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Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes

New York, July 23 (IBNS): Following “with sadness” the Israeli authorities’ destruction of homes in the Palestinian community of Sur Bahir, three top United Nations officials issued a statement on Monday underscoring that the move was “not compatible” with Israel’s “obligations under international humanitarian law”.

23-Jul-2019
‘Deep sadness’ at passing of UN nucl

New York, July 23 (IBNS): The head of the UN body that oversees nuclear activities across the world has died aged 72, it was announced on Monday. In a statement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed the passing of Director General Yukiya Amano, with “deepest sadness”.

23-Jul-2019
Rebels fire 20 missiles on gov't positio

Damascus, Jul 22 (Xinhua/UNI) Rebel groups fired 20 ground-to-ground missiles on Syrian government-held areas in the central province of Hama overnight, a war monitor reported Monday.

22-Jul-2019
Rebels fire 20 missiles on gov't positio

Damascus, Jul 22 (Xinhua/UNI) Rebel groups fired 20 ground-to-ground missiles on Syrian government-held areas in the central province of Hama overnight, a war monitor reported Monday.

22-Jul-2019
Somali forces arrest 3 al-Shabab militan

Mogadishu, Jul 22 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali forces have apprehended three al-Shabab militants in a security operation conducted on Sunday in Kismayo town, southern Somalia, an official said on Monday.

22-Jul-2019
Car bombing leaves 4 dead, 10 others inj

Mogadishu, Jul 22 (Xinhua/UNI) At least four people were killed and about 10 others injured on Monday after a vehicle loaded with explosives went off at a police check point near KM4 junction in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials said.

22-Jul-2019
Iran's Intelligence Ministry says detain

MOSCOW, July 22 (Sputnik) Iranian intelligence has uncovered a spy network working for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on the country's territory and detained 17 suspected spies, Iranian media reported on Monday, citing the director of the Intelligence Ministry's counterespionage department.

22-Jul-2019
S Africa pledges to cooperate with UN co

Cape Town, Jul 22 (Xinhua/UNI) The South African government pledged on Monday to cooperate with the UN International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) in the arrest of genocide suspects.

22-Jul-2019
Rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railwa

Hong Kong, July 22 (UNI): At least 45 people were injured in unprecedented late-night violence at a Hong Kong railway station on Sunday, as a rampaging mob of men in white T-shirts attacked black-clad protesters and passengers indiscriminately.

22-Jul-2019
Explosion targets train shipping phospha

Damascus, Jul 21 (Xinhua/UNI) A train shipping phosphate was targeted by a roadside bomb Sunday in the eastern countryside of Homs province in central Syria, causing it to derail while the train crew suffered injuries, according to state news agency SANA.

22-Jul-2019
Pakistan ready to mediate US-Iran stando

Cairo, July 21 (Sputnik): Pakistan remains a US ally and a responsible neighbour to Iran and is ready to act as a mediator in a standoff between the two powers, a Pakistani senator told Sputnik on Sunday.

21-Jul-2019
British Airways cancels all flights to E

Cairo, Jul 21 (UNI) British Airways has cancelled all flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo for a week as a security "precaution".

21-Jul-2019
At Least 56 people hospitalized over sus

Moscow, July 20 (Sputnik/UNI) At least 56 people, including 21 children, were taken to a hospital over suspected food poisoning in Turkey's eastern city of Erzincan, local media reported on Saturday.

20-Jul-2019
Death toll rises to 10 from Henan's gas

Zhengzhou, Jul 20 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 10 people have been killed, 19 severely injured and five others are missing after an explosion ripped through a gas plant in central China's Henan Province Friday, local authorities confirmed Saturday.

20-Jul-2019
Top UN sustainable development forum clo

New York, July 20 (IBNS): In closing the High-level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Friday, President Inga Rhonda King assured participants that the session had contributed significantly to advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

20-Jul-2019
‘Firmly united’ Security Council can

New York, July 20 (IBNS): The Colombian peace process is an outstanding example of how much support the United Nations can provide when the Security Council is ‘firmly united’, a senior UN envoy said on Friday, calling for the 15-member body’s continued commitment as the country works to overcome secure lasting peace.

20-Jul-2019
First men on the moon ‘came in peace

New York, July 20 (IBNS): As the world remembers Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the “giant leap for mankind” made by all those involved in the pioneering Apollo 11 space programme, we take a look back at the visit made by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, to UN Headquarters in New York, just a few weeks after their historic mission.

20-Jul-2019
Zimbabwe: Droughts leave millions food i

New York, July 20 (IBNS): Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe – or around 3.5 million people – dangerously food insecure, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) revealed on Friday.

20-Jul-2019
UN stands in solidarity with Japan follo

New York, July 20 (IBNS): UN chief António Guterres said on Friday he was “deeply saddened” at the death of at least 33 people inside a popular Japanese animation studio, in the city of Kyoto, following an arson attack that constitutes one of the worst mass-killings in the nation’s history.

20-Jul-2019
Ethiopia arrests 90 for suspected involv

Addis Ababa, Jul 19 (Xinhua/UNI) Ethiopian authorities have arrested 90 people suspected of involvement in recent deadly ethnic violence, an official said on Friday.

19-Jul-2019
Chinese, US chief trade negotiators hold

Beijing, Jul 19 (Xinhua/UNI) Chinese Vice Premier Liu He held a telephone conversation with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as invited late Thursday, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Friday.

19-Jul-2019
Suspected al-Qaida gunmen attack militar

Yemen, Jul 19 (Xinhua/UNI) At least five newly-recruited Yemeni soldiers were killed Friday morning when suspected al-Qaida gunmen attacked a military checkpoint in the country's southern province of Abyan, a security official told Xinhua.

19-Jul-2019
UNICEF urges ‘transformative shift’

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Because the “earliest years” of life are the most crucial, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) published a list of new family-friendly policy recommendations on Friday it says will likely reap “huge” benefits.

19-Jul-2019
Carnage must stop in northwest Syria dem

New York, July 19 (IBNS): After 80 days of intensifying attacks, many on health facilities, “the carnage must stop” in northwest Syria, said the UN relief chief on Thursday, noting that more than 70 civilians had been killed this month alone across the last rebel-held enclave of the country.

19-Jul-2019
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister says US

Moscow, Jul 19 (Sputnik/UNI) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi said on Friday that the United States had possibly downed its own drone instead of an Iranian one.

19-Jul-2019
Stronger partnerships with post-conflict

New York, July 19 (IBNS): As UN missions are drawn down and eventually closed, stronger partnerships are needed to ensure that countries recovering from conflict can transition successfully to a phase of durable peace and development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday.

19-Jul-2019
World ‘off track’ to meet most Susta

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Key parts of the Global Goals agenda linked to achieving zero-hunger are “off-track”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, in an appeal for much greater public investment in farming.

19-Jul-2019
Pakistan agrees to grant consular access

Islamabad, July 19 (UNI): Two days after the International Court of Justice in its verdict found that Pakistan has acted in breach of the obligations incumbent on it under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Islamabad on Friday agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav.

19-Jul-2019
Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimist

New York, July 19 (IBNS): With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be “nearing the end of its war.”

19-Jul-2019
Monsoon rains turn millions of children

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Heavy rainfall, severe flooding and landslides across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which is “responding urgently”.

19-Jul-2019
Asia and Pacific on course to miss all S

New York, Juy 19 (IBNS): Unless progress is accelerated, Asia and the Pacific are on course to miss all of the 17 Goals of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Executive Secretary of the UN regional commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told UN News at the Organization's Headquarters on Wednesday.

19-Jul-2019
'Emulate his example' urges UN chief as

New York, July 19 (IBNS): Nelson Mandela was an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message marking the International Day that honours the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner, and South Africa’s first democratically-elected President. 

19-Jul-2019
'Emulate his example’ urges UN chief a

New York, July 18 (IBNS): Nelson Mandela was an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António Guterres said marking the International Day that honours the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner, and South Africa’s first democratically-elected President.

18-Jul-2019
Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ i

New York, July 18 (IBNS): Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government to immediately end its “crisis” approach to the issue.

18-Jul-2019
Daraa's explosion targets Syrian militar

Damascus, Jul 17 (Xinhua/UNI) The explosion that was reported in Syria's southern province of Daraa on Wednesday appeared to be targeting a Syrian military vehicle, state TV reported.

17-Jul-2019
Explosion targets Kurdish forces in Syri

Damascus, Jul 17 (Xinhua/UNI) A car bomb went off on Wednesday near a Kurdish checkpoint in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah, leaving injuries, a war monitor reported.

17-Jul-2019
25 years after population conference, wo

New York, July 17 (IBNS): Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a High-level General Assembly meeting on Tuesday conevened to mark the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), a milestone in reproductive health and rights.

17-Jul-2019
Inclusion, empowerment and equality, mus

New York, July 17 (IBNS): The world’s people are demanding “transformative change that is fair and sustainable,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to “kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.” 

17-Jul-2019
UN agency helps stranded Ethiopians retu

New York, July 17 (IBNS): With the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), some 280 Ethiopians returned home on 10-11 July, after being facing traumatic experiences in Yemen. 

17-Jul-2019
‘Severe’ new US asylum restrictions

New York, July 17 (IBNS): Deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern land border of the United States, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that the ‘severe’ measure will endanger vulnerable people in need of international protection from violence or persecution.

17-Jul-2019
Human cost of Ukraine conflict is growin

New York, July 17 (IBNS): The human cost of the conflict in Ukraine is growing, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Tuesday, during a briefing on the current situation in the country.

17-Jul-2019
Japanese reporter denied new passport af

Tokyo, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) The Japanese Foreign Ministry has refused to grant a new passport for journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who spent three years in captivity in Syria, local media reported Tuesday.

16-Jul-2019
China rules out nuclear arms talks with

Beijing, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) China sees no conditions for engaging in talks with the United States and Russia on nuclear arms controls, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said at a briefing on Tuesday.

16-Jul-2019
EU renews sanctions on North Korea in re

Moscow, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) The European Union has renewed sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's nuclear weapon and ballistic missiles programs, a statement from the council said.

16-Jul-2019
Civilian killed, 25 wounded in twin blas

Baghdad, Jul 16 (Xinhua/UNI) A civilian was killed and 25 others wounded on Monday in two explosions at a Shiite mosque in the southwest of Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

16-Jul-2019
Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want ju

New York, July 16 (IBNS): The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), told the Security Council on Monday. 

16-Jul-2019
‘No hope’ global development goals c

New York, July 16 (IBNS): Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly told gender equality leaders on Monday.

16-Jul-2019
‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola

New York, July 16 (IBNS): Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday.

16-Jul-2019
'Complacency' a factor in stagnating glo

New York, July 16 (IBNS): More than one in 10 children – almost 20 million worldwide – failed to receive potentially lifesaving vaccines in 2018, the UN said on Monday, citing obstacles including conflict, cost and complacency.

16-Jul-2019
UN highlights importance of skills devel

New York, July 16 (IBNS): At UN Headquarters, and across the globe, events are taking place on Monday to celebrate World Youth Skills Day – marked each year on 15 July – to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development.

16-Jul-2019
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