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15 dead in Rohingya boat sinking, UN chief tells Myanmar to end ‘nightmare’

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DEAD. People come to see the boat where Rohingya Muslim refugees were found dead on the shore of Inani beach, near Cox’s Bazar on September 28, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

‘The situation has spiraled into the world’s fastest developing refugee emergency, a humanitarian and human rights nightmare,’ says UN chief Antonio Guterres

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Sept. 29, 2017) — At least 15 people drowned and scores are feared missing after a boat carrying Rohingya families capsized off Bangladesh Thursday, September 28, as UN chief Antonio Guterres exhorted Myanmar’s leaders to end the refugees’ “nightmare.” Continue reading 15 dead in Rohingya boat sinking, UN chief tells Myanmar to end ‘nightmare’

State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

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ATTACKED. A general view shows people gathering outside the Mar Girgis Coptic Church in the Nile Delta City of Tanta, 120 km (75 miles) north of Cairo, after a bomb blast struck worshippers gathering to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 9, 2017. Khaled Desouki/AFP

The attacks come weeks before a planned visit by Catholic Pope Francis intended to show support for Egypt’s Christian minority

CAIRO, Egypt (Apr. 10, 2017) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a 3-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that killed dozens on Palm Sunday, April 9, the deadliest attacks on the minority in recent memory. Continue reading State of emergency in Egypt after ISIS church bombings

New UN chief aims to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’

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9TH UN CHIEF. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, takes the oath of office for his 5-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017. The oath was administered by Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

New United Nations chief Antonio Guterres takes over as UN Secretary-general from South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon, inheriting complex crises in Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, Burundi, North Korea and elsewhere

United Nations, US (Jan. 1, 2017) — The new United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said Sunday, January 1, he would like to make 2017 a year to “put peace first,” in a message heralding the new year and marking his first day as the world body’s chief.  Continue reading New UN chief aims to make 2017 ‘a year for peace’