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  • 15 June 2015 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 15 Jun 2015
  • Diagnosing Africa Conflict VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- A new research project focuses on Africa's capacity to prevent, contain and resolve conflicts. The Canadian-based Center for International Governance Innovation said a better understanding is needed of the dimensions of armed conflict and power struggles.
  • UN Urges Humanitarian Truce in Yemen VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon is calling for a truce among warring parties in Yemen during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. the call comes as national reconciliation talks are set to begin in Geneva.
  • In Geneva, Ban says international community has 'obligation to act' for Yemen peace UN News 15 Jun 2015 -- The international community has not a moment to lose if it is to help end the fighting in Yemen and broker a lasting peace for the country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today as he urged stakeholders to "make the most of the momentum of opportunity."
  • Death toll in Yemen's Jawf, Ta'izz strikes rises to 35 Press TV 15 Jun 2015 -- The death toll from the latest Saudi airstrikes on Yemen's provinces of al-Jawf and Ta'izz has risen to 35.
  • Iraqi forces kill 39 ISIL terrorists in Salahuddin Press TV 15 Jun 2015 -- Iraqi government forces backed by allied Popular Mobilization Units have killed nearly 40 ISIL Takfiri terrorists during separate mop-up operations in Iraq's troubled northern province of Salahuddin.
  • Syria: UN special envoy arrives in Damascus for talks with Government officials UN News 15 Jun 2015 -- The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura has begun a visit to the capital, Damascus, following an invitation by the Government to visit the country, according to a spokesman for the Organization.
  • Kurdish Forces Seize IS Supply Route in Syria VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- Syrian monitors say Kurdish fighters have seized nearly all of a major Syrian border town from Islamic State, cutting off a key militant supply route.
  • 20 dead, 100 wounded in rocket attacks on Aleppo Press TV 15 Jun 2015 -- Foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists in Syria have carried out over 250 rocket attacks on residential areas of the strategic city of Aleppo, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens others.
  • UN's Syria envoy in Damascus to settle crisis Press TV 15 Jun 2015 -- The United Nations special envoy to Syria has arrived in the capital, Damascus, for talks with the government of President Bashar al-Assad in order to find a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the Arab country.
  • Syrian Kurds retake major road to Tel Abyad Press TV 15 Jun 2015 -- Syrian Kurds have made new advances in their offensive against ISIL Takfiri militants in northeast Syria, cutting off a major supply line to the terrorists.
  • Islamic State Suffering Setbacks in Libya VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- A few days ago fighters with Islamic State's affiliate in Libya were gloating about recent battlefield successes and appeared poised to launch an offensive on oil fields near Sirte, the coastal city they overran last month. But in recent days they suffered two serious reversals.
  • Bashir arrives home after AU summit in South Africa Press TV 15 Jun 2015 -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has arrived home after taking part in the 25th African Union Summit in the South African city of Johannesburg amid a court case trying to compel South African authorities to arrest him over alleged war crimes and genocide.
  • Bashir Back in Sudan After Defying SA Court Order VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew home from South Africa Monday, defying a Pretoria court order to remain in the country until it decided whether he should be arrested on war crimes and genocide charges.
  • South Sudanese refugee influx in Sudan 'an emergency within an emergency' - UN UN News 15 Jun 2015 -- The United Nations refugee agency reported today that some 14,000 South Sudanese – mainly women and children – have fled into Sudan over the weekend, describing the situation as "an emergency within an emergency."
  • AU Backs Expanding South Sudan Peace Talks, US Envoy Says VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- The United States' Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, said Monday that delegates at the African Union summit have endorsed a proposal by East African bloc IGAD to significantly expand the number of mediators at South Sudan's peace talks.
  • Nigerian President Vows to Take Lead Against Boko Haram VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- Nigerian security forces must take the lead in battling the Boko Haram insurgency, President Muhammadu Buhari told VOA in an exclusive interview, as he appeared to push back against pressure from neighboring Chad and Niger for more autonomy in fighting the militants within Nigeria.
  • UN chief condemns deadly Boko Haram attack in Chad UN News 15 Jun 2015 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned a series of deadly bombings in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena which reportedly killed more than 25 people and injured dozens of others, according to a spokesperson for the United Nations.
  • Donetsk People's Republic Will Never Be Part of Ukraine – Leader Sputnik 15 Jun 2015 -- Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) head Alexander Zakharchenko said that DPR is an independent state and will never be a part of Ukraine.
  • Senior Colombian rebel commander killed in battle Press TV 15 Jun 2015 -- Colombia's military has killed a rebel commander of the county's second largest leftist guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN).
  • Pakistan Shaping New Afghanistan Policy VOA 15 Jun 2015 -- Pakistan has rejected assertions it has promised Afghanistan to "pick up" fugitive Taliban leaders and deliver them to the negotiating table to sign a peace pact with the Afghan government. A senior government official speaking Monday also defended a landmark pact recently reached between spy agencies of the two countries, describing it vital for joint counterterrorism efforts.

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