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An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, on July 2 after all U.S. and NATO troops left. Zakeria Hashimi / AFP via Getty Images file

U.S. watchdog report details cause of Afghan army’s collapse

By Courtney Kube (AP) • May 17, 2022, 10:08 PM

Afghan forces fell apart because of low morale, internal distrust and the loss of U.S. airstrikes, according to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

UN Photo/ Mark GartenSecurity Council renews the sanctions regime on Somalia.

Credibility and relevance of UN “on the line over Security Council reform,” warns Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi

By UN NEWS (AP) • Thursday, November 17, 2022

The entire credibility and relevance of the United Nations will be called into question unless the General Assembly finally takes a lead on reforming the Organisation’s most powerful body responsible for peace and security issues, the Security Council.

That’s according to the President of the General Assembly Csaba Kőrösi…

This year, we approach #SecurityCouncil reform at a time when the world is facing a set of interlocking crises that have placed the entire multilateral system under pressure.

We should admit that this is about the credibility & the relevance of the UN.

Italian police conducted an investigation that led to the issue of 18 arrest warrants for alleged Italian and Tunisian migrant smugglers. Thursday, 17 November 2022.   –   Copyright  Polizia di Stato/ AP

Italian police bust alleged migrant smuggling ring, arresting 12 

By Euronews  with AP  •   18/11/2022 – 03:17

Police in Italy have arrested 12 people on Thursday over their alleged roles in a high-speed migrant-smuggling ring that operated between Tunisia and Sicily.


Local sources say 10 to 15 people have been killed since Wednesday in anti-government protests across Iran.

Spiral of violence grips Iran two months after the death of Mahsa Amini

By Euronews  with AFP  •   18/11/2022 – 00:42

A spiral of violence is gripping Iran two months after the death of young Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini after she was arrested by law enforcement officers for improperly wearing a veil.

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