Title Description Posted Date
Some progress made towards security in M

New York: Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

09-Oct-2019
Work and reforms of the UN ‘at risk’

New York: The United Nations is facing a severe shortage of cash, and unless more Governments pay their annual dues, “our work and our reforms are at risk”, the UN chief António Guterres told Member States on Tuesday.

09-Oct-2019
Tiffany deletes tweet after Chinese back

Moscow, Oct 8 (Sputnik) US luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany deleted a photo from its Twitter page on Tuesday that showed a model covering her right eye with her hand after Chinese consumers accused it of supporting Hong Kong protests, media said.

08-Oct-2019
Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and P

New York: For the first time, part of the original manuscript of Tolstoy’s epic novel, War and Peace, has been unveiled amid tight security in Geneva, where it is the highlight of an exhibition helping to mark 100 years of cooperation between nations.

08-Oct-2019
Guterres: Security Council’s African a

New York: The Security Council’s strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”, the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday.


 

08-Oct-2019
‘Dangerous nationalism’ seriously th

New York:Hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness, despite growing public awareness of the problem, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Monday.

08-Oct-2019
Turning waste into wealth: World Habitat

New York: Waste can have a devastating effect on public health, the environment, and the climate, but cutting-edge innovation and technology can provide improved, cheaper solutions to the challenge, and help cities and communities to see waste as a business opportunity. This was the message marking World Habitat Day, on Monday, with a focus on waste management.

08-Oct-2019
Over 130 people arrested in London over

Moscow, Oct 7 (Sputnik/UNI) Over 130 people were arrested in London in connection with climate change protests Extinction Rebellion as of 11.30 GMT on Monday, the Metropolitan Police said.

07-Oct-2019
First two Hong Kong citizens charged und

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) Hong Kong authorities brought on Monday the first charges against two citizens under the recently enacted law prohibiting the wearing of masks during protests, media reported.

07-Oct-2019
One killed in shooting in S Finland

Helsinki (Xinhua/UNI) A person was shot dead in the city of Lahti, southern Finland on Sunday, said the police.

07-Oct-2019
Death toll rises past 104 after clashes

Cairo, Oct 7 (Sputnik/UNI) More protesters were killed and injured in fresh clashes with security forces across Iraq on Sunday night, media said.

07-Oct-2019
Hundreds of Lebanese protest against det

Beirut, Oct 6 (Xinhua/UNI) Hundreds of Lebanese people protested on Sunday against deteriorating economic conditions in the country and the absence of basic services, the National News Agency reported.

06-Oct-2019
UN chief encouraged by release of Camero

New York: The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon.  Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate.

06-Oct-2019
Israel discovers 5,000-year-old Canaanit

Jerusalem, Oct 6 (Xinhua) A huge 5,000-year-old Canaanite city with a ritual temple was discovered in the center of Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) reported on Sunday.

06-Oct-2019
Thousands of people protesting in Hong K

Beijing, Oct 6 (Sputnik/UNI) Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday angered by the introduction of the law that bans wearing face masks during protests and other public gatherings, media reported.

06-Oct-2019
Four people killed in bar shooting in Ka

Moscow, Oct 6 (Sputnik/UNI) Four people were killed and five others were injured in a bar shooting in Kansas City, Kansas (KCK), KCK police department headquarters said on Sunday.

06-Oct-2019
Hong Kong metro partially resumes operat

Beijing, Oct 6 (Sputnik) The metro in Hong Kong, where mass protests have been going on for more than four months, partially resumed work after more than a day-long suspension, the city government said on Sunday.

06-Oct-2019
One dead, another injured in shootout in

Helsinki, Oct 5 (Xinhua/UNI) A man was shot dead and a woman injured in Alavus, central western Finland on Friday night, local media reported Saturday.

05-Oct-2019
Anti-gov't protests continue in Iraq ami

Baghdad, Oct 5 (Xinhua/UNI) Hundreds of Iraqi people took to the streets of eastern Baghdad on Saturday as unrest entered its fifth day in Iraq, with security forces unleashing tear gas canisters and live ammunition to disperse them.

05-Oct-2019
Armed attackers kill 8 in northern Rwand

Kigali, Oct 5 (Xinhua/UNI) Eight people were killed by armed attackers on Friday night in nothern Rwanda, local media reported on Saturday.

05-Oct-2019
Iraq witnesses violent protests, 93 dead

Baghdad: The ongoing agitation in Iraq, which is going on for the past four days, has claimed 93 lives so far, media reports said.

05-Oct-2019
Iraq: 93 die in anti-govt protests, arou

Baghdad, Oct 5 (UNI): The ongoing agitation in the oil-rich country has refused to die, even after claiming 93 lives and leaving around 4,000 people wounded in the last four days, an official said here on Saturday.

05-Oct-2019
Gunmen abduct British man, Filipino wife

Manila (Xinhua/UNI) Unidentified gunmen on Friday evening abducted a British and his Filipino wife in Zamboanga del Sur province in the southern Philippines.

05-Oct-2019
Anti-terrorism prosecutor takes over pro

Paris (Xinhua/UNI) The counter-terrorism unit of the Paris prosecutor's office on Friday took over the investigation into the deadly knife attack in Paris police headquarters, according to local media.

05-Oct-2019
EU rejects UK’s request for weekend ta

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) The European Union has rejected the United Kingdom’s request for the talks on the UK withdrawal from the bloc to be held over the weekend just several weeks ahead of the Brexit deadline, media have reported, citing EU sources.

05-Oct-2019
UN expresses concern following wave of s

New York: The United Nations is urging authorities in Iraq to allow citizens to exercise their right to freedom of expression after the security forces opened fire on mass anti-government protests which began earlier this week.

05-Oct-2019
UN commits to help Pacific island agricu

New York: The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

05-Oct-2019
Pakistani gov't denies rumours about Pri

Moscow, Oct 4 (Sputnik/UNI) The Pakistani authorities have rebuffed media allegations that there was a meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Taliban leadership, local media reported on Friday.

04-Oct-2019
Hong Kong protests: Face mask banned as

Hong Kong:  Announcing imposition of some Emergency powers, Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam has invoked a colonial-era law to ban use of face masks by anti-government pro-democracy protesters.

04-Oct-2019
Bangladesh's top fugitive criminal arres

Dhaka: In a major development,  Bangladeshi top-listed fugitive criminal Zeesan has been arrested in Dubai, media reports said on Friday.

04-Oct-2019
Iraqi officers liquidate IS terrorists w

Baghdad, Oct 4 (Sputnik/UNI) Members of the Islamic State terror organization (banned in Russia) blocked off a road between the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and the city of Samarra amid anti-government protests in the country, the press service of the Iraqi security service said on Friday, adding that security officers subsequently liquidated the group.

04-Oct-2019
Saudi national gets over 12 years for ly

Washington, Oct 4 (Sputnik/UNI) A US court sentenced a Saudi national to more than 12 years in prison for lying to the FBI about attending a training camp in Afghanistan that was run by the al-Qaeda terrorist group (outlawed in Russia), the Justice Department said in a statement.

04-Oct-2019
Can we feed the world and ensure no one

New York: Enough food is produced today to feed everyone on the planet, but hunger is on the rise in some parts of the world, and some 821 million people are considered to be “chronically undernourished”. What steps are being taken to ensure that everyone, worldwide, receives sufficient food?

04-Oct-2019
Security Council must seize 'golden oppo

New York: The international community must step up efforts to end instability around Africa’s Great Lakes so that millions there can benefit from its riches, the UN Special Envoy for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.

04-Oct-2019
UN’s Guterres: Broad climate ‘moveme

New York: When it comes to the climate emergency, “we have a long way to go. But the movement has begun,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a widely-distributed opinion piece on Thursday, reaffirming his concern over the threats posed by a warming world, unless more urgent action is taken. 

04-Oct-2019
New electoral law for Somalia ‘a cruci

New York: The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees - including the UN Special Representative for the country - taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.

04-Oct-2019
France: Four killed in Paris police HQ k

Paris: A knife attack by an employee left three officers and one administrative worker killed at police headquarters in Paris city of France, media reports said on Friday.

04-Oct-2019
Paris: Four police officers stabbed to d

Paris, Oct 3 (IBNS): At least four officers at the police headquarters in central Paris was stabbed to death with a knife by a man on Thursday, media reports said.

03-Oct-2019
'Tenacious' Kyrgyz lawyer and statelessn

New York: A rights lawyer who took to horseback to help more than 10,000 stateless people gain nationality in Kyrgystan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, has been awarded the UN refugee agency’s prestigious 2019 Nansen Refugee Award.

03-Oct-2019
Bangladesh: Police arrest 45 Rohingyas f

Dhaka: Bangladesh police have arrested 45 Rohingyas from Sonaichhari union under Sitakunda upazila in Chittagong area of the country, media reports said on Wednesday.

02-Oct-2019
Countries urged to make ‘digital world

New York: Rising Internet connectivity has the potential to transform children’s lives for the better, but also makes them vulnerable to sexual abuse, online harassment and bullying, recruitment by extremist groups, and other risks, according to a new UN-backed report published on Tuesday.

02-Oct-2019
Athens urged to fast track asylum seeker

New York: A spike in the number of refugees reaching Greek island reception centres is likely to worsen the situation in already “dangerously overcrowded” facilities there, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

02-Oct-2019
North Korea may have fired missile from

Pyongyang: North Korea may have fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from waters off its east coast on Wednesday, South Korean government claimed.

02-Oct-2019
Several Protesters detained in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Sputnik/UNI) A few protesters have been apprehended by police officers in Hong Kong for their possible involvement in violence during the protests on Tuesday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

01-Oct-2019
Iran has underground tunnels for arms ca

Tehran, Oct 1 (Xinhua/UNI) Iran has created a sophisticated network of underground arms caches, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Tuesday.

01-Oct-2019
UN General Assembly President upholds va

New York: The only way to guarantee peace, security and sustainable development is for countries to work together, the UN General Assembly president said in his speech on Monday concluding the annual high-level debate in the Hall.

01-Oct-2019
‘We need to stand up now’ for the el

New York: In the coming decade, the number of persons aged 60 or over is projected to grow by 46 per cent, making the increase in those officially classified as elderly, one of the “most significant transformations of this century,'' the United Nations declared on Tuesday, marking the International Day of Older Persons.

01-Oct-2019
DPRK reports ‘little progress’ since

New York: Lack of progress in achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula is “entirely attributable” to the United States, a senior official from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) told the UN General Assembly on Monday.

01-Oct-2019
‘Are we ready for the age of disruptio

New York: “The Twenty-First Century is often described as the age of disruption. The question is, are we ready for it?”, asked Thailand’s Foreign Minister, Don Pramudwinai, as he addressed the UN General Assembly on Monday.

 

01-Oct-2019
UN Mission in Haiti calls on protestors,

New York: Following days of intensifying protests in Haiti, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday the UN was “concerned by reports of violence and arson” across the country.

01-Oct-2019
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