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Libya still living with killings, torture, slave markets: UN
A UN rights report sheds light on the plight of Libyans seven year after a NATO-led military intervention there, saying rival armed groups in the North African state continue to kill and torture civilians with impunity, while Europe-bound refugees are still being bought and sold in “open slave markets.”
UN seeks rare labor probe against Venezuela
The UN's labor body on Wednesday set up an investigation into alleged violations in Venezuela, following a request by a private-sector group long opposed to the Caracas government.
UN calls on Turkey to end state of emergency, halt rights violations
The United Nations has called on Ankara to end a state of emergency in place in the country since 2016, saying it has led to “massive and serious” rights violations in the southeastern Kurdish-majority areas.
UN launches $1 billion appeal for Rohingya refugees in 2018
The United Nations has launched an appeal for nearly one billion dollar to meet the urgent needs of Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh, stressing the importance of establishing conditions for securing the safe return of those displaced.
Turkish shelling, strikes kill 20 in Syrian town of Afrin, UN receiving 'alarming' reports on deaths
Syrian Kurdish forces say that Turkish military’s shelling and airstrikes against purported positions of the People's Protection Units (YPG) militants in Syria’s northwestern town of Afrin have claimed the lives of nearly two dozen civilians.
Qatar complains to UN after UAE ‘hijacks’ fishing boat
Doha has complained to the United Nations about a January incident, in which it said a United Arab Emirates (UAE) vessel hijacked a Qatari fishing boat with eight crewmen.
2 million children face starvation in DR Congo: UN
More than two million children suffer from severe malnutrition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They are at risk of dying if they do not get the needed assistance. That is what the United Nations has warned.
UN rights chief attacks EU and US over migrants and Dreamers
The UN human rights chief said on Wednesday he was shocked at repressive policies being pursued in the United States and Europe, especially the increasingly harsh treatment of migrants.
UN Chief urges safe access to humanitarian aids in Eastern Ghouta
The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in a statement has called for safe access to humanitarian assistance in Eastern Ghouta, UNIC-Tehran said in press release on Wednesday.
UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative
Taking a stand against ongoing threats, harassment and murder of environmental defenders, the UN launched an initiative enlisting business communities to champion a clean and healthy environment.
UN: 'Ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya continues
Myanmar is continuing its "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya with a "campaign of terror and forced starvation" in Rakhine state, a UN human rights envoy said on Tuesday, six months after a military crackdown sparked a mass exodus of the Muslim minority.
Progress for women is progress for all: UN chief
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Woman's Day, March 8, 2018, said progress for women is progress for all.
First UN aid convoy reaches Syria's militant-held Ghouta
The first UN aid convoy began to cross into Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, carrying desperately needed items to the flashpoint enclave as government troops secured a humanitarian corridor for trapped civilians to leave the militant-held area near the capital city of Damascus.
On World Wildlife Day, UN Chief praises park rangers
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2018, praised brave park rangers and law enforcement officers for their efforts in fighting wildlife crimes in the field and putting their lives at risk to protect the most threatened species.
Zarif lashes out UN for supporting an aggressor
Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif referred to the failed attempts of western states to get an anti-Iran resolution approved at Security Council, saying whatever happened in the UN Monday night was a nasty show in support of the country invading Yemen.

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