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  1. UN condemns deadly suicide attack at mosque in southern Afghanistan

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    The United Nations has condemned the deadly suicide bombing during Friday prayers at the largest Shia mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more. 

  2. Recent Kosovo-Serbia tensions could ‘unravel steady but fragile progress’

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    Tensions over vehicle licence plates and anti-smuggling operations, between authorities in Kosovo and Serbia, in recent weeks, may contribute to unravelling “steady but fragile progress made in rebuilding trust among communities” in Kosovo and Serbia.  

  3. UN underscores support for Lebanon following deadly Beirut clashes

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    The top UN official in Lebanon on Thursday called for restraint following deadly sectarian violence in the capital, Beirut, surrounding an investigation into the August 2020 blasts in the port area. 

  4. Yemen: Dialogue and compromise ‘only way forward’

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    A comprehensive negotiated political settlement is needed to end the violence in Yemen “once and for all”, UN Special Envoy Hans Grundberg told the Security Council on Thursday.    

  5. Diversity, a ‘source of strength’, UN chief tells Security Council

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    Inclusion is fundamental to rebuild societies in the wake of war and achieve durable peace, UN Secretary-General told world leaders, ambassadors and prominent global citizens meeting in the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  6. Afghanistan crisis worsening as temperatures drop, warns UNHCR

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    The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan is worsening and funding for emergency aid is urgently needed to help 20 million people there, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

  7. Yemen’s future recovery hangs in balance, warns senior UN aid coordinator

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    Ongoing conflict and violence across Yemen continue to impact heavily on the country’s people who desperately need the fighting to end, so that they can rebuild their lives, the UN’s senior humanitarian official in the country said on Monday. 

  8. Libya: UN lauds mercenary withdrawal plan on ‘path towards peace and democracy’

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    The United Nations on Friday welcomed the signing of a long-awaited Action Plan to withdraw mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libya, after years of fighting between warring factions across the oil-rich nation.

  9. Afghanistan: UN chief condemns ‘horrific’ attack at Kunduz mosque

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    At least 100 worshippers have been killed or injured after a suicide bomber targeted a Shia mosque, in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, according to news reports, during Friday prayers.

  10. Disarmament chief says small arms remain threat to peace and security

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    The High Representative for Disarmament Affairs told the Security Council on Wednesday that Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), in the context of peacekeeping operations, are a "threat" that can "exacerbate conflict, render arms embargoes ineffective, endanger ‘blue helmets’, humanitarian workers and local populations, and complicate peace agreements."

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