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Syrian Crisis Causing Child Labor: Report

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Syrian Crisis Causing Child Labor: Report

The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an increasing number of children into exploitation in the labor market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and UNICEF. The report shows that inside Syria, children are now contributing to the [...]

Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Target Islamic State

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Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Target Islamic State

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Tuesday. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. Monday and 8 a.m. Tuesday, local time, noting [...]

Criminal Court to Bring Justice to People of Sudan

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Criminal Court to Bring Justice to People of Sudan

Over six years since the issuance of the first warrant of arrest against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said Monday that her Office’s determination to bring “independent and impartial justice” to the people of Sudan remains “unshaken”. “The question we need to ask of ourselves today is whether [...]

Getting Closer to a Solution: UN Libya Envoy

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Getting Closer to a Solution: UN Libya Envoy

Previewing what he hopes will be the last round of United Nations-backed political talks on Libya, the UN envoy for the country said Thursday the fact that all the participants in the dialogue have accepted a fourth draft proposal as the basis for a final political solution is “extremely encouraging” that agreement could be reached [...]

Taliban Attack on Afghan Parliament in Kabul

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Taliban Attack on Afghan Parliament in Kabul

It is absolutely clear that Afghanistan continues to need the support of the international community, as well as the sustained attention of the Security Council, Nicholas Haysom, the head of the UN mission in the country said Monday, warning the Security Council that there is no room for “complacency.” “Since my last briefing, there has [...]

Terrorist Attacks Target Mosques in Yemen

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Terrorist Attacks Target Mosques in Yemen

The United Nations Security Council condemned Thursday the “horrific” series of terrorist attacks on mosques which left dozens dead and wounded in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. The attacks – perpetrated Wednesday – targeted three mosques in Yemen’s capital city in the latest bout of violence to convulse the war-torn country. During the period spanning [...]

Security Council Calls for Political Solution to Libyan Crisis

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Security Council Calls for Political Solution to Libyan Crisis

The Security Council has emphasized the urgency for Libyan stakeholders to reach a political solution to the country’s crisis amid ongoing United Nations-facilitated talks. In a statement issued Wednesday, the 15-member Council “strongly encouraged” all participants of the Libyan Political Dialogue “to positively consider” the proposals contained in the fourth draft of the political agreement [...]

Iraq, U.S. Discuss Progress in Fight Against ISIS

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Iraq, U.S. Discuss Progress in Fight Against ISIS

The U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with the speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives and a delegation of Iraqi parliamentarians at the Pentagon last week. In a statement summarizing the meeting, Defense Department officials said Carter, Speaker Salim Jabouri and the Iraqi legislators discussed progress in the fight against the Islamic State of [...]

Millions Need Support in Strife-Torn Iraq: UN

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Millions Need Support in Strife-Torn Iraq: UN

Millions of people are in need of a greater assistance across Iraq, said Stephen O’Brien, the new Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, following a two-day visit to the strife-torn country. “It’s imperative at this critical time we do more to mitigate the suffering of the Iraqi people. Much has been done, but the needs continue to [...]

320,000 People Killed in Syrian Conflict

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320,000 People Killed in Syrian Conflict

Humanitarian organization Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) has documented death of 230,618 persons since March 18, 2011 – which witnessed the fall of the first martyr in Daraa – until June 8, 2015. The casualties, according to SOHR, are as follows: Civilians: 108,086 civilians, including 11,493 children and 7371 women Rebel and Islamic fighters: [...]

Violence in Burundi Expected: UN Warns

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Violence in Burundi Expected: UN Warns

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon remains concerned about the potential for escalating violence in Burundi and has reiterated his call for calm and restraint amid the African country’s simmering political tensions. In a statement issued Thursday by his spokesperson, the United Nations chief urged the Burundian authorities “to abide by their international commitments with respect [...]

Islamic State Opens Medical College in Mosul

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Islamic State Opens Medical College in Mosul

As ISIS is trying to position itself as an independent state, it claims that it’s providing all sorts of citizen services including healthcare to its people. By Rakesh Raman It’s not all about terror and terrorism in the areas captured by the militant organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Rather, ISIS claims that [...]

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