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UN rights chief condemns violence against protesters in Middle East, North Africa

The United Nations human rights chief today denounced the violence by security forces against protesters in Libya, Bahrain and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa as illegal and excessively heavy-handed.

UN chief urges restraint by Arab leaders as protests continue

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has once again called for the non-use of force and respect for basic freedoms, as he voiced concern about reports of escalating violence and bloodshed amid the protests in North Africa and the Middle East.

NEPAL: Uncertainty hangs over upcoming elections

Voter registration underway, but electoral challenges remain

Iranian naval ships pass through Suez