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IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN 0

Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic State lines in Mosul’s Old City and three other districts, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters late on Sunday.

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ASIA POLITICS: US Warship Challenges China’s Territorial Water Claims in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Sail-By: Reports

ASIA POLITICS: US Warship Challenges China’s Territorial Water Claims in ‘Freedom of Navigation’ Sail-By: Reports 0

Pentagon said it was continuing regular freedom of navigation operations and would do more in the future but gave no details of the latest mission.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Supersonic B-1B Lancer Bombers Flights Push Peninsula to Brink of Nuclear War: Pyongyang Reveals

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: US Supersonic B-1B Lancer Bombers Flights Push Peninsula to Brink of Nuclear War: Pyongyang Reveals 0

“The reckless military provocation is pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula closer to the brink of nuclear war,” the North’s official said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Pyongyang Warns US of ‘Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike’ 0

North Korea regularly threatens to destroy Japan, South Korea and the United States and has shown no let-up in its missile tests.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: UN Says Japanese Troops Start Withdrawing From South Sudan Mission

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: UN Says Japanese Troops Start Withdrawing From South Sudan Mission 0

“The first group is leaving today,” Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the U.N. peace keeping mission called UNMISS, told Reuters moments before the troops were due to board their flight at Juba International Airport.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Envoy Slams US Airfield Attack ‘Message’ to North Korea 0

Syria’s ambassador to North Korea denounced what he called U.S. aggression and its “history of interventions” on Monday and said that it sending a “message” to North Korea with an attack on a Syrian airfield was irresponsible.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous Aid Program Bureaucratic: UN

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous Aid Program Bureaucratic: UN 0

UN Says, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians rank the bottom of social and economic indicator, which exacerbates tension in the communities.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN 0

The UN Development Program released its 2016 Human Development report this week, ranking Venezuela 71st out of the 188 countries examined.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N. 0

Democratic Republic of Congo’s army is carrying out operations against the Kamuina Nsapu militia. Clashes between the military and the insurgents have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands since last August.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: U.N. Reports Declares, Israel Imposes ‘Apartheid Regime’ On Palestinians

ISRAEL POLITICS: U.N. Reports Declares, Israel Imposes ‘Apartheid Regime’ On Palestinians 0

U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf said the report was the “first of its type” from a U.N. body that “clearly and frankly concludes that Israel is a racist state that has established an apartheid system that persecutes the Palestinian people”.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, China Block U.N. Sanctions On Syria Over Chemical Weapons Attacks

SYRIA POLITICS: Russia, China Block U.N. Sanctions On Syria Over Chemical Weapons Attacks 0

A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by the United States, France, Russia, Britain or China to be adopted.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Women Demand U.N. Talks Address Fate of Detainees

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Women Demand U.N. Talks Address Fate of Detainees 0

Staffan de Mistura, U.N. Special Envoy for Syria, met them after seeing delegations from the Syrian government and opposition separately at the start of the first negotiations in nearly a year.

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SYRIA POLITICS: U.N. Abandons ‘Political Transition’ Phrase on Syria Talks in Concession to Assad

SYRIA POLITICS: U.N. Abandons ‘Political Transition’ Phrase on Syria Talks in Concession to Assad 0

“Political transition” is a phrase understood by the opposition to mean a removal of Syrian President Bashar al Assad or at least an erosion of his powers.

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SYRIA POLITICS: New U.N. Team to Bring Syria War Crimes to Court

SYRIA POLITICS: New U.N. Team to Bring Syria War Crimes to Court 0

“We expect to start very, very shortly with just a handful of people,” a U.N. human rights official told Reuters.

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IRAN POLITICS: ‘Iran Implementing Nuclear Deal’: UN Atomic Energy Watchdog

IRAN POLITICS: ‘Iran Implementing Nuclear Deal’: UN Atomic Energy Watchdog 0

Iran is implementing the deal on its nuclear program agreed with world powers, the head of the U.N. atomic energy watchdog said.

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GAMBIA POLITICS: Barrow Says Gambia to Stay in ICC

GAMBIA POLITICS: Barrow Says Gambia to Stay in ICC 0

“We reaffirm The Gambia’s commitment to the principles enshrined in the Rome Statue of the International Criminal Court,” President Adama Barrow said.

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AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: UN Lifts Sanctions On Notorious Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

AFGHANISTAN POLITICS: UN Lifts Sanctions On Notorious Gulbuddin Hekmatyar 0

United Nations Security Council has dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for the notorious warlord to return openly to Afghanistan.

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DR CONGO POLITICS: Rebel Revival Endangers Elections: United Nations

DR CONGO POLITICS: Rebel Revival Endangers Elections: United Nations 0

Congo’s ambassador to the United Nations, Ignace Gata Mavita, detailed a series of M23 incursions that began in November and accelerated last month.

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LIBYA POLITICS: Libya-Italy Now Migrants’ Main Route Into EU

LIBYA POLITICS: Libya-Italy Now Migrants’ Main Route Into EU 0

Most of those taking the Libya-Italy route are regarded as economic migrants with no chance of winning asylum in the EU.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: After Anti-Settlement UN Vote, Netanyahu Hopes In Trump

ISRAEL POLITICS: After Anti-Settlement UN Vote, Netanyahu Hopes In Trump 0

“We have no doubt the Obama Administration initiated it, stood behind it, coordinated on the wording and demanded that it be passed,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

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