UNITED NATIONS -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of Palestinian territory.
"Israel, the occupying power, has one year to withdraw from the Palestinian territory it occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem," he told the General Assembly in a fiery speech. (UN-Palestine-Isreal)
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GENEVA -- The United Nations (UN) presented a report on Friday to the ongoing 48th session of the Human Rights Council, according to which 350,209 identified individuals were killed in the conflict in Syria between March 2011 to March 2021.
Michelle Bachelet, the UN's high commissioner for human rights, told the Council that this assessment was based on her office's own data, records maintained by civil society organizations and information from the Syrian government. (UN-Syria-Conflict)
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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi security forces on Friday killed five militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group in an operation in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, the Iraqi military said.
Based on intelligence reports, the security forces conducted an airstrike on a hideout in Himreen mountain range in Kirkuk province, destroying the hideout and killing four IS militants, Tahseen al-Khafaji, spokesman of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command, said in a statement. (Iraq-Militants)
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JUBA -- South Sudan's government said Friday that protests in eastern Sudan have affected the flow of oil to Port Sudan, thus disrupting production in its northern oil fields.
Michael Makuei Lueth, Minister of Information and Broadcasting said that protests that broke out on September 17 in eastern Sudan leading to the closure of oil terminals at Port Sudan have disrupted transportation of crude, leaving Juba wary. (S.Sudan-Protests)