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Libya: United Nations Begs for truce to evacuate wounded

The UN has urged rival forces fighting near the Libyan capital to halt fighting for two hours so casualties and civilians can be evacuated. On Sunday rebel forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar said they had carried out an air strike in southern Tripoli. Gen Haftar’s troops have advanced from the east with the aim of […]

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UN demands ‘truth’ over missing Saudi Arabian journalist

The head of the United Nations has demanded “the truth” over the disappearance of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he feared such disappearances would happen more regularly and become a “new normal”. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, vanished on 2 October after […]

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Ebola Outbreak: WHO suspends work in Congo

The World Health Organisation is suspending parts of its effort to fight Ebola in Congo after a string of attacks by militants, the UN agency said on Tuesday. WHO’s Emergency Response Chief and Australian epidemiologist, Peter Salama, told a news conference in Geneva that Ebola had claimed 100 lives since the deadly virus outbreak nearly […]

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Tunisian migrant boat accident: Death toll from rises to 112

The number of illegal immigrants killed after their boat sank off the southeastern coast of Tunisia on Sunday has risen to 112, according to the UNs’ migration agency. The International Organisation for Migration updated the death toll on its Twitter account on Tuesday. The ill-fated boat was packed with about 180 migrants, including 80 from […]

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