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    South Sudan violence, rights abuses on rise: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Juba, South Sudan | Updated at 10:43pm on February 08, 2020

    Violence and rights abuses are on the rise in South Sudan as a new deadline approaches for the country’s two rival factions to form a...

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    A new age of colonialism

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 08, 2020

    THE 2008 global financial crisis revealed that the accumulation of capital has its limits. But it also proved that capital has the ‘accumulated power’ to...

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    2 ambassadors transferred

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:47am on February 03, 2020

    The government on Sunday transferred Md Abu Zafar, currently serving as the ambassador to Austria and permanent representative to United Nations Offices in Vienna, as...

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    UN chief calls for end to escalating conflict in NW Syria

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:23am on February 03, 2020

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for an end to fighting in north western Syria, where hundreds of combatants reportedly died this week as...

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    Huthi rebels in possession of new arms: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:19pm on February 01, 2020

    Yemen’s Huthi rebels are in possession of new weapons similar to those produced in Iran, according to a UN report obtained by AFP on Friday,...

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    UK donates £8mn to WFP to support Rohingyas

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:56pm on January 30, 2020

    The United Nations World Food Programme in Bangladesh has welcomed a new contribution of £8mn, $10,296,010, from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development to...

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    Govt concerned about capital flight: minister

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:32pm on January 29, 2020

    Panning minister MA Mannan on Wednesday said that money had been taken out of the county but the amount was not very high. He said this while...

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    Bangladesh government doing everything to protect migrants: Dhaka

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:43pm on January 28, 2020

    Chair of Bangladesh Parliamentarians Caucus on Migration lawmaker Md Israfil Alam has said the government of Bangladesh had been doing everything to protect the rights...

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    Rohingya children to get education, skills training in Bangladesh camps

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:15am on January 28, 2020

    The Bangladesh government— under the growing pressure from the UN organisations and international rights groups—has agreed to extend education and skills training facilities to forcibly-displaced...

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    UN slams Libya arms embargo violations despite Berlin pledges

    Agence France-Presse . Tripoli | Updated at 11:41pm on January 26, 2020

    The United Nations mission to Libya has slammed on-going violations of a UN Security Council arms embargo, despite commitments made a week ago at an...