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French President Francois Hollande sought to play down the prospects of Middle East peace talks in Paris on Sunday, saying only direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians could resolve the long-standing conflict. France has over the last year tried to breathe new life into the peace...
Das Bundeskabinett hat am Mittwoch (11.01.) die Weichen für die Verlängerung des Ausbildungseinsatzes der Bundeswehr im Nordirak gestellt. Bis zu 150 deutsche Soldaten helfen derzeit im Rahmen des Einsatzes bei der Ausbildung der kurdischen Peschmerga in ihrem Kampf gegen die Terrormiliz IS.
Arms from at least 16 countries have flowed to paramilitary militias allied to the Iraqi government who have used them to commit serious human rights violations, rights group Amnesty International says.
The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Iraq said it has doubled to about 450 the number of military advisers assisting Iraqi troops engaged in the campaign to retake Mosul.
Report of the Secretary-General on UNDOF (07.12.2016)
Close to 2,000 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in November across the country, along with hundreds of civilians, the United Nations said Thursday. The figure increased threefold from October, when tens of thousands of forces launched a huge assault to retake the Islamic State...
The UN’s human rights office has said that Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul have killed civilians who resist having rocket launchers or snipers stationed on the roofs of their houses.
The collapse of U.S.-led Israeli-Palestinian talks in 2014 led to political instability, rising violence and settlement expansion. To improve his successors’ peace-making chances, President Obama should push for a new UN Security Council resolution setting out the basic parameters of a deal.
Despite continuing challenges, a mood of optimism has taken hold in Lebanon following the recent election of President Michel Aoun and additional political breakthroughs are expected.
The number of civilians killed in Iraq last month has nearly doubled since September according to recently released figures by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).