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US President Donald Trump cancels UK vis

Washington, Jan 12 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was canceling his trip to the UK next month.

12-Jan-2018
Trump's 'shithole' comment angers lawmak

Washington, Jan 12 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump did not take too kindly on immigrants from Africa, Haiti and El Salvador at a White House meeting recently, according to a report by The Washington Post.

12-Jan-2018
Boko Haram attacks, human trafficking th

New York, Jan 12 (JEN): The security situation in West Africa and the Sahel remains of grave concern, the United Nations envoy for the region said Thursday, warning that while there had been progress on the political front over the past year, there had also been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram attacks.

12-Jan-2018
In Damascus, UN aid chief outlines measu

New York, Jan 12 (JEN): After seven years of bloody conflict, the Syrian war has wreaked a “colossal toll” on the country and its people, the United Nations relief chief said on Thursday from the capital, Damascus, where he outlined ways to sustain and improve humanitarian assistance and protection for everyone affected by the crisis this year.

12-Jan-2018
In Hargeisa, UN envoy for Somalia calls

New York, Jan 12 (JEN): The top United Nations envoy for Somalia has called for calm and dialogue amid reports of clashes between security forces from ‘Somaliland’ and neighbouring Puntland.

12-Jan-2018
Migration should be act of hope, not des

New York, Jan 12 (JEN): Laying out his vision for concrete steps the world can take in 2018 to maximize the contribution millions of migrants are already making to our societies and to agree a set of actions to ensure that the rights of all migrants are fully respected, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday said the issue of migration calls for a truly global response.

12-Jan-2018
UN agencies call for funds to reverse fo

New York, Jan 12 (JEN): United Nations humanitarian agencies on Thursday called for more donor funding to reverse a 25 per cent reduction in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.

12-Jan-2018
Tragic start to New Year for migrants as

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): A little more than a week into the New Year, close to 200 migrants or refugees have reportedly died or gone missing in the Mediterranean Sea – with up to 100 unaccounted for since Saturday, the United Nations migration agency said Wednesday.

11-Jan-2018
Colombia: Reintegrating 14,000 ex-combat

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): Colombia's peace efforts remain challenged by the task of reintegrating 14,000 former rebel combatants, the top United Nations official in the country said Wednesday as he also reported to the Security Council that the UN will 'closely follow' reports of a just-broken ceasefire between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the Colombian Government.

11-Jan-2018
Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday condemned an upsurge in civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta in Syria amid the recent escalation in airstrikes and ground-based attacks by Government forces and their allies, noting that at least 85 civilians have been killed since 31 December.

11-Jan-2018
Darfur: Displacement slows but returns r

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): Despite some recent voluntary returns among those displaced in Sudan's Darfur region, lack of security, services and sustainable livelihoods in return areas have become major impediments to returns, the top United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council Wednesday.

11-Jan-2018
UN regional forum for Latin America and

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) celebrated its 70th anniversary on Wednesday with a high-level seminar at its headquarters in Santiago, Chile, reaffirming its commitment to working for the dignity and well-being of all the region's inhabitants.

11-Jan-2018
At UN, universities spotlight hands-on a

New York, Jan 11 (JEN): At a special summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York, universities, led by De Montfort University (DMU), spotlighted ideas for practical ways they can use the skills, experience and voluntary power on their campuses to support those in need in their local areas.

11-Jan-2018
Trump deserves credit for talks between

Seoul: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has said his US counterpart Donald Trump 'deserves credit' for the talks between two warring neighbours North Korea and South Korea.

10-Jan-2018
Amid criticisms, British PM Theresa May

London, Jan 10 (IBNS): Amid criticisms, British Prime Minister Theresa May completed her cabinet reshuffling on Tuesday giving a shake to her ministry, media reports said.

10-Jan-2018
Rohingya children trapped in 'appalling'

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar's northern Rakhine and Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Tuesday.

10-Jan-2018
Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will on

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): Political brinkmanship and a refusal to compromise will only result in further delays in preparations for elections and deepening of the political crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has been gripped by a recent spate of violent protests, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council Tuesday.

10-Jan-2018
As Syria war grinds on, Syrian refugees

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): More than half the war-weary Syrian refugees in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty and borrowing money for food and to pay rent has become commonplace, the United Nations reported Tuesday.

10-Jan-2018
UN chief welcomes progress on inter-Kore

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): Welcoming the progress made during Tuesday's high-level inter-Korean talks in the small border village of Panmunjom, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres spotlighted, among others, the agreement to reopen military channels as critical to reducing tensions in the region.

10-Jan-2018
UN refugee agency urges Israel to halt f

New York, Jan 10 (JEN): The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa.

10-Jan-2018
Winter Olympics: North Korea to send del

Seoul/Pyongyang, Jan 9 (IBNS): In a major development, North Korea said on Tuesday that it will be sending delegates to South Korea for the upcoming Winter Olympics, reports said.

09-Jan-2018
Winter Olympics: South Korea, North Kore

Seoul, Jan 9 (IBNS): In a significant development, North and South Korea on Tuesday commenced formal talks as they discussed North Korea's potential participation in the Winter Olympics.

09-Jan-2018
Syria: 13 million people in desperate ne

New York, Jan 9 (JEN): With millions of desperate people across Syria now facing their seventh winter of war, the United Nations warned on Tuesday that intensified military operations in the country's north are forcing families to flee, in the cold, to areas without enough resources to support them.

09-Jan-2018
India-South Korea minesweeper project si

New Delhi, Jan 8 (IBNS): India's Rs 32,000 minesweeper project has been called of, media reported on Monday, following differences with collaborating country South Korea over several issues.

08-Jan-2018
Syria: Blast kills at least 23 in rebel

Damascus, Jan 8 (IBNS): At least 23 people have been reportedly killed in a blast in Syria's Idlib city, reports said.

08-Jan-2018
Western Sahara: UN chief urges easing of

New York, Jan 7 (JEN): Deeply concerned over rising tensions near Guerguerat in the buffer strip in southern Western Sahara between the Moroccan berm and the Mauritanian border, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday called for maximum restraint in the area.

07-Jan-2018
UN announces special probe into attacks

New York, Jan 7 (JEN): The United Nations is launching a special investigation into attacks on peacekeepers in restive eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), one month after 15 'blue helmets' were killed and dozens wounded in the deadliest single assault on a UN mission in nearly a quarter century.

07-Jan-2018
Explosion in Taliban leader’s house in

Kabul, Jan 6 (IBNS) : At least four militants were killed in a premature bomb explosion inside the residence of a local Taliban leader in eastern Kunar province of Afghanistan.

06-Jan-2018
In wake of violent protests in Iran, UN

New York, Jan 6 (JEN): Even though days of anti-Government protests across Iran appear to have ebbed, a senior United Nations political official said Friday the UN will continue to monitor the situation and engage with Iranian authorities on addressing the legitimate concerns of the population through peaceful means.

06-Jan-2018
UN approves largest-ever emergency fundi

New York, Jan 6 (JEN): Despite progress over the past month in opening Yemen’s Red Sea ports to commercial and aid shipments, the United Nations relief chief on Friday approved the largest-ever emergency relief allocation – $50 million – amid concerns that the humanitarian catastrophe in the war-raved country is being made worse by the recent increase in fighting and airstrikes.

06-Jan-2018
UN rights office warns DR Congo authorit

New York, Jan 6 (JEN):   Amid ongoing political tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violent actions by the security forces during recent protests in Kinshasa and other cities suggest “deliberate intention to suppress civil and political rights,” the United Nations human rights office reported on Friday.

06-Jan-2018
Shocked at executions in Egypt, UN right

New York, Jan 6 (JEN):  The United Nations human rights wing on Friday expressed deep shock that 20 people were reported to have been executed in Egypt since last week, amid concerns that due process and fair trial guarantees did not appear to have been followed.

06-Jan-2018
Central African Republic: UN agency regi

New York, Jan 6 (JEN): In the wake of a recent flare-up of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is registering and assisting thousands of mostly women and children refugees arriving in Chad.

06-Jan-2018
Egypt: hot air balloon crashes, killing

Luxor, Jan 5 (IBNS): At least one person was killed as a hot air balloon crashed in Egyptian city of Luxor, media reports said on Friday.

05-Jan-2018
UN readying training guidelines to help

New York, Jan 5 (JEN): The United Nations is taking the global combat against human trafficking into the skies as the Organization's human rights office and its Montreal-based civil aviation agency begin putting the final touches on training guidelines that could help airline cabin crew spot possible victims.

05-Jan-2018
South Africa: At least 14 killed as trai

Bloemfontein, Jan 4 (IBNS): At least 14 people have been killed and 268 others injured after a train and a truck collided in Free State province in South Africa, reports said.

05-Jan-2018
UN officials welcome reopening of commun

New York, Jan 4 (JEN) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the reopening of the communication channel between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea, his deputy spokesman said on Wednesday.

04-Jan-2018
Haiti: New UN mission to take innovative

New York, Jan 4 (JEN) The head of the new United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti, known as MINUJUSTH, has said the operation will carry out its work in an innovative in the island nation – complete with an unusually tight timeframe and a bench-marking exit strategy.

04-Jan-2018
UN aid wing sounds alarm on behalf of ci

New York, Jan 4 (JEN) The United Nations humanitarian wing and its partners in Syria on Wednesday expressed deep concern about the protection and wellbeing of tens of thousands of civilians in north-eastern Hama and southern Idlib governorates, following increased hostilities, which have reportedly resulted in scores of deaths and injuries and displacement in the area.

04-Jan-2018
Amid wave of protests in Iran, UN rights

New York, Jan 4 (JEN) The top United Nations human rights official on Wednesday urged the Iranian authorities to handle the protests that have taken place around the country “with great care” so as not to further inflame violence and unrest.

04-Jan-2018
Donald Trump to present award to 'most d

Los Angeles, Jan 3 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he will be presenting 'awards' to media outlets that he considers to be 'most dishonest and corrupt'.

03-Jan-2018
Peru: Road accident kills at least 36 pe

Lima, Jan 3 (IBNS): A fatal road accident in Peru claimed at least 36 lives on Tuesday, media reports said.

03-Jan-2018
Somalia: UN voices deep concern at repor

New York, Jan 3 (JEN): A senior United Nations official in Somalia expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of settlements for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as humanitarian infrastructure in Mogadishu.

03-Jan-2018
UN regrets reported loss of life amid Ir

New York, Jan 3 (JEN): The United Nations regrets the reported loss of life resulting from the protests in Iran, and hopes that further violence will be avoided, a spokesperson for the world body said on Tuesday.

03-Jan-2018
UN experts decry Saudi Arabia’s use of

New York, Jan 3 (JEN): United Nations human rights experts deplored Saudi Arabia’s continued use of counter-terrorism and security-related laws against human rights defenders and urged the release of all those detained for peacefully exercising their rights.

03-Jan-2018
Trump briefed by enemies of Pakistan: Im

Islamabad, Jan 2 (IBNS): Slamming US President Donald Trump over his remark on Pakistan, PTI chief Imran Khan on Tuesday said the political leader was 'briefed by Pakistan’s enemies'.

02-Jan-2018
On New Year's Day, UNICEF challenges nat

New York, Jan 2 (JEN) Nearly 386,000 babies will be born on New Year's Day – some 90 per cent in less developed regions – and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is challenging nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life.

02-Jan-2018
DR Congo: UN chief calls for restraint a

New York, Jan 2 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to exercise restraint amid reports of a violent crackdown by national security forces on demonstrations in the capital, Kinshasa, and a number of other cities.

02-Jan-2018
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