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Explosion at security service building i

Moscow, Oct 31 (IBNS): At least one person was killed and three others were hurt when an explosion rocked the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) building in the northwestern city of Arkhangelsk, media reports said on Wednesday.

31-Oct-2018
Exercise ‘utmost restraint’ in easte

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): After a lull in fighting in Ukraine over the summer, the last few weeks have seen a sharp rise in civilian deaths, more than half of which are due to landmines and explosive remnants of war, the United Nations top political official said on Tuesday.

31-Oct-2018
Nigeria: Awareness-raising radio show on

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): A radio series was launched on Tuesday in Nigeria by the UN migration agency (IOM) to sensitize vulnerable people seeking to pursue economic opportunities abroad on the perils of irregular migration – migration done outside the regulated frameworks – and provide information on pathways to migrate legally and safely.

31-Oct-2018
Weekly migration of 1.4m to cities can c

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The migration of some 1.4 million people every week to cities around the world “can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters’” according to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.

31-Oct-2018
UN rights chief says ‘bar must be set

New York, Oct 31 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief pressed on Tuesday for an impartial, investigation into the “shockingly brazen” murder of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

31-Oct-2018
80,000 youngsters at risk in DRC after f

Tens of thousands of children who have been forcibly returned from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need help urgently, UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

31-Oct-2018
Social media Illusion: An image of a cro

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): A simple picture of a pet owner's cat has left the internet amazed and surprised for the past couple of days.

30-Oct-2018
Twitter considers removing 'Like' button

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): Micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday said it is considering removing the heart-shaped 'Like'.

30-Oct-2018
Rich economies not a promise of educatio

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): High national wealth does not guarantee equal access to a quality education, a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) suggests.

30-Oct-2018
Halt death sentences on children, UN rig

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): Saudi Arabia has been urged by United Nations human rights experts to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were under the age of 18.

30-Oct-2018
10,000 Indonesia quake survivors to rece

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): More than 2,000 emergency tents have been delivered by the UN to the people worst affected by the devastating earquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi in Indonesia in September, 2018.

30-Oct-2018
10,000 Indonesia quake survivors to rece

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): More than 2,000 emergency tents have been delivered by the UN to the people worst affected by the devastating earquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi in Indonesia in September, 2018.

30-Oct-2018
Aid convoy for north-east Syria postpone

New York, Oct 30 (IBNS): A humanitarian convoy carrying relief aid for tens of thousands of “desperate” civilians in north-eastern Syria who have not received aid since January this year, has been postponed owing to security concerns along its route, the United Nations top humanitarian official said on Monday.

30-Oct-2018
Jakarta: Flight with 189 people crashes,

Jakarta, Oct 29 (IBNS):  In a tragic development, a Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane, which was carrying 189 passengers, crashed after taking off from Jakarta city in Indonesia on Monday, media reports said.

29-Oct-2018
Lion Air plane with 189 passengers crash

Jakarta, Oct 29 (IBNS):  A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane, which was carrying 189 passengers, crashed after taking off from Jakarta city in Indonesia on Monday, media reports said.

29-Oct-2018
Indonesia: Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger

Jakarta, Oct 29 (IBNS):  A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane came down crashing minutes after taking off from Jakarta on Monday, media reports said.

29-Oct-2018
Leicester City owner killed in helicopte

London, Oct 29 (IBNS): Football club Leicester City has confirmed its owner has died in a helicopter crash outside the stadium on Sunday.

29-Oct-2018
Indonesian Lion Air aircraft goes missin

Jakarta, Oct 29 (IBNS):  A Lion Air passenger plane went missing after taking off from Indonesia's Jakarta city on Monday, media reports said.

29-Oct-2018
UN chief calls for ‘united front’ ag

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The UN Secretary-General said on Saturday he was “deeply shocked” by a deadly mass-shooting inside a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh, which reportedly left 11 people dead and several others wounded, some critically.

28-Oct-2018
Mali: Two peacekeepers dead after dawn a

New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country.

28-Oct-2018
Helicopter believed to be carrying Leice

London, Oct 28 (IBNS): The Leicester City owner's helicopter has crashed in a car park outside the club's ground after it left the ground following a premier league match featuring the English club.

28-Oct-2018
The Netherlands issues its first gender

Amsterdam, Oct 27 (IBNS): Last week, The Netherlands created history after issuing its first ever gender neutral passport.

27-Oct-2018
‘Bring to life’ precious moments cau

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): Old, grainy film and video footage from years gone by, not only stirs powerful memories – it’s also a vital resource for future generations, the United Nations cultural agency has highlighted, urging everyone to safeguard audio-visual heritage and make archives more accessible.

27-Oct-2018
Syrian Government's ‘different underst

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): The difficulties of “keeping everyone onboard” an agreed path to peace in Syria highlights that “radically different” approaches are likely doomed to failure, the out-going United Nations Special Envoy for the war-torn country warned on Friday.

27-Oct-2018
Over 330,000 Congolese migrants at risk

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on Friday warned that the forcible mass expulsion of Congolese migrants from Angola has resulted in “serious human rights violations by security forces on both sides of the border” and left at least 330,000 returnees in an “extremely precarious situation”.

27-Oct-2018
Jordan flash flooding: UN chief ‘sadde

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday that he was “deeply saddened by the loss of life and extensive damage” that occurred from large-scale flash flooding near the Dead Sea, in Jordan, which reportedly swept away a bus carrying pupils and staff on a school trip.

27-Oct-2018
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu visits Oman

Jerusalem, Oct 27 (IBNS): Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu visited Oman on Friday and met the Sultan of the nation Qaboos Ben Sa'id.

27-Oct-2018
6.8 earthquake hits Greece, no injury

Athens, Oct 26 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hit Mouzaki area of Greece on Friday, as per the USGS website.

26-Oct-2018
‘Deteriorating’ human rights in Bela

New York, Oct 26 (IBNS): A crackdown on free speech is the latest worrying development amid the deteriorating, “wholescale oppression” of human rights in Belarus, an independent expert told the UN General Assembly, on Thursday.

26-Oct-2018
UN rights chief denounces Burundi for

New York, Oct 26 (IBNS): The top United Nations human rights official has called on Burundi to “immediately retract” its threat to try and prosecute members of a UN Commission of Inquiry into rights abuses in the central African nation.

26-Oct-2018
‘Crippling to our credibility’ that

New York, Oct 26 (IBNS): Despite greater participation of women in building and sustaining peace and the recognition from all quarters of the value they bring, the realities on the ground show that much more remains to be done, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told Security Council members on Thursday.

26-Oct-2018
Accountability for atrocities in Myanmar

New York, Oct 25 (IBNS): Continued denial of the facts and evidence of gross human rights violations by Myanmar is a clear indication of the country’s “lack of interest” in establishing a fully functioning democracy based on individual rights and freedoms, two United Nations independent experts have underscored.

25-Oct-2018
Myanmar military leaders must face genoc

New York, Oct 25 (IBNS): Continued denial of the facts and evidence of gross human rights violations by Myanmar is a clear indication of the country’s “lack of interest” in establishing a fully functioning democracy based on individual rights and freedoms, two United Nations independent experts have underscored.

25-Oct-2018
Funding boost for sustainable developmen

New York, Oct 25 (IBNS): In a declaration agreed at the close of the 2018 UN World Data Forum in Dubai on Wednesday, leaders in the field agreed on measures to boost funding for data and statistical analysis, to speed up progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

25-Oct-2018
Those who produce food are among world

New York, Oct 25 (IBNS): Agricultural workers have the hardest time accessing food for themselves, and are often excluded from national labour and social protection frameworks, a United Nations independent human rights expert said on Tuesday.

25-Oct-2018
‘Never give up’: UN chief urges all

New York, Oct 25 (IBNS): Marking the 2018 United Nations Day, which falls on 24 October, Secretary-General António Guterres is urging the men and women of the UN, and those they serve, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges.

25-Oct-2018
Cabinet approves creation of one post of

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IBNS): The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the creation of one post of Director in the basic pay of Rs. 2,25,000/- (fixed) plus NPA but not exceeding Rs.2,37,500/- each for new AIIMS at Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Bathinda (Punjab), Guwahati (Assam), Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) and Deoghar (Jharkhand).

24-Oct-2018
NATO Deputy Secretary General to partici

Brussels, Oct 24 (IBNS): The NATO Deputy Secretary General, Rose Gottemoeller, will travel to Beijing from Oct 24-26, an official release said.

24-Oct-2018
Half the population of Yemen at risk of

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): Around 14 million people in Yemen, or half the total population of the country, are facing “pre-famine conditions,” said the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, in a briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday.

24-Oct-2018
Dramatic funding shortages a ‘severe c

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, has been describing how ordinary Gazans are scraping by on just four hours of electricity per day due to fuel shortages, putting many in “a terrible situation” as the winter months approach.

24-Oct-2018
Feeding families remains complex task in

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): Nearly a million Syrians have headed home amid improving security, only to find houses destroyed and livelihoods lost said the United Nations emergency food relief agency on Tuesday, leaving many civilians still reliant on aid.

24-Oct-2018
‘Reasons to hope’ for sustainable pe

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): The top United Nations official in the Central African Republic (CAR), said on Tuesday he is “hopeful that the necessary foundations to build sustainable peace” have been established and that long-lasting stability will depend on the will of its people, and support from the international community.

24-Oct-2018
UN expert calls for international invest

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): The UN independent expert on freedom of opinion and expression, has said he’s “very disappointed” that Member States have so far failed to back calls for an independent international investigation into the “evident murder” of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

24-Oct-2018
French full-body veil ban, violated wome

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IBNS): Following complaints by two French Muslim women, fined for wearing a full-body veil or niqab, a UN Committee of independent human rights experts ruled in their favour on Tuesday, stating that their freedom to practice their religion had been infringed.

24-Oct-2018
‘Never give up’: UN chief urges all

New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): Marking the 2018 United Nations Day, which falls on 24 October, Secretary-General António Guterres is urging the men and women of the UN, and those they serve, to “never give up” tackling the world’s many challenges.

24-Oct-2018
Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'planned da

Ankara, Oct 23 (IBNS):  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned days in advance.

23-Oct-2018
Student killed during US university camp

New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): The police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a University of Utah student outside of a dormitory on the campus, media reports said on Tuesday.

23-Oct-2018
Iraq: Car bomb blast in Mosul leaves 10

Mosul, Oct 23 (IBNS): A car bomb blast left at least 10 people wounded in Iraq's Mosul city on Tuesday, media reports said.

23-Oct-2018
As human caravan moves through Mexico,

New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): With more than 7,000 Central-American refugees now on the march through Mexico towards the southern border of the United States in search of safety and work, all countries involved are being urged by the UN to liaise with key agencies on the ground providing support.

23-Oct-2018
Darfur: Inter-communal tensions still hi

New York, Oct 23 (IBNS): While security has improved in Darfur, inter-communal tensions in the conflict-plagued region of Sudan are still high, with clashes over land and livestock, the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said on Monday.

23-Oct-2018
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