More than 12,000 children were killed and injured in armed conflicts last year a record number with Afghanistan, the Palestinians, Syria and Yemen topping the casualty list, according to a new U.N. report.
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President Donald Trump's threat to cut off U.S. funding to countries that oppose his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital raised the stakes in today's U.N. vote and sparked criticism at his tactics, which one Muslim group called bullying or blackmail.
Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said yesterday.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migrants who were forced from boats in two separate “deeply troubling” incidents were hoping to reach countries in the Gulf via war-torn Yemen.
The United Nations said Monday it plans to contact telecom giant AT&T about a report that it allowed the U.S. National Security Agency to wiretap all Internet communications at U.N. headquarters.
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