Title Description Posted Date
Syria: Missile strikes on military sites

Damascus, Apr 30 (IBNS): Missiles strikes on military sites in northern Syria have killed several people, including Iranians, media reports said.

30-Apr-2018
Sajid Javid appointed as Britain's new i

London, Apr 30 (IBNS): The UK government on Monday appointed Sajid Javid as the next interior minister of the country.

30-Apr-2018
Kabul attacks: Death toll rises to 29, I

Kabul, Apr 30 (IBNS): The death toll in the twin attacks which rocked Afghanistan's Kabul on Monday morning has risen to 29.

30-Apr-2018
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to visi

Beijing, Apr 30 (IBNS):  Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit   Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)  this week, officials said on Monday.

30-Apr-2018
British Home Secretary Amber Rudd quits

London, Apr 30 (IBNS): British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has quit from her position over an illegal immigration policy controversy, reports said on Monday. 

30-Apr-2018
Afghanistan: Rocket explosion kills thre

Kabul, Apr 29 (IBNS): At least three people were killed as a rocket exploded in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, media reports said.

29-Apr-2018
Students gather at UN to ‘Remember Sla

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): Students from around the world joined United Nations and Government officials in New York on Friday to celebrate the contributions made by the people of African descent, beginning from the time they were taken from their countries and forced into generations of servitude.

28-Apr-2018
South Sudan: Peace process under threat

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): Surging violence in parts of South Sudan is putting thousands of war-weary civilians at risk and endangering the fragile peace process in the world’s youngest nation, the United Nations peacekeeping mission there has warned.

28-Apr-2018
UN agency urges Greece to upgrade condit

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): Some 2,900 mostly Syrian and Iraqi families have arrived in Evros this month, with eight others losing their lives trying to cross the Evros River from Turkey – prompting the United Nations refugee agency to call on the Greek Government to improve the conditions at its reception area.

28-Apr-2018
Colombia: UN food relief agency seeks ur

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): The United Nations emergency food relief agency has issued an urgent appeal for nearly $46 million to feed some 350,000 impoverished migrants who crossed the border from Venezuela into Colombia, as well as host communities with pre-existing vulnerabilities.

28-Apr-2018
UN encourages Korean leaders to act swif

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): Following Friday’s summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea, Secretary-General António Guterres and other top officials expressed hope that the two countries would swiftly implement all agreed actions, including ridding the Peninsula of nuclear weapons.

28-Apr-2018
UN rights experts voice concerns about â

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns about racism rooted in the fabric of the United Kingdom’s society, given the disproportionate number of people of African descent and of ethnic minorities dying due to excessive use of force by State security.

28-Apr-2018
Prince William, Kate name their new chil

London, Apr 27 (IBNS): Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have named their new born child as Louis Arthur Charles, officials said on Friday.

27-Apr-2018
North and South Korea announce to end Ko

Seoul, Apr 27 (IBNS):  North and South Korea will formally end a 65-year-old Korean war this year with the signing of a peace treaty, the two countries engaged in over six decades of hostilities since 1950s announced in a joint declaration Friday, scripting what is apparently a new chapter in peace in the region.

27-Apr-2018
Donald Trump to visit Britain in July: B

Washington/London, Apr 27 (IBNS):  British top diplomat Boris Johnson has confirmed that US President Donald Trump will visit England July.

27-Apr-2018
Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae-in shake hands ahe

Seoul, Apr 27 (IBNS): Ahead of the landmark summit, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South's President Moon Jae-in shook hands over the Military Demarcation Line on Friday .

27-Apr-2018
Make mine Darjeeling: Locally identified

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): Not just any peppers, but white Penja peppers, grown in volcanic soil in the Cameroon; not just any cabbage, but Futog cabbage, cultivated alongside the Danube in Serbia. The rising number of products with a specific and certified geographic origin, it turns out, not only have cachet among gourmands: they are also providing large economic and social benefits to rural areas and can foster sustainable development, according to a new study released by the UN agriculture agency.

27-Apr-2018
‘Gaza is about to explode,’ UN envoy

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is continuing with no prospects for a political resolution and “Gaza is about to explode,” a senior United Nations official said Thursday, urging both sides to avoid further clashes along the enclave’s border. 

27-Apr-2018
Make every day a day for girls in ICT, s

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): From Switzerland to Somalia girls are creating their own apps; they are programming the robots they build. On Girls in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Day, the United Nations is urging more girls to pursue careers in the fast-paced science and tech industry, generally regarded as a ‘boys-only’ club.

27-Apr-2018
Women’s innovation, creativity take ce

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): The United Nations agency behind  World Intellectual Property Day is calling for greater participation of women in the field of innovation and creativity to reap maximum benefits for society.

27-Apr-2018
Visiting Ethiopia, UN human rights chief

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday expressed hope that Ethiopia continues its economic development in which human rights are respected and people can freely speak their minds about public policies.

27-Apr-2018
DPRK is moving in right direction: White

Washington, Apr 26 (IBNS): White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders on Wednesday said the US feels that North Korea is moving 'in the right direction' on the Korean Peninsula denuclearization issue.

26-Apr-2018
At Security Council, UN chief calls for

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): Peacebuilding and sustaining peace require a more coherent United Nations strategy, as well a ‘quantum leap’ in funding activities that prevent the outbreak, escalation, continuation and recurrence of conflict, Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday.

26-Apr-2018
DPRK’s suspension of missile tests sho

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The world’s nuclear proliferation watchdog has welcomed the announcement by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend its nuclear and missile tests and shut down its Punggye-ri atomic test site.

26-Apr-2018
UN-backed programme logs record high coc

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): UN-trained law enforcement units have intercepted huge shipments of illegal drugs being trafficked through seaports this year, including 2.8 tons of cocaine at Brazil’s Port Santos, the largest such seizure in the port’s history.

26-Apr-2018
UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): International donors at a United Nations-European Union humanitarian conference pledged nearly $4.4 billion on Wednesday to fund critical aid programmes in war-torn Syria throughout 2018.

26-Apr-2018
Get malaria response ‘back on track,â€

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): Marking World Malaria Day, the head of the United Nations health agency on Wednesday stressed the need to get the global response against the disease back on track while acknowledging progress that had helped avert millions of malaria deaths, especially among children, since 2000.

26-Apr-2018
UN enlists youth in combat against viole

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): With one in four of the world’s 1.2 billion youth affected by some sort of violence or armed conflict, the United Nations on Tuesday launched a project to support new, youth-driven initiatives in education, science, culture and the media to prevent violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

25-Apr-2018
UN-EU conference on future of Syria open

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): With the conflict in Syria into its eighth bloody year and human suffering worsening by the day, the United Nations and partners on Tuesday made a major appeal for additional funds, as well as for reinvigorating the stalled UN-led Geneva talks.

25-Apr-2018
Vaccines are protecting more children th

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): At the start of World Immunization Week , the United Nations on Tuesday said that while vaccines are protecting more children than ever, more countries need to make immunization a priority, because more than one million children still die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases.

25-Apr-2018
Nicaragua: UN chief calls on all sides t

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his concern about the casualties in recent protests in Nicaragua, and called for restraint on all sides.

25-Apr-2018
World leaders gather at UN to renew comm

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Calling for more diplomacy, dialogue and mediation to head off conflicts before they break out, United Nations officials urged a gathering of world leaders on Tuesday to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of the UN’s work.

25-Apr-2018
New UN-backed action plan promotes hirin

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): A newly-launched action plan that encourages employers to expand job opportunities for refugees aims to be a “win-win situation” for both sides, as well as host communities, according to a senior United Nations official.

25-Apr-2018
Armenia: Welcoming peaceful nature of pr

New York, Apr 25 (IBNS): Following the resignation of Armenia’s Prime Minister in the wake of mass protests, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the continued respect of the rule of law and human rights, as well as for the maintenance of peace and stability in Armenia and the wider region.

25-Apr-2018
Yemen: President's assassination will no

Sana'a, Apr 24 (IBNS): Abdulmalik Al-Houthi, the leader of Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement, said in a televised speech that the assassination of party President Saleh al-Sammad will not break the will of his countrymen.

24-Apr-2018
A new bond with nature is goal of UN’s

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Harmony with Nature – living a better quality of life while minimizing the use of toxic materials and preserving natural resources – was the focus of the International Mother Earth Day celebration Monday at the United Nations.

24-Apr-2018
Security sector reform ‘core elementâ€

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Top United Nations officials have underscored the importance of security sector reform, which they say could mean the difference between peace and conflict, and between life and death.

24-Apr-2018
UN chief condemns airstrikes on civilian

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation into recent airstrikes on civilians in Yemen, which claimed at least 50 lives, including children, and injured many others.

24-Apr-2018
At development financing forum, top UN o

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): The United Nations will support countries’ path to sustainable development by brokering partnerships, pursuing innovative finance, leveraging resources and building the necessary capacities, senior officials said Monday, highlighting the need for a change of mind-set from “short-termism” to long-term investments.

24-Apr-2018
With threat of nuclear weapon use growin

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): The United Nations disarmament chief said on Monday that the world today faces similar challenges to the context that gave birth to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and that the threat of use of nuclear weapons is growing.

24-Apr-2018
Youth ‘the missing peace’ to tacklin

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): Tapping the potential and creativity of young people is indispensable to prevent conflict and build peace, the United Nations youth envoy said Monday, urging governments to create conditions that allow their meaningful participation in civic and political lives.

24-Apr-2018
Unity in Security Council was key to rec

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): The unity within the Security Council played an essential role in creating the positive momentum that led to a decision by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to suspend nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United Nations chief said Monday, noting however that the 15-member body has so far failed to achieve such unity to tackle the Syrian crisis.

24-Apr-2018
Imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist to r

New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): A photojournalist who has been in jail for nearly five years after being arrested for covering a demonstration in Cairo has been selected to receive this year’s press freedom prize from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

24-Apr-2018
Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to thir

London, Apr 23 (IBNS): A new member joined the Royal family in Britain on Monday when the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy in a London hospital.

 

23-Apr-2018
Theresa May greets Kate Middleton and Pr

London, Apr 23 (IBNS): British Prime Minister Theresa May has greeted Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, for giving birth to a baby boy on Monday.

23-Apr-2018
Kate Middleton gives birth to baby boy,

London, Apr 23 (IBNS): The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has given birth to a baby boy at St Mary's Hospital in London on Monday.

23-Apr-2018
Paris attacks suspect jailed for 20 year

Brussels, Apr 23 (IBNS): In a significant development, a Belgium court on Monday jailed 2015 Paris attacks suspect  Salah Abdeslam for 20 years  over a gunfight that led to his arrest.

23-Apr-2018
Road mishap in Saudi Arabia kills 4 Brit

Riyadh, Apr 23 (IBNS):  A coach crash in Saudi Arabia has left at least four Britons dead, media reports said.

23-Apr-2018
Duchess of Cambridge Catherine admitted

London, Apr 23 (IBNS): The Duchess of Cambridge Catherine, who is expecting her third child, has been admitted to hospital, officials said.

23-Apr-2018
Kate Middleton goes into labour, pregnan

London, Apr 23 (IBNS): The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, has reportedly gone in labour.

23-Apr-2018
Web Analytics