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Antonio Guterres, Portugal’s ex-prime minister who was U.N. refugee chief for 10 years, led the closely watched first straw poll vote July 21 to pick the next U.N. secretary-general, diplomats said
A Syrian allegedly working for Ottawa is in custody in Turkey for facilitating the passage of three British girls into Syria to join ISIL militants
GENEVA – Reuters
A U.N. human rights investigator criticised on March 11 China's crackdown on Muslim Uighurs in the far western region of Xinjiang, citing "disturbing stories" of harassment and intimidation against the ethnic minority.
WASHINGTON – The Associated Press
Iran is playing a helpful role against Islamic State og Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq now, but once the extremists are vanquished, Tehran-backed militias could undermine efforts to unify the country, the top U.S. military officer said on March 11
MONS- Agence France-Presse
NATO demanded March 11 that the OSCE be given full access to verify the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine and called again on Russia to end support for the separatists.
BEIRUT - Agence France-Presse
More than 20 human rights groups issued a joint plea on March 12 for the international community to take responsibility for suffering civilians as Syria's war approaches its fifth year
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
The top US diplomat for Europe declared on March 10 that Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine were subject to a "reign of terror", blaming Russia for a conflict that has claimed thousands of lives
Some 14 million children across the region are now suffering from the escalating conflict sweeping Syria and much of Iraq, said UNICEF on March 12
GENEVA - Agence France-Presse
The UN human rights chief on March 10 strongly condemned a surge in attacks in east Africa on albinos, whose body parts are often used for witchcraft.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
French air investigators headed to Argentina on March 11 to probe a helicopter crash that killed 10, including three of France's best-known sports personalities, as the country's top sports institute prepared a ceremony in their honour
SOFIA – Reuters
NATO's Black Sea members Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey joined four other alliance states in a multinational naval exercise
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