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Kenya: UN welcomes ruling upholding rights of refugees New York, July 31: The United Nations refugee agency has welcomed the ruling of the High Court of Kenya which upholds the asylum right of refugees living in urban areas, and expressed hope that the Government will implement the decision quickly and resume legal services to this vulnerable group. 31-Jul-2013
Egypt court orders Morsi's detention Cairo, July 26: An Egyptian has ordered to detain the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi over his alleged links with Palestinian militant group Hamas and for allegedly plotting attacks on jails and police stations during the 2011 uprising in the country, media reports said. 26-Jul-2013
Spain: 77 people killed in train crash Santiago de Compostela, July 25: At least 77 people were killed when a high-speed train derailed near Santiago de Compostela city in Spain on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday. 25-Jul-2013
China: 2 killed in bakery blast Beijing, July 24: At least two people were killed in a gas explosion at a bakery in China's Beijing city on Wednesday, reports said. 24-Jul-2013
UN envoy condemns deadly attacks in Iraq New York, July 22: The top United Nations envoy in Iraq has strongly condemned a series of recent attacks and appealed to all parties to work together toward peace, in his final message to the people of the country in which he has served since 2011. 22-Jul-2013
Iraq: Blast in mosque kills 20 Baghdad, July 19: At least 20 people were killed in a bomb blast inside a mosque at Wajihiya town Iraq on Friday, reports said. 19-Jul-2013
South Africa celebrates Mandela Johannesburg, July 18: As Nelson Mandela continues to recover at a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa is celebrating the anti-apartheid leader's 95th birthday on Thursday. 18-Jul-2013
Iraq in 'crucial phase' amid sectarian violence: UN New York, July 17: Iraq's transition towards democracy and prosperity is in a crucial phase, the top United Nations official in the country told the UN Security Council Tuesday, warning Tuesday that with violence spiking, perpetrators are taking advantage of the instability caused by the ongoing political stalemate and the Syrian crisis. 17-Jul-2013
Egypt: 7 killed in overnight clashes Cairo, July 16: At least seven people were killed during overnight clashes between supporters of the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the police, reports said on Tuesday. 16-Jul-2013
South Africa to mark Nelson Mandela Day Johannesburg, July 15: South Africa President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday mark the Nelson Mandela Day by officially handing over houses to the community of Danville, Pretoria West. 15-Jul-2013
Ban appoints special adviser to protect populations New York, July 13 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jennifer Welsh of Canada as his Special Adviser who will focus on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity. 13-Jul-2013
Egypt gears up for more protests Cairo, July 12: Egypt is gearing up to witness more demonstrations as supporters and opponents of the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi are preparing to hold rallies in Cairo on Friday, reports said. 12-Jul-2013
UN urges Egypt to ensure rights for women New York, July 11: A senior United Nations official Wednesday stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without fear of violence, stressing that their right to take part in the country's public life must be protected. 11-Jul-2013
UN alarmed by escalation of Egypt’s political crisis New York, July 10: The United Nations human rights office said Tuesday it is alarmed at the sharp escalation of the political crisis in Egypt and deplored the fact that dozens of people have reportedly been killed or wounded amid the ouster of President Mohamed Morsy last week. 11-Jul-2013
Ban saddened by crash landing of plane in San Francisco New York, July 9: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed sadness over Saturday’s crash landing of an Asiana aircraft in San Francisco, California, sending condolences to those affected by the accident that reportedly killed two teenagers and injured scores of others. 11-Jul-2013
Egypt: 26 killed in clashes Cairo, July 6: At least 26 people were killed across Egypt during clashes between ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters and opponents, reports said on Saturday. 11-Jul-2013
Ecuador not to give asylum to Snowden Quito, July 2: Ecuador President Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado has made it clear that his country is not considering the asylum request of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the U.S. for espionage charges. 02-Jul-2013
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