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Top rights official "did not resign over abuse claims"

Flavia Pansieri had emergency eye surgery earlier this month, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré

Questions over the UN's handling of abuse allegations about peacekeeping troops in Africa had nothing to do with the recent resignation of a high-profile official, the UN's human rights chief insisted Friday. Dismissing…

24 Jul 2015 / Listen /
European Union urged to help Greece with refugee crisis Malaria vaccine hailed as potential major milestone in global fight "Sanctity of life paramount" says humanitarian chief France urged to bring African abuse troops to trial Envoy calls for decisive action to save two-State solution Zambia death sentence clemency hailed Killing of 19 civilians in Afghanistan condemned Attack against aid convoy in CAR condemned
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Drug firms urged to help stem killer meningitis outbreak

UN health agency WHO says there's a high risk of the outbreak getting worse in sub-Saharan Africa in 2016. File Photo: WHO

A global shortage of vaccines against the killer meningitis disease could result in a large outbreak in Africa, the…

28 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Millions suffer from poor diet and fewer meals in strife-torn South Sudan

FAO says 4.6 million people in South Sudan are at risk of hunger. FAO File Photo/C. Spencer

People in South Sudan cannot afford a balanced diet and regular meals due to the ongoing fighting in the…

28 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Unsafe jabs targeted in new push against hepatitis

Unsterilised needles are a major cause of infection which people need to be made aware of, WHO says. Photo: UN/Marie Frechon

The risk of dying from the hepatitis virus has been cut massively in some parts of the world, but…

28 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Prevention is the watch word for head of UN force in Lebanon

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) peacekeepers patrolling in armored personnel carriers in Southern Lebanon.  UN Photo/Jorge Aramburu

For nearly 40 years, the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has been monitoring cessation of hostilities between that…

27 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Positive tone set in Cyprus reunification talks

Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide. UN File Photo/Loey Felipe

The leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities have set a positive tone for full-fledged reunification talks,…

27 Jul 2015 / Listen /
"Harrowing" situation for people in Aden, Yemen Closing the gender gap in Maldives Life as an Indian in Haiti Iraqi student praises the power of multiculturalism
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