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Thursday, August 22, 2019
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UN, Bangladesh seek thousands of Rohingya to return to Myanmar

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Bangladesh and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) began consulting on Tuesday with more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees to decide whether they wanted to return...
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Sri Lanka appoints new army chief, US, UN criticize move

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday named Shavendra Silva as army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United Nations over the appointment of...
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Yemen: UN report accuses Houthis of using Iranian fuel sales to finance war

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Fuel loaded at Iran's ports has generated revenue that has allowed the Houthis to fund war efforts against the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, according to a report...
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There are no military facilities at an airport that has been bombed by Haftar...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said there were no military installations inside Zuwara International Airport, 120 kilometers west of Tripoli. "Following two successive airstrikes, claimed...
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China’s UN representative calls for avoiding unilateral action in Kashmir

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- UN Security Council members believe India and Pakistan should stop unilateral action on Kashmir after the council meets to discuss the issue for the first time in...
Libya

UN: 90 civilians killed in Libya’s Murzuq since early August

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- At least 90 civilians have been killed and more than 200 injured as a result of violent clashes that erupted earlier this month in the southern southwestern...
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Organizing a UN conference on torture in Egypt raises the “irony” of human rights...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Criticized activists in the field of human rights Thursday the UN decision to hold the conference in Cairo for torture co-organized by a government organization. Mohamed Zarei, director...
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UN: Violence against civilians in Yemen outweighs all perceptions

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yemen (OCHA) has described violence against civilians, caused by conflict, above all perceptions and is totally...
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Guterres announces internal investigation into killing of UN staff in Libya

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced his intention to conduct an "internal investigation" to uncover the circumstances of the attack in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left...
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UN urges Aden parties to exercise restraint and abide by international law

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The United Nations said it was "closely following developments on the ground in Aden," expressing "deep concern over the impact of violence on civilians, with initial reports...
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UN Mission in Libya: We have received reports of violations of the Eid al-Adha...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said it had received reports of violations of the truce called for during the Eid al-Adha holiday. The mission said...
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United Nations calls on Hong Kong to exercise restraint

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence that her forces fired tear...
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UN asks Paris to recover French jihadists on death row in Iraq

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- A UN human rights expert has asked the French government to return seven of its nationals sentenced to death in Iraq for "terrorism" and to try them...
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UN chief concerned over clashes in Aden

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed deep concern on Saturday over violent clashes in the Yemeni city of Aden and urged a cessation of hostilities. In a statement, Guterres...
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UN: We want to reduce suffering and escalation in northwestern Syria

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The United Nations said on Wednesday it wanted to see a reduction in the escalation and a halt to the suffering the Syrians face in northwestern Syria. This...
Afghanistan security forces

UN strongly condemns the Afghan attack killing 34 people

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned Wednesday's attack on a bus running along the Kandahar-Herat highway in Afghanistan, killing 34 people and injuring 17 others. "The Secretary-General has...
Afghanistan

Nearly 4,000 Afghan civilians killed and wounded in the first half of 2019: UN

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed and wounded in the first half of 2019 during the war on militant groups, the United Nations said on Tuesday,...
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United Nations deplores Russia’s use of excessive force with protesters

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Russian police apparently used excessive force with protesters earlier this week, wounding more than 70 people, the UN Office for Human Rights said on Tuesday. A spokesman for...
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Afghanistan: UN calls for joint efforts to achieve lasting peace

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- United Nations Under-Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed on Friday called on the Security Council to make every effort to help Afghans realize their aspirations for a better life. "I...
Syria

Syria: UN denounces recent air strikes against civilians

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday denounced the growing number of civilians killed "by a succession of air strikes" in Idlib and...