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Historic peace treaty signed between Tal

Doha/IBNS: After nearly 19 years of hostilities, United States signed a peace deal with Taliban which came after months of negotiations between the representatives of the two sides here.

29-Feb-2020
US inks landmark peace agreement with Ta

Doha/UNI: The United States on Saturday signed the much-awaited peace agreement with Taliban, here in the Qatar capital.

29-Feb-2020
Kim Jong-un dismisses two senior officia

Pyongyang/Xinhua/UNI: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday sacked two senior officials for corruption and other acts and made new arrangements to battle COVID-19.

29-Feb-2020
Muhyiddin Yassin appointed as new Malays

Kuala Lumpur/UNI: Former Malaysian Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was appointed as the country's new Prime Minister on Saturday.

29-Feb-2020
Syria: UN urges Russia and Turkey to sec

New York/IBNS: With the Security Council meeting in emergency session on Syria following the death on the battlefield of dozens of Turkish troops, the UN strongly urged Russia and Turkey on Friday “to build on previous agreements to secure a fresh ceasefire” across the war-torn northwest.

29-Feb-2020
US Israel-Palestinian peace plan a ‘mo

New York/IBNS: The United States’ announcement of a new vision for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, touted as the “Deal of the Century”, is a “mockery”, the Prime Minister of Malaysia told an international conference in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

29-Feb-2020
‘Mayhem’ in Syria’s Idlib amid ong

New York/IBNS: Rapidly escalating conflict in northwest Syria has created healthcare “mayhem”, amid reports of displaced people moving closer to the Turkish border in search of shelter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as the UN Secretary-General appealed for all warring parties to "step back from the edge of further escalation."

29-Feb-2020
Connecticut prison warning: Prolonged so

New York/IBNS: The “excessive use” of solitary confinement by the prison service in the US state of Connecticut, prompted an independent UN human rights expert to voice alarm on Friday.

29-Feb-2020
Beijing considers Pakistan little more t

Islamabad/IBNS: The recent developments related to Pakistan's silence over the oppression on Muslims in China and the manner in which Imran Khan government remained unmoved in evacuating its own students from Coronavirus-hit Wuhan city shows that Beijing simply considers the Muslim-majority nation as little more than a subordinate colony to be exploited but not heard.

29-Feb-2020
India slams Pak for support to terror gr

Geneva/UNI: India on Friday slammed Pakistan for attempting to derail the positive developments in Jammu and Kashmir through its active support to terrorist groups and related entities.

28-Feb-2020
UN Secretary-General calls for immediate

United Nations/Sputnik: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria in light of the latest escalation of tensions, spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

28-Feb-2020
Russia suspends Iranian citizens entry,

Moscow/Sputnik: The Russian government requested on Friday suspension of entry for Iranian citizens to prevent the spreading of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), also ordering that visa issuance for Iranians be suspended.

28-Feb-2020
UK announces new points-based immigratio

London/IBNS: UK Home Secretary Priti Patel will on Friday launch a new points-based immigration system, ensuring that the UK continues to attract the brightest and the best from around the world, including India.

28-Feb-2020
Afghan government sends officials to Qat

Kabul/Sputnik/UNI: The Afghan government has sent a delegation to Qatar at the request of the Taliban, days before the militant group and the United States are supposed to sign a peace deal there, sources from the Afghan presidential palace told Sputnik on Thursday.

28-Feb-2020
China national gets 2 year sentence for

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: A Chinese national who formerly worked for a US oil company received a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to stealing proprietary information from his employer valued at more than $1 billion, the Justice Department said in a press release on Thursday.

28-Feb-2020
Airstrikes kill 34 Turkish soldiers in S

Damascus/Xinhua/UNI Airstrikes on rebel-held areas in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib on Thursday killed 34 Turkish soldiers, a war monitor reported.

28-Feb-2020
Israeli army does not comment on reports

Tel Aviv/Sputnik/UNI:  The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) does not comment on foreign media reports about an attack by Israeli helicopters on Syrian positions, the IDF said.

28-Feb-2020
Turkey to start consultations with NATO

Ankara/Sputnik/UNI: Turkey will begin consultations with NATO on Friday after the death of more than 30 soldiers in Syria's Idlib, spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Omer Celik said.

28-Feb-2020
Make this the century of women’s equal

New York/IBNS: The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday evening, in a call to transform the world by ensuring equal participation for all.

28-Feb-2020
Myanmar: ‘Multidimensional and long-st

New York/IBNS: The Human Rights Council on Thursday held an interactive dialogue with UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on the root causes of violations and abuses suffered by the Rohingya mainly-Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar. She said the Government now has a historic opportunity to counteract systematic violations, "by bringing its people together, as one".

28-Feb-2020
Cross-border aid delivery in northwest S

New Yor/IBNS: Cross-border humanitarian deliveries from Turkey last month reached more people in northwest Syria than at any time since operations began more than five years ago, the UN’s Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Thursday.

28-Feb-2020
Battles rages in Syria's Idlib as rebels

Damascus/Xinhua: Intense battles raged on Thursday as the rebels were attacking the key Saraqeb city in the countryside of the northwestern Idlib province that was recently captured by the Syrian army.

27-Feb-2020
UN disarmament chief hopes upcoming conf

New York/IBNS: With division and distrust rife among countries that possess nuclear arsenals, the UN disarmament chief is hopeful that the issue will be addressed during an upcoming conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

27-Feb-2020
UN study projects $32 billion loss for U

New York/IBNS: The United Kingdom (UK) risks losing up to 14 per cent of its exports to the European Union (EU) in a so-called “no-deal” Brexit, according to a new study by the UN Conference on Trade, Investment and Development (UNCTAD).

27-Feb-2020
Suspected terrorist supporter arrested i

Moscow/Sputnik:Law enforcement officials have detained a man in the Russian city of St. Petersburg on suspicion of promoting and financing terrorist activities, the press service of the St. Petersburg branch of the Russian Investigative Committee said on Wednesday.

26-Feb-2020
Malaysian opposition calls for parliamen

Bangkok/Sputnik/UNI: The United Malays National Organization (UMNO) on Tuesday proposed dissolution of the parliament and calling for new elections to resolve the country's political crisis.

26-Feb-2020
We need to give voice to ‘We the Peopl

New York/IBNS: For an Organization that is seen as all too ready to give advice, the United Nations welcomed a major role reversal on Tuesday: young people from all over the world were gathered in Switzerland to voice their concerns, outline their vision for a better future, and give Secretary-General António Guterres their advice on steering the world body through todays’ turbulent waters.

26-Feb-2020
One in three Venezuelans not getting eno

New York/IBNS: Hyperinflation in Venezuela means that roughly one-third of the population – more than nine million people – do not get enough to eat and are in need of assistance, according to estimates published on Tuesday by the World Food Programme (WFP).

26-Feb-2020
More funding needed to combat locust swa

New York/IBNS: Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

26-Feb-2020
UN Convention that promotes mediation to

New York/IBNS: Singapore and Fiji have become the first countries to ratify a UN treaty that promotes mediation as an alternative and effective method for resolving trade disputes, thus marking an important step towards its entry into force.

26-Feb-2020
UN human rights chief warns of women’s

New York/IBNS: Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a landmark agenda for the empowerment of women.

26-Feb-2020
UN panel to rally global political will

New York/IBNS: Forty-one million people around the world are internally displaced – and hundreds of thousands more have been forced from their homes since the beginning of the year – an “unacceptable” situation for which solutions can be found, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a delegation established to address this global challenge.

26-Feb-2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Iran's deputy Heal

Tehran/IBNS: A day after claiming that his government was getting the novel Coronavirus under its control, Iran deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi tested positive for the disease worsening the situation in the country, media reports said.

25-Feb-2020
Last Soviet marshal Yazov dies at 95

Moscow/Xinhua: Former defense minister and the last marshal of the Soviet Union, Dmitry Yazov, died at the age of 95 from a "serious and prolonged illness," the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

25-Feb-2020
Heavy rains, snow forecast in central, e

Beijing/Xinhua: A fresh wave of cold air will sweep across most regions in central and eastern China, lowering temperatures and bringing rain and snow from Wednesday to Friday, China's meteorological authority said Tuesday.

25-Feb-2020
Egypt: Ex-President Hosni Mubarak dies 

Cairo/UNI: Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak passed away after prolonged illness, state-run TV reported on Tuesday. He was 94.

25-Feb-2020
Number of coronavirus cases in Iran rise

Tehran/Sputnik: Total number of people infected with novel coronavirus, officially named COVID-19, in Iran rose to  95, while 15 of them were killed by the virus, the country’s Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Tuesday.

25-Feb-2020
4 Iraqis infected with COVID-19 after vi

Baghdad/Xinhua: Iraq announced four new cases of novel coronavirus disease in the country's northern province of Kirkuk on Tuesday, bringing the total number in Iraq to five.

25-Feb-2020
US need to work with India to cut air po

Washington/UNI: The US should work with India to cut air pollution and create good  renewable energy jobs instead of making defence deals, Senator and Democratic frontrunner in the November presidential election, Bernie Sanders said as a new report warned that climate change could turn into a "catastrophic" threat to national and global security in the coming decades.

25-Feb-2020
COVID-19 death toll rises to 10 in South

Moscow/Sputnik: South Korea’s health officials reported  on Tuesday afternoon the 10th death from the novel coronavirus disease,  COVID-19, while the number of confirmed cases has risen by 84 people up  to 977, compared to the morning of the same day.

25-Feb-2020
Italian tourist on Canary Islands tests

Moscow/Sputnik: Up to 1,000 people in a hotel on the  Spanish island of Tenerife were placed under quarantine on Tuesday after  one visitor tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),  media reported.

25-Feb-2020
With human rights under attack, UN chief

New York/IBNS: People’s basic human rights – their birth-right – are “under assault”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, as he launched a Call to Action aimed at boosting equality and reducing suffering everywhere.

25-Feb-2020
15 wounded in protests in Iraq's capital

Baghdad/Xinhua/UNI: Up to 15 people were wounded on Sunday in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces, an Interior Ministry official said.

24-Feb-2020
Malaysia: Mahathir resigns as prime mini

Kuala Lumpur/UNI: Mahathir Mohamad on Monday resigned as prime minister of Malaysia, his office said in a statement.

24-Feb-2020
Car crash kills foreign teenage girl in

San Francisco/Xinhua/UNI: An 18-year-old girl was killed in a fatal crash of a vehicle operated by her friend on a highway in Redwood City, Northern California, local media reported.

24-Feb-2020
Israel defense forces say they struck Is

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have attacked Islamic Jihad militant group targets in Syria, as well as the Gaza Strip, IDF said in a statement.

24-Feb-2020
Australian police probe terror links aft

Sydney/Xinhua: Australian police continued to investigate whether a knife-wielding man shot dead by police in Brisbane on Sunday had any links to terror groups.
Approaching two tourists at around 10:00 a.m. local time Sunday, the man is reported to have punched a 26-year-old male victim in an unprovoked attack before stabbing him in the back as he attempted to flee.

24-Feb-2020
New Zealand extends travel ban on foreig

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: New Zealand has extended its travel ban on foreign citizens from mainland China for a further eight days but will review the restrictions every two days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.

24-Feb-2020
Egypt welcomes formation of unity gov't

Cairo/Xinhua: Egypt welcomed the formation of a transitional unity government in South Sudan, hoping it would lead to comprehensive peace in the country, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

24-Feb-2020
Australian police probe terror links aft

Sydney/Xinhua: Australian police continued to investigate whether a knife-wielding man shot dead by police in Brisbane on Sunday had any links to terror groups.

24-Feb-2020
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