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UN Security Council action on Palestinia New York, Dec 31(IBNS) Falling short of the required number of positive votes and faced with a veto from one of its permanent members, the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a draft resolution that would have affirmed the "urgent need" to reach within 12 months a peaceful solution to the situation in the Middle East and would have paved the way to a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. 31-Dec-2014
Senior UN envoy 'hopeful' over prospects New York, Dec 31 (IBNS) Strife-torn Central African Republic is showing signs of moving towards broad national dialogue – a direction prescribed by the Security Council as critical to ensure lasting peace – the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for the country has said on Tuesday. 31-Dec-2014
South Sudan conflict 'devastating' for c New York, Dec 31(IBNS) The conflict in South Sudan has seriously hampered the protection of children, increasing their vulnerability dramatically, says a new report published this week by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 31-Dec-2014
Libya: UN mission condemns terrorist bom New York, Dec 31 (IBNS) The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly deplored a terrorist attack against a hotel in the city of Tobruk where the country’s House of Representatives was in session just days after the Mission had warned that further violence risked plunging the country into "all-out war." 31-Dec-2014
Bahrain must release arrested opposition New York, Dec 31 (IBNS)The United Nations human rights office is urging Bahrain to immediately release opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman as well as all other persons convicted or detained for "merely exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression and assembly." 31-Dec-2014
Urgent UN agency appeal raises $45 milli New York, Dec 31 (IBNS)The United Nations has said on Tuesday that a strong response by donors to its urgent appeal for funding means that it can resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January. 31-Dec-2014
Debris recovered belong to QZ8501, AirAs Surabaya, Dec 30 (IBNS): Aviation company AirAsia Indonesia on Tuesday confirmed that the debris found earlier in the day belonged to its missing flight QZ8501 that went missing with 162 people on board on Sunday morning. 30-Dec-2014
AirAsia: Over 40 bodies, debris recovere Surabaya, Dec 30 (IBNS): More than 40 bodies and debris have been recovered on Tuesday from the Java Sea as search operation continued for the missing AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 that went missing with 162 people on board on Sunday morning, reports said. 30-Dec-2014
UN Mission condemns rocket attack agains New York, Dec 30 (IBNS) The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) strongly condemned on Monday’s rocket attack on its camp in the northern city of Tessalit. 30-Dec-2014
UN experts urge Bahrain to drop charges New York, Dec 30 (IBNS) A group of United Nations human rights experts are urging the government of Bahrain to drop charges against three women human rights activists exercising their rights to free expression and free association. 30-Dec-2014
Lebanon: UN Special Coordinator meets Pr New York, Dec 30 (IBNS) The United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Derek Plumbly, met in Beirut on Monday with Prime Minister Tamam Salam to discuss the grave security challenges faced by the country this year, as well as progress made to promote dialogue between political parties. 30-Dec-2014
South Sudan: UN boosts food assistance a New York, Dec 30 (IBNS): A barge carrying a shipment of food destined for thousands of people in South Sudan has crossed over from neighbouring Sudan, reopening a long-closed river corridor along the Nile, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Monday. 30-Dec-2014
Ban welcomes proposal for 'high-level di New York, Dec 30 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a proposal by the Government of the Republic of Korea to kick-start a high-level dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries. 30-Dec-2014
Death toll in Italian ferry fire touches Corfu, Dec 29 (IBNS): The death toll in the fire incident on a Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu has touched seven, media reports said on Monday. 29-Dec-2014
AirAsia plane in bottom of sea: Indonesi Surabaya, Dec 29 (IBNS) - The missing AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 that went missing with 162 people on board on Sunday morning in probability has crashed and went into the bottom of the sea, said Indonesia's search-and-rescue agency team chief in a media briefing 29-Dec-2014
International search drive mobilized for Surabaya, Dec 29 (IBNS) - AirAsia Indonesia received confirmation from the National Search and Rescue Agency Republic of Indonesia (BASARNAS) that an international search and rescue mission from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia had been mobilized in the search of flight QZ8501. 29-Dec-2014
Missing AirAsia plane likely at bottom o Jakarta, Dec 29 (IBNS): The AirAsia plane that went missing with 162 passengers on board en-route to Singapore is likely at the bottom of the sea, media reports said. 29-Dec-2014
Countries offers help in search for miss Jakarta, Dec 28 (IBNS) Several countries, including Australia, has offered help to Indonesia to search for the missing AirAsia flight on Sunday. 28-Dec-2014
Search for missing plane suspended for t Jakarta, Dec 28 (IBNS): Indonesian authorities have suspended for the night the operation to search for the AirAsia flight with 162 people, mostly Indonesian, on board flying to Singapore from Indonesia went missing in the air after it lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday morning, reports said. 28-Dec-2014
Pakistan: Facilitator of Peshawar school Peshawar, Dec 26 (IBNS): The facilitator of the attack on the Army Public School in Pakistan's Peshawar city was killed in a raid conducted by security forces and political administration, reports said on Friday. 26-Dec-2014
Kalashnikov Concern applies to register Moscow, Dec 25 (IBNS): Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern has applied to register a word trademark for weapon AK-47 assault rifle, including for toys, according to the court materials seen by TASS news agency of the country. 25-Dec-2014
Libya: UN condemns sectarian murder as ' New York, Dec 25 (IBNS) The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has strongly condemned the murder of an Egyptian Coptic doctor and his wife in the city of Sirte, as well as the abduction of the couple’s 18-year-old daughter, in the latest spate of sectarian violence in the North African country. 25-Dec-2014
UN chief appoints Malian national as dep New York, Dec 25 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday announced the appointment of Moustapha Soumare of Mali as his Deputy Special Representative (Political) for the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). 25-Dec-2014
Somalia: UN chief hails appointment of n New York, Dec 25 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday welcomed the Parliamentary endorsement of Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke as the new Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia in a step towards resolving the country's current political crisis. 25-Dec-2014
Despite Gaza clashes, Israelis and Pales New York, Dec 25 (IBNS) The United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, James Rawley, has said he is deeply concerned by reports of exchange of fire between Palestinian militants and the Israeli Defense Forces in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. 25-Dec-2014
'No sign of improvement' for human right New York, Dec 25 (IBNS): Amid the continuing application of death sentences, the harassment of human rights defenders and independent journalists, and a new censorship law clamping down on internet freedom, the Government of Belarus shows no imminent sign of bettering its human rights record, a United Nations expert has declared. 25-Dec-2014
As war continues, UN agency maps extensi New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) The extensive destruction and damage of Syria's historical and cultural heritage sites demands increased efforts to protect them from the violence of the country's continuing conflict, a new United Nations report based on exclusive satellite imagery has revealed. 24-Dec-2014
Haiti: UN and partners welcome consensus New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) The United Nations and its international partners on Tuesday welcomed the designation of Florence Guillaume as Haiti’s interim Prime Minister. 24-Dec-2014
Laos: UN experts appeal for help to prob New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) International support is now needed to investigate the enforced disappearance of leading Laotian human rights defender Sombath Somphone, who was last seen in December 2012, a group of United Nations independent experts urged on Tuesday. 24-Dec-2014
Tunisia's successful presidential electi New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday commended the Tunisian people on the successful holding of the second round of presidential elections on 21 December and congratulated the winner, Beji Caid Essebsi. 24-Dec-2014
As winter hits displaced Iraqis, UN appe New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) The United Nations on Tuesday called for a surge in humanitarian funding to help cover the basic needs of close to one million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq’s Kurdistan region amid plummeting temperatures and wintry conditions. 24-Dec-2014
UN rights experts alarmed at resumption New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) As Pakistan lifted a six-year moratorium on use of the death penalty following the recent terrorist attack in Peshawar, United Nations human rights experts on Tuesday warned against rescinding such suspensions and stressed the risks of overusing capital punishment for terrorist acts. 24-Dec-2014
Muslim group trapped by Central African New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency voiced concern on Tuesday over the “deteriorating situation” facing more than 400 members of a Muslim minority group trapped by the ongoing violence fracturing the Central African Republic (CAR). 24-Dec-2014
Montagnards hiding in Cambodian forests New York, Dec 24 (IBNS)After weeks of effort and engagement with authorities, the United Nations said on Tuesday that it has helped a group of Vietnamese Montagnards who had been hiding in the Cambodian forests since October with little protection and subsistence get to safety. 24-Dec-2014
Libya: UN warns of human rights violatio New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) Libyan civilians have been subject to targeted killings, forced displacement and acute humanitarian conditions amid an escalation in fighting in the North African country, a new United Nations human rights report has warned. 24-Dec-2014
UN officials hail entry into force of la New York, Dec 24 (IBNS United Nations officials are welcoming the entry into force of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), hailing it as a new chapter in collective efforts to bring responsibility, accountability and transparency to the global arms trade. 24-Dec-2014
In Security Council, UN officials urge r New York, Dec 23 (IBNS) Despite a grim litany of human rights abuses committed against its own people and ongoing provocations to global peace and security, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has shown signs of compliance with human rights mechanisms prompting hopes that the Asian nation may one day yield to the call for full accountability and reform, two senior United Nations officials stated on Monday. 23-Dec-2014
Central African Republic: rebels clash w New York, Dec 23 (IBNS) The United Nations mission in the Central African Republic has said it is concerned about fighting that took place this weekend in several locations around the country, including between anti-Balaka members and peacekeepers. 23-Dec-2014
2015 will be 'tough year' for humanitari New York, Dec 23 (IBNS) The outlook for global humanitarian operations is "very, very bleak," a top United Nations humanitarian official warned on Monday saying that "it's been a rapid deterioration through 2014 and sadly, as we move forward we're expecting to face a tough year in 2015." 23-Dec-2014
Maldives: UN expert concerned at 'unacce New York, Dec 23 (IBNS) The removal of two Supreme Court justices in the Maldives by local authorities threatens the independence of the country’s judiciary and further compromises the rule of law, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers has warned. 23-Dec-2014
Blast kills 20 in Nigeria Abuja, Dec 22 (IBNS) A bomb blast at a bus station in Nigeria's Gombe city killed at least 20 people on Monday, media reports said. 23-Dec-2014
North Pole: Santa swamped by millions of New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): With Christmas less than a week away, Santa and his helpers have been busy receiving stacks of letters from children around the world, according to the United Nations postal agency, which estimates the total this year will climb above 7 million. 20-Dec-2014
Central African Republic: Security Counc New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reiterated its appeal to all parties to the conflict to “immediately and permanently” lay down their arms, release all children from their ranks, and embark upon the path of dialogue as the only viable means towards achieving lasting peace. 20-Dec-2014
'Suffering an enormous human cost', civi New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increased by nearly 20 per cent in 2014 compared to the previous year and are expected to rise to a figure over 10,000 by end of December-for the first time since the UN mission in the country began keeping record in 2008. 20-Dec-2014
Adopting resolution, Security Council ur New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): Amid a proliferation of well-funded and well-organized transnational criminal activities in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution spotlighting its concern over the ties between cross-border crime and terrorism and called on UN Member States to ramp up efforts in combatting the two activities. 20-Dec-2014
DR Congo: Amid spike in violence, UN ref New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): Continuing violence and multiple attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have sown widespread fear and sparked displacement of thousands of people, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) reported Friday, amid appeals for humanitarian access to help those in distress. 20-Dec-2014
Cambodia: 'Substantial grounds' to belie New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): The United Nations agencies responsible for human rights and refugees are voicing concern Friday over the health and well-being of 13 Vietnamese Montagnards who have been hiding in the Cambodian jungle for more than seven weeks with no access to assistance or protection. 20-Dec-2014
South Sudan: UN probe uncovers targeting New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): In a report issued Friday, the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said there is reason to believe that at least 11 civilians were killed and several other serious rights abuses were committed during an attack by opposition forces on Bentiu, the capital of Unity state, in October this year. 20-Dec-2014
'Extremely serious' situation for over a New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): In eastern Ukraine, the situation remains 'extremely serious' for more than 1.7 million children affected by the escalating crisis, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Friday as it appealed for funds to continue its humanitarian response in the country. 20-Dec-2014
General Assembly decides to refer UN rep New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) Condemning "ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights" in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday by which it would transmit a UN-backed report probing such violations to the Security Council. 19-Dec-2014
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