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A "particularly appalling" terrorist bombing at a hospital in Pakistan has drawn condemnation from the UN Secretary-General.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a decision by South Sudan's government to accept the deployment of a regional protection force to help quell the ongoing violence in the country.

At least 130 civilians have been killed in recent rocket attacks carried out by foreign-backed militants in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo, a monitoring group says.

While the government and religious leaders in France are preaching unity between communities, the country is still witnessing several acts of Islamophobia with mosques targeted.

Daesh terrorists may have captured up to 3,000 fleeing Iraqi villagers on Thursday and subsequently executed 12 of them, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said in a daily report on events in Iraq.

Preliminary United Nations investigations into the recent fighting in South Sudan reveal Government security forces carried out killings and rapes, and looted and destroyed properties, the UN human rights chief said today, calling on the Security Council to take stronger action.

"Those who have resisted the policies of sponsors of terrorism will be the makers of the region’s future," Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said.

Lebanese military forces have raided a position of the Takfiri Daesh militant group in the town of Arsal close to the Syrian border, and arrested at least four terror suspects.

 

An attack with explosive devices at a prison in Venezuela has claimed the lives of seven inmates and wounded at least 47 others.

Five people were injured in a terrorist attack against a convoy of Pakistani Shia pilgrims in Pakistan.

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