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GENEVA / EGYPT HUMAN RIGHTS

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said that it remains alarmed by the continuing violence in Egypt and echoed the Secretary-General's strong condemnation yesterday of the ambush in the Sinai in which killed 25 police officers. (CH UNTV)

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UN / MIDDLE EAST

The Assistant Secretary-General for political affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco told the Security Council that "despite an ever challenging regional environment" there has been a small but important opening in the form of direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. (UNTV

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GENEVA / SYRIA KURDISTAN AID UPDATE

The influx of Syrians intoIraq'sKurdistanregion continues, with the number of refugees who have crossed the border since last week now estimated to have surpassed 30,000. A major humanitarian operation is underway with UN aid agencies sending truck loads of food, shelter and sanitation materials to the refugees. (CH UNTV / RECENT)

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IRAQ / SYRIA BORDER CROSSING

In the last six days over 30,000 Syrian refugees have fled into northern Iraq. At the Sahela border point, the refugees said they were escaping the early morning bombing around the city of Al-Malikiyah. (UNHCR)

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