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Syria war: Executions condemned as viole

New York: Amid ongoing fighting in northern Syria and disturbing reports that extrajudicial killings have been streamed online, the United Nations and their partners are continuing to deliver humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people displaced by the violence, UN agencies stressed on Tuesday.

16-Oct-2019
Around 1,500 activists arrested in Londo

Moscow, Oct 15 (Sputnik/UNI) London's Metropolitan Police have arrested nearly 1,500 people as of Tuesday morning after climate activists defied bans on demonstrating in the UK capital, the law enforcement body said.

15-Oct-2019
Kurdish authorities say Turkish assault

Damascus, Oct 15 (Xinhua/UNI) The Kurdish Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, known as Rojava, said on Tuesday that the ongoing Turkish assault in northern Syria has so far displaced over 275,000 people.

15-Oct-2019
Beijing urges Ankara to stop offensive i

Beijing, Oct 15 (Sputnik/UNI) Beijing calls on Ankara to stop its military operation in northern Syria and return to diplomacy to resolve the issues around its security concerns, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

15-Oct-2019
Syrian army enters key Kurdish bastion o

Damascus (Xinhua/UNI) The Syrian army entered the city of Manbij in northern Syria on Monday for the first time since losing it in 2012, as part of an agreement with the Kurdish forces in control of the city to avert a Turkish assault in the area.

15-Oct-2019
Military operation in northeast Syria co

New York: The ongoing Turkish military incursion in northeast Syria could unintentionally lead to the release of scores of people associated with the terrorist group ISIL, the UN Secretary-General fears.

15-Oct-2019
Stop the waste: UN food agencies call fo

New York: With one-third of food produced for human consumption lost or wasted, and millions still going hungry, the UN’s food-related agencies are shining a spotlight on the issue: on Monday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report with findings that could lead to a reduction in food loss and waste, and, earlier in October, the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its awareness-raising #StopTheWaste campaign.

15-Oct-2019
Syrian Army enters Tabqah in Raqqa provi

Damascus, October 14 (Sputnik) The Syrian army has entered the city of Tabqah, which has previously been controlled by the Kurds, and continues moving northward, Lebanese al-Mayadeen broadcaster reported on Monday.

14-Oct-2019
India-American Economist Abhijit Banerje

Stockholm: The Nobel prize for Economics has been awarded to three persons, including Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee, this year.

14-Oct-2019
Turkish airstrike on convoy in north Syr

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) At least 11 people were killed and 74 injured in a Turkish airstrike on a convoy in northern Syria, Kurdish media reported Sunday.

14-Oct-2019
Russia Frigate test fired Kalibr Cruise

Tartus, Syria, Oct 14 (Sputnik/UNI) The Russian frigate Admiral Makarov test fired Kalibr cruise missiles as part of the drills in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, the ship's commander, Capt. 2nd Rank Anton Kuprin, told reporters on Monday.

14-Oct-2019
UN chief praises Japanese climate resili

New York: With Typhoon Hagibis causing destruction and loss of life in Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has praised the leadership role the country is playing in climate resilience, and its “extensive and efficient preparation for this latest extreme weather event”.

14-Oct-2019
UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mo

New York: UN chief António Guterres has strongly condemned Friday’s attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, in a statement released on Saturday.

14-Oct-2019
Four killed in Nigerian building collaps

Lagos, Oct 13 (Xinhua/UNI) A building collapse in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub has recorded four deaths and at least six injured, according to the emergency management agency.

13-Oct-2019
Putin says Russia ready to help Riyadh i

Dubai (Sputnik/UNI) Russia is ready to assist Riyadh in its investigation of the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said an interview ahead of his visit to the kingdom.

13-Oct-2019
Syrian gov't rules out communication wit

Damascus (Xinhua/UNI) Jayez Mousa, governor of Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah, has ruled out any communication with the Kurdish forces amid the ongoing Turkish assault against them in northern Syria, pro-government al-Watan newspaper reported on Sunday.

13-Oct-2019
Burkina Faso: Attack on mosque leaves 15

Ouagadougou: At least 15 people were killed during an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso, media reports said on Sunday.

13-Oct-2019
Reducing disaster risk, a good investmen

New York: There is a strong economic case for climate resilience and reducing the risk of disasters, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which falls on Monday.

13-Oct-2019
Ecuador: Protesters agree to talks with

United Nations, Oct 13 (UNI) The UN says representatives of Ecuador's government and the country's indigenous groups will hold their first direct talks later on Sunday in a bid to end days of violent protests.

13-Oct-2019
Ecuador Prez orders curfew, militarisati

Quito, Oct 13 (UNI): Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno declared curfew and militarisation of the Metropolitan District of Quito on Saturday after 10 days of anti-government protests.

13-Oct-2019
One dead, 50 injured as Typhoon Hagibis

Tokyo  (Xinhua/UNI) Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on the Izu Peninsula on Japan's main island at 7:00 p.m. Saturday local time, bringing heavy downpours and winds, while the country's weather agency issued heavy rain emergency warnings for more prefectures.

12-Oct-2019
Al-Arabiya journalist arrested in Turkey

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) Turkish authorities arrested on Saturday a Syrian journalist, Zidan Zanklo, employed by the Saudi Al-Arabiya broadcaster, for reporting on Operation Peace Spring, Ankara's recently launched offensive in north Syria.

12-Oct-2019
Xi Jinping's historic visit to elevate N

Kathmandu, Oct 12 (UNI): Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Nepal will be a historic one that will lift Nepal-China ties to a new level, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said here Friday.

12-Oct-2019
Ecuador: UN ‘stands ready’ to suppor

New York: Amid violent street protests that have rocked Ecuador’s Government, fomenting a political crisis, the UN Secretary-General has voiced his concern, saying the Organization is standing by to help mediate if politicians can agree to sit down for talks. 

12-Oct-2019
Ecuador: UN ‘stands ready’ to suppor

New York: Amid violent street protests that have rocked Ecuador’s Government, fomenting a political crisis, the UN Secretary-General has voiced his concern, saying the Organization is standing by to help mediate if politicians can agree to sit down for talks. 

12-Oct-2019
Climate emergency: City mayors are 'worl

New York: City bosses are “the world’s first responders to the climate emergency” UN chief António Guterres declared on Friday, at an international mayors’ summit in Copenhagen.

12-Oct-2019
Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark a

New York: Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another “humanitarian catastrophe” in the war-torn country.

12-Oct-2019
Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel P

New York: The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region.

 

12-Oct-2019
Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 year

New York: The world’s one billion young girls, are being celebrated on Friday as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year the International Day of the Girl Child.  

12-Oct-2019
49 Palestinians injured in clashes with

Gaza (Xinhua/UNI) At least 49 Palestinians were injured on Friday afternoon during clashes between hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers in the eastern Gaza Strip close to the border with Israel, an local official said.

12-Oct-2019
Almost 400 terrorists neutralized in Tur

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) As many as 399 terrorists have been neutralized as a result of Turkey's offensive in northeastern Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported on Friday.

12-Oct-2019
Erdogan says Turkey to continue military

Ankara (Sputnik/UNI) Turkey will not halt its operation in northern Syria, despite threats from the international community, including the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.

12-Oct-2019
Moscow expects Huawei to expand presence

Yerevan, Oct11 (Sputnik) The Moscow government is in talks with Chinese tech giant Huawei and expects the company to expand its presence in the Russian capital with new research and development (R&D) centers as part of a larger agenda to enhance cooperation between Moscow-based tech start-ups, and bigger corporations and businesses internationally, the CEO of Moscow Agency of Innovations, Alexey Parabuchev, told Sputnik.

11-Oct-2019
Suspected Halle synagogue attacker admit

Berlin, Oct 11 (Sputnik)  Stephan Balliet, a 27-year-old neo-Nazi German citizen, has admitted that he opened fire near a synagogue in the German city of Halle and that the attack was motivated by right-extremist ideology, media reported on Friday.

11-Oct-2019
EU slams Turkey's threat to send million

Brussels, Oct 11 (Sputnik) The European Union sees Ankara's threats to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe as inadmissible, a high-ranking source in EU institutions told reporters on Friday.

11-Oct-2019
France discusses curtailment of CEDRE fu

Beirut, Oct 11 (Xinhua/UNI) French authorities are discussing the curtailment of CEDRE funds to Lebanon from 11 billion US dollars to 7 billion US dollars with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Al Joumhouria newspaper reported Friday.

11-Oct-2019
Amid Turkish assault on Kurds in northea

Ankara/Washington: Republicans in the US House of Representatives have announced plans to introduce sanction bill against Turkey for its ongoing offensive against the Kurds in war-ravaged Syria's northeast, days after US President Donald Trump announced withdrawal of US troops even as reports said tens of thousands were fleeing and several killed in the cross-border attack. 

11-Oct-2019
Suicide bomber killed as Egyptian forces

Cairo, Oct 10 (Xinhua/UNI) A suicide bomber was killed on Thursday as Egyptian security forces thwarted a terrorist attack on a checkpoint in Arish, North Sinai province, Egyptian Interior Ministry said in a statement.

11-Oct-2019
Dozens of climate activists arrested in

New York (Xinhua/UNI) Over 60 people were arrested here during a climate change protest as the group occupied an intersection in Times Square and blocked traffic for miles.

11-Oct-2019
Russian inmates behind Pakistani warder

Moscow, Oct 11 (Sputnik/UNI) Three Russian women inmates involved in a murder of a warder in a Pakistani prison cannot be deported to Russia since they are currently facing trial in Pakistan, the prison superintendent said.

11-Oct-2019
De-escalation of Turkish military operat

New York: A de-escalation of renewed conflict in northern Syria is “absolutely essential,” the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday. His comments follow the launch of airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey on Wednesday just days after the United States announced it would pull its troops out of Syria.

11-Oct-2019
New refugee data centre can inform polic

New York: A new UN refugee data centre will improve the way humanitarian agencies support “some of the most dramatically vulnerable people in the world”, UN chief António Guterres said on Thursday.

11-Oct-2019
Colombia’s peace process developments

New York: Thousands of former fighters from Colombia’s largest rebel group remain committed to the historic 2016 peace deal which ended more than five decades of civil conflict, but attacks against the ex-combatants have been a continuous cause for concern, the Security Council heard on Thursday. 

11-Oct-2019
Civilians ‘must not be a target’, ur

New York: The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.

11-Oct-2019
German synagogue shooting ‘another tra

New York: The killing of two people outside a synagogue in Germany on Wednesday has been characterized by the UN Secretary-General as “another tragic demonstration of anti-Semitism.”

10-Oct-2019
Support 'winds of change' in DR Congo to

New York: Recent positive trends could help transform the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into a stable country, the head of the UN operation there told the Security Council on Wednesday.

10-Oct-2019
Chinese Embassy in Washington says US vi

Washington (Sputnik/UNI) The US imposition of visa restrictions on Chinese officials violates the norms of international relations, interferes in the country’s domestic affairs and erodes its interests, the Chinese Embassy in the United States said in a statement.

09-Oct-2019
30 suspected terrorists killed in northe

Ouagadougou (Xinhua/UNI) At least 30 suspected terrorists were killed on Monday by Burkina Faso's armed forces in Gorgadji locality in the northern Sahelian region of the country, the national television RTB reported Tuesday.

09-Oct-2019
Alarming number of women mistreated duri

New York: More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed.

09-Oct-2019
UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ f

New York: The UN chief on Tuesday expressed “great concern” over recent policy statements made regarding northeastern Syria, following the announcement from the United States at the start of the week, that it would withdraw troops from the area close to the border with Turkey.

09-Oct-2019
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