Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

News in Brief 24 February 2017 (PM)

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Tighter rules needed to combat air pollution, UN experts urge

Countries have a duty to strengthen legislation that prevents and controls exposure to toxic air pollution, UN human …

Coordinator of Experts on Central African Republic Briefs Security Council Committee Members on Panel’s Progress Update

On 17 February 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic held informal consultations to consider the progress update of the Panel of Experts, submitted in pursuance …

Kim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent: Malaysian police

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Chemical weaponsKim Jong-nam killed by VX nerve agent: Malaysian police

Published 24 February 2017

Malaysian police have said the substance used in the killing of Kim Jong-nam was a VX nerve agent. North Korea,

Central African Republic: What’s gone wrong?

There was hope last year that the election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra would bring real change to the troubled Central African Republic. But 12 months on, he has been unable to extend his authority beyond …

Turkey backed Syrian rebels fully control Al Bab

NNA – The Turkish General Staff has confirmed that Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels gained full control over al-Bab previously controlled by Daesh.

Earlier in the day, Anadolu news agency reported that the FSA fighters, …