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Kors and Nyong’o: Food, fashion and fi

New York: For the seventh year in a row, fashion mogul and UN Goodwill Ambassador Michael Kors, launched his Watch Hunger Stop campaign on Monday - an initiative that supports the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) in its work to feed schoolchildren around the world.

22-Oct-2019
UN Security Council calls for South Suda

New York: In a visit to South Sudan this past weekend, members of the UN Security Council urged leaders to expedite implementation of a 2018 peace agreement aimed at ending six years of ongoing conflict.

22-Oct-2019
Companies ‘failing’ to address offli

New York: States and companies are “failing” when it comes to combating online hate, the UN independent rights expert, or Special Rapporteur, on freedom of speech and expression said on Monday, ahead of the launch of a landmark report to reinforce legal standards for internet spaces.

22-Oct-2019
UN rights chief urges ‘immediate dialo

New York/IBNS: The top UN human rights official is calling for politicians and civil society in Chile to engage in “immediate dialogue” to resolve the deadly crisis which has gripped the nation in recent days.

22-Oct-2019
More than 90 per cent of Africa migrants

New York: A landmark UN migration study published on Monday shows that 93 per cent of Africans making the journey to European countries along irregular routes, would do it again, despite facing often life-threatening danger.

22-Oct-2019
Saudi embassy evacuates 132 Saudi citize

Beirut (Xinhua/UNI) The Saudi Embassy in Lebanon announced on Sunday that it has evacuated 132 Saudi citizens from Lebanon to date, the National News Agency reported.

21-Oct-2019
Two wounded in shooting in Ottawa

Ottawa (Xinhua/UNI) Two men were wounded in a shooting in the western part of Canadian capital city of Ottawa Sunday morning, according to Ottawa Police.

21-Oct-2019
Death toll from riots in Chile rises to

Santiago (Sputnik/UNI) Ten people have died in Chile amid ongoing violent riots, most of whom were victims of fires in shopping centers, according to local authorities.

21-Oct-2019
PM Boris Johnson has the numbers in Com

London/IBNS: Despite receiving initial jolt on Saturday, the British government said it will push ahead with efforts to pass its Brexit deal in Parliament.

20-Oct-2019
Global economy: ‘we must do everything

New York: Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world being split into two competing spheres, led by the United States and China.

20-Oct-2019
British PM Boris Johnson faces Brexit vo

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major jolt related to the Brexit issue as he was defeated in a crunch Commons vote on Saturday.

19-Oct-2019
Russia's Krasnoyarsk Governor blames dea

Moscow, Oct 19 (Sputnik/UNI) Violations during construction or heavy rain could have caused the collapse of the dam in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Territory, which killed at least 15 people, Governor Alexander Uss said on Saturday.

19-Oct-2019
Ukraine hopes to secure 2nd IMF loan pay

Kiev, Oct 19 (Sputnik/UNI) Ukraine still has the chance to secure the second loan tranche from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the end of the year, Finance Minister Oksana Markarova said Saturday.

19-Oct-2019
Turkish military accuses Kurdish forces

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) The Turkish Armed Forces accused on Saturday Kurdish militia of violating the 120-hour ceasefire agreement in the "safe zone" along the Turkish-Syrian border.

19-Oct-2019
11 die in Russia dam collapse in Siberia

Moscow/UNI: As many as 11 people were killed and 14 others injured on early Saturday morning in a dam collapse in Russia's Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk Krai, the emergency ministry said.

19-Oct-2019
Police use water cannon, tear Gas on 5th

Barcelona, Spain (Sputnik/UNI) The police are trying to take unrest in Spain’s city of Barcelona under control and used rubber bullets and tear gas for it, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the capital of the Catalonia region, adding that the security forces also used a water cannon for the first time since the beginning of the rallies to extinguish burning barricades and garbage cans.

19-Oct-2019
Over 50 security officers injured in Bei

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) At least 52 members of Lebanon’s security forces have been injured during anti-government protests in Beirut, while 70 people have been detained, the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) said.

19-Oct-2019
Anti-Semitism ‘toxic to democracy’,

New York: To counter anti-Semitism, which is “toxic to democracy” and poses “a threat to all societies if left unaddressed”, countries must invest more in education, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief has warned, speaking at UN headquarters in New York.

19-Oct-2019
UN human rights office urges Egypt to im

New York: Authorities in Egypt are being urged by the UN human rights office, OHCHR,  to immediately release scores of citizens who have been arrested in connection with recent anti-government demonstrations in several cities.

19-Oct-2019
Amid ongoing fighting in northeast Syria

New York: Shelling and clashes in northern Syria on the border with Turkey continue to cause hundreds of people to flee, the UN said on Friday, despite a cessation of hostilities deal between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Kurdish military.

18-Oct-2019
Kurdish withdrawal: Turkey to suspend Sy

Ankara: Giving an opportunity to Kurdish-led forces withdraw, Turkey has agreed to a ceasefire, media reports said on Friday.

18-Oct-2019
Concerned over Haiti’s political crisi

New York: In the light of on-going instability across Haiti and this week’s transition away from fully-fledged peacekeeping operations, the UN chief on Thursday promised “the continuous commitment” of the Organization “to support the Haitian people on their path to peace and development”.

18-Oct-2019
Ongoing insecurity in Darfur, despite 'r 18-Oct-2019
Yemen conflict: 'Fragile' hopes rise, as

New York: There are “small signs” of hope for Yemeni civilians caught up in fighting, following a reduction in violence, coupled with a 20 per cent increase in funding for the UN’s humanitarian response, the Security Council heard on Thursday.

18-Oct-2019
New labour laws in Qatar benefiting migr

New York: New legislation in Qatar which will allow foreign workers to freely change jobs and leave the country without the approval of their employers, has been praised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as “a momentous step forward in upholding the rights of migrant workers.”

18-Oct-2019
Venezuela, Poland and Sudan amongst 14 n

New York: 14 new members were elected to the Human Rights Council on Thursday, following a secret ballot held in the General Assembly Hall in New York.

18-Oct-2019
Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustai

New York: A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Thursday.

18-Oct-2019
Ninety-eight illegal immigrants rescued

Tripoli (Xinhua/UNI) The Libyan navy rescued 98 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities Thursday off the country's western coast.

18-Oct-2019
EU, Britain reach new Brexit deal

Brussels, Oct 17 (UNI/IBNS) European Union (EU) and Britain have reached a new Brexit deal, Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said Thursday on his twitter account.

17-Oct-2019
Ending extreme poverty crucial to sustai

New York: A sustainable future for all is unlikely unless globalization benefits all children, their families and communities, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on Friday.

17-Oct-2019
Business leaders join UN to rev up susta

New York: In a bid to scale up investment efforts to reach sustainable development targets, the Secretary-General on Wednesday convened the first meeting of a new UN-backed corporate alliance to discuss plans for spending on sustainability, likely to be in the trillions of dollars. 

17-Oct-2019
Ingredients for a new life: how cooking

On a Friday afternoon, in a small restaurant kitchen in the New York borough of Brooklyn, head chef Alexander Harris is giving instructions to his attentive team, preparing them for the busy evening ahead. So far, the tables are empty, but the small, popular space, with just a handful of tables - and some stools around the bar - will soon be bustling with the evening crowd.

17-Oct-2019
Got a new Brexit deal: Boris Johnson; DU

London/Brussels: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson informed a Brexit deal has been struck between the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) as the talks were going on in Brussels. However, the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), who are concerned over the Brexit deal cutting off Northern Ireland  from Britain in customs and regulatory terms, said they continued to oppose it.

17-Oct-2019
Saudi Arabia: 35 people die, 4 others hu

Riyadh: At least 35 people were killed in a traffic mishap in Saudi Arabia as a bus collided with another vehicle a day ago, media reports said on Thursday.

17-Oct-2019
Pompeo says asked Turkey to return to di

Washington (Sputnik/UNI) US Secretary Of State Mime Pompeo said in a statement that he urged Turkey to get back to dialogue with the United States on security on northeast Syria.

17-Oct-2019
Iraq detains several IS members who fled

Damascus (Sputnik/UNI) Iraqi Defence Minister Najah Hassan Ali Shammari said on Thursday the country's authorities had detained several members of the Islamic State terror group (IS, banned in Russia) who fled from Syria.

17-Oct-2019
England’s Green Party co-leader arrest

London (Sputnik/UNI) Jonathan Bartley, the co-leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, was arrested on Wednesday for staging a pro-climate sit-in in defiance of a London-wide protest ban.

17-Oct-2019
No Brexit deal tonight, report internati

London/Brussels, Oct 16 (Xinhua/IBNS) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to hold a Cabinet briefing on Wednesday afternoon on the ongoing Brexit talks in Brussels as Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that there are "many issues" to be resolved before a Brexit agreement can be reached. However, according to latest report by BBC on Wednesday night, a government source has told the British media that there will be "no deal tonight", as officials continue to work on the technical details in the Belgium capital.

16-Oct-2019
Migratory situation: Eastern Mediterrane

New York: In September, the number of detections of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes rose 14% from the previous month to more than 17 200 due to higher arrivals on the Greek islands in the eastern Aegean, revealed The European Border and Coast Guard Agency, also known as Frontex.

16-Oct-2019
Turkey does not insist on military prese

Ankara, Oct 16 (Sputnik/UNI) Ankara does not insist on the presence of its military in Syria's Manbij, the main thing is that terrorists should leave the area, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

16-Oct-2019
Train services in protest-affected Catal

Moscow, Oct 16 (Sputnik/UNI) High-speed trains between Spain's Barcelona and Figueres stopped running on Wednesday morning because a fiber optics cable, which rail operators have said was "cut intentionally," was found along the tracks, media reported, citing sources from Spain's Administrator of Railway Infrastructures.

16-Oct-2019
At least 637 terrorists neutralized in T

Ankara, Oct 16 (Sputnik) At least 637 Kurdish fighters, whom Turkey designates as terrorists, have been neutralized since Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

16-Oct-2019
Nepal carries out heavy crackdown on med

Kathmandu: The Nepal government has carried out a heavy crackdown on the media, which include those that had been critical about the Chinese misdeeds, during the recent visit of President Xi Jinping to the Himalayan nation, sources said.

16-Oct-2019
Turkey-Syria offensive: President Recep

Ankara: Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected a US call for an immediate ceasefire in northern Syria.

16-Oct-2019
Second Turkish soldier dies near Syria's

Ankara, Oct 15 (Sputnik/UNI) A second Turkish soldier died outside the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Tuesday after their positions came under Kurdish fire, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said.

16-Oct-2019
Barcelona mayor calls for peace amid rep

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau has called for peace and dialogue amid reports of 74 people injured in protests that took place across Catalonia on Tuesday, over a controversial Supreme Court ruling.

16-Oct-2019
US House passes several measures in supp

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) The US House of Representatives has passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act that stipulates annual State Department reviews of the autonomy of Hong Kong, as well as other measures supporting demonstrators.

16-Oct-2019
UN’s Bachelet addresses progress and s

New York: The world is undeniably facing rising challenges to multilateralism, however work can be done with Member States to strengthen the agreement of the landmark Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN’s top rights official told the committee charged with tackling social, humanitarian and cultural issues, on Tuesday.

16-Oct-2019
Security Council marks transition from 1

New York: Although 15 years of UN peacekeeping in Haiti has drawn to a close, the Organization’s commitment to strengthening and stabilizing the country, will continue, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

16-Oct-2019
'Alarmingly high' number of children mal

New York: Across the globe, at least one-in-three children under-five are malnourished and not developing properly, UNICEF revealed on Tuesday, in its most comprehensive report on children, food and nutrition in 20 years.

16-Oct-2019
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