United Nations reported that Islamic State captives flee captured villages amid unrest in the province.
The killings come amid continued violent activity by jihadist groups that had previously taken control of northern Mali.
UN called for an immediate ceasefire, saying the country was “in flames” and all sides must return to political negotiations.
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of arming the Huthis, Yemen’s Zaidi Shiite minority which has long complained of marginalisation.
Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished country.
Russia wants the Security Council resolution to include an arms embargo on all parties in the Yemen conflict, not just the Houthis.
Russia-backed resolution defeated.
Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag to Attend UN Conference on Peacekeeping.
Gender concerns must be mainstreamed in conflict-transformation processes.
United Nations asked PM Nawaz Sharif government to reinstate the moratorium on death penalty as soon as possible.
The pilot project was undertaken in Delhi and was to be rolled out in other cities of the world.
Debate over veto restraint is a distraction from the broader dilemmas of UN Security Council reform.
“There have been eight men and no women … it’s time.”
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed British lawmaker Stephen O’Brien as the next UN humanitarian chief.
“We know that when there is gender equality, girls and boys will go to school and they will prosper,” said UN.