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Speaking truth to power: the UN experts

New York/IBNS: Fearless. Plain-speaking. Critical. Courageous. Unflinching. Unfair. Biased. Manipulative. These are some of the adjectives used to describe the Human Rights Council experts who fan out across the world to research, hold consultations and gather information on a vast range of human rights violations.

09-Nov-2019
6 killed in Uganda lightning strike

Kampala/Xinhua/UNI: Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck Thursday the northern Ugandan district of Pader.

09-Nov-2019
UK police name 39 Vietnamese victims fou

London/Xinhua/UNI: Two 15-year-old boys were among the 39 people who died in a lorry container in Essex last month, the United Kingdom (UK) police said on Friday.

09-Nov-2019
Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protes

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The Hong Kong police used tear gas to disperse protesters who took to the streets to honor the memory of a student who had died during the unrest, media reported on Friday.

09-Nov-2019
Moody's downgrades outlook on UK's ratin

London/Sputnik/UNI: Credit rating agency Moody's has downgraded the outlook on the UK government's Aa2 rating from stable to negative, citing erosion of institutional strength caused by Brexit among reasons for the move.

09-Nov-2019
Rockets land near Iraqi base hosting US

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: At least 17 rockets landed Friday near Iraq’s al-Qayyarah Air Base housing US troops, the Iraqi military said.

09-Nov-2019
Polish prime minister announces new gove

Warsaw/Xinhua/UNI: Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced the new structure of the government on Friday night, following the victory of governing Law and Justice (PiS) in parliamentary elections on Oct. 13.

09-Nov-2019
Brazil's ex-president Lula released from

Rio De Janeiro/Xinhua/UNI: Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was released from prison in Curitiba, southern Brazil, on Friday afternoon.

09-Nov-2019
UK university to mark 550 years of the S

Birmingham/IBNS: A UK university will be marking 550 years since the founding of the Sikh religion by serving up a major free meal to hundreds of students, staff and members of the public.

08-Nov-2019
Antisemitism, intolerance, can be unlear
New York/IBNS: Since nobody is born to hate, intolerance can be prevented and unlearned, the UN Secretary-General said on Thursday, in a speech underlining his continued fight to stamp out antisemitism, racism and other forms of hatred.
 
08-Nov-2019
Mexican Security Ministry says rescued 1

Mexico City/ Sputnik/UNI: Mexico’s Secretariat of Security and Civilian Protection, which is the country’s public security ministry, said that it had rescued 100 migrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia, which were being transported inside a truck in the southeastern state of Veracruz.

08-Nov-2019
Guterres says justice must be done follo

New York/IBNS: Authorities in Burkina Faso must “do everything in their power” to bring to justice the perpetrators of an attack on a mining company convoy in the West African nation on Wednesday, which killed dozens and left scores more injured, the UN chief said on Thursday.

08-Nov-2019
UN Member States overwhelmingly support

New York/IBNS: For the 28th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

08-Nov-2019
UN peacekeepers warn of increasing globa

New York/IBNS: Organized crime, breakdowns in law and order, and attacks by extremists, are examples of the challenges faced by UN peacekeepers, the Security Council was told on Wednesday, during a briefing by senior UN Police Commissioners, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix.

08-Nov-2019
‘Terminator’ warlord Bosco Ntaganda

New York/IBNS: The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday handed down a maximum 30-year prison sentence for mass murder and numerous other atrocities, to Bosco Ntaganda, the heaviest sanction yet imposed by judges at The Hague, in the Netherlands.

08-Nov-2019
‘Everyone needs to do more’ to help

New York/IBNS; “Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges” just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas.

07-Nov-2019
Palestine refugee agency chief resigns a

New York/IBNS:The Commissioner-General for the UN relief and works agency serving Palestine refugees, UNRWA, resigned on Wednesday, hours after the UN announced preliminary findings of an investigation into misconduct allegations.

07-Nov-2019
‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’

New York/IBNS: Libya remains entangled in a “cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity”, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country.

07-Nov-2019
Step up action to protect the planet dur

New York/IBNS: Greater action is needed to protect the environment during wartime if the world is to realize the goal of a more sustainable future for all people and the planet, the head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Wednesday.

07-Nov-2019
One killed in militant shelling of Syria

Damascus/Sputnik/UNI: Militants have shelled several districts of Syria's northwestern city of Aleppo, national media reported, adding that one civilian was killed and several others were injured in the attack.

07-Nov-2019
IS militants detained in Tajikistan admi

Dushanbe/Sputnik/UNI: The people who have staged at attack on the border crossing checkpoint at the Tajik-Uzbek border are members of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia), and they have admitted preparing to stage terror attacks, a representative of the Tajik State Committee for National Security told Sputnik on Wednesday.

06-Nov-2019
At least 97 killed in 2nd wave of protes

Baghdad/IBNS: The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on Wednesday said demonstration-related violence which hit Iraq from Oct 25 to Nov 4 caused at least 97 deaths and thousands of injuries in the country.

06-Nov-2019
Fifteen killed in attack on security che

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Fifteen people were killed in an armed attack on a security checkpoint in central Thailand's Muang district, media reported Wednesday.

06-Nov-2019
U.S. sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials

Washington/Xinhua/UNI: The U.S. government said on Tuesday that it had imposed sanctions on five current officials of Venezuela, the latest move to pressure Maduro government.

06-Nov-2019
Yemen agreement to end southern power st

New York/IBNS: The top UN official in Yemen has welcomed an agreement to end infighting between the Government and separatist allies in the south of the country, known as the Southern Transitional Council, signed on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia.

06-Nov-2019
International community urged to deliver

New York/IBNS: Current trends and public pronouncements by some political leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina indicate an effort to roll back reforms implemented since the end of the Balkan wars two decades ago, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

06-Nov-2019
UN policewoman recognized for ‘speakin

New York/IBNS: At the core of peacekeeping lies the notion of shared responsibility, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday, presenting this year’s award for Female Police Officer of the Year, to a woman who “has made a career of speaking up and speaking out on behalf of all vulnerable populations”.

06-Nov-2019
US-China trade war is a ‘lose-lose’

New York/IBNS: The trade tariff spat between China and the United States has been a “lose-lose” situation for both countries and the wider world and it is likely to deteriorate unless a deal is reached, UN economists said on Tuesday.

06-Nov-2019
Nearly two million Cameroonians face hum

New York/IBNS: Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15-fold increase since 2017”, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

06-Nov-2019
Man arrested by FBI in alleged plot to k

Denever, the United States, Nov 5 (Xinhua/UNI) A 27-year-old man who repeatedly espoused anti-Semitic views has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in a plot to bomb a historic Jewish synagogue in the US state of Colorado, the FBI said Monday.

05-Nov-2019
IS militants flee Syria to uncontrolled

Moscow, Nov 5 (Sputnik/UNI) Militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) are fleeing Syria and moving to ungoverned areas in northern Iraq, media reported, citing US military and commanders of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the region, who also hint at the threat of the re-emergence of the self-proclaimed "caliphate."

05-Nov-2019
Unity, regional cooperation and internat

New York/IBNS: The road ahead “will not be easy” for the Horn of Africa, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Monday, briefing the Security Council on her Joint Solidarity Mission with the African Union (AU) at the end of October.

05-Nov-2019
UNICEF urges governments to repatriate t

New York/IBNS: The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for countries to repatriate scores of foreign children who are stranded in northeast Syria in the wake of the Turkish-launched offensive which began last month.

05-Nov-2019
China hopes RCEP trade deal to be signed

Shanghai/Sputnik/UNI: China hopes that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the biggest free trade agreement in Asia, will be signed and will come into force as soon as possible, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai.

05-Nov-2019
Over 150 people injured in Monday protes

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: More than 150 people were injured and three more killed on Monday during the protests in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Iraqi Independent High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) said.

05-Nov-2019
Turkish authorities capture IS leader Ba

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Turkish authorities have detained the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) Abu Bakr Baghdadi's older sister and her family in northern Syria, media reported, citing senior Turkish official.

05-Nov-2019
World's 'addiction to coal' has to be ov

Bangkok/IBNS: There is no denying that climate change is the biggest threat to the planet, though people may differ about the accuracy of the figures offered by research organisations regarding the number of people who will be affected by climate change, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in Bnagkok recently.

04-Nov-2019
US military convoy came under fire in Sy

Washington/Sputnik/uni: A US military convoy in northeastern Syria has come under fire from local Turkey-backed radicals but was not hit, a representative of the Central Command (CENTCOM) of the United States told Sputnik on Monday.

04-Nov-2019
At least 5 protesters killed in Iraq’s

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: At least five demonstrators were killed in the Iraqi city of Karbala in an attempt to storm the Iranian consulate, Shafaq News outlet reported on Monday morning.

04-Nov-2019
UN Secretary General urges Myanmar to be

Bangkok/IBNS: The goernment of Myanmar has to address the root causes behind the displacement of the Rohingyas and allow for their safe return among other things, said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in Bangkok, during his visit to a climate mitigation project in the Thai capital.

04-Nov-2019
Gaza militants shoot down Israeli army d

Gaza/Xinhua/UNI Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip shot down on Sunday a drone that belongs to the Israeli army, Palestinian security sources in Gaza said.

04-Nov-2019
Far more needed to ‘confront the world

New York/IBNS: Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok to “confront the world’s climate emergency”.

04-Nov-2019
Almost 90 People Killed During Anti-Gove

Moscow/Sputnik: The number of those killed in anti-government protests in Ethiopia has reached 86, and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed urged citizens to confront forces that threaten to impede the country's progress, the ENA news agency reported on Sunday.

03-Nov-2019
Coal addiction ‘must be overcome’ to

New York/IBNS: In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary Park on Saturday where he told journalists that “coal addiction must be overcome”.

03-Nov-2019
Xinhua office attacked during protests;

Hong Kong/UNI: The office of Chinese state news agency Xinhua was attacked for the first time during the ongoing Hong Kong protests by some radicals, who tried to torch the building by throwing petrol bombs into the lobby smashing its glass doors and windows – when some Xinhua staff were still working inside, South China Morning Post reported on Sunday.

03-Nov-2019
Top UN Syria envoy hails ‘impressive

New York/IBNS: UN-brokered face-to-face talks between the Syrian Government and opposition – the first to take place in nearly nine years of fighting – to draft a new constitution for the country, will continue into next week, the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen, said on Friday.

02-Nov-2019
New UN Female Police Officer of the Year

New York/ IBNS: “An inspiration to all of us” is how top Police Adviser Luis Carrilho, described this year’s winner of the UN Female Police Officer of the Year Award, which was announced on Friday.

02-Nov-2019
Guterres in Turkey: UN to study ‘new s

New York/IBNS: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday presented UN Secretary-General António Guterres with a plan for resettling hundreds-of-thousands of Syrian refugees, in the wake of the country’s offensive into northeastern Syria last month to remove Kurdish forces, aimed at creating a so-called “safe zone” along the border for returnees.

02-Nov-2019
Education and inclusion should be human

New York/IBNS: UN Member States agreed seven decades ago to a set of inalienable rights to ensure the dignity of everyone. On Friday, the newly-installed General Assembly President recalled their collective responsibility through the Human Rights Council to “actualize that shared vision for a better world.”

02-Nov-2019
UN migration agency appeals to South Sud

New York/IBNS: The UN migration agency appealed on Friday for the immediate liberation of a volunteer and child who’ve been missing since a gun battle in South Sudan at the weekend that claimed the lives of three agency workers.

02-Nov-2019
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