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50 of Afghanistan’s 370 Districts Have Fallen to Taliban since May: UN Envoy

Fifty of Afghanistan's 370 districts have fallen to Taliban militants since May, according to the UN's special envoy on Afghanistan Deborah Lyons, as the United States continues its military withdrawal from the country. "The Taliban recent…
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Outgoing U.N. Yemen envoy hopes Oman peace efforts ‘bear fruit’

NEW YORK, June 15 (Reuters) - Outgoing U.N. Yemen mediator Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Tuesday that after three years of trying to broker an end to the conflict in the Arabian Peninsula country, "the parties have yet to overcome…
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Yemen crisis is worsening and the world must act now, say aid workers

Despite multiple warnings from aid organisations that millions of people in Yemen are on the brink of famine, the world’s richest countries have dragged their feet on setting aside required funds for the war-torn country, relief workers say.…
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Zarif says had ‘fruitful’ talks with UN envoys on Yemen, Afghanistan

Zarif met on Tuesday with UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy on Afghanistan Jean Arnault and Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen. He discussed with the two UN officials the latest developments in Afghanistan and Yemen. “Fruitful…
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Zarif meets with UN envoys for Yemen and Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy on Afghanistan Jean Arnault and Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen. Zarif and Arnault discussed the developments in Afghanistan. During…
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UN sounds alarm over threat posed by emboldened Taliban, still closely tied to al Qaeda

An emboldened Taliban poses a severe and expanding threat to the government of Afghanistan, remains close to al Qaeda, and believes it can return to power by force if necessary, according to a United Nations Security Council report released…
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UN Security Council calls for ‘full adherence’ to Gaza ceasefire: statement

The UN Security Council on Saturday called for "full adherence to the ceasefire" between Israel and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in its first statement since Israeli bombardment began on May 10.Security Council members also stressed "the…
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Famine is pushing Yemen ‘off a cliff’, UN says in revived appeal

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is “falling off a cliff”, with 16 million people going hungry and a $2.5 billion hole in the global aid budget, a UN spokesman said on Thursday. Stephane Dujarric said more than 20 million Yemenis…
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Muslim scholars condemn Israel attacks on Jerusalem’s Palestinians

The International Union for Muslim Scholars praised the resolve and resilience shown by Jerusalem's Palestinians in the face of Israeli practices that seek to "displace" them. The remarks came in a statement signed by the union's Secretary…
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UN complicit in US-Saudi act of piracy against fuel tankers: Yemen

The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) has lashed out at US-backed invading Saudi coalition for impounding Yemeni fuel tankers, calling the United Nations "a partner in the maritime piracy." “The US-Saudi coalition keeps confiscating ships carrying…