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Austria Latest To Suspend Funding For Palestinian Aid, Despite UN Chief Urging Resumption Of Support

Austria on Monday became the latest country to suspend additional funding for the U.N.’s Palestinian relief agency, a day after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries to resume funding to help displaced people in Gaza who are desperately in need of assistance. Austria’s foreign ministry issued a statement calling on the agency, known as UNRWA, and the United Nations to […]

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Global Food Prices Decline

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says global prices for food commodities like grain and vegetable oil fell last year from record highs in 2022, when Russia’s war in Ukraine, drought, and other factors helped worsen hunger worldwide.  The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks monthly changes in the international prices of commonly traded food commodities, was 13.7% lower last […]

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North Korea Supplies Russia With Ballistic Missiles

The U.S. has accused North Korea of supplying Russia with ballistic missiles and missile launchers that were used in recent attacks on Ukraine. The Pyongyang-supplied missiles with ranges of around 900 kilometers were fired by Russia in two attacks within the last week. The White House says the development underscored the need for the US Congress to pass a package […]

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10 Israeli Troops Killed In Northern Gaza As UN Calls For Cease-Fire

Israel’s military said Wednesday 10 of its soldiers were killed in fighting in the northern Gaza Strip as it carried out attacks in its campaign to eliminate the Hamas militant group from the Palestinian territory. The Israeli military said it attacked more than 250 targets during the past day. Israeli airstrikes included hitting what the military said was a Hamas […]

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US Vetoes UN Chief’s Appeal for Gaza Cease-Fire

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council Friday that two months into Israel’s war with Hamas “we are at a breaking point,” and urged them to push for an immediate humanitarian cease-fire, but the United States used its veto to prevent the council from demanding one. “The people of Gaza are looking into the abyss,” Guterres said. “The international […]

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UN’s Top Court Bars Venezuela From Action In Guyana Border Dispute

The International Court of Justice issued the ruling two days before a referendum over a disputed oil-rich territory. The United Nations’ top court has warned Venezuela to stop any action that would alter Guyana’s control over a disputed territory, days ahead of a planned referendum over the territory. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Friday told the Latin American country to […]

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UN Chief: ‘We Must Not Look Away’ From Gaza ‘Catastrophe’

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general called Wednesday for Israel and Hamas to prolong a temporary truce, saying a “true humanitarian cease-fire” is needed in the eight-week-old war. “The people of Gaza are in the midst of an epic humanitarian catastrophe before the eyes of the world,” Antonio Guterres told a ministerial-level meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the situation. […]

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40,000 Haitians Driven From Their Homes By Gang Violence

 According to the UN’s food agency, around 40,000 people have been forced out of their homes since mid-August by violence in Haiti, following a rise in crime in the impoverished Caribbean nation. The displacement is worsening an already complex humanitarian crisis, where almost half of the country faces acute levels of food insecurity. The UN and its partners have been […]

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CARICOM Urges Multinational Security Support For Haiti

CARICOM Member States are calling for global multinational security support with the appropriate jurisdictional mandate, aimed at restoring peace and stability in Haiti. Speaking on behalf of CARICOM during the United Nations Security Council meeting on Haiti on Thursday (July 6), Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, said the regional integration movement is also urging a UN Security Council […]

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Sudan’s RSF Says It Seized Police Camp As Fighting Rages

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) said it had seized the headquarters of a heavily armed police unit Sunday as it sought an edge in its war with the army during heavy fighting in the capital Khartoum. The RSF said in a statement that it had taken full control of the camp belonging to the Central Reserve Police in southern […]