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Syria envoy "cautious" for re-launch of cessation of hostilities

Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The UN official overseeing peace talks on Syria has expressed his "cautious" hope for the re-launch of a cessation of hostilities in the war-ravaged country. Staffan de Mistura briefed journalists in Moscow on…

3 May 2016 / Listen /
Time to implement SDGs: UN chief Commitment to action goal of first World Humanitarian Summit Solidarity emphasized during Nepal mission People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war" International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace" Significant cease-fire violations recorded in Ukraine Lifeline to millions of Syrians is at stake, says aid coordinator
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Fears over eastern Aleppo becoming new besieged zone

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Continued fighting in Aleppo has created new no-go areas and risks turning part of the Syrian city into a…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home constitute a "real risk"

Security Council meeting. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home from Syria and Iraq radicalized and "battle-hardened" pose a "real risk" to the entire…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Attack against aid workers in Mali a "concerning" development

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An attack on a humanitarian convoy in north-east Mali which targeted aid workers has been described by the UN…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Nuclear technique helps health professionals rapidly detect Zika

Mosquito prevention and control in Salto, Uruguay. Photo: PAHO

Medical professionals from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa have been trained in a nuclear-derived technique that can quickly…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Slavko Dokmanovic (left, in white shirt) is read his rights by Vladimir Dzuro (right, in white shirt). File Photo (1997): Col. David Jones, US Army

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the "horror stories" they heard from the families of victims of…

3 May 2016 / Listen /
"Direct attacks" against medical staff and patients "must end" Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize
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