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U.N. Chief Protests as Gaza Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

Jerusalem, Palestine. Following reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed, demonstrating along the border of the Gaza Strip on Monday, United Nations  Secretary-General António Guterres urged both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint. A view of Jabalia refugee camp. Jabalia is the largest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps. It is located […]

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U.N. Chief ‘Deeply Concerned’ by U.S. Decision to Exit Iran Nuclear Deal

New York, N.Y. Following a decision on Tuesday by the United States to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the United Nations chief said he was “deeply concerned” by the move, and called on all parties to preserve the deal. President Donald Trump made the announcement at the White House, and immediately afterwards […]

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Security Council Passes Protection Force For Mission in South Sudan

New York, N.Y. The Security Council today authorized a 4,000-strong regional protection force within the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), “responsible for providing a secure environment in and around Juba,” the capital, which in early July was the scene of the latest eruption of deadly violence in the young country, exacerbating an already […]

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One Year After Iran Nuclear Deal, Sides Remain Compliant but Wary

Washignton D.C., One year ago, exhausted diplomats from Iran and a group of six world powers emerged from a meeting at a luxury hotel in Vienna, Austria with what they had been seeking for nearly two years: a comprehensive agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for lifting harsh economic sanctions. Secretary Kerry and Iranian Foreign […]

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Airlifts Bring Humanitarian Aid To Northeast City of Al Hassakeh

New York, N.Y. The first United Nations World Food Programme-chartered flight carrying relief aid reached Al Hassakeh Governorate in Syria’s northeast over the weekend, an area cut off from food and humanitarian supplies for more than six months.                                                                                                 This UN World Food Programme (WFP) flight, the first carrying food to families cut off from humanitarian […]

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Relief Wing Sounds Alarm For People Trapped in War-Torn Aleppo

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has expressed serious concern for the estimated 300,000 people trapped in eastern Aleppo City, due to heavy clashes along the Castello road, the only road in and out of that part of the city.       A girl stands barefoot on […]

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3.6 million Iraqi children in danger and ‘relentlessly targeted,’ UN reports

New York, N.Y. One out of every five Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, according to a new United Nations report. Iraq Crisis: 3.6 million children now at risk from increasing violence. Photo: UNICEF Iraq/Wathiq Khuzaie In A Heavy Price for Children: Violence destroys childhoods […]

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VIDEO: Italian Team Prepares to Fix Crumbling Iraqi Dam

Rome, Italy. Italian experts have arrived at the Mosul site as part of an emergency campaign to repair Iraq’s largest dam before it collapses. Reuters Emily Wither went inside what some experts say is a disaster waiting to happen. Tweet

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Wellness Finds for a Better New Year

The Biltmore Hotel Miami Celebrates 95th Anniversary

Barton G. Miami Beach a Bodacious Night Out

SM-ART: Smoky Mountain Youth Art Gallery WonderWorks Pigeon Forge New Exhibit Featuring Local Youth Art

FLO-ART: North Florida Youth Art Gallery WonderWorks Panama City Beach Announces Youth Art Contest Winners

OZART: Missouri & Arkansas Youth Artists Gallery WonderWorks Branson New Exhibit Featuring Local Youth Art