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Oct 10, 2014
Oct 10, 2014
Oct 10, 2014

Exclusive: Somalia army weapons sold on open market – U.N. monitors

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Somali army weapons and ammunition continue to be diverted to open markets despite the government’s pledges to prevent its arms from leaking and ending up in the hands of Islamist militants, U.N. investigators said in a new report.

The Somalia-Eritrea Monitoring Group, an 8-member panel of investigators that monitors compliance with U.N. sanctions on the two countries, said there had been improvements in government reports on the contents of its armories but suggested the situation remained unsatisfactory.

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UN draft urges ICC referral for N.Korea, but Pyongyang fights back

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – A draft resolution urges the U.N. General Assembly recommend the referral of North Korea to The Hague for crimes against humanity, prompting Pyongyang to take the unusual step of proposing its own text praising its human rights record.

If the call for a referral to the International Criminal Court remains in the draft that is put to a vote in the coming weeks, diplomats say it will likely lead to increased public pressure on Pyongyang over alleged rights abuses, though it could unsettle China, North Korea’s principal protector.

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