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Top UN refugee official thanks Greece and frontline islands for improved response to continued arrivals

UN High Commissioner for refugees António Guterres sits among two young boys from Syria who are playing with a Playstation in the Moria Identification Centre, Lesvos, Greece. 708 more words

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The police an APC police or Sierra Leone police ?

Before the brutal and senseless dominated civil conflict in the country, the then APC led by Siaka Stevens; the true dictator all democratic institutions of the state became his personal instruments to cow political opponents or those who opposed his oppressive policies. 229 more words


U.S.: Iran missile test 'likely' violated United Nations resolution

WASHINGTON — Iran’s test this weekend of a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile “likely” violated a U.N. resolution, an administration official told CNN on Monday.

Based on information the administration has so far, the test appears to be in violation of U.N. 231 more words


Observers arrive to monitor federal vote under changes to election law

An international observer mission has set down in Ottawa to monitor and report on the federal election — including whether controversial changes to Canada’s election law help or hurt the democratic process. 653 more words


Female worker for the United Nations shot and killed in Afghanistan

A female worker for the United Nations was shot and killed while driving to work on Monday in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Authorities said that two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle open fired on Toorpakai Olfat after she left her home to go to work. 22 more words

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China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet

The Washington Examiner

A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet.

“It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date,” said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in comments to the U.N. 82 more words


Calais Refugees living below UN standards

Birmingham University study of Calais refugees

An independent study by Birmingham University, supported by Doctors of the World and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, citing appalling living conditions of refugees at Calais has been published this month. 118 more words