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Ukraine: UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid

Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country’s


South Sudan conflict ‘devastating’ for country’s children

The conflict in South Sudan has seriously hampered the protection of children, increasing their vulnerability dramatically, says a new report published this week by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The


As violence in Libya escalates, UN mission says country risks ‘all-out war’

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a series of airstrikes on targets in the city of Misrata amid an upsurge in fighting across the war-torn North


WHO: Ebola cases cross 20,000

More than 20,000 people have been infected by Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since the outbreak of the virus began, the World Health Organisation has said. The WHO

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Israeli army killed Palestinian teenager

According to officials of the Palestinian security services, Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager on Monday near a checkpoint in the West Bank after he reportedly threw rocks at

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Iranian killed by Daesh terrorists in Iraq

A senior Iranian military officer has been killed while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against the Daesh jihadists group (ISIS). According to the Iranian press, several soldiers have died

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Syria: Daesh (EI) has executed nearly 2,000 people in 6 months

The Islamic State militant group has killed nearly 2,000 in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic

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Marking 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami, UN says world better prepared for natural disasters

It has been ten years since a massive tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean killing more than 200,000 people and devastating coastline communities from Indonesia to Somalia. Today, the world


Grassroots message against police violence—and all violence—stands firm

Just minutes after unfurling a 50-foot banner on the side of the A.J. Muste Building in Manhattan (also dubbed the “Peace Pentagon” for the nonviolent social change organizations it houses)


Deaths in al-Shabab attack on AU Somali base

Gunmen have attacked the African Union’s main base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, leading to an exchange of gunfire between armed men and soldiers that left nine people killed. Among