Outbreak of New Israel-Hamas Conflict ‘Almost a Certainty’, Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process Warns Security Council

United Nations, Egypt Behind Intensive Diplomatic Effort to Avert Fresh Military Confrontation, Says Nickolay MladenovThe outbreak of a new conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is “almost a certainty” unless the international… Continue Reading

EU-China Summit: deepening the strategic global partnership

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and President of the European Council Donald Tusk represented the European Union at the Summit. The People’s Republic of China was represented by Premier Li Keqiang. European Commission Vice-Pres… Continue Reading

Doubtful donors, Afghan balancing act and football felines: The Cheat Sheet

Every Friday, IRIN’s team of specialist editors offers a round-up of humanitarian trends and developments from around the globe.

On our radar:

Donors, North Korea awaits
The few humanitarian groups working in North Korea had quietly hoped this … Continue Reading

Twofold Increase in Casualties from Explosive Hazards, Senior United Nations Official Tells Security Council, on First Anniversary of Landmark Resolution

After years of decreases, casualties from explosive hazards were on the rise, the Assistant Secretary-General for Rule of Law and Security Institutions told the Security Council today, as the 15-nation organ took stock of progress in implementing its f… Continue Reading

At Security Council Meeting on Maintaining International Peace, Speakers Propose Regional Mechanism to Foster Dialogue, Build Trust in Middle East, North Africa

Security Council members, particularly those with permanent seats, must overcome their differences and unite to tackle a complex web of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, speakers said during a day-long debate in which several Member States… Continue Reading

Migrant superheroes, dodgy donors, and redesigning aid: The Cheat Sheet

Every Friday, IRIN’s team of specialist editors offers a round-up of humanitarian trends and developments from around the globe.

On our radar:

Maybe these migrants need Le Spider-Man

In the past week or so, Mamoudou Gassama has scaled four sto… Continue Reading