having committed a deadly new attack on one of their shelters for displaced people in Gaza. The bombing killed at least 16 people, including six children and two employees of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees , UNRWA. The center hosted over 3,200 Palestinians in a school that […]

UN Security Council calls for an unconditional ceasefire in Gaza

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The Security Council of the UN has called Monday for Israelis and Palestinians a “humanitarian ceasefire immediately and unconditionally ” that extends beyond the Muslim holiday of Eid al Fitr, which starts Monday. The highest decision making body of the United Nations, in a statement agreed by all its members, has also called on the […]

UN points to possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza

Navi Pillay

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay said Wednesday that ” there is a high possibility” that some military actions of the Israeli army in Gaza may constitute “war crimes.” The High Commissioner called for an emergency debate in the Council and the UN described as “unacceptable ” the firing of rockets […]

UN mission in Libya evacuated after increased violence


The UN has evacuated staff from its mission in Libya (UNSMIL) due to the security situation in the country, which has continued to deteriorate in recent days with about a dozen deaths over the weekend. “Following the recent fighting on Sunday and because of the closure of the international airport in Tripoli, the mission concluded […]

Pakistan Seeks the UN for help

Pakistan recently engaged in a war with the militants who are residing in the North Waziristan region of the country. The death toll is in hundreds, but before every attack, the Pakistan Army asks the people of the area to leave and register with Pakistan. Therefore, there are several people from the North Waziristan region […]


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