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Syrian air defenses destroy drone near capital

India Blooms News Service
Damascus, Sept 20 (Xinhua/UNI) Syrian air defenses destroyed an unidentified drone near the capital Damascus on Thursday evening, state TV reported.
UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims
New York: Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals.
Security Council: Two draft resolutions, zero consensus on ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib
New York: The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to reach consensus on either of two competing resolutions on a cessation of hostilities in Idlib, Syria: the last province in the war-torn nation that is still largely held by rebel forces.
S Korea's top nuke envoy leaves for Washington for denuke talks
Seoul, Sep 19 (Xinhua) South Korea's top nuclear envoy left for Washington on Thursday to hold talks with his U.S. counterpart about the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization, according to South Korean Foreign Ministry.
Britain to leave EU on Oct 31 no matter what: Brexit minister
Nicosia, Sep 18 (Xinhua) Britain will definitely leave the European Union on Oct. 31, no matter what, visiting British Secretary of State for Brexit Stephen Barclay said here Wednesday.  
UN summits to urge ‘ambition and action’ on climate change, sustainable development: G...
New York: There are five key United Nations summits taking place next week to spur action on the climate crisis and other global concerns, which will showcase the UN as a “driver for meaningful, positive change”, according to the man at the helm of the Organization.
UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end to use of explosive weapons in cities
New York: With some 50 million people in urban areas suffering from the impact of armed conflict, war in cities “cannot be back page news”, the UN Secretary-General and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.
Brexit With Deal Can Still Happen: EU Commission Head
Moscow, Sept 18 (Sputnik): Brexit with a deal is still possible, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday, with slightly more than a month left until the deadline of October 31.
IFJ condemns arrest of nine journalists in Nepal
Kathmandu, Sept 18 (UNI): The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned government’s act of arresting nine journalists, who were protesting the sacking of three journalists of state-owned Radio Nepal in Doti.
Israeli PM vows to form "strong Zionist" government
Jerusalem, Sept 18 (Xinhua): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he will start negotiating with possible coalition partners to form "a strong Zionist government" in the wake of closely-fought elections.
New General Assembly President brings ‘valuable insights’ into key UN challenges
New York: The new President of the 74th session of the General Assembly brings to his role “years of United Nations experience”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande banged the gavel to open his year in office.
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