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Long-term drought, power shortages slam villages in Pakistan province

QUETTA, Pakistan, March 13 (UPI Next) --Drought and power shortages have decimated local agriculture and driven some villagers in Pakistan's Balochistan province to Quetta, the provincial capital.
Malik Achakzai
EU sanctions Syrian President Assad's sister

EU sanctions Syrian President Assad's sister

LUXEMBOURG, March 13 (UPI) -- The General Court of the European Union ruled Thursday the Syrian president's sister, Bushra al-Assad, will be sanctioned for her ties to top regime officials.

U.N. says it can't fulfill mission in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan, March 13 (UPI) -- The U.N. Mission in South Sudan said it was having a hard time implementing its mandate because of restrictions on its movements.

Lebanon: Hezbollah vows to drive off Israel

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 13 (UPI) -- Hezbollah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem said his movement in Lebanon is ready to stand up to Israeli aggression.

ICRC staffer killed in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic, March 13 (UPI) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said Thursday a volunteer was killed in Central African Republic.
Civilians paying price for Iraqi insecurity, EU says

Civilians paying price for Iraqi insecurity, EU says

BAGHDAD, March 13 (UPI) -- The European commissioner in charge if humanitarian aid said Thursday the people of Iraq were once again suffering as a result of national security issues.
Afghan vote won't be trouble-free, U.N.'s Ban says

Afghan vote won't be trouble-free, U.N.'s Ban says

UNITED NATIONS, March 13 (UPI) -- Provincial council and presidential elections in Afghanistan will likely have some flaws, a report from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.

London committed to Myanmar development

LONDON, March 13 (UPI) -- A reform-minded approach to development programs will help Myanmar continue with its political progress, a British leader said Thursday.

European Parliament condemns Russia 'aggression' in Crimea

STRASBOURG, France, March 13 (UPI) -- Russian action in the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine is a violation of international law and must be reversed, members of the European Parliament said Thursday.

Iran says it's not an EU colony

TEHRAN, March 12 (UPI) -- Despite outreach efforts with the West, Iran will not be treated like a "colony" of the European Union, a member of Iran's Parliament said Wednesday.

Extraordinary interrogations unacceptable, U.N. says

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 12 (UPI) -- It is duplicitous for governments to condemn torture while at the same time accepting what it produces, the U.N. special envoy on torture said from Switzerland.

Europe calls on Turkey to get serious about association

STRASBOURG, France, March 12 (UPI) -- Ankara needs to show its commitment to meeting European standards on justice and freedom of expression, the European Parliament said Wednesday.

Afghan right to vote critical, U.N. envoy says

KABUL, Afghanistan, March 12 (UPI) -- The right of all Afghans to take part in provincial council and presidential elections in April must be protected, U.N. special envoy Jan Kubis said Wednesday.

Executions in Iran 'alarming,' U.N. envoys say

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 12 (UPI) -- The use of capital punishment in Iran is 'truly alarming," U.N. special envoys said in response to the hanging of a child bride.
NYC explosion: at least 15 injured, 1 dead

NYC explosion: at least 15 injured, 1 dead

March 12 (UPI) -- The New York City Police Department is investigating an explosion and fire that took place in East Harlem Wednesday morning.
Veronica Linares
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