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30 stories found over the past 45 days
Top UN official in Somalia condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Mogadishu

26 July 2015 – The most senior United Nations official in Somalia has strongly condemned today's terrorist attack on Jazeera Hotel in Mogadishu that resulted in several deaths and injuries.


Ban condemns deadly twin suicide bombings in northern Cameroon

24 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the twin suicide bombings that targeted the city of Maroua, the capital of Cameroon’s Extreme North province, on 22 July.


Security Council strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

22 July 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attack in Suruc, Turkey, which killed at least 31 and injuring over 100 people.


Crisis-torn Iraq still needs ‘continuous and massive’ international support, Security Council told

22 July 2015 – With Iraq facing “one of the most difficult phases in its modern history,” the Government, its leadership and, most of all, Iraqis themselves, will need “continuous and massive” support and assistance from the international community, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today.


Ban condemns deadly terrorist attack in Turkey

20 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place in the Turkish town of Suruc, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than a hundred.


UN chief condemns terrorist attacks that killed 60 people in northeast Nigeria

17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist attacks that killed over 60 people in the towns of Gombe and Damaturu, in northeast Nigeria over the last two days.


Security Council urges all Libyan parties to unite in support of new political agreement

16 July 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the initialling of the Libyan political agreement in Skhirat, Morocco on 11 July as the latest step towards resolving the country's political crisis.


Afghanistan: UN condemns ‘cynical, cowardly’ attack targeting civilians at a mosque

14 July 2015 – Offering deep condolences to the victims’ families and a speedy recovery for those injured in the latest attack in Afghanistan targeting civilians, the top United Nations official in the country, Nicholas Haysom, condemned the attack, which targeted people gathered for Iftar at the Grand Mosque in Pul-e-Khomri, in the northern Baghlan province.


UN chief condemns twin suicide bombings in Cameroon

13 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the twin suicide bombings that targeted the city of Fotokol in the north of Cameroon on 12 July.


Widespread human rights violations being committed by all parties in Iraq – UN report

13 July 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Iraq continues to exact a “terrible” and deadly toll on the country’s civilians, particularly in the areas still under control by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), according to a new report released today by the United Nations.