There is word that an UNRWA School in Gaza has been hit by Israeli artillery, killing at least 20 people.
How do al Qaeda affiliates in Africa fund their operations? Through ransom paid my European governments, it turns out.
It has been a long, drawn out and violent election season in Afghanistan. There’s no conclusive winner.
Want global humanitarian news clips delivered to your inbox every morning? Sign up here. Africa’s most populous country has confirmed its first ebola death, from a traveller from the Liberia.
SG: The SG leaves New York tomorrow morning for Nicaragua and Costa Rica where he will meet with the country’s respective presidents and government representatives until his return on Wednesday evening.
Daniel Drezner is on the line this week! I speak to the academic and Washington Post writer about his career and life in and out of academia.
The Security Council held an emergency session earlier this morning calling for an immediate humanitarian pause in fighting in Gaza to be followed by a durable ceasefire based on some sort of negotiated agreement.
Further evidence this is a regional threat. “The Cameroonian military says members of the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have abducted the wife of the country’s deputy prime minister in the northern Cameroonian town of Kolofata.A local religious leader and mayor was also abducted from the same town.Separately, at least five people in northern Nigeria were killed in a blast – residents suspect Boko Haram.Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks, as the army was deployed to the region.Militants have kidnapped foreign nationals in northern Cameroon before, including a French family and Chinese workers” (BBC http://bbc.in/1nNSsNa) Want these clips delivered to your inbox every morning?
It’s been a rough week. Here’s some humanity-affirming medicine, via vUNICEF, about an incredibly brave and inspiring 11 year old living with HIV.
The Forum for National Reconciliation and Political Dialogue for the Central African Republic wrapped up yesterday with the announcement of a cease-fire agreement, following three days of negotiations in the Congolese capital, Brazzaville.
A Third Intifada?…At press time, there were media reports of clashes when thousands of Palestinian demonstrators marched from Ramallah to Jerusalem, confronting Israeli soldiers at a checkpoint, with some fatalities.
Iraq: The SG met with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki in Baghdad today as well as Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani to review the ongoing security crisis.
As the conflict in Gaza drags on there’s a renewed diplomatic effort to secure a ceasefire. I speak with Michael Hanna of the Century Foundation about the complex diplomatic efforts underway, the critical role that Egypt is playing , and why things may get bloodier before it gets better.
There is word that multiple people were killed today when Israel mortars struck an UNRWA school housing Gazans displaced by conflict.
Want these clips delivered to your inbox? Sign up here. And they are still no-where in sight. “The only information comes from Boko Haram’s leader, who said in a video they are being held captive as “slaves” and will not be returned unless the government swaps imprisoned militants for girls.
SG: The SG met with Israeli President Peres in Jerusalem today to encourage dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians.
The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Navi Pillay, declared that war crimes were being committed during this recent eruption of conflict in Gaza.
Do citizens of every country have a right to privacy in the digital age? Or, more to the point: how can UN human rights offices and treaties guarantee individuals’ rights to privacy?
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SG: The SG briefed the SC today from Ramallah where he reiterated his message from today’s earlier press conference in Tel Aviv with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to: “Stop fighting.