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More than 10,000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded last year, U.N. says

Scene of a bombing in Afghanistan.More than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in violence last year, the United Nations said on Thursday, with militant bombings the main cause while air strikes by U.S. and government forces inflicted a rising toll.

U.N. mediator warns of 'violent, worrying, dangerous' moment in Syria

Rubble in Syria.The U.N. Syria peace mediator warned on Wednesday that a recent increase in violence has created one of the most dangerous moments in years of civil war there, as the government bombards rebel areas and foreign powers further intervene.

Allies promise Iraq $30 billion, falling short of Baghdad's appeal

Scene of a car bomb attack in Iraq.Iraq received pledges of $30 billion, mostly in credit facilities and investment, on Wednesday from allies but this fell short of the $88 billion Baghdad says it needs to recover from three years of war.


Syria suffering some of worst fighting of war, U.N. warns

Battle damage in Syria.The United Nations said on Monday the suffering of civilians in Syria has worsened since it called for a ceasefire six days ago in a humanitarian initiative that was rapidly derailed by an even more intense bombardment.

Iraq says reconstruction after war on Islamic State to cost $88 billion

A damaged building in Iraq,Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost more than $88 billion (£63.6 billion), with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors’ conference on Monday.


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