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'Power-sharing formula' vital to sustain New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar to put the interests of their people ahead of their own in order for peace to flourish in the war-torn country. 04-Feb-2015
UNESCO deplores 'cultural cleansing' of New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced alarm on Tuesday over the reported destruction of thousands of books in museums, libraries and universities across Mosul – the northern Iraq city currently controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 04-Feb-2015
With more heavy rains forecast for Malaw New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) Saturated soils in Malawi are expected to get more rain in the coming days as heavy downpours are aid in the region’s forecast, a spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP) told journalists during a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday. 04-Feb-2015
International Court of Justice dismisses New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial body of the United Nations, on Tuesday rejected claims made by Croatia and Serbia accusing each other of committing genocide during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, a decision that is "without appeal" and binding. 04-Feb-2015
UN rights chief warns escalation in Ukra New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is proving “catastrophic” for the country's civilians amid escalating violence, indiscriminate shelling, and harsh winter conditions which have made life increasingly precarious for millions of civilians, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, warned on Tuesday. 04-Feb-2015
UN expert urges Portugal to boost access New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) Portuguese authorities must do more to ensure wider access to the country's justice system, enhancing its legal aid programmes amid growing poverty, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers has urged. 04-Feb-2015
Security Council strongly condemns Boko New York, Feb 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned in the strongest terms the continued escalation of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists, pointing to an attack on 1 February in Borno State, Nigeria and to increasing attacks in the Lake Chad Basin region, including, on 29 and 30 January, against Chadian forces deployed in Cameroon near the town of Fotokol, which killed four Chadian soldiers and injured 12 others. 04-Feb-2015
Jordanian pilot burnt alive? Cairo, Feb 3 (IBNS): A video released by the militant group Islamic State claimed to show a Jordanian pilot, who was captured in December, being burnt alive, media reports said on Tuesday. 03-Feb-2015
French soldiers attacked in Nice Paris, Feb 3 (IBNS) : A knife-wielding assailant attacked a three soldiers patrolling outside a Jewish community centre in Frech city of Nice, media reports said. 03-Feb-2015
Egypt: UN chief welcomes release of deta New York, Feb 3 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the decision by the Egyptian authorities to release the detained Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, ending his 400-day imprisonment. 03-Feb-2015
UN-hosted civil aviation conference to t New York, Feb 3 (IBNS) The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has brought together aviation experts and strategic decision makers for a four-day conference that will discuss emerging safety issues such as global tracking of aircraft and risks to civil aviation arising from conflict zones. 03-Feb-2015
2015 is a chance to change history, Ban New York, Feb 3 (IBNS) This generation of young people – the largest the world has ever seen – has a historic opportunity to end poverty, combat climate change, create jobs and fight injustice, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a Youth Forum at UN Headquarters in New York this morning as he called on the participants to get involved in shaping a future sustainable development agenda. 03-Feb-2015
At least 1,375 people killed by violence New York, Feb 3 (IBNS) Violence in Iraq killed a total of at least 1,375 people last month, according to figures released on Monday by the United Nations Mission (UNAMI) in the country, with the majority of those killed civilians. 03-Feb-2015
UN helicopter crew returns safely to Sou New York, Feb 3 (IBNS) The crew of a United Nations-operated helicopter that was forced to land in South Sudan have been returned safely to a World Food Programme (WFP) office, according to a press statement released by the agency today. 03-Feb-2015
UNESCO chief condemns killing of journal New York, Feb 3 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom on Monday denounced the assassination of Moisés Sánchez Cerezo, a Mexican journalist recently found murdered weeks after his disappearance, and Kenji Goto, a Japanese freelancer killed by Islamist extremists in Syria. 03-Feb-2015
UN deplores ISIL's 'barbaric' murder of New York, Feb 2 (IBNS) The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council have deplored the apparent murder of a Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), despite the Council's demand for his immediate release. 02-Feb-2015
Al Jazeera journalist released from Egyp Cairo, Feb 2 (IBNS): Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from Egypt and left for his native Australia after serving 400 days in a Cairo prison, reports said. 02-Feb-2015
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