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Amsterdam: Suspect shot after double sta

Amsterdam, Aug 31 (IBNS): At least two people were wounded in a stabbing incident in Netherland's Amsterdam city on Friday, media reports said.

31-Aug-2018
5.1 earthquake hits Greece, no casualty

Athens, Aug 31 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit central Greece on Friday, as per US Geological Survey (USGS).

31-Aug-2018
Australian Police arrest Sri Lankan man

Melbourne, Aug 31 (IBNS): The Australian police on Friday said they have arrested a Sri Lankan man on charges of terrorism.

31-Aug-2018
Truck carrying WFP food hit in Yemen's H

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is gravely concerned about an incident on 29 August involving a truck under contract to WFP that came under shelling while delivering life-saving food assistance in the war-torn district of Al Tuhayta in Yemen’s southern Hodeidah governorate.

31-Aug-2018
Polish minister says no to burqa; no mos

London, Aug 31 (IBNS): Polish lawmaker Dominik Tarczynski has said that he supports the burqa ban, stepping in the ongoing debate.

31-Aug-2018
Australia's Catholic Church rejects reco

Canberra, Aug 31 (IBNS): Australia's Catholic Church has rejected a recommendation that priests should report confessed sexual abuse.

31-Aug-2018
Cambodia: Australian filmmaker James Ric

Phnom Pehn, Aug 31 (IBNS): An Australian filmmaker has been jailed in Cambodia after a court in the country found him guilty of espionage.

31-Aug-2018
Security Council extends mandate of UN I

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): In a unanimous action, the United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in Lebanon until 31 August next year.

31-Aug-2018
Guinea-Bissau: Upcoming elections vital

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): Highlighting the importance of the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, the top United Nations official in the country reiterated the importance of “far-reaching” reforms to prevent a relapse into political and institutional instability.

31-Aug-2018
UN envoy says he ‘is ready to go to Id

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): A massive military escalation by the Government of Syria to retake Idlib risks a “worst case scenario”,  United Nations negotiator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

31-Aug-2018
London to witness bikini clad giant ball

London, Aug 30 (IBNS): A caricature of London Mayor Sadiq Khan in a giant balloon is all set to fly over Parliament Square on Sept 1.

30-Aug-2018
Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi should have res

Naypyidaw, Aug 30 (IBNS): The outgoing head of United Nations Human Rights said that following the Rohingya crisis, Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi should have stepped down.

30-Aug-2018
As conflicts become more complex, ‘med

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): As war and the mediation of peace have become increasingly complex, innovative thinking is needed to save and improve the lives of millions, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday.

30-Aug-2018
Syria: UN chief warns Idlib offensive ma

New York, Aug 30(IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the growing risk of a humanitarian catastrophe should a full-scale military operation take place in Syria’s war-battered Idlib province.

30-Aug-2018
UN rights office calls for action to end

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): The United Nations on Wednesday called for urgent action to address the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, where “repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue … as the world looks away.”

30-Aug-2018
Nuclear test ban treaty critical to glob

New York, Aug30 (IBNS): Every effort should be made to bring a global treaty into force that prevents more countries from developing nuclear weapons, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

30-Aug-2018
Half the world’s refugee children not

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): With more and more children forced to leave their homes, over half of the world’s school-aged refugees are now out of education, the United Nations refugee agency said in a new report released on Wednesday.

30-Aug-2018
UN chief calls for Security Council to w

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are still not suitable for the safe, voluntary, and sustainable return of Rohingya refugees to their home, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

29-Aug-2018
UN Security Council urged to act against

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): A further escalation of violence in Syria’s Idlib governorate could create a humanitarian emergency “at a scale not yet seen through this crisis,” a senior United Nations aid official warned the Security Council on Tuesday.

29-Aug-2018
All sides in Yemen conflict could be gui

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS):Parties on both sides of the conflict in Yemen have perpetrated – and continue to perpetrate – possible war crimes and other violations with a “total disregard” for the suffering of millions of civilians, United Nations-appointed human rights investigators said on Tuesday.

29-Aug-2018
French Environment Minister resigns duri

Paris, Aug 28 (IBNS): Citing his disapproval of government policies and efforts to tackle climate change, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot on Tuesday quit his position during a live radio interview.

28-Aug-2018
Yemen: United Nations experts point to p

Geneva, Aug 28 (IBNS): Information documented by the Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen strongly suggests that parties to the armed conflict have perpetrated, and continue to perpetrate, violations and crimes under international law.

28-Aug-2018
International tourism arrivals hit recor

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): The number of people travelling abroad has hit its highest level since 2010, according to data from the Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

28-Aug-2018
Respect for fundamental rights and freed

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Confidence and consensus around key issues are still required ahead of this year’s presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Security Council heard on Monday.

28-Aug-2018
Myanmar military leaders must face genoc

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Top military commanders in Myanmar should be investigated and prosecuted for the “gravest” crimes against civilians under international law, including genocide, United Nations-appointed investigatorssaid on Monday.

28-Aug-2018
Pope maintains silence after senior Arch

Dublin/Vatican City, Aug 27 (IBNS): Ending his two day Ireland visit, Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic world, chose silence as journalists questioned him about his role in suppressing sexual abuse committed by a former US priest, as alleged by a senior Archbishop.

27-Aug-2018
North Korea to release detained Japanese

Pyongyang, Aug 27 (IBNS): After detaining a Japanese tourist for nearly a month, North Korea has agreed to release him on humanitarian grounds, reports said on Monday.

27-Aug-2018
UN condemns attack that leaves one ‘bl

New York, Aug 26 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the attack on 23 August by presumed anti-Balaka elements on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in which one peacekeeper from Burundi was killed.

26-Aug-2018
China hotel fire leaves 19 dead

Harbin, Aug 25 (IBNS): A fire, which broke out at a hotel in China's  Harbin city on Saturday left at least 19 people dead, media reports said.

25-Aug-2018
Fire breaks out in China hotel, 18 die

Harbin, Aug 25 (IBNS): A fire, which broke out at a hotel in Harbin city of China, claimed 18 lives on Saturday, media reports said.

25-Aug-2018
UN Security Council welcomes results of

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): The members of the Security Council on Friday welcomed the publication of the final results of the presidential polls in Mali, which saw the re-election of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and insisted on the urgent need to accelerate the implementation of the peace agreement.

25-Aug-2018
UN agency chiefs condemn Saudi-coalition

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): The UN humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, and the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, have condemned the deadly air strike in Hudaydah governorate, in western Yemen, that killed at least 26 children and four women on Thursday.

25-Aug-2018
Rohingya emergency one year on: UN says

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): Significant progress has been made in protecting hundreds of thousands Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in the 12 months since they fled violence in Myanmar, but lives “will once again be at risk” if funding is not urgently secured, UN officials said on Friday.

25-Aug-2018
Central America: drought, resulting crop

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): Recent drought has led to the loss of some 280,000 hectares of beans and maize in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, potentially affecting the food and nutrition situation of more than two million people, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.

25-Aug-2018
Malcolm Turnbull removed internally, Sco

Canberra, Aug 24 (IBNS): Ending a week-long political drama, Malcolm Turnbull faced the axe as his colleagues chose treasurer Scott Morrison as the new Prime Minister and their new leader, following a closely fought internal vote.

24-Aug-2018
Embrace ‘people-centered multilaterali

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS):Thursday afternoon, the 67th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference concluded, pledging to “uplift those whose human rights are most under threat and to protect our planet by living in harmony with nature.”

24-Aug-2018
ISIL continues to pose a ‘serious chal

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Despite serious military setbacks, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) may still have around 20,000 fighters and is continuing its dangerous transformation into a covert global network, while focusing on the activities of its regional offshoots, the United Nations Security Council was told.

24-Aug-2018
Economy on a steady rise in Latin Americ

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Amid external uncertainty and volatility, the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean will grow by an average of 1.5 per cent this year, thanks to a rebound in private consumption and a slight increase in investment, according to a United Nations flagship report issued on Thursday.

24-Aug-2018
Remembering slave trade offers chance to

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): Remembering slave trade offers chance to raise awareness, ‘oppose all forms of modern slavery’ – UNESCO

24-Aug-2018
Greater support needed for refugees and

New York, Aug 24 (IBNS): As hundreds of Venezuelans continue to pour into neighbouring countries due to social and political upheaval at home, the heads of the United Nations refugee and migration agencies called for greater international support to meet the most basic needs of the displaced.

24-Aug-2018
Amid ruckus, government suspends Austral

Canberra, Aug 23 (IBNS): The political battle over leadership in Australia has forced its government to suspend the country's parliament, reports said.

23-Aug-2018
UNICEF warns of ‘lost generation’ of

New York, Aug 23 (IBNS): The refugee crisis in Bangladesh sparked by the mass exodus of people from Myanmar almost a year ago risks creating a “lost generation” of Rohingya children who lack the life skills they will need in future, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

23-Aug-2018
‘Finding global solutions for global p

New York, Aug 23 (IBNS): The 67th United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) Conference kicked off today at UN Headquarters in New York, with speeches affirming the importance of multilateralism, closer partnerships between the UN and civil society, and the role that young people have to play.

23-Aug-2018
Humanitarian aid in Middle East should n

New York, Aug 23 (IBNS): Recurring cycles of violence in the Middle East highlight the need for international efforts to prevent hostilities, provide humanitarian aid and support Palestinian reconciliation, the UN’s political chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

23-Aug-2018
UN remembers Kofi Annan: A leader who pu

New York, Aug 23 (IBNS): Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan was remembered on Wednesday as the embodiment of the global Organization that works to improve the lives of men and women worldwide.

23-Aug-2018
Facebook and Instagram take down 652 pag

Menlo Park, Aug 22 (IBNS): Social media giant Facebook has notified that it has taken down several pages, groups and accounts from its website and Instagram's for 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' on the sites.

22-Aug-2018
Rain prayer underscores Eid gathering in

Canberra, Aug 22 (IBNS): Muslims in Australia gathered and prayed for rain during an event on the occasion of Eid on Tuesday, reports said.

22-Aug-2018
Australian cabinet, PM Turnbull plagued

Canberra, Aug 22 (IBNS): A day after surviving a leadership challenge by a narrow margin, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's discomforts have have grown many folds by a series of mass resignation from his colleagues.

22-Aug-2018
Stop and listen’ to victims of terrori

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS): Recognizing the impact of terrorism on the lives of ordinary people worldwide is the focus of the first observance of an international day that honours victims and survivors.

22-Aug-2018
UN chief welcomes event reuniting famili

New York, Aug 22 (IBNS): The decision to allow scores of people from South Korea to reunite with their relatives north of the border has been welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

22-Aug-2018
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