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  1. ‘Effort and patience’ required to restore Iran nuclear agreement

    - UN News

    Despite diplomatic engagements, restoring the so-called Iran nuclear agreement continues to be hindered by political and technical differences, the UN political and peacebuilding chief told the Security Council on Thursday.  

  2. Syria’s needs are at their highest ever, says top rights probe

    - UN News

    Syria’s humanitarian needs are at their highest ever and any move to block aid from reaching the war-torn country should be resisted strongly, a top UN Human Rights Council probe said on Wednesday. 

  3. Syria: Decade of brutal war left nearly 307,000 civilians dead

    - UN News

    Between 1 March 2011 and 31 March 2021, 306,887 civilians were killed in the on-going war in Syria - the highest estimate yet of conflict-related deaths in the country, according to a new report published by the UN rights office (OHCHR) on Tuesday.

  4. Middle East: Mounting violence leaving ‘scores of Palestinian and Israeli casualties’

    - UN News

    “High level” violence has resulted in “scores of Palestinian and Israeli casualties”, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Monday.

  5. International Relief Effort After Deadly Afghan Earthquake Displaces Thousands

    - Inter Press Service

    PESHAWAR, Jun 24 (IPS) - Survivors of the deadly earthquake that hit Afghanistan’s Paktika and Khost provinces told of their losses while being treated in hospitals in neighboring Pakistan after a 5.9-magnitude quake killed at least 1000 and displaced thousands more in the early hours of June 22, 2022.

  6. Abu Akleh shooting: fatal shot came from Israeli forces, says OHCHR

    - UN News

    Israeli forces were behind the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in the West Bank - not indiscriminate Palestinian firing - the UN human rights office, OHCHR, alleged on Friday.

  7. Supporting UN’s Palestine refugee agency, means ‘investing in stability for the region’

    - UN News

    Investing in the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, is also “investing in stability” for the entire Middle East region, the UN chief told a pledging conference on Thursday.

  8. Syria: Guterres underlines ‘moral imperative’ to continue cross-border aid operation from Türkiye

    - UN News

    With humanitarian needs in Syria at their highest levels since the start of the civil war more than 11 years ago, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Monday for the Security Council to renew a resolution on delivering lifesaving aid to millions in northwest Syria, through cross-border operations from neighbouring Türkiye. 

  9. Lebanon: $3.2 billion plan launched to support local families and refugees

    - UN News

    The Lebanese Government, the United Nations and partners on Monday announced a $3.2 billion appeal for the country to address ongoing impacts from the war in neighbouring Syria and the current economic crisis. 

  10. Iran's Economy Hostage to its Foreign Policy

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 20 (IPS) - The Islamic Republic of Iran faces widespread anti-government protests amid an economic crisis while doing little to ease tensions with the international community as it becomes a nuclear threshold state.

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