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UN / HUMAN RIGHTS EXECUTIONS

Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Philip Alston says that the use by the United States of unmanned drone aircraft in Pakistan and Afghanistan may be in violation of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. UNTV

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ISRAEL / DEMOLITIONS

Despite recent assurances from Israeli authorities to the UN that the house demolitions in the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem would cease, another wave hit Palestinian areas of the city today, destroying the homes of six families. UNWRA

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UN / PASCOE

UN political affairs head Lynn Pascoe says that although the situation in Somalia remains fragile, it is still functioning. “Unlike a few months ago when everyone was making dire predictions that the government was going to fall, that it was going to be taken over, I don’t think people are making any of that assumption [...]

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SUDAN / AGRICULTURE

The government of South Sudan is attracting agricultural investors by giving them eight to thirty-two year renewable leases. The new deal allows investors tax free importation of tractors, seeds and other farming materials. UNMIS

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