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Italy hosts Libya conference towards new UN peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed.
Rohingya refugees walk back after collecting relief aid during a rain storm at Balukhali refugee camp in Ukhia on July 21, 2018. Myanmar's military engaged in "extensive and systematic" preparations for a bloody crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, a rights group said July 19, in a damning new report that it says justifies a genocide investigation. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMAN

UN Security Council urges Myanmar to ease Rohingyas’ safe return

The United Nations Security Council on Monday urged Myanmar to step up efforts for Rohingya refugees to return to the country safely and voluntarily.
A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows a smoke plume risisng following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, near the border with Egypt. Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave. SAID KHATIB / AFP

UN envoy cautions Israel, Palestine against war

UN envoy on the Middle East Peace Process, Mr Nickolay Mladenov, has urged Israelis and Palestinians to pull back from the brink of a confrontation “that nobody wants and everybody will lose’’.

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