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Islamist terror greatest threat to Germa Berlin, Dec 31 (IBNS): German Chancellor Angela Merkel has referred to Islamist terror as the greatest threat to her country, media reports said. 31-Dec-2016
‘Thank you,’ says Ban, bidding farew New York, Dec 31 (Just Earth News): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said goodbye to staff and Permanent Representatives at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Friday, saying that though he had delivered many speeches over his decade in office, he had but two important words for those gathered to wish him well: “thank you.” 31-Dec-2016
Millions in Ukraine are in need of human New York, Dec 31 (Just Earth News): According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), an estimated 3.8 million people in Ukraine are in need of humanitarian assistance and 2.2 million are suffering as a result of no access to quality health services. 31-Dec-2016
UN experts criticize Ecuador’s ‘str New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News): Five United Nations human rights experts have condemned Ecuador for suppressing civil society following a Government order to close a non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports environmental and indigenous rights. 30-Dec-2016
In December alone, UN food relief agency New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News): In December, the United Nations food aid agency has delivered food or cash to more than a million people in conflict-affected zones in northeast Nigeria, meaning that over half of those in need of urgent humanitarian assistance have now been reached. 30-Dec-2016
Syria: IS cuts off main source of water Aleppo, Dec 30 (IBNS): Creating trouble, militant group ISIS on Friday cut off water for Aleppo city in Syria from its main source, media reports said. 30-Dec-2016
Australian police arrest man for threat Sydney, Dec 30 (IBNS): A 40-year-old man has been arrested by Australian anti terror police for making threats to disrupt proceedings during Sydney's New year's eve celebrations, BBC reported. 30-Dec-2016
China,Nepal to conduct joint military d Beijing, Dec 30 (IBNS): China and Nepal are likely to conduct joint military exercise next year, media reports said. 30-Dec-2016
Gambia: UN chief congratulates President New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called Adam Barrow, the President-elect of Gambia, to congratulate him on his electoral victory and to reiterate the commitment of the United Nations to support a peaceful, timely, and orderly transfer of power. 30-Dec-2016
UN aid wing cites ‘deep concern’ at New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations relief wing on Thursday voiced deep concern at the resurgence of attacks against humanitarian workers in crisis-gripped Central African Republic (CAR). 30-Dec-2016
INTERVIEW: Stop dividing humanity into New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News): Jan Eliasson took up the job of Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations in July 2012, and while the post has been challenging, it has not proved daunting for the Swedish national – a veteran of international affairs, with decades of diplomatic experience in world capitals and conflicts. 30-Dec-2016
UN study reveals record number of demoli New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News): A recently completed United Nations study indicates that during 2016, Israeli authorities demolished or seized 1,089 Palestinian-owned structures throughout the West Bank – including East Jerusalem – thus displacing 1,593 Palestinians and impacting the livelihoods of another 7,101. 30-Dec-2016
Syria: UN envoy welcomes new ceasefire b New York, Dec 30 (Just Earth News): The United Nations envoy for Syria has welcomed the announcement of a nationwide ceasefire between the Government and armed opposition groups that would come into effect at midnight tonight. 30-Dec-2016
UN experts applaud US decision to disman New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News): Two United Nations human rights experts welcomed a decision by the United States to dismantle a national registry program targeting people visiting from countries that are home to active terrorist groups, a program that the experts labelled “discriminatory and ineffective.” 29-Dec-2016
Somalia: Welcoming new Federal Parliamen New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December and warmly congratulated the people of Somalia on this historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020. 29-Dec-2016
Communist Party of China office in Xinji New Delhi/Beijing, Dec 29 (IBNS): Five people died during during an attack on office of ruling Communist Party of China in Xinjiang, according to media reports on Thursday. 29-Dec-2016
UN's 2016 Year in Review: Challenges and New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News): The year 2016 was a challenging one for the international community, with the conflict in Syria worsening despite efforts to end the fighting, escalating violence and insecurity in South Sudan and Yemen, and a five million increase in the number of refugees worldwide. 29-Dec-2016
Iraq: Nearly 115,000 people displaced, 5 New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News): Since operations began to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) two months ago, some 114,042 people have been displaced and as many as one million are out of reach of humanitarian assistance. 29-Dec-2016
After promising start, 2016 has been wor New York, Dec 29 (Just Earth News): After a promising start, the year 2016 has been the worst for civilian casualties so far in the war in Syria, according to the head of a United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry into the Middle Eastern country. 29-Dec-2016
UNESCO condemns murder of journalist in New York, Dec 28 (Just Earth News): Condemning the murder of Filipino journalist Larry Que on 19 December, the head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has called on authorities to investigate his death. 28-Dec-2016
UN expert hails US move placing atheists New York, Dec 28 (Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert on freedom of religion or belief has welcomed the United States' legislative amendments aimed at protecting non-believers and atheists. 28-Dec-2016
UN emergency fund authorizes $3.5 milli New York, Dec 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations fund aimed at rapid humanitarian response for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict has approved $3.5 million for restoring safe education services for schools and other relief activities in storm-hit southwest Haiti. 28-Dec-2016
Somalia: UN, global partners ‘gravely New York, Dec 28 (Just Earth News): The United Nations and other members of the international community have voiced grave concern over recent decisions by Somalia’s National Leadership Forum (NLF) that contravenes the African country’s constitutional electoral processes. 28-Dec-2016
Iraq: UN-Habitat rehabilitates 123 confl New York, Dec 28 (Just Earth News): As part of an urban recovery project in Iraq, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has renovated 123 damaged residential housing units in newly liberated areas so that their rightful owners can live in safety and with dignity. 28-Dec-2016
EU commits additional 7 million euros t New York, Dec 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has received a new pledge of 7 million euros from the European Union to support the UN agency’s work in Iraq, where an estimated 11 million are in need of humanitarian assistance – half of them children. 27-Dec-2016
Black box of ill-fated Russian military Moscow, Dec 27 (IBNS): Black box of the ill-fated Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea has been located, according to media reports. 27-Dec-2016
Syria: 25 IS militants killed Palmyra, Dec 26 (IBNS): Security officials have killed at least 25 IS militants to the east of the 4th Station west of Palmyra area in Syria, media reports said on Monday. 26-Dec-2016
China protests against US bill indicatin Beijing/Washington, Dec 26 (IBNS): China has strongly criticised US President Barack Obama signing defense policy bill on cooperation with Taiwan, according to media reports on Monday. 26-Dec-2016
Philippines battered by typhoon and eart Manila/New Delhi, Dec 26 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale hit the Philippines coast in the wee hours of Monday morning while Powerful typhoon Nock-Tencontinues to batter the nation, according to media sources. 26-Dec-2016
Russian military plane with 91 on board Moscow, Dec 25 (IBNS) In a tragic incident, a Russian defence ministry TU-154 aircraft which had disappeared from the radar with 91 on board, has crashed over the Black Sea, media reports said. 25-Dec-2016
Pope Francis marks Christmas Mass Vatican City, Dec 25 (IBNS): Amid tight security, Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Mass here on Saturday, media reports said. 25-Dec-2016
Grenade blast close to Philippines churc Midsayap, Dec 25 (IBNS): At least 13 people were injured in a grenade blast close to a Catholic church in Midsayap town of Philippines on Saturday, media reports said. 25-Dec-2016
UN General Assembly revises biennial bud New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News): Concluding the main part of its 71st session, the United Nations General Assembly last night adopted 15 texts – 14 resolutions and one decision – recommended by its Fifth Committee which is responsible for administration and budgetary matters. 24-Dec-2016
Amid renewed violence in Somalia's Gaalk New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News): Expressing concern over renewed violence in the Somali city of Gaalkacyo, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for the country, Michael Keating, has called on all parties to honor the ceasefire agreement. 24-Dec-2016
UN chief welcomes Security Council resol New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution which states that the establishment of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, have “no legal validity,” constitute a “flagrant violation” under international law and are a “major obstacle” to a two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace. 24-Dec-2016
At Security Council, UN humanitarian off New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News): Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Syria, a senior United Nations humanitarian official underlined the enormity challenges of the continuing humanitarian operations in the region. 24-Dec-2016
Liberia: Security Council extends UN Mis New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News): Adopting a resolution on Friday, the United Nations Security Council decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), for the final time, until 30 March 2018 and adjusted its mandate to comprise protection of civilians, reform of justice and security institutions, protection and promotion of human rights, public information activities, and protection of UN personnel and installations. 24-Dec-2016
HERstory: A celebration of leading women New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News): A celebration of women’s achievements has been taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York this month, through photography. On 13 December 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Secretary-General-designate António Guterres attended the launch by the Group of Friends for Gender Parity of an historic exhibit to illuminate some of the crucial contributions that women have made throughout the world body’s history – or, as they refer to it, ‘herstory.’ 24-Dec-2016
UN rights experts urge Mexico to focus New York, Dec 24 (Just Earth News): Concluding a ten-day visit to Mexico, the United Nations Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture urged the authorities to redouble its efforts to fight impunity and to immediately adopt the General Law on Torture, in full conformity with relevant international standards. 24-Dec-2016
DR Congo: ‘Heavy-handed and irresponsi New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News): Amid reports that dozens of people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in recent days, the top United Nations human rights official has warned that repression of dissenting voices and a heavy-handed and irresponsible response to the protests risk provoking more violence and could cause further conflict in the country. 23-Dec-2016
Final trial results confirm Ebola vaccin New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News): The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has said that an experimental Ebola vaccine has been found to be highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea. 23-Dec-2016
Latest Mediterranean tragedy pushes numb New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News): Highlighting that the number of causalities in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of about 100 people feared to have drowned, the United Nations refugee agency has called on countries to increase pathways for admission of refugees. 23-Dec-2016
Libyan flight hijack: Hijakcers surrende Valletta, Dec 23 (IBNS): The hijakcers, who had hijacked a Libyan flight and forcefully made it to land in Malta, have surrendered. 23-Dec-2016
Berlin attack: IS acknowledges death of Berlin, Dec 23 (IBNS): Militant group Islamic State has recognized the killing of Berlin attack suspect. 23-Dec-2016
Libyan flight hijack: 109 passengers res Valletta, Dec 23 (IBNS): 109 passengers have been rescued from the hijacked Libyan flight which was forced to land in Malta, officials said on Friday. 23-Dec-2016
Libyan flight hijack: 65 passengers rele Valletta, Dec 23 (IBNS): Sixty five passengers traveling in the hijacked Libyan flight, that has been forcefully landed in Malta, were released on Friday, officials said. 23-Dec-2016
Libyan plane hijakced, lands in Malta Valletta, Dec 23 (IBNS): A Libyan plane, carrying 118 people on board, was hijacked and then forced to land in Malta, media reports said. 23-Dec-2016
'Hijacked' Libyan passenger plane lands Valletta, Dec 23 (IBNS): In a possible hijack, a Libyan passenger plane has been forced to land in Malta, media reports said. 23-Dec-2016
Berlin attack suspect shot dead in Milan Berlin, Dec 23 (IBNS): The man, who is suspected to have carried out the attack in Germany's Berlin city recently, has been shot dead by police in Milan, media reports said. 23-Dec-2016
Thousands leave war-ravaged Aleppo as New York, Dec 23 (Just Earth News): A “very large, dangerous, difficult and complex evacuation” entered its final phase on Friday–mainly from eastern Aleppo and from the two villages Foah and Kefraya – a senior United Nations humanitarian envoy announced, adding that it is “now a race against the clock and the winter to provide safety for the desperate people that have been trapped in the besieged city. 23-Dec-2016
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