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US made no "determinations" on Palestinian resolution: Kerry

Wednesday 17 December 2014 05:59

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States had made "no determinations" about any possible UN Security Council resolutions to end the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Al Shabaab was recently pushed from its stronghold of Barawe by AU-led forces.
Al Shabaab could break into factions

Tuesday 14 October 2014 20:53

Al Qaeda branch in Somalia, al Shabaab, could break up into factions with some shifting allegiance towards the Islamic State.

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Violence, including the use of barrel bombs, car bombs and mortars, continues to cause civilian deaths and injuries in Syria
'Warring Syria factions ignore humanitarian laws'

Tuesday 30 September 2014 20:16

Two UN Security Council resolutions aimed at stopping the indiscriminate violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Syria continue to be ignored by parties to the conflict.

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It was a speech in which Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, largely reflected on the tragedy of his people.
Abbas criticises negotiations with Israel

Friday 26 September 2014 20:32

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, has cast serious aspersions on negotiations with Israel and called on the UN Security Council to pass a resolution in support of peace.

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UN moves to intensify efforts against terrorist networks

Thursday 25 September 2014 05:30

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution urging member states to intensify efforts against terrorist networks.

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Libya remains volatile: UN Mission

Tuesday 16 September 2014 06:50

Three years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi's regime, Libyan people find themselves nowhere closer to realising their hopes and aspirations for a better future.

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 Steve Biko died in a prison cell in Pretoria 37 years ago.
Biko hailed for human rights achievements

Friday 12 September 2014 07:20

The late Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko has been described as a courageous fighter for human rights.

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A Palestinian girl carries a child across rubble from a building that police said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike.
UN laments plight of children caught up in wars

Tuesday 9 September 2014 05:27

The United Nations (UN) top envoy on children in armed conflict has expressed her horror at the indiscriminate killings of civilians.

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Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal, riots break out in Guinea

Friday 29 August 2014 17:16

The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world's worst Ebola outbreak on Friday

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UN slams detention of UNDOF peacekeepers

Friday 29 August 2014 07:20

Fijian and Filipino UN peacekeepers have been caught up in fighting between armed groups and the Syrian National Army along the border with Israel.

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‘UN Security Council undemocratic’: Navi Pillay    

Thursday 28 August 2014 18:49

Outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, has labelled the United Nations Security Council an undemocratic institution.

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The United Nations says one child is being killed in Gaza every hour.
Gaza to become unliveable: Humanitarian Relief Agency

Thursday 31 July 2014 18:57

The Gaza Strip is expected to become unliveable in just a few years.

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Israeli commandos clash with Hamas gunmen in Gaza raid

Sunday 13 July 2014 07:00

Israeli navy commandos clashed with Hamas gunmen during a raid on the coast of the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

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Abbey Makoe Specialist Editor at the SABC
The AU summit comes at a time when global peace is jittery

Friday 27 June 2014 08:28

The AU's 23rd summit comes at a time when global peace is jittery, the continent under increasing military-led rebellions and the potential for major economic growth is scuppered by illegitimate govts

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Two Palestinians killed as Israel searches for teens in West Bank

Sunday 22 June 2014 14:23

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians on Sunday.

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Is Iran being victimized by sanctions it doesn’t deserve?

Sunday 22 June 2014 13:44

Iranian officials met this week with their six-power counterparts to try to hammer out the outlines of a comprehensive nuclear deal set to last for several years.

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Syria warns UN aid delivery without consent could be attacked

Friday 20 June 2014 20:02

Syria's government warned the UN Security Council that delivering humanitarian aid across its borders into rebel-held areas without its consent would amount to an attack.

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Russia, China block UN Security Council vote on Syria

Thursday 22 May 2014 18:00

Russia and China have blocked a vote by the UN Security Council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court.

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UN Security Council threatens action over girls' abduction in Nigeria

Saturday 10 May 2014 08:39

The UN Security Council on Friday expressed outrage at the abduction of hundreds of Nigerian school girls in two attacks by Islamist militants, demanding their immediate release.

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UN peacekeepers given the 'green light' for CAR

Thursday 10 April 2014 17:59

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has unanimously adopted a draft resolution authorising the deployment of a nearly 12 000 strong UN peacekeeping mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).

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