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Sudan expels UN agency chief accused of 'interfering'

Sudan has expelled the country chief of a United Nations agency and accused her of interfering in domestic affairs, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The incident is the latest involving foreign aid workers in the restive African nation where millions need humanitarian assistance. Pamela DeLargy, an American who headed the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Sudan, "was asked to leave", ministry spokesman Abubakr al-Siddiq told AFP.

Seoul mulling U.N. office on N. Korean human rights

SEOUL, April 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will positively consider hosting a United Nations office on North Korea's human rights violations if it receives a formal request, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Following a U.N. commission of inquiry's report accusing the North of dire human rights violations, the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution in late March calling on the international community to take steps to bring those responsible to justice.

Two foreign UN consultants shot dead in central Somalia

A Briton and a Frenchman working for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime were shot dead Monday as they disembarked from a plane in central Somalia, officials and witnesses said. The pair were shot inside the airport in Galkayo, a city straddling the border between Somalia proper and the northern self-proclaimed state of Puntland. The Al Qaeda-linked Shebab group, which has repeatedly attacked foreign targets in recent years, welcomed the killing but denied any responsibility.

Two foreign U.N. workers killed in Somalia

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO, Somalia (Reuters) - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north-central Somalia, officials said. A U.N. mission spokesman said it was not clear who was behind the killings. But one witness said the pair were attacked by a man in a police uniform while they sat in their car at Galkayo airport.

Two foreign UN workers shot dead in central Somalia

Two UN workers, a Briton and a Frenchman, were shot dead on Monday as they disembarked from a plane at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses said. United Nations sources confirmed the two men were international consultants with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Britain's Foreign Office confirmed one was a Briton, and sources identified the second victim as a Frenchman.

Two foreign UN workers killed in Somalia

By Abdiqani Hassan BOSASSO (Reuters) - A Briton and a Frenchman working for the United Nations were shot dead on Monday at an airport in north central Somalia, officials said. A U.N. mission spokesman said it was not clear who was behind the killings. But one witness said the pair were attacked by a man in a police uniform while they sat in their car at Galkayo airport.

Two foreign UN workers shot dead in central Somalia

Two UN workers, a Briton and a Frenchman, were shot dead on Monday as they disembarked from a plane at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses said. United Nations sources confirmed the two men were international consultants with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Britain's Foreign Office confirmed one was a Briton, and sources identified the second victim as a Frenchman.

Two foreign UN workers shot dead in central Somalia

Two UN workers, a Briton and a Frenchman, were shot dead on Monday as they disembarked from a plane at an airport in Galkayo, central Somalia, officials and witnesses said. United Nations sources confirmed the two men were international consultants with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Britain's Foreign Office confirmed one was a Briton, and sources identified the second victim as a Frenchman.

Ban says 'shame still clings' to UN over Rwanda genocide

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that the world body was still wracked by shame over its failure to act against the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago. "Many United Nations personnel and others showed remarkable bravery. But we could have done much more. We should have done much more. In Rwanda, troops were withdrawn when they were most needed," Ban said in a speech at commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide.

Ban says 'shame still clings' to UN over Rwanda genocide

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that the world body was still wracked by shame over its failure to act against the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago. "Many United Nations personnel and others showed remarkable bravery. But we could have done much more. We should have done much more. In Rwanda, troops were withdrawn when they were most needed," Ban said in a speech at commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the genocide.
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