The United Nations has warned the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that its crackdown on opposition groups ahead of the 2016 presidential election could “compromise the credibility” of the electoral process.

Violence is continuing in the Central African Republic despite a truce that rival militias agreed in the capital, Bangui last month.

The UN Secretary-General has appealed to the people of the Central African Republic to lay down their weapons and end the bloodshed and killings in their country.

Representatives from Iran and the six world powers have wrapped up two days of talks in Geneva after reaching an agreement over outstanding issues pertaining to the implementation of last year's landmark nuclear deal.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is host to the second largest refugee population in the world, hosting over 890,000 registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees. The generous 106, 952 dollar donation by the Government of the Czech Republic will help UNHCR assist vulnerable refugees in Iran.

The United Nations refugee agency said today it has deployed additional emergency teams in the Central African Republic (CAR), where some 210,000 people have been forcibly displaced by violence in the last two weeks in the embattled capital, Bangui.

United Nations humanitarian agencies have expressed concern over the deteriorating security situation in the Central African Republic, saying it was hampering delivery of assistance to nearly 2.6 million people.

The United Nations says that aid agencies in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain preoccupied by the alarming deterioration of the humanitarian situation, particularly in the capital, Bangui, and in Bossangoa.

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