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Russia: Woman detained after she was spo Moscow, Feb 29 (IBNS): Police have detained a woman in Russian capital Moscow suspecting that she had murdered a child,media reports said. 29-Feb-2016
Ban urges all involved in Comoros electo New York, Feb 29 (IBNS) With the provisional results being released after a slate of elections in Comoros, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the candidates and all the other actors and institutions involved in the electoral process to play by the rules and refrain from the use of violence. 29-Feb-2016
Baghdad blasts kills more than 20 Baghdad, Feb 28 (IBNS): More then 20 people were killed in bombings in Iraq's Baghdad city on Sunday, media reports said. 28-Feb-2016
UK: Asian man's finger cut off London, Feb 28 (IBNS): In an alleged racist attack, the finger of a man was chopped off with a meat cleaver in north England, media reports said. 28-Feb-2016
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appreciates San Francisco, Feb 27 (IBNS) Praising the new Ariel Matic advertisement, Facebook Chief Operating Officer (COO) Sheryl Sandberg has said that it is the most powerful video she has seen so far. 27-Feb-2016
Prince William- Kate Middleton to visit London, Feb 27 (IBNS) Duke Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton will visit India and Bhutan from Apr 10 - 16, officials said on Saturday. 27-Feb-2016
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visits RED New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited REDI School of Digital Integration in Berlin which teaches refugees to code. 27-Feb-2016
Syria: 2 killed in explosion Salamia, Feb 26 (IBNS) At least two people were killed as massive explosion hit Salamia city in Syria, a monitor said. 27-Feb-2016
UN Security Council endorses cessation o New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS)The United Nations Security Council on Friday endorsed the joint statement announced on Monday by United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) Ceasefire Taskforce, on the terms of a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, and demanded that the agreement take effect at midnight Damascus time. 27-Feb-2016
South Sudan: UN deputy humanitarian chie New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS)The United Nations deputy humanitarian chief on Friday called on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to protect civilians and grant safe and unhindered humanitarian access as she wrapped up a two-day visit to the African country. 27-Feb-2016
General Assembly President announces mee New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS) As the process to select the next United Nations Secretary-General gets under way, the President of the General Assembly announced on Friday that he will hold a series of informal dialogues and meetings with all potential candidates from 12 to 14 April. 27-Feb-2016
Ban urges countries along Balkan route i New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS)Concerned with the increasing number of border restrictions along the Balkan land route, including in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the countries to keep their borders open “in a spirit of responsibility sharing and solidarity.” 27-Feb-2016
Fiji: UNICEF steps up response as 'full New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS)As the full picture of the worst cyclone ever to hit Fiji becomes more apparent, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that up to 120,000 children across the county may be badly affected. 27-Feb-2016
UN rights expert urges Russia not to imp New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS)A United Nations rights expert on Friday urged the Government of the Russian Federation not to implement an extradition treaty signed with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) earlier this month. 27-Feb-2016
UN opens support 'hubs' to boost protect New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS)As part of a joint effort to increase protection for the growing numbers of children and others with specific needs arriving in Europe, two United Nations agencies have agreed to set up special support centres for children and families along the most frequently used migration routes across the continent. 27-Feb-2016
Security Council extends UN Guinea-Bissa New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the UN Integrated Peace-Building Office in Guinea-Bissau, known as UNIOGBIS, for an additional 12 months so that it can continue to assist the country in its path towards peace and reform. 27-Feb-2016
UN deputy chief urges Member States to m New York, Feb 27 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The principle of “responsibility to protect,” a call for putting into action legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes, has seen mixed results since its inception in 2005, the United Nations deputy chief said today, urging the international community to make the protection of populations from such heinous acts “a living reality.” 27-Feb-2016
Mogadishu: Attack in hotel kills 9 Mogadishu, Feb 27 (IBNS) At least nine people were killed as four militants attacked a hotel in Somalia capital Mogadishu, media reports said. 27-Feb-2016
UN reports widespread human rights abuse New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS) A United Nations report published on Thursday has documented widespread human rights violations and abuses committed in Libya since the beginning of 2014, recommending urgent measures to address “the complete impunity that prevails” and to strengthen and reform the justice sector. 26-Feb-2016
Humanitarian and ceasefire tracks for Sy New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS) – International task forces established to ensure unimpeded humanitarian access and a ceasefire in Syria “are moving in the right direction,” a United Nations mediator said on Thursday, ahead of a Friday deadline to accept a truce. 26-Feb-2016
‘Put peace above politics,’ Ban tell New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS) As part of the last day of his visit to South Sudan, United NationsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with President Salva Kiir, stressing the urgency of forming a Transitional Government, as well as spoke by phone with former Vice-President Riek Machar and visited a protection of civilians site. 26-Feb-2016
UN rights chief warns police agreement b New York, Feb 26 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The top United Nations human rights official expressed serious concern today over security measures adopted last week by the police chiefs of five European countries, which he warned are already negatively impacting the human rights of refugees and migrants in southern and central Europe and compounding the “already exceptionally difficult situation” in Greece. 26-Feb-2016
Kabul: Eight Taliban members killed in b Kabul, Feb 25 (IBNS) At least eight Taliban insurgents were reported dead on Wednesday night after a bomb detonated near Ghazni Mosque in Andar District of Afghanistan's Ghazni province, reports said. 25-Feb-2016
ISIS targets Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorse California/New Delhi, Feb 25 (IBNS) Militant group ISIS supporters have released a new video which targeted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey for protesting against the fringe unit on their social platforms. 25-Feb-2016
Australia warns citizens against visitin Sydney, Feb 25 (IBNS): Fearing possible militant attack, Australian government on Thursday issued an advisory to its citizens to ' exercise a high degree of caution' while visiting Indonesia. 25-Feb-2016
Trump predicts his win, snaps at Cruz, R Washington, Feb 25 (IBNS) Donald J Trump, a front runner in the US Presidential election, said on Wednesday that he is confident of doing well, while poking fun at former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and his competitor Ted Cruz. 25-Feb-2016
At 50, UN development programme revamps New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with its presence in more than 170 poor and vulnerable countries, must rise to the challenge of advancing a “big, new, more complex, and transformational” sustainable development agenda, the head of the agency said on Wednesday at a ministerial meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding. 25-Feb-2016
UNDP at 50 - Leading the fight against p New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations efforts to enhance international peace and security may grab headlines, but the vast majority of the Organization’s resources are devoted to development, and to advancing the Charter's pledge to "promote higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development." 25-Feb-2016
Darfur: UN deeply concerned over thousan New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The top United Nations humanitarian official in Sudan said on Wednesday she is deeply concerned about the plight of more than 85,000 newly displaced civilians in North Darfur state who have fled their villages in recent days as a result of an escalation of conflict in the region’s Jebel Marra area. 25-Feb-2016
Balkans border closures cause chaos as r New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Europe is backing into an even greater refugee crisis by tightening border restrictions on the hundreds of thousands fleeing conflicts elsewhere, the head of the United Nations refugee agency has said on a visit to the island of Lesvos in Greece. 25-Feb-2016
UN envoy urges formal launch of a nation New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations envoy for Libya on Wednesday called for an immediate step to formalize the parliamentary approval of a national unity Government, as its launch is vital to peace and stability in this post-conflict country. 25-Feb-2016
'Everyone is losing' in the Syrian confl New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) While welcoming the recent announcement of a cessation of hostilities in Syria as a “long-awaited signal of hope,” the top United Nations humanitarian official on Wednesday echoed the calls of the world body and the international community at large for the parties involved to work towards a more durable ceasefire and facilitate conditions for increased protection and humanitarian aid. 25-Feb-2016
Ban highlights private-sector investment New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Although the succession of violence and suffering has sometimes prevented countries in the African Great Lakes from achieving their potential, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that the hard-working people must be given more opportunities to use their abundant natural resources in order to address the root causes of conflict and ultimately transform the region. 25-Feb-2016
UNESCO chief condemns murder of journali New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday called for an investigation into the murder of journalist Elvis Ordaniza in the Philippines earlier this month. 25-Feb-2016
Russian airstrikes kill 20 militants all Aleppo, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) : At least 20 militants in a faction allied to IS were killed during aerial bombardment by Russian warplanes in Khanaser town of Syria, a monitor group said. 24-Feb-2016
UN adviser calls for new mobile-industry New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations adviser on the new 15-year development agenda has urged the mobile industry to work together and develop policy frameworks and technical standards that would ensure no one is left behind. 24-Feb-2016
UN peacebuilding body highlights need to New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The head of the United Nations advisory body tasked with making recommendations on post-conflict recovery, reconstruction and development stressed on Tuesday that building lasting peace requires predictable, sustained and adequate efforts and financing to help stop violence and address the root causes of conflict. 24-Feb-2016
Displaced people need to be given opport New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday reiterated his call for support from Member States to resolve such global humanitarian issues as the refugee and migrant crisis and ensuring human dignity for all, during a visit to a site hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). 24-Feb-2016
Uganda: UN concerned over arrests of opp New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations human rights office expressed concern on Tuesday over the “tense” post-election situation in Uganda, following reports that at least two people have been killed and an unknown number of people injured, heavy military and police forces deployed in the streets of Kampala, and the arrests of four opposition leaders since Thursday’s elections. 24-Feb-2016
UN rights chief welcomes US President’ New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations human rights chief on Tuesday welcomed United States President Barack Obama’s plan to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, expressing hope that “no further obstacles are placed in the way of its implementation.” 24-Feb-2016
Bay of Bengal 'three times more deadly' New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Refugees and migrants crossing the seas of Southeast Asia died at a rate three times higher than those in the Mediterranean last year, a new United Nations report has found, highlighting the urgency of greater life-saving cooperation among the affected States. 24-Feb-2016
Burundi: Ban welcomes promise of ‘incl New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision on Tuesday by the President of Burundi to withdraw some media bans, cancel arrest warrants and release detainees as goodwill gestures to try to end months of violence in the crisis-torn country. 24-Feb-2016
UN refugee agency calls on Nigeria to he New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The Nigerian authorities should heed the concerns of internally displaced people (IDP) in the north-east of the country, the United Nations refugee agency’s top protection official said following his visit to Borno, the north-eastern state hardest hit by the Boko Haram insurgency. 24-Feb-2016
Europe’s restrictive measures place ad New York, Feb 24 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday it is concerned by recent restrictive practices adopted in a number of European countries that are placing additional undue hardships on refugees and asylum-seekers across Europe, creating chaos at several border points, and putting particular pressure on Greece as it struggles to deal with larger numbers of people in need of accommodation and services. 24-Feb-2016
Suicide bomber behind Ankara attack iden Ankara, Feb 24 (IBNS) The suicide bomber, who was behind the blast that hit Turkish capital Ankara last week, has been identified, local media reports said on Wednesday. 24-Feb-2016
Syria ‘reduced to ruins,’ with civil New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) As the Syrian conflict is entering its sixth year, civilians are bearing the brunt of intensifying hostilities conducted by an ever-increasing number of warring parties, with aerial bombardments by pro-Government forces leaving “few safe places,” a new United Nations-mandated report has found. 23-Feb-2016
Syria: head of panel for joint UN body s New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The head of a United Nations-mandated body tasked with identifying those behind chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian civil war said on Monday that preliminary work on seven potential cases has been nearly concluded and that in-depth investigations will begin in March. 23-Feb-2016
UN ‘trusted partner’ for all politic New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS)The United Nations should stay engaged in facilitating a political dialogue between the Government of Maldives and the opposition parties, said a senior UN political official on the heels of a two-day visit to the island nation. 23-Feb-2016
Ban welcomes cessation of hostilities pa New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the agreement announced on Monday by United States Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) Ceasefire Taskforce, on the terms of a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria scheduled to come into effect on Saturday. 23-Feb-2016
Ban arrives in Burundi in support of UN New York, Feb 23 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived on Monday in Bujumbura, capital of Burundi, for an official visit during which he is expected to meet President Pierre Nkurunziza and other actors in support of ongoing UN efforts at resolving Burundi’s political crisis. 23-Feb-2016
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