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The UN Security Council will hold a first informal meeting on Cameroon this month to discuss a worsening humanitarian crisis that has left three million people struggling for food.

Countries criticise Russia, Syria at UN over killing of Turkish soldiers

Russia and Syria on Friday came under strong criticisms from western countries in the UN Security Council over the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in Syria on Thursday.
Forces affiliated with the UN-recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) launched a new attack on the Libyan National Army (LNA) south of Tripoli.

New clashes in Libya despite UN ceasefire call

Rival forces clashed in the Libyan capital Thursday, witnesses and pro-Government of National Accord (GNA) forces said, a day after a UN Security Council resolution called for a "lasting ceasefire".
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned terrorism and violent extremism in Libya, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mauritania as well as some countries in East Africa.

President Buhari expresses concern over Libya

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the lack of tangible progress and the worsening security and humanitarian situation in Libya.
President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vowed that his delegation will resist any attempt to use the Africa Union (AU) Peace Fund to subsidize the activities of the United Nations (UN).

President Buhari vows to resist use of AU fund to subsidize UN

President Muhammadu Buhari has in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, vowed that his delegation will resist any attempt to use the Africa Union (AU) Peace Fund to subsidize the activities of the United Nations (UN).
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: ECOWAS mobilising own resources to combat terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, commended the renewed vigour by ECOWAS member countries to mobilise their own resources to combat terrorism.

African leaders grapple with failure to ‘silence the guns’

Seven years ago, amid extravagant celebrations marking the African Union's 50th anniversary, the continent's heads of state declared they would "end all wars in Africa by 2020."
More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, medical and military sources said Sunday.

More than 80 soldiers killed in Yemen missile, drone attack

More than 80 Yemeni soldiers have been killed and scores injured in a missile and drone attack blamed on Huthi rebels in central Yemen, medical and military sources said Sunday.
Myanmar President Win Myint, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping review an honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the presidential house in Naypyidaw, Myanmar, on Jan. 17. (Nyein Chan Naing-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

China, Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, as Beijing doubles down on its support for a government under fire for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

US denies Iranian foreign minister visa for UN trip

The U.S. has denied Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif a visa to enter the country for a trip to the UN Headquarters in New York City, according to Zarif.
It comes amid heightened tensions over the killing of the top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States in Baghdad.

Qasem Soleimani’s burial postponed after 35 people die during funeral procession

Iran has postponed the burial Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s following a stampede which resulted in the death of 35 persons among the huge funeral party in the late General’s hometown, according to state television.
I am really angry to see that everybody wants to talk about Libya and very few people want to talk about the Libyans, what happens to the Libyans, Ghassan Salame said after a two-hour meeting with the UN Security Council.

Foreign meddling in Libya raises ire of UN special envoy

The United Nations special envoy to Libya on Monday said he was "angry" at foreign interference in the war-torn country, saying Libyans have "suffered enough."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey sends troops to shore up Libyan UN-backed government

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said troops have begun moving into Libya after parliament approved the move last week.
Recent developments in Libya indicate that an escalation of violence around Tripoli could be imminent, said the EU high representative for foreign affairs, Josep Borrell.

Top EU diplomat warns of ‘imminent’ Libya escalation

The European Union's top diplomat on Monday warned that more intense fighting could be about to break out around the Libyan capital Tripoli, calling for a political solution to the crisis.
FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington, Dec. 19, 2019.

Donald Trump threatens to strike Iranian cultural sites

People gathered in Tehran on Monday to mourn top general Qassem Soleimani, as his replacement vowed to take revenge for the U.S. airstrike that killed him, and U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit Iranian cultural site if Iran does retaliate.
The U.S. killed Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

Reactions trail US killing of top Iran general

The world reacted with alarm on Friday after top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a US strike in Iraq, with leaders appealing for restraint.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, Dec. 17, 2019.

Donald Trump warns Turkey against ‘interference’ after Libya vote

Turkey’s parliament has approved the deployment of troops to Libya aimed at shoring up the UN-backed government in Tripoli, sparking a blunt warning from US President Donald Trump against any “foreign interference” in the war-torn country.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced Russia and China on Saturday after the two countries vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on allowing cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria.

US top envoy slams Russia, China for opposing Syrian aid resolution

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced Russia and China on Saturday after the two countries vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution on allowing cross-border humanitarian aid to Syria.
Mr James Roscoe, the UK Ambassador on General Assembly Matters to the United Nations, stated this at a UN Security Council meeting on peace and security in West Africa, in New York on Monday.

UK supports youth empowerment against terrorism in Nigeria with $78 million

The United Kingdom says it is currently supporting initiatives to increase economic opportunities for marginalised youth in northern Nigeria with development funding worth nearly 50 million dollars (N15 billion).

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