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Over 820 million people suffering from h

New York, July 16 (IBNS): After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger today, the United Nations said in a new report released on Monday.

16-Jul-2019
Man sentenced to 6 years in jail for tra

Hangzhou, Jul 15 (Xinhua/UNI) A defendant, surnamed Chen, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for causing traffic casualties by a local court in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.

15-Jul-2019
Helicopter crash kills 2 in Russia

Moscow, Jul 15 (Xinhua/UNI) A private helicopter crashed Sunday while making a hard landing in Russia's district of Orekhovo-Zuyevsky outside Moscow, killing two pilots on board, local authorities said.

15-Jul-2019
16 Russian nationals denied entry to Sou

Moscow, Jul 15 (Sputnik/UNI) The South Korean border control officers at Seoul Incheon Airport denied entry to 16 Russian nationals at once over suspecting their visit to be not for tourism purposes but for illegal work, the representative of the Russian Embassy in South Korea told Sputnik on Monday.

15-Jul-2019
Over 30 protesters detained in Hong Kong

Moscow, Jul 15 (Sputnik) More than 30 people were detained on Sunday after clashing with police during a protest against a controversial China extradition bill in Hong Kong's Sha Tin district, local media reported.

15-Jul-2019
British diplomat says Trump scraps Iran

London, July 14 (Xinhua/UNI) US President Donald Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal to spite his predecessor Barack Obama, British media on Sunday quoted a leaked memo as saying.

14-Jul-2019
Somali forces kill 15 al-Shabab militant

Mogadishu, July 14 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 15 al-Shabab militants were killed on Saturday in a military operation in Somalia's southern regions barely a day after the terrorist group claimed more than 20 lives in a deadly attack.

14-Jul-2019
Washington police kill man at immigrant

San Francisco, July 13 (Xinhua/UNI) A 69-year-old man was shot and killed by four police officers when attacking a Tacoma immigration jail in the US northwest state of Washington early Saturday morning, the authorities said.

14-Jul-2019
With half of Somaliland children not in

New York, July 14 (IBNS): Access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, has partnered with the government, and the global fund Education Cannot Wait, to launch a programme designed to help children affected by ongoing crises in the country.

14-Jul-2019
Somalia: UN chief condemns terror attack

New York, July 14 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia.

14-Jul-2019
Kuwaiti ports authority says signed agre

Moscow, Jul 14 (Sputnik) The Kuwaiti Port Authority (KPA) and Defense Ministry singed a cooperation protocol on measures for ensuring nationwide protection of the country's ports by Navy amid growing escalation in the Persian Gulf, the KPA Director General Yusuf Abdullah Sabah said on Saturday.

14-Jul-2019
At least 26 killed, 56 others injured in

Mogadishu, Jul 13 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 26 people were killed and 56 others injured in a deadly terrorist attack in the southern Somalia port town of Kismayo on Friday evening, officials said on Saturday.

13-Jul-2019
Nine IS militants killed in US led airst

Baghdad, Jul 13 (Xinhua/UNI) A total of nine Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday in an airstrike by US-led coalition in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi military said.

13-Jul-2019
Kismayo attack: 26 killed as gunmen targ

Kismayo, July 13 (IBNS): Gunmen entered a hotel in Kismayo city of Somalia and killed at least 26 people, media reports saidon Saturday.

13-Jul-2019
UN Human Rights Council stands firm on L

New York, July 13 (IBNS): The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the LGBTI community.

13-Jul-2019
Pledging ongoing UN support during visit

New York, July 13 (IBNS): Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people who survived a cyclone that destroyed their livelihoods; on his final day in Mozambique, UN chief António Guterres witnessed first-hand the inner strength and resilience of the storm-ravaged country's people.

13-Jul-2019
Developing countries should not be liabl

New York, July 13 (IBNS): Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take on greater responsibility” to ameliorate the problem.

13-Jul-2019
As monsoon rains pound Rohingya refugee

New York, July 13 (IBNS): Since 4 July, heavy monsoon rains and wind have pounded the refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, with deaths, displacement and major damage following in their wake, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

13-Jul-2019
In aftermath of Libya airstrike deaths,

New York, July 13 (IBNS): “As a priority, we ask that 5,600 refugees and migrants currently held in centres across Libya be freed in an orderly manner and their protection guaranteed” the UN refugee and migrants chiefs said in a joint statement, released on Friday.

13-Jul-2019
UN’s Guterres condemns ongoing airstri

New York, July 13 (IBNS): Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-Gener

13-Jul-2019
Somalia: Terrorists attack hotel in Kism

Kismayo, July 13 (IBNS): At least 10 people were killed as terrorists attacked a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayo on Friday, media reports said.

13-Jul-2019
UK's outgoing PM announces new governmen

Moscow, July 12 (Sputnik): Outgoing UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced in a statement on Friday the creation of a new independent government body, the Office for Tackling Injustices (OfTI), that would use evidence-based data analysis to detect and describe discrimination of all sorts in society.

12-Jul-2019
Tech giant Huawei confident of UK choosi

Moscow, July 12 (Sputnik): Head of government affairs at Chinese tech giant Huawei, Victor Zhang, said he was confident that the United Kingdom would allow the company's equipment for the future development of 5G infrastructure in the country.

12-Jul-2019
Following discussions of possible US san

Moscow, July 12 (Sputnik): The Kremlin is closely following the discussion of possible US sanctions against Russia's state debt, but notes that the draft law still has to go through many stages, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

12-Jul-2019
Battery fire sparks evacuation of Sydney

Sydney, Jul 10 (Xinhua/UNI) The international terminal at Australia's Sydney Airport was evacuated on Wednesday after smoke from a battery fire filled the departures area, with passengers being told to expect flight delays.

10-Jul-2019
46 people hospitalized, 15 in critical c

Ottawa, July 9 (Xinhua/UNI) Forty-six people have been rushed to hospital, including 15 in critical condition, following a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a hotel in the City of Winnipeg, Canada's Manitoba, local authorities said Tuesday.

10-Jul-2019
Threat from petty criminals who turn to

New York, July 10 (IBNS): The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning came from Tamara Makarenko, an International Consultant, who works with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), speaking at an open debate on threats to international peace and security.

10-Jul-2019
Now is the time to seize ‘unprecedente

New York, July 10 (IBNS): Nations across the world now have an “unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and learn from each other”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Tuesday, kicking off the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York.

10-Jul-2019
Global response to poverty and environme

New York, July 10 (IBNS): The global response to realizing poverty and environmental goals agreed by world leaders in 2015 has not been “ambitious enough” according to the UN Secretary-General.

10-Jul-2019
Saudi Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's siste

Paris, July 9 (IBNS): Saudi Prince Mohammad Bin Salman's sister is facing a verdict in France on Tuesday for allegedly beating an Egyptian-born artisan, media reports said.

09-Jul-2019
Clashes near Libya's Tripoli leave over

Moscow, Jul 9 (Sputnik) Clashes between the Libyan National Army (LNA) and Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) near the country's capital of Tripoli have left over 1,000 people killed and over 5,500 people injured over three months, the World Health Organization (WHO) in Libya said on Tuesday.

09-Jul-2019
Leaked cables from UK Ambassador to US a

Moscow, Jul 9 (Sputnik/UNI) The leaked secret cables from the UK ambassador to the United States, Kim Darroch, are a story between Washington and London, let them address it themselves, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Tuesday.

09-Jul-2019
China urges US to withdraw arms sales to

Beijing, Jul 9 (Xinhua/UNI) China on Tuesday urged the United States to immediately withdraw arms sales to Taiwan and sever military ties with the island.

09-Jul-2019
Syrian Army attacks terrorist positions

Beirut, July 8 (Sputnik/UNI) The Syrian army launched bombardment of several Nusra Front (terrorist group, banned in Russia) positions in Hama and Idlib provinces in retaliation for attacks on Hama villages, local media reported on Monday.

09-Jul-2019
UN agencies welcome regional road map to

New York, July 9 (IBNS): A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday.

09-Jul-2019
‘Beyond reasonable doubt’, internati

New York, July 9 (IBNS): The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday, found former Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda guilty “beyond reasonable doubt”, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in the volatile Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between 2002 and 2003.

09-Jul-2019
UN rights chief 'appalled' by US border

New York, July 9 (IBNS): Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday, underscoring that children should never be held in immigration detention, or separated from their families.

09-Jul-2019
Homicide kills far more people than arme

New York, July 9 (IBNS): Some 464,000 people across the world were victims of homicidal violence in 2017, more than five times the number killed in armed conflict over the same period, UN researchers said on Monday.

09-Jul-2019
Trump's Iran nuclear deal u-turn shows U

New Delhi, Jul 8 (Sputnik): The United States' reversal on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal clearly shows that Washington not only does not honour its own commitments but also does not have a concrete Middle East policy, Syrian Ambassador to India Riad Abbas said in an interview with Sputnik.

08-Jul-2019
Three killed as Somali police foil attac

Mogadishu, Jul 8 (Xinhua/UNI) At least three people including a police man were killed and five others injured after a vehicle loaded with explosives went off at a security checkpoint in Mogadishu on Monday.

08-Jul-2019
British Airways faces record fine after

London, Jul 8 (Xinhua/UNI) British Airways is facing a record fine of over 183 million pounds (about 229.2 million U.S. dollars) over last year's massive hack into its security system, its parent group IAG said on Monday.

08-Jul-2019
Pompeo threatens Iran with new sanctions

Moscow, July 7 (Sputnik/UNI) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday Iran would face more sanctions and isolation if it continued ramping up uranium enrichment above the agreed limits.

08-Jul-2019
Saudi king orders hosting 1,000 Palestin

Riyadh, July 7 (Xinhua) Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ordered on Sunday that 1,000 Palestinian pilgrims be hosted during the annual Muslim Hajj, Saudi Press Agency reported.

08-Jul-2019
US-led airstrike kills 3 IS militants in

Baghdad, July 8 (Xinhua/UNI) A US-led coalition airstrike killed three Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk on Sunday, while a civilian was killed and two others wounded in attacks in the eastern province of Diyala.

08-Jul-2019
Syria: At least seven children killed in

New York, July 8 (IBNS): According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel bombs.

08-Jul-2019
6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia,

Jakarta, Jul 7 (IBNS): A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported.

07-Jul-2019
Hong Kong protesters march again against

Hong Kong, Jul 7 (UNI) Thousands of protesters took to the streets again on Sunday to keep up the pressure on the Hong Kong government to withdraw the extradition bill.

07-Jul-2019
Seven Moroccans killed in airstrike in L

Rabat, Jul 7 (Xinhua/UNI) Seven Moroccan migrants were killed in an airstrike that hit a migrant center in Tajoura, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

07-Jul-2019
Death toll in blast in Afghan's Ghazni c

Kabul, July 7 (Sputnik): At least eight members of the Afghan security forces and four civilians were killed, and more than 60 others were injured in a Taliban bombing attack that hit the Afghan central city of Ghazni on Sunday, the local governor's spokesman Aref Noori told Sputnik.

07-Jul-2019
At least 20 injured, 1 killed in blast i

Kabul July 7 (Sputnik): An explosion that hit Afghanistan's central city of Ghazni on Sunday left a person killed and at least 20 others injured, a health official told Sputnik.

07-Jul-2019
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