Category: Terrorism

Adopting new resolution, UN Security Council moves to thwart terrorists’ access to weapons

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The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons, particularly small arms and light weapons, the “destabilizing accumulation and misuse” of which the 15-member body said “continue to pose threats to international peace and security and cause significant loss of life.” The Council “strongly condemned” the continued […]

ISIL’s ‘genocide’ against Yazidis is ongoing, UN rights panel says, calling for international action

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Marking three years since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) attacked the Yazidis in Syria, a United Nations-mandated inquiry has called for justice and rescue plans. “The Commission of Inquiry calls on the international community to recognize the crime of genocide being committed by ISIL against the Yazidis and to undertake steps to refer […]

Security Council, UN Secretary-General and UN group condemn terror attacks in Egypt

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the Security Council condemned the bombings of two Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria, Egypt, which killed at least 41 people and injured more than 100 others. Speaking through his spokesperson, the Secretary-General said that he hoped “the perpetrators of this horrific terrorist act will be swiftly identified and […]

In Baghdad, UN chief Guterres pledges solidarity with Iraqi government and people

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On what he called a “visit of solidarity” with Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed the commitment of the country’s leaders to civilian protection and national dialogue, and pledged the ongoing support of the United Nations as the Government seeks to bolster aid delivery to needy populations and rebuild Iraq institutions. “This is a visit […]

Afghanistan: UN mission condemns terrorist attack on Kabul military hospital

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The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned the terrorist attack on a military hospital in Kabul for which the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) claimed responsibility. “This egregious and morally reprehensible attack targeted people at their most vulnerable, while they were receiving treatment in the hospital, and also targeted the medical […]