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Coastal airstrikes kill 13 Yemen rebels

Thirteen rebels were killed as air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition struck their positions on the coast of western Yemen on Wednesday, military and medical officials said. Warplanes and Apache helicopters took part in the raids that targeted rebel positions in Taif and Nakhliya, 10 kilometers (six miles) south …

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UN, WHO plan to eradicate Polio in Africa

The World Health Organization and the United Nations children ‘s fund are planning a massive immunization campaign across Africa to wipe out Polio from the continent. According to the UN, tens of thousands of health workers will visit 13 central and Western African countries to vaccinate more than 116 million …

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UN official urges South Sudan to allow food aid distribution

The UN humanitarian chief is demanding immediate access for aid distribution in famine-hit South Sudan amid continued fighting and the recent looting of a humanitarian organisation. Stephen O’Brien said after a two-day visit to South Sudan that obstacles to humanitarian assistance continue, including active hostility, access denials, and bureaucratic impediments. …

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UN accuses Congolese forces of civilian killings

The UN has accused the Congolese military forces of civilian killings. In a recently published report, the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office says that at least 40 civilians were killed and 147 others wounded by law enforcement officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo Last year in several cities …

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UN-backed Syria talks restart with rebels on back foot

United Nations-brokered Syria peace talks restart in Geneva after a 10-month hiatus that has seen the opposition weakened and political upheaval in the foreign powers shaping the conflict. Since April 2016, when rival delegations were last in the Swiss city, government forces have recaptured territory including the former rebel bastion …

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UN expert urges Cameroon to restore internet services

   A United Nations expert has called on the Government of Cameroon to restore internet services to predominantly English-speaking parts of the country which have been cut off in “an appalling violation of their right to freedom of expression.” “I am particularly concerned at the tightening of the space for …

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