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Mali: Security Council strongly condemns deadly attack on UN peacekeepers

26 September 2017 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the attack by unknown assailants against a UN mission convoy in the region of Gao, northern Mali, on 24 September, that left three Bangladeshi peacekeepers dead and injured four others. 11 more words

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Disease threatens refugees in Bangladesh in unplanned sites

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP EXTENSION, Bangladesh – It is about 10 steps from mother Khaleda Begum’s flimsy shack to the well where she pumps water for drinking, cooking and washing. 12 more words

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More Evidence In the Death of Dag Hammarskjöld

Last August, we talked about the UN reopening an investigation into the 1961 death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, whose plane crashed in the Congo while he was trying to broker peace between the new post-colonial government and Western-backed Katanga separatist factions. 660 more words

Foreign Affairs

Tanzania vows tough measures to tackle reckless killings of elephants

File photo taken on Feb. 22, 2017 shows elephants at the Tsavo West National Park, near Voi, Kenya. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
ARUSHA, Tanzania, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — Tanzania has vowed to get tough measures with the groups and individuals responsible for the mass poaching of elephants. 310 more words
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UN accuses Russian agents of ‘grave violations’ in Crimea

Russian soldiers guard the center of Simferopol, Crimea, March 27, 2014. (AP/Max Vetrov)
Human Rights Council finds Russia citizenship forced on locals, hundreds of prisoners moved out of country… 369 more words
Human Rights Violations

Trump must alter his rhetoric on N. Korea

By Aristophanes

Editor’s Note: This article’s language has been slightly changed to more accurately portray the context and conditions of threats issued against North Korea by President Donald Trump.  763 more words

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