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Jun 25, 2014

U.N. Security Council blacklists Boko Haram leader, splinter group

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council sanctioned the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram and a splinter group on Wednesday, the first individual and entity to be designated by the world body since the Islamist militant group was blacklisted, diplomats said.

Leader Abubakar Shekau and Boko Haram faction Ansaru will be banned from international travel and their assets frozen under the U.N. al Qaeda sanctions list.

Jun 25, 2014

Egypt defends itself at U.N. amid outcry over jailing of journalists

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Egypt defended its judicial system at the United Nations on Wednesday amid a global outcry over the jailing of al Jazeera journalists, telling diplomats and reporters that it respects the role of the media and does not consider journalism a crime.

Diplomats from more than 17 countries, including eight members of the U.N. Security Council, attended the meeting organized by the U.N. Correspondents Association to show solidarity with the three imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists.

Jun 25, 2014
Jun 24, 2014

Minorities trapped in 16 sites in Central African Republic – U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – About 20,000 people are trapped in 16 minority communities in Central African Republic because “if they leave, they may be attacked before they reach safety,” said the top U.N. official in the country, which has been racked by sectarian violence.

Seleka rebels, who are mainly Muslim, seized power in Central African Republic more than a year ago and perpetrated abuses on the majority Christian population that triggered waves of revenge attacks, leading to thousands of deaths and forcing about a million people to flee their homes.

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      "I am a Reuters correspondent at the United Nations in New York. I have also covered general news for Reuters in the United States, Afghanistan, Australia, South East Asia and the Pacific. Before joining Reuters more than a decade ago, I had a two year stint at The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh, Scotland and began my career at The Border Mail newspaper in Albury/Wodonga in Australia."
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