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Somalis ‘will not be deterred’ by Friday’s terror attacks – UN chief

Following Friday’s bomb attacks and gunfire in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, UN Chief Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed his faith that Somali…

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary General

The following is a near verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General.

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Medvedev: Russia Will Boycott Davos if Oligarchs Kept Out

MOSCOW, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that no delegation would go to the Davos World Economic Forum in January if top tycoons incl…

Afghan Forces Suffer Scores of Casualties in Heavy Fighting

HERAT, AFGHANISTAN, Afghan security forces suffered scores of casualties in heavy fighting, officials said Monday, as Taliban militants step up battle…

Fresh Fighting Erupts Amid Steps to Calm Gaza Violence

JERUSALEM, A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six Palestinia…

Three Explosions Rock Somali Capital; 27 Dead, Including Gunmen

Three car bomb explosions and gunfire rocked the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 23 people in addition to four gunmen, witnesses an…

For Turkey, WW1 Anniversary Evokes Memories of Defeat

ISTANBUL, Throughout Europe, commemorations are being held to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. But in Turkey, the event is all but ignor…

Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib become first Muslim women in U.S. Congress

A onetime Somali refugee and the daughter of Palestinian immigrants shared the historic distinction Tuesday of becoming the first two Muslim women elect…

Delegates Focus on Reform of Peace Operations, as Fourth Committee Begins Its Consideration of Special Political Missions

Senior United Nations officials today addressed improvements in gender diversity and upcoming reforms in relation to special political missions, as th…

Egypt’s Sissi: Law Curbing NGOs Needs to Be More ‘Balanced’

CAIRO, Egypt’s president has signaled he might order a review of a law restricting the work of non-governmental organizations, which has raised an …