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“In yet another brilliant observation by Kofi Annan, the US [sic- he means UN] secretary-general today said that the security situation in Iraq is not good. Prior to his statement, people around the world were under the impression that all is well in Iraq.”  http://angryarab.blogspot.com/

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Haiti’s children and the UN: Louise Arbour says condition of children in Haiti is particularly dire — while the BBC uncovers fresh allegations of harassment by UN peacekeepers there

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, who recently visited Haiti, told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 29 November that although more is being said about violations of civil and political rights, such as arbitrary detention and extrajudicial executions, the general population lives in extreme poverty, and suffers from eq...

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Israel accepts Palestinian proposal for Gaza cease-fire

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olment’s Media Adviser announced on Saturday night that a comprehensive cease-fire will enter into force [in Gaza] at 06:00 today (Sunday) 26.11.06. According to the Israeli Government press release, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas telephoned the Israeli Prime Minister “to inform him that he had reached a...

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UN Team Confirms Israeli Use of Phosphorous Bombs in Lebanon

AP has reported that Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Program, has said that recent tests confirmed “the use of white phosphorus-containing artillery and mortar ammunition” by the IDF during the conflict. Steiner said, however, that the UN team found no evidence of use of depleted uranium or other radioactive mate...

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UN to recover overpayments made in claims filed against Iraq

  The UNCC is housed in Villa La Pelouse $21 billion dollars of Iraqi oil money has been paid out to date by the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), located at the UN Office in Geneva. Now, the UN has announced, there have been some “overpayments”, and some “inaccurate” payments. The UNCC reported, in a [&h...

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