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Bosnian War Rape Survivors ‘Still Afraid to Speak Out’

According to estimates by the United Nations, between 20,000 and 50,000 people were raped during the Bosnian war.

Wartime rape victims often keep quiet about their experiences for years in order to avoid being stigmatised or condemned by their families and communities. Tursunovic did not tell anyone about what she suffered for 17 years.

US, Turkey have shared interests in Syria: Washington

The U.S. said on March 2 that it will continue to work with Turkey to achieve common interests in Syria. 

Responding to a question from Anadolu Agency on whether the Biden administration will cooperate with Turkey on Idlib and the humanitarian situation there, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said Washington "certainly" has common interests with its Turkish partners.

Turkish foreign minister, UN envoy talk Libya

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on March 2 met with Jan Kubis, the special U.N. envoy for Libya, in the Turkish capital Ankara.

Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter that they discussed recent developments in the intra-Libyan political process and the formation of a new interim government.

"Our support to ensure stability in brotherly Libya will continue," he added.

Deadliest Day as Police Crack Down on Myanmar Protesters

Yesterday was the bloodiest day in Myanmar since a military junta seized power there one month ago. According to the United Nations Human Rights Office, at least 18 people were killed and more than 30 wounded after security forces fired live ammunition into crowds of peaceful demonstrators in several cities across the country.

Iconic tapestry of Picasso’s ’Guernica’ is gone from the UN

The iconic tapestry of Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" is gone from its place of honor outside the U.N. Security Council in the United Nations headquarters complex overlooking New York's East River.

The painting "Guernica," considered one of Picasso's masterpieces and by many art critics as perhaps the most powerful anti-war painting in history, hangs in the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

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