Title Description Posted Date
IFJ condemns arrest of nine journalists

Kathmandu, Sept 18 (UNI): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned government’s act of arresting nine journalists, who were protesting the sacking of three journalists of state-owned Radio Nepal in Doti.

18-Sep-2019
Israeli PM vows to form "strong Zionist"

Jerusalem, Sept 18 (Xinhua): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he will start negotiating with possible coalition partners to form "a strong Zionist government" in the wake of closely-fought elections.

18-Sep-2019
New General Assembly President brings â€

New York: The new President of the 74th session of the General Assembly brings to his role “years of United Nations experience”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande banged the gavel to open his year in office.

18-Sep-2019
Number of migrants now growing faster th

New York: The growing number of international migrants has now reached 272 million, outpacing the growth rate of the world’s population, according to new data from the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), released on Tuesday.

18-Sep-2019
Five avoidable deaths per minute shows u

New York: With at least five people dying every minute due to unsafe health care, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging medical professionals, policy makers, caregivers and patients to take urgent action to ensure no one is harmed while receiving treatment.

18-Sep-2019
Drone attack on Saudi Aramco triggered f

Doha, September 18 (Sputnik/UNI) The drone attack on Saudi Arabia's national oil company Aramco had triggered fire in a total of 13 localities across its compounds, but the blaze was contained in mere seven hours, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser said at a press conference on Tuesday.

18-Sep-2019
One million facing food shortages, nutri

New York: Such was the extent of devastation caused by two back-to-back cyclones in Mozambique earlier this year, nearly one million people, including 160,000 children under five, are still facing food shortages and a nutrition crisis, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Monday.

17-Sep-2019
‘Champion for multilateralism’ readi

New York: Through consultation, collaboration and consensus, the UN chief on Monday described outgoing President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, as “a champion for multilateralism” who had succeeded in making the United Nations “relevant to all”.

17-Sep-2019
Attack on Saudi facilities risks draggin

New York: Attacks against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, claimed by rebel fighters in Yemen, are a sign that the war-torn country could be drawn into even greater conflict, the top United Nations official there told the Security Council on Monday.

17-Sep-2019
Genocide threat for Myanmar’s Rohingya

New York, Sept 17 (IBNS): Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.

17-Sep-2019
Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraintâ

New York: The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for “maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against a huge Saudi Arabian State-owned Armco petroleum processing facility, which threatens to disrupt global oil supplies.

16-Sep-2019
Five soldiers killed by Boko Haram in Ca

Yaounde (Xinhua/UNI) At least five Cameroonian soldiers were killed Saturday night by Boko Haram in a fight in Soueram, a locality in the country's Far North region, the army confirmed on Sunday.

16-Sep-2019
Over 110 militants killed as Afghan forc

Kabul (Xinhua/UNI) More than 110 militants have been killed in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours as government forces have increased pressure on the Taliban outfit, officials said on Sunday.

15-Sep-2019
In The Bahamas, Guterres sees impact of

New York Sept 15 (IBNS): The UN chief saw for himself the deadly power of Hurricane Dorian on the shattered islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Saturday, describing it as more like a “Category Hell” disaster, than the official Category 5 designation used by meteorologists.

15-Sep-2019
US allegations of Iran's involvement in

Tehran, Sep 15 (Sputnik) The Iranian Foreign Ministry has called false the statement of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who accused Tehran of being involved in attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

15-Sep-2019
Republican Senator calls for US attacks

Moscow, Sep 15 (Sputnik): Republican Sen Lindsey Graham has called for US attacks on Iranian oil refineries, following the recent drone attacks on two oil facilities belonging to the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco).

15-Sep-2019
Official, journalist abducted in Cameroo

Yaounde, Sept 15 (Xinhua): An official and a journalist were kidnapped on Saturday in Bamenda, the largest city in Cameroon's crisis-hit Anglophone region of Northwest, according to local authorities.

15-Sep-2019
President Donald Trump confirms death of

Washington, Sept 14 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that terror group al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza Bin Laden has been killed during an US-led operation.

14-Sep-2019
At least 41 militants surrender to Afgha

Kabul, Sep 14 (Xinhua/UNI) Forty-one Taliban militants had surrendered to the Afghan government security forces in northern Takhar province, the country's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

14-Sep-2019
Houthi Armed Forces confirm drone attack

Damascus, Sep14 (Sputnik) The Yemeni Houthi movement has confirmed a recent attack on two Saudi oil refineries with 10 drones.

14-Sep-2019
Drone attacks target Saudi oil facilitie

Riyadh: Drone attacks triggered fires at two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

14-Sep-2019
In visit to hurricane-ravaged Bahamas, U

New York: World leaders attending the upcoming UN Climate Action Summit are being urged to show up armed not with speeches but with plans to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce emissions and improve adaptation.

14-Sep-2019
UNESCO food and culture forum dishes up

New York: Strengthening cultural heritage and culture-related food practices boosts social inclusion, economic development and well-being, the UN’s deputy culture chief told participants at the UNESCO agency’s World Forum on the matter, on Friday.

14-Sep-2019
UN General Assembly celebrates 20 years

New York: Just as the greatest global challenges cannot be solved by a single country, peace cannot be pursued in isolation, outgoing UN General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa said on Friday.

14-Sep-2019
Delhi Declaration: Countries agree to ma

New York: A major UN conference on fighting desertification agreed on Friday to make the Sustainable Development Goal target of achieving “land degradation neutrality” (LDN), a national target for action.

14-Sep-2019
Around 12 million children may never see

New York: New data published by the United Nations cultural agency on Friday, reveals that without taking urgent measures, around 12 million young children will never set foot inside a school, with girls facing “the greatest barriers”.

14-Sep-2019
Google to pay 965 mln euros to settle fi

Paris, Sep 13 (Xinhua/UNI) US tech giant Google has agreed to pay 965 million euros (1.068 billion US dollars) to settle disputes with the French tax authorities in a fraud inquiry that began four years ago.

13-Sep-2019
Annexing Jordan Valley would end ‘illu

New York, Sept 13 (IBNS): Israel’s intention to annex the Jordan Valley is illegal and threatens chances for a meaningful two-State solution with the Palestinians, a UN independent human rights expert has said.

13-Sep-2019
‘Reaffirm the sanctity’ of religious

New York: Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on Thursday launched a new plan of action to “counter hate and violence around the globe”.

13-Sep-2019
South-South Cooperation ‘acceleratesâ€

New York: Collaboration among countries of the global south offers a “unique pathway” that accelerates us towards the key 2030 sustainable development targets, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, told a commemorative event for South-South Cooperation (SSC) on Thursday.

13-Sep-2019
UN Human Rights Commission: Balochistan

Geneva: At a time when Pakistan is taking the Kashmir issue to international fora against India's move to scrap Article 370 which had granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Balochistan, Pashtun and Sindh leaders have organized protests in Geneva to highlight the continuing atrocities on Baloch people by the Pakistani authority in their region.

12-Sep-2019
Hong Kong protests: Demonstrators sing a

Beijing/Hong Kong City, Sept 11 (IBNS): Taking their protests to the sporting arena, Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters on Tuesday booed the Chinese national anthem before the start of a game.

11-Sep-2019
At least 31 killed, 100 wounded in stamp

Baghdad (Xinhua/UNI) At least 31 people were killed and some 100 others were wounded on Tuesday in a stampede during the Shia Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in the holy Shiite city of Karbala, according to Iraq's Health Ministry.

11-Sep-2019
Scottish court rules against Johnson's d

Moscow,  Sep11 (Sputnik/UNI) A court in Scotland ruled on Wednesday that the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend parliament was unlawful.

11-Sep-2019
Putin to hold talks with Netanyahu on Se

Moscow, Sep 11 (Sputnik/UNI) Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on September 12, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.

11-Sep-2019
Somali army kills 8 al-Shabab militants

Mogadishu, Sep 11 (Xinhua/UNI) Eight al-Shabab fighters were killed on Tuesday night during a fierce counter offensive with Somali government forces in Garbaharey town in the southern region of Gedo, a military official said on Wednesday.

11-Sep-2019
‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure

New York: Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).

11-Sep-2019
More funds needed to counter ‘persiste

New York: Ethiopia is beset by “persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems”, the United Nations relief chief said on Tuesday, calling for more international funding as well as support for the Government-led response to the country’s displacement crisis.

11-Sep-2019
Nicaragua ‘crisis’ still cause for c

New York, Sept 11 (IBNS): Nicaragua’s on-going human rights crisis can be resolved peacefully through dialogue, the UN’s top rights official said on Tuesday, before expressing concern about allegations of torture and murder of protesters involved in last year’s anti-Government demonstrations.

11-Sep-2019
Israeli army drone crashes in Gaza

Jerusalem, Sep 10 (Xinhua/UNI) The Israeli army confirmed on Tuesday that one of its military drones had fallen over the Gaza Strip earlier in the morning.

10-Sep-2019
Scourge of slavery still claims 40 milli

New York: Incidents of modern-day slavery are “only likely to increase” as a result of some of biggest challenges facing the world today, a UN expert outlined in a report for the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.

10-Sep-2019
Nuclear testing has ‘disastrous conseq

New York: Events commemorating the recent International Day against Nuclear Tests serve as an “important and stark reminder…of the disastrous consequences of nuclear testing on human health and the environment”, a top UN official told the General Assembly on Monday.

10-Sep-2019
Political solutions ‘prerequisite to s

New York: While peacekeeping is an “essential tool” for preventing conflict and reducing the risk of relapse, “political solutions are a prerequisite to sustainable peace”, the United Nations peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Monday.

10-Sep-2019
One person dies by suicide every 40 seco

New York: Despite progress in national prevention strategies, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General lamented on Monday, highlighting key findings of the agency’s latest report on global suicide estimates.

10-Sep-2019
North Korea fires projectiles amid readi

Moscow, Sept 10 (Sputnik/UNI ) North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles in the direction of the Sea of Japan early on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said just a day after Pyongyang expressed readiness to resume negotiations with the United States.

10-Sep-2019
UK parliament suspended until Oct 14 aft

Moscow, Sep 10 (Sputnik/UNI) The British parliament was suspended until October 14 in the early hours of Tuesday, right after the proposal of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold early parliamentary elections was rejected.

10-Sep-2019
Johnson meets with Irish PM before askin

London, Sep 9 (Xinhua/UNI) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday has a tight schedule: met with his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, in Dublin in the morning before making a second bid in parliament in London in the evening for Oct. 15 election, a motion already rejected last week by the House of Commons.

09-Sep-2019
British parliament to be prorogued Monda

London, Sep 9 (Xinhua/UNI) The British parliament will be prorogued at the close of business on Monday night until Oct 14, Downing Street confirmed.

09-Sep-2019
British GDP rises by 0.3 pct in July

London, Sep 9 (Xinhua/UNI) British gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 0.3 per cent in July 2019 from the previous month, with all components expanding except agriculture, according to a survey released on Monday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

09-Sep-2019
At least one killed, 2 injured in Mogadi

Mogadishu, Sep 9 (Xinhua/UNI) At least one person was killed and two others injured in a blast in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Monday, the police and witnesses confirmed.

09-Sep-2019
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