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Civilians flee Hawija as Iraqi forces fight to oust Islamic State Play

Civilians flee Hawija as Iraqi forces fight to oust Islamic State

Around 1,300 woman and children have fled the Islamic State controlled town of Hawija in the past two days. Iraqi forces are aiming to dislodge Islamic State from Hawija and the surrounding areas, where up to 78,000 people could be trapped, according to the United Nations. Oct 5, 2017
United Nations General Assembly by the numbers Play

United Nations General Assembly by the numbers

Leaders from around the globe are in New York for the 72nd edition of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. UNGA is made up of 193 member states and serves as the main deliberative, policy-making and representative organ. The decisions made at the UNGA are not legally binding, but set the tone for crucial UN Security Council meetings. Sep 21, 2017
United Nations General Assembly by the numbers Play

United Nations General Assembly by the numbers

Leaders from around the globe are in New York for the 72nd edition of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. UNGA is made up of 193 member states and serves as the main deliberative, policy-making and representative organ. The decisions made at the UNGA are not legally binding, but set the tone for crucial UN Security Council meetings. Sep 21, 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya crisis Play

Aung San Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya crisis

In an televised address Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations in regards to the violent clashes in the Rakhine state that has seen over 400,000 minority Rohingya flee to Bangladesh. The defacto leader had previously been criticised for not speaking out. She stated she did not fear international scrutiny and wanted to find out why the Rohingya were leaving. Suu Kyi said she was committed to the restoration of peace and stability and the rule of law. Sep 19, 2017
Aung San Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya crisis Play

Aung San Suu Kyi breaks silence on Rohingya crisis

In an televised address Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations in regards to the violent clashes in the Rakhine state that has seen over 400,000 minority Rohingya flee to Bangladesh. The defacto leader had previously been criticised for not speaking out. She stated she did not fear international scrutiny and wanted to find out why the Rohingya were leaving. Suu Kyi said she was committed to the restoration of peace and stability and the rule of law. Sep 19, 2017