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  • 30 April 2019 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 30 Apr 2019
  • Indonesia Charts Two Soft Courses to Contain China VOA 30 Apr 2019 -- Expanding Chinese maritime interests in the Indian and Pacific oceans have emerged as a foreign policy priority across the region with Indonesia wanting and expected to play a key role as President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo settles in for his second term.
  • Iran rejects Pompeo's claims on Yemen truce deal as 'blame game' Press TV 30 Apr 2019 -- Iran has dismissed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claims of Tehran's negative role in the implementation of a ceasefire deal between Yemen's warring sides in the port city of Hudaydah, saying Washington's "blame game" is meant to cover up the Saudi-Emirati crimes in the war-torn country.
  • 'Action and tangible progress' needed to finally 'win the peace' for Syrians: UN envoy UN News 30 Apr 2019 -- It will take "action and tangible progress" between Syrian Government and opposition leaders, not just dialogue, to bring about lasting peace said the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country on Tuesday, stressing that Syria "contains many threats for renewed escalation".
  • Increased Violence in Northwest Syria US Dept. of State 30 Apr 2019 -- "The United States is alarmed by the escalation of violence in Idlib and northern Hama. Ongoing Russian and regime airstrikes, along with attacks by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham and other groups connected to Al Qaeda in Syria, continue to destabilize the region, exacerbate the dire humanitarian situation, and cause dozens of civilian deaths and injuries - many of them children."
  • Iraqi Forces Target Daesh Sleeper Cells in northern Iraq CENTCOM 30 Apr 2019 -- In the largest combined operation since the defeat of Daesh's so-called physical caliphate, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve supported an Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service attack on Daesh sleeper cells and its support base in the Wadi Ashai area of northern Iraq on April 24, 2019.
  • 'Human Time Bomb': Charity Warns 45,000 Born Under IS In Iraq May Become Stateless RFE/RL 30 Apr 2019 -- An estimated 45,000 displaced children who were born under the rule of the extremist group Islamic State (IS) are being excluded from Iraqi society because the authorities deny them ID papers, an international charity group says.
  • Libya: UN mobilized to support thousands uprooted by Tripoli clashes, renews call for humanitarian truce UN News 30 Apr 2019 -- Since fighting broke out on the edge of Libya's capital, Tripoli, earlier this month, over 42,000 people have been displaced and thousands are believed trapped in the city's southern outskirts. As UN humanitarian teams work around the clock to provide life-saving assistance, human rights chief Michelle Bachelet stressed on Tuesday the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire, and humanitarian corridor for civilians.
  • EU extends arms sanctions against Myanmar over Rohingya Press TV 30 Apr 2019 -- The European Union (EU) has extended sanctions, including a weapons embargo, against Myanmar for one year over the Myanmarese military's deadly crackdown on minority Muslims in the country.
  • China Positive on Terror Tag for Pak-based JeM Chief Masood Azhar Sputnik 30 Apr 2019 -- China had initially placed a technical hold on prohibiting the proposal to declare Azhar as an international terrorist under the 1267 Taliban Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council, which has the authority to do so.
  • Terror Attacks on the Rise in Burkina Faso VOA 30 Apr 2019 -- Violence fueled by extremists is on the rise in the West African nation of Burkina Faso and appears to be getting worse.

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