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Date: Monday, 14 Apr 2014 22:03
A United Nations independent expert has issued a strong call on the Government of Iran to halt tomorrow's scheduled execution of an Iranian woman said to be the victim of physical and sexual assault, seriously concerned that she did not receive a fair trial.
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Date: Monday, 14 Apr 2014 18:37
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly encouraged Israel and Palestine to remain "constructively engaged" in ongoing efforts towards achieving a two-State solution during separate phone calls over the weekend with the leaders of both sides.
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Date: Monday, 14 Apr 2014 18:36
Concerned that Syria has missed the 13 April deadline to remove most of its chemical agents, the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) says that it expects "an intensification of efforts" towards meeting the goal of removing all the country's chemical weapons by the end of the month.
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Date: Monday, 14 Apr 2014 16:49
The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups.
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Date: Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 17:08
A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced alarm at the denial of medical care to two political prisoners in Iran who are at risk of dying in detention due to worsening health conditions, and urged the authorities to provide them with treatment.
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Date: Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 05:00
Speaking out strongly against yesterdays deadly car bomb attacks on a busy shopping street in the Syrian city of Homs, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said such brutality serves to remind us again of the contempt the parties to this conflict show for human life.
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Date: Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 16:07
The United Nations refugee agency and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said today it managed to bring humanitarian aid to a besieged neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo, an area that had been cut off from assistance since last June.
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Date: Wednesday, 09 Apr 2014 16:07
The United Nations refugee agency and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said today they managed to bring humanitarian aid to a besieged neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo, an area that had been cut off from assistance since last June.
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Date: Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 21:13
While noting that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million Syrians in March, a new report out today highlights that, with only one month left in the rainy season, a potential drought may strain the country's already fragile food security situation.
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Date: Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 18:20
With the recent discovery of a new case of polio in a six-month-old boy in Iraq, the United Nations and it partners, warning that the crippling virus still poses a threat to children across the Middle East, have re-launched a massive vaccination campaigns in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, aiming to reach 22 million children by Thursday.
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Date: Tuesday, 08 Apr 2014 17:42
Amid surging violence across Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of an elderly priest in Homs and the ongoing brutality against the civilian population, and urged all Syrians and their outside supporters to put a stop to this conflict, "now."
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Date: Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 16:54
Now in its fourth year, the Syrian conflict hit yet another bleak milestone today, as the United Nations refugee agency reported that the number of displaced seeking refuge in neighbouring Lebanon has passed the one million mark, putting more pressure on a host community that is already stretched to the breaking point.
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Date: Wednesday, 02 Apr 2014 21:21
The United Nations confirmed today that Palestinian Authority officials have presented letters for accession to 15 international conventions and treaties.
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Date: Monday, 31 Mar 2014 16:26
A group of eight United Nations human rights independent experts today urged the Egyptian authorities to quash the 529 death sentences announced in Egypt last week and give the defendants new and fair trials, in line with international human rights law.
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Date: Friday, 28 Mar 2014 22:51
A senior United Nations official expressed deep concern today about the ongoing displacement of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the destruction of their private property following the Israeli authorities' recent demolition of a two-story building there, which affected a family of refugees as well as some Palestinian 15 children.
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Date: Friday, 28 Mar 2014 22:51
A senior United Nations official expressed deep concern today about the ongoing displacement of Palestinians in East Jerusalem and the destruction of their private property following the Israeli authorities' recent demolition of a two-story building there, which affected a family of refugees as well as some Palestinian 15 children.
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Date: Friday, 28 Mar 2014 22:32
The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator warned the Security Council today that as the Syrian civil war grinds on and millions of desperate people remain cut off from aid, "the humanitarian situation remains bleak, and will continue to be bleak, unless we are granted full and unhindered access, through the most efficient and direct means."
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Date: Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 22:29
The crisis in Iraq's Anbar province, where three months of fighting has displaced over 66,000 families, poses the most serious challenge to the Government's efforts to maintain the stability and security needed to build a democratic State, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today.
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Date: Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 16:44
The United Nations Security Council condemned the recent attack in Hadramawt, Yemen, in which 20 soldiers were killed, reaffirming that all acts of terrorism are criminal, and urging all UN Member States to cooperate fully with Yemeni authorities so that those responsible can be brought to Justice.
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Date: Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 16:40
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of one of the five Iranian border guards who were abducted last month by a militant group and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
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