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  1. Russian attack on Kharkiv shopping centre ‘utterly unacceptable’, says senior UN official

    - UN News

    An attack by Russian armed forces on a busy shopping centre in Kharkiv on Saturday reportedly killed at least four people and injured around 40. Denise Brown, the UN Humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine, strongly condemned the strike and called for civilians to be protected.

  2. International Court of Justice Orders Israel to Halt its Military Offensive in Rafah

    - Inter Press Service

    THE HAGUE, May 24 2024 (IPS) - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Israel to immediately halt its military offense in Rafah.

  3. Slovakia PM Assassination Attempt Sparks Journalists’ Safety Fears

    - Inter Press Service

    BRATISLAVA, May 24 (IPS) - Fears for the safety of journalists in Slovakia are growing in the wake of an assassination attempt on the country’s prime minister, which some politicians are blaming in part on local independent media.

  4. How Netanyahu Made the Creation of a Palestinian State Irreversible

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 24 (IPS) - It is ironic how Prime Minister Netanyahu, who vehemently opposed the establishment of a Palestinian state, made it all but irreversible because of his misguided policies and extreme ideological bent.

  5. Nations agree landmark treaty on traditional knowledge, protecting Indigenous Peoples’ rights

    - UN News

    Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – a specialized UN agency – on Friday agreed to a groundbreaking new treaty addressing intellectual property (IP) in relation to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge.

  6. World News in Brief: UN aid chief on Rafah, Gaza fuel shortage, rising hunger in Haiti

    - UN News

    Global uproar calling for an end to the Israeli incursion in Rafah “has grown too loud to ignore”, UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator Martin Griffiths said on Friday, in a fresh appeal for a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all hostages.

  7. Security Council denounces attacks against aid workers, UN personnel

    - UN News

    The United Nations Security Council on Friday strongly condemned rising attacks on humanitarian workers and UN personnel, urging all conflict parties to ensure their safety and access.

  8. Sudan: Deteriorating situation in El Fasher, health system collapsing nationwide

    - UN News

    The humanitarian situation for some 800,000 civilians in El Fasher, Sudan, and surrounding areas in North Darfur continues to deteriorate amid ongoing clashes between rival military forces, the UN reported on Friday.

  9. Civilians in Ukraine describe continued Russian attacks in northeastern regions

    - UN News

    Civilians in the northeast of Ukraine are experiencing escalated hostilities as Russian armed forces have taken control of several villages, according to testimonies received by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU).

  10. Myanmar: UN rights office warns of growing crisis in Rakhine state

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for an end to renewed violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, where reports have emerged of attacks against the minority Muslim Rohingya community, including beheadings and the razing of homes.

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