News Roundup 5/23/17

  • The World Health Organization spends over $200 million a year on travel expenses. [Link]
  • At least 22 people were killed when a bomb exploded outside of a concert in the UK. [Link] UK Fyle
  • The president of South Sudan announced a unilateral ceasefire. The president is also looking at releasing political prisoners.  There is no indication if this ceasefire will be effective or not. [Link] Africa Fyle
  • Iran’s President Rouhani plans to use his second term in office to improve relations with the West. [Link] Iran Fyle
  • Fighting in Mosul continues to progress slowly. Many civilians are still trapped in the ISIS-held areas of the city. [Link] ISIS War Fyle
  • The Syrian government now controls the City of Homs. The Syrian government and Syrian rebels completed an agreement. The Syrian rebels were granted passage to the Idlib Province. [Link] Syria Fyle

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