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Ninety thousand captives escape from Islamic State hold in Iraq

United Nations reported that Islamic State captives flee captured villages amid unrest in the province.


Two UN drivers killed as convoy attacked in northern Mali

The killings come amid continued violent activity by jihadist groups that had previously taken control of northern Mali.

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Intense bombing and al-Qaeda attacks in Yemen following UN call for cease fire

UN called for an immediate ceasefire, saying the country was “in flames” and all sides must return to political negotiations.


Rouhani says Iran’s military strategy purely defensive

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of arming the Huthis, Yemen’s Zaidi Shiite minority which has long complained of marginalisation.


UN chief Ban Ki-moon says Yemen in ‘flames'; calls for immediate cease-fire

Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished country.

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Russia and Venezuela object to proposed resolution on Yemen

Russia wants the Security Council resolution to include an arms embargo on all parties in the Yemen conflict, not just the Houthis.

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India votes against gay rights for UN employees

Russia-backed resolution defeated.

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Indian Army chief to attend inaugural UN meet on peacekeeping

Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag to Attend UN Conference on Peacekeeping.

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Her peace

Gender concerns must be mainstreamed in conflict-transformation processes.


Concerned over the number of executions, UN asks Pak govt to reinstate death penalty moratorium

United Nations asked PM Nawaz Sharif government to reinstate the moratorium on death penalty as soon as possible.

The demand for prosecuting Uber and banning it and other services is misplaced and probably bad in law. Vicarious liability for criminal acts may be emotionally appealing but it is a legal and ethical minefield.

Uber ties up with UN Women to create driver jobs for females

The pilot project was undertaken in Delhi and was to be rolled out in other cities of the world.


The real UN question

Debate over veto restraint is a distraction from the broader dilemmas of UN Security Council reform.


Campaigns to root for a woman as next UN secretary-general

“There have been eight men and no women … it’s time.”

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British MP Stephen O’Brien to be new UN humanitarian chief

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed British lawmaker Stephen O’Brien as the next UN humanitarian chief.


Gender equality vital for world to fulfill potential: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

“We know that when there is gender equality, girls and boys will go to school and they will prosper,” said UN.