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Two UN Peacekeepers Die of COVID-19 in Mali

Two UN Peacekeepers Die of COVID-19 in Mali

Two UN peacekeepers in Mali have died from the coronavirus, officials said Friday, noting that they are the first to die because of the pandemic out of some 100,000 troops deployed on about 15 different missions around the world. "Unfortunately, I also want to say that yesterday and today two of

UN Extends South Sudan Arms Embargo

UN Extends South Sudan Arms Embargo

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a US-drafted resolution extending individual sanctions and an arms embargo in South Sudan through May 2021, despite reluctance from Russia, China and South Africa.

Turkey Resumes Mass Prayers at Mosques

Turkish mosques on Friday reopened for mass prayers more than two months after they had shutdown, as Ankara eased restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus outbreak. Turkey suspended prayers in March among a range of measures including stay-at-home orders, travel bans and closures of shops and

WHO Warns of ‘Second Peak’ in Areas where COVID-19 Declining

WHO Warns of ‘Second Peak’ in Areas where COVID-19 Declining

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies

In Post-Coronavirus World, Terrorists May Turn to Biological Attacks

In Post-Coronavirus World, Terrorists May Turn to Biological Attacks

Security experts from the Council of Europe on Monday warned that the global coronavirus outbreak may increase the use of biological weapons by terrorists in the future.

Myanmar Updates Top UN Court on Measures to Protect Rohingya

Myanmar Updates Top UN Court on Measures to Protect Rohingya

Myanmar has filed a first report with the UN's highest court on its adherence to measures imposed in January to protect the Muslim minority Rohingya, the court said on Monday. The Gambia filed a suit against Myanmar accusing it of violating the 1948 Genocide Convention.

Virus Spread Feared Where Water Is Scarce Around the World

Virus Spread Feared Where Water Is Scarce Around the World

Violet Manuel hastily abandoned her uncle´s funeral and grabbed two empty containers when she heard a boy running down the dirt road shouting, "Water, water, water!" The 72-year-old joined dozens of people seeking their daily ration in Zimbabwe's densely populated town of Chitungwiza. "Social

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