Assad’s forces to blame for sarin attack: U.N.
27 October 2017 | 4:40 pm
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U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) special envoy, Angelina Jolie visited the Domiz Camp, in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq on Sunday (June 17), which is home to 33,000 Syrian refugees displaced by seven years of civil war.
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The UN Human Rights Office is concerned about a spike in inter-communal violence in Mali which has led to serious human rights abuses by militia groups
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A new United Nations report details abuses being committed against civilians in South Sudan's Western Equatoria region, following fighting in the region this year. The study indicates that abductions, forced child soldier recruits and sexual slavery of girls were perpetrated by both government and rebel forces.
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United Nations General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa talks about nationalism, multilateralism, and the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Mangina, Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday to visit and interact with Ebola survivors.
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Nigeria is gripped by a crisis that has left Africa's most populous country ill-equipped to properly house its inhabitants, said a United Nations rapporteur who also called for an end to the forced evictions of entire communities.
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Dubbed the "Butcher of Hama," Syria's Rifaat Assad is accused of embezzling millions in European real estate. Like him, many regional rulers have preferred to keep their European properties quiet.
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