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DR Congo: Plane crash leaves 24 dead

Goma/IBNS: A plane crash in Goma city of DR Congo on Sunday left at least 24 people dead, media reports said.

24-Nov-2019
Magnitude 6.3 quake rocks Alaska in US

Juneau, Alaska/UNI: A 6.3 magnitude quake jolted the Andrean of Islands here in the wee hours of Sunday morning, according to the US Geological Survey.

24-Nov-2019
Bolivian chamber of deputies passes bill

Mexico City/Sputnik: The Bolivian lower house of parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, passed a bill on Saturday to annul Evo Morales’ victory in the October 20 vote and call new presidential and parliamentary elections.

24-Nov-2019
About 180 riot leaders detained in Iran:

Tehran/Sputnik: Iranian law enforcement forces have detained and identified about 180 leaders of the recent anti-government riots, country's state-run media reported on Saturday.

24-Nov-2019
Three killed due to bomb launched at pol

Mexico City/Sputnik/UNI: Three people were killed and at least 10 were injured as a result of explosive devices being launched at a police station in Colombia's southwestern Cauca province from a truck, media reported.

23-Nov-2019
Syrian Constitutional Committee a ‘sig

New York/IBNS: The launch of the Syrian Constitutional Committee could be a “door-opener” to finally providing a solution to the country’s brutal conflict, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen said on Friday in a briefing to the Security Council.

23-Nov-2019
Independent rights experts sound alarm a

New York/IBNS: Reports of killed and maimed demonstrators, and a continuing nationwide internet shutdown in Iran’s now week-long protests are of “grave concern”, and the Government and authorities must ensure rights of expression and opinion are protected, a UN group of independent experts said on Friday.

23-Nov-2019
Ebola in DR Congo: New transmission chai

New York/IBNS: Amid multiple deadly attacks on civilians by armed groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), an Ebola death “unlinked to any chain of transmission” risks reversing major gains against the epidemic, which is now down to just a handful of cases, a top UN medic said on Friday.

23-Nov-2019
Samsung Heavy Industries Company Ltd agr

Washington/IBNS: Samsung Heavy Industries Company Limited (Samsung Heavy Industries), a South Korea-based engineering company that provides shipbuilding, offshore platform construction, and other construction and engineering services, has agreed to pay total penalties of more than $75 million to resolve the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) arising out of a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Brazil.

23-Nov-2019
Turkey arrests senior IS member behind b

Ankara/Xinhua/UNI: Turkey has arrested and is now interrogating Ebu Cihad al-Din al-Nasir Ubeyde, a senior Islamic State (IS) member, codenamed Yusuf Huda, who is behind the attacks in 20 countries, the Turkish Interior Minister said.

23-Nov-2019
Hong Kong prepares to hold District Coun

Moscow/Sputnik: The special administrative region of Hong Kong, which has been plunged into political and social unrest for the past six months over a controversial extradition bill that was officially withdrawn in October, will hold the District Council Ordinary Election on Nov 24 for the sixth District Councils of Hong Kong.

22-Nov-2019
Afghanistan President accepts Donald Tru

Kabul/IBNS: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has accepted US President Donald Trump's invitation to visit the US, the  ARG Presidential Palace  confirmed on Friday.

22-Nov-2019
At least three soldiers killed in two at

Ouagadougou/Xinhua/UNI: At least three Burkina Faso soldiers have lost their lives on Thursday in two attacks by gunmen on army positions in central-north and Sahel regions of the terrorism-torn country, security source told Xinhua.

22-Nov-2019
Germany launches educational project for

BerlinUNI: In a bid to reduce foreign influence on it's Islamic religious leaders, the German government has launched a pilot project to educate imams on its soil.

22-Nov-2019
Israel’s Netanyahu charged with briber

Tel Aviv/Sputnik/UNI: Israeli chief prosecutor Avichai Mandelblit on Thursday indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, media reported.

22-Nov-2019
‘Maximize the positive’ from new tec

New York/IBNS: Both positive and negative technological developments are jolting the world at “unprecedented speed”, the UN chief said on Thursday, underscoring the need to “maximize the benefits…whilst mitigating harms”.

22-Nov-2019
Political consensus critical ahead of So

New York/IBNS: With Somalia scheduled to hold “one-person, one-vote” elections next year, leaders must act now to break the “stalemate” between the central government and federal member states, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday.

22-Nov-2019
UN experts urge Turkey to repatriate Iri

New York/IBNS: Turkey must ensure that an Irish woman and her infant daughter who are being held in custody there are repatriated, independent UN experts said in a statement released on Thursday. 

22-Nov-2019
Missile strike kills at least 12 civilia

New York/IBNS:Violence in Syria continues to kill and maim civilians with reports that missiles fired into settlements for people fleeing conflict in the country’s northwest on Wednesday night, killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens more, including children, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

22-Nov-2019
UK summons Chinese Ambassador over tortu

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has summoned Chinese Ambassador in London after a former employee of the UK's Hong Kong consulate told the BBC he was tortured in China.

20-Nov-2019
Syrian air defenses respond to missile a

Damascus/Xinhua/UNI: Syrian air defenses on Wednesday responded to foreign missile strikes on Damascus, state media reported.

20-Nov-2019
Australian Taliban hostage released afte

Canberra /XINHUA/UNI: Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday welcomed the release of Australian Taliban hostage Tim Weeks after three years.

20-Nov-2019
US charges citizen with aiding Islamic s

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: A US citizen faces charges of helping the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia) develop computer code to preserve its recruitment propaganda following removal by social media censors, the Department of Justice said in a statement.

20-Nov-2019
German police arrest man on suspicion of

Berlin/Xinhua/UNI: German authorities arrested a man suspected "of preparing a serious violent act threatening the state", the German federal public prosecutor announced on Tuesday.

20-Nov-2019
UN strengthens ties with Eurasia regiona

New York/IBNS: Improving understanding of the nexus between terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is essential, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday in his address to a high-level meeting involving the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a leading player in diplomacy in Eurasia.

 

20-Nov-2019
US pardons for accused war criminals, co

New York/IBNS: A presidential pardon for two United States soldiers accused of war crimes, and a sentence reduction for a third, “run against the letter and the spirit of international law which requires accountability for such violations”, the United Nations human rights wing said on Tuesday.

20-Nov-2019
UN updates guidelines to ensure successf

New York/IBNS: Increasing hurdles which prevent former combatants from returning to a peaceful civilian life have prompted the UN to update its standard practices, in an effort to ensure they remain “fit-for-purpose for years to come”.

20-Nov-2019
UN ‘regrets’ new US position on lega

New York/IBNS: The longstanding position of the UN regarding Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory – that they are in breach of international law – is unchanged, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said during a press briefing on Tuesday in New York, reacting to the policy reversal announced by the United States.

20-Nov-2019
Reconciliation helps ‘repair fractures

New York/IBNS: The UN Security Council this Tuesday has been debating what one activist labeled “the toughest and arguably most important part of the peace-building cycle”: reconciliation.

20-Nov-2019
‘Three-country crisis’ across centra

New York/IBNS: Violent attacks by extremists “almost every day” in the Sahel nations of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso have displaced nearly one million people and caused emergency levels of malnutrition, UN humanitarians have said.

20-Nov-2019
Iran protests: Live ammunition reportedl

New York/IBNS: Reports indicating that dozens of people have been killed in continuing protests across Iran – some by live ammunition - are of deep concern, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said on Tuesday.

20-Nov-2019
Swedish authorities drop investigation a

London/IBNS: Swedish authorities have announced that they are ending all investigations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in connection with the rape allegation, media reports said.

19-Nov-2019
Fourteen killed in NW Nigeria village at

Abuja/Xinhua/UNI: Fourteen people were killed and 10 others wounded in an attack by suspected gunmen at a village in northwest Nigeria, local police said on Tuesday.

19-Nov-2019
About 70 injured students from besieged

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: About 70 injured students trapped at the besieged Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) surrendered on their own on Monday evening, the Apple Daily reported.

19-Nov-2019
South Korea confirms 16 people, 3 ships

Seoul/Sputnik/UNI: South Korean Foreign Ministry confirmed that two of its citizens are among the 16 people captured by Houthi rebels in the Red Sea, media reported Tuesday.

19-Nov-2019
Israeli Air Defense intercepts 4 'launch

Tel Aviv/Sputnik/UNI: Israeli air defense systems intercepted four unspecified launches from Syria against the north of the country, Israeli Defense Forces said Tuesday.

19-Nov-2019
Sustainable fishing staying afloat in de

New York/IBNS: More people than ever rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food, and income, but the seafood industry is facing a “dangerous” sustainability divide when comparing trends in the developed world versus those in poorer regions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) revealed on Monday. 

19-Nov-2019
At UN, Middle East countries discuss ste

New York/IBNS: Representatives from across the Middle East are meeting at UN Headquarters this week in efforts to negotiate a legally binding treaty establishing a regional zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

19-Nov-2019
Ankara contributed to elimination of IS

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says that the elimination of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, also known as ISIS, banned in Russia), became possible after his confidant, detained in Ankara, pointed to the leader's location.

19-Nov-2019
Anti-terror measures against youngsters

New York/IBNS: More than 5.4 million children are detained around the world, rights experts said on Monday, highlighting “aggressive” State counterterrorism measures for the spike in youngsters held for alleged links with armed conflict or national security concerns based on their social media posts.

19-Nov-2019
UNICEF reports uneven progress in 30 yea

New York/IBNS: Although the world has made historic gains over the past three decades in improving children’s lives, urgent action is required if the poorest children are to feel the impact, a new UN report published on Monday warns.

19-Nov-2019
Israel launches energy efficiency plan i

Jerusalem/Xinhua/UNI: Israel has launched a plan to streamline energy consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Ministries of Economy, Energy and Environmental Protection announced on Monday.

18-Nov-2019
Donald Trump tells Kim to get de-nuclear

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: US President Donald Trump addressed the North Korean leader on his Twitter feed, saying that Kim Jong Un should get the denuclearization deal done and "act quickly."

18-Nov-2019
Blaze starts near Hong Kong Polytechnic

Moscow/SputnikUNI: A massive fire broke out on Monday near the building of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University following the police storming the campus, seized by protesters, RTHK broadcaster reports.

18-Nov-2019
Hong Kong Police say protesters build ba

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Hong Kong protesters have built barricades in several locations of the city and were hurdling petrol bombs, bricks and metal balls at law enforcement officers, the city police said on Sunday.

17-Nov-2019
UN calls for action to tackle 'ubiquitou

New York/IBNS: Saving lives by improving road safety is “one of the many objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the United Nations chief said in his message for the global day set aside for remembering the victims of traffick accidents.

17-Nov-2019
Repression, use of force risk worsening

New York/IBNS: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging authorities in Bolivia to ensure security forces comply with international standards on the use of force following the deaths of at least five protestors on Friday.

17-Nov-2019
Two people die in explosion in Ukraine's

Moscow/Sputnik: Two people have died in an explosion in a dormitory in Kiev in Ukraine, the city's police announced.

17-Nov-2019
Bangladesh: RAB officials arrest six Ans

Dhaka/IBNS:  Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested six alleged terrorists belonging to banned group Ansar al-Islam from Dhaka, Gazipur, and Satkhira areas of Bangladesh, media reports said.

16-Nov-2019
One killed in Southern Iran during prote

Tehran/Sputnik/UNI: One person has been killed in the city of Sirjan, southern Iran, during protests against the recent surprise surge in gasoline prices, media reported on Saturday, citing the local authorities.

16-Nov-2019
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