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UN to convene Yemen talks early next mon

New York, Aug 3 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen announced on Thursday that after two years of stalled talks on resolving the crisis in the country, he plans to invite the warring parties to Geneva on 6 September for a round of peace consultations.

03-Aug-2018
Human rights experts denounce Trump’s

New York, Aug 3 (IBNS): The United Nations expert on free expression has condemned President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on the press, warning that the US leader’s rhetoric is eroding public trust in the media and could spark violence against journalists.

03-Aug-2018
UN-backed meeting of African States targ

New York, Aug 3 (IBNS): Regional security topped the agenda of a United Nations-backed joint summit on Central and West Africa searching, among other things, for a practical approach to fighting terrorism.

03-Aug-2018
Haiti: UN agricultural development fund

New York, Aug 3 (IBNS): With many rural areas in Haiti still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) announced on Thursday that it is investing $10.8 million help restore agricultural productivity in some the worst affected areas of the island nation.

03-Aug-2018
Australia: Dog attack kills 14-month-old

Melbourne, Aug 2 (IBNS): A 14-month-old girl was mauled to death by a dog in Australia's Victoria state.

02-Aug-2018
Trump thanks Kim's 'kind action' as rema

Washington/Pyongyang, Aug 2 (IBNS): Showering lavish praise, US President Donald Trump has thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the latter's 'kind action', hours after remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War reached Hawaii.

02-Aug-2018
Zimbabwe: Post polls violence kills thre

Harare: At least three people were killed as Harare witnessed a massive violence following Monday's presidential election in Zimbabwe.

02-Aug-2018
UN launches guide for countries to impro

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): The UN Statistics Division and the World Bank launched  a new guide on Wednesday to help nations worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries, better manage data that contains geographical information – known officially as geospatial data.

02-Aug-2018
‘Exercise restraint,’ UN urges Zimba

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): After reported attacks on demonstrators protesting election results in Zimbabwe that have left three dead, the United Nations called on the country’s leaders on Wednesday to reject any form of violence.

02-Aug-2018
UN officials call for children’s right

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Children’s rights continue to be violated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel, according to three leading UN officials in the region who on Wednesday called on all parties responsible to take concrete and immediate steps to “allow children to live free of fear and to realize all their rights”.

02-Aug-2018
Yemen: Attacks on water facilities, civi

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Ongoing violence and attacks on civilian infrastructure in Hudaydah directly threaten hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Yemen, according to the head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a statement released on Wednesday

02-Aug-2018
Mexico flight crash leaves 85 injured

Durango, Aug 1 (IBNS): At least 85 people were injured as a flight in which they were traveling crashed in Mexico'so Durango state, media reports said on Wednesday.

01-Aug-2018
UN calls on Saudi Arabia to release jail

New York, Aug 1 (IBNS): Concerned over the continuing arrests and “apparently arbitrary detentions” of human rights defenders – including campaigners who lobbied for an end to the ban on women driving – the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) on Tuesday called on Saudi Arabia to “unconditionally” release all those being held.

01-Aug-2018
UN human rights body strongly condemns r

New York, Aug 1 (IBNS): The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday, denouncing last week’s brutal killings and raids by members of the terrorist group ISIL, in Sweida, south-west Syria.

01-Aug-2018
As thousands flee violence in Nicaragua,

New York, Aug 1 (IBNS): As thousands flee mounting political tensions, violence and serious human rights violations in Nicaragua, the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, has called for international solidarity and more support for the countries hosting those who are joining the exodus.

01-Aug-2018
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