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Russia detains US citizen on suspicion o

Moscow, Dec 31 (IBNS):  Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained a US citizen over suspicion of espionage from country's Moscow city, media reports said on Monday.

31-Dec-2018
Gas explosion in Russia’s Urals city l

Moscow, Dec 31 (IBNS): A gas explosion at a house in Russia's Urals city of Magnitogorsk left three people dead, local media reports said.

31-Dec-2018
Philippines: Blast outside shopping mall

Cotabato City, Dec 31 (IBNS):  An explosion ripped through rows of stalls selling firecrackers and fireworks in front of the SouthSeas Mall in the southern Philippines which left at least 2 people dead on Monday, media reports said.

31-Dec-2018
Egypt: Security officials kill 40 terror

Cairo, Dec 29 (IBNS): Security officials in Egypt have killed dozens of terrorists during a raid in the country on Saturday, media reports said.

29-Dec-2018
7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Phi

Manila, Dec 29 (IBNS) : A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Mindanao, a southern Philippine island,on Saturday, producing a tsunami threat for parts of the Pacific, media reports said.

29-Dec-2018
Egypt: Blast hits tour bus near Giza pyr

Cairo, Dec 29 (IBNS): A roadside blast near Giza pyramids in Egypt left four people killed, media reports said on Saturday.

29-Dec-2018
Yemen: Committee brings warring parties

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): Yemen’s warring parties have begun the process this week of implementing a comprehensive ceasefire agreement across the key rebel-held port city of Hudaydah, raising hopes that groundbreaking consultations convened by the UN in Sweden can lead to a lasting peace through further talks next year.

29-Dec-2018
‘Continue working together’ UN chief

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all those playing an active political role in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to “continue working together” to ensure free and fair elections, as the country heads to polls this Sunday.

29-Dec-2018
Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as n

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS):  The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to hold perpetrators of violence more accountable.

29-Dec-2018
Respond to ‘legitimate grievances’ o

New York, Dec 29 (IBNS): The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.

29-Dec-2018
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

Tashkent, Dec 28 (IBNS): The President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev recently addressed the Parliament of the country when he highlighted the achievements of his government.

28-Dec-2018
Uzbekistan declares 2019 as the Year of

Tashkent, Dec 28 (IBNS) At the suggestion of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, 2019 has been declared as the Year of Active Investment and Social Development as a logical continuation of activities that begun in 2018 and to raise it to an even higher level.

28-Dec-2018
Children’s wellbeing not negatively af

London, Dec 28 (IBNS): The experience of single parenthood is more common than typically reported – and children’s wellbeing is not negatively affected by living in single parent households – according to a study led by the University of Sheffield.

28-Dec-2018
Newly displaced fleeing attacks in north

New  York, Dec 28 (IBNS): After fleeing terrorist attacks, as well as clashes between Government forces and militia, more than 2,000 newly displaced Nigerians have arrived in an already over-stretched camp known as Teacher’s Village, in Maiduguri, the capital of the country’s Borno State.

28-Dec-2018
Guinea-Bissau needs ‘genuinely free an

New York, Dec 28 (IBNS): Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold “genuinely free and fair elections,” the country is set to face a continuous cycle of instability, the United Nations Security Council warned on Thursday.

28-Dec-2018
‘Repeated attacks’ could close down

New York, Dec 28 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack in Al Jala Hospital in Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday, warning that further assaults could shutter the key facility.

28-Dec-2018
Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs ove

New York, Dec 27 (IBNS): Government-led relief efforts are being stepped up at the tip of the Indonesia’s two main islands of Sumatra and Java after a tsunami slammed into densely-populated coastal areas along the Sunda Strait on Saturday night.

27-Dec-2018
Libya: Attack on foreign ministry, an at

New York, Dec 27 (IBNS): The United Nations peace mission in Libya has “strongly” condemned a terrorist attack on the country’s foreign ministry in the capital, Tripoli.

27-Dec-2018
13 soldiers, 1 cop killed in Boko Haram

Borno, Dec 26 (IBNS): At least 13 soldiers and a policeman were killed in an ambush by terrorist group Boko Haram in  Borno State of Nigeria on Monday, media reports said on Wednesday.

26-Dec-2018
China: Explosion in Beijing Jiaotong Uni

Beijing, Dec 26 (IBNS): At least three students were killed during an explosion at a lab in China's Beijing city on Wednesday, media reports said.

26-Dec-2018
OIC Secretary General condemns Libya att

Tripoli, Dec 26 (IBNS): The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed its strong condemnation of the terrorist attack perpetrated on Tuesday, against the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli, resulting in a number of fatalities and injuries among innocent people.

26-Dec-2018
Deadly bombing in Iraq's Tal Afar kills

Baghdad, Dec 26 (IBNS): At least two people were killed when a car bomb exploded in an outdoor market in the city of Tal Afar in northwestern Iraq on Tuesday, media reports said.

26-Dec-2018
Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand d

New York, Dec 26 (IBNS): The construction of sand dams which retain water above and below sand bars, is improving access to water supplies for people in Somalia as the country continues to weather periods of damaging drought.

26-Dec-2018
Setting out to ‘transform the world’

New York, Dec 26 (IBNS): How is the UN tackling its most ambitious and far-reaching project: the 2030 Agenda to “transform the world”? This is the mammoth responsibility of the UN’s General Assembly’s Second Committee – the body which deals with “economic and financial matters”. Here is the second in our series on what happens at the UN when the world leaders have gone home at the end of September, and the Committees get going on turning pledges and ideas into action.

26-Dec-2018
Gunmen attack Libyan Foreign Ministry He

Tripoli, Dec 25 (IBNS):  Gunmen stormed the foreign ministry office of Libya and killed at least one person, media reports said on Tuesday.

25-Dec-2018
Chinese President Xi Jinping condoles of

Beijing, Dec 25 (IBNS): Chinese president Xi Jinping on Tuesday sent a message to his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo over the tsunami tragedy which hit the nation and leftover 400 people killed.

25-Dec-2018
UN ceasefire monitoring chief tours Yeme

New York, Dec 25 (IBNS): The head of the UN team which is monitoring and helping implement a ground-breaking ceasefire across Yemen’s crucial port city of Hudaydah, had his first face-to-face meeting with authorities there on Monday.

25-Dec-2018
Indonesia tsunami: Many still missing as

New York, Dec 25 (IBNS): Indonesians are being warned to stay away from beaches along the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Sumatra and Java, following this weekend’s devastating tsunami in the area, which government and humanitarian agency reports indicate has claimed hundreds of lives, with the total likely to rise.

25-Dec-2018
UN rights expert urges full investigatio

New York, Dec 25 (IBNS): A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United States immigration authorities.

25-Dec-2018
Disarmament for a peaceful world, define

Washington, Dec 25 (IBNS): Every year in September, the United Nations General Assembly makes the headlines as world leaders gather at UN headquarters to set the agenda for the year ahead. 

25-Dec-2018
Terror group Al Qaeda is plotting plane

London, Dec 24 (IBNS):  UK Security Minister Ben Wallace has warned that terrorist group Al Qaeda might carry out terror attacks on passenger planes and airports in Europe.

24-Dec-2018
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood

Islamabad, Dec 24 (IBNS): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi accompanied by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua visited Kabul to discuss further strengthening of bilateral relations and to brief President Ashraf Ghani and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani on the recent developments on peace process after the meeting between Taliban and United States in Dubai, in which Saudi Arabia, UAE also participated.

24-Dec-2018
Indonesia tsunami: Anak Krakatau volcano

Jakarta, Dec 24 (IBNS): Amid fears that another tsunami might lash Indonesian beach,  coastal residents near the country's Anak Krakatau volcano have been directed to stay away from beaches, media reports said.

24-Dec-2018
Nigeria: Unidentified gunmen kill 17 in

Abuja, Dec 24 (IBNS): At least 17 people were killed as unidentified gunmen attacked Nigeria's Zamfara state on Saturday, media reports said on Monday.

24-Dec-2018
Mogadishu bombings a ‘cowardly assault

New York, Dec 24 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Saturday’s twin bombings in the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, which claimed a number of lives.

24-Dec-2018
UN ready to support tsunami-hit parts of

New York, Dec 24 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed “deep sadness” at the loss of life, injuries and damages caused by the tsunami that struck the Indonesian coast late Saturday, local time.

24-Dec-2018
Indonesia tsunami: Waves rips through st

Carita, Dec 23 (IBNS): A  short video footage of a tragedy has gone viral on the social media where the tsunami waves could be seen smashing into an open-air concert in Indonesia and hurling the members of the pop band from the stage and slamming them on the audience.

23-Dec-2018
Indonesia: Over 220 people die as Tsunam

Jakarta, Dec 23 (IBNS): At least 222 people were killed as a tsunami triggered by volcanic eruption hit Indonesia's Sunda Strait region on Saturday, media reports said on Sunday.

23-Dec-2018
Two people arrested following drone incu

London, Dec 23 (IBNS): Two people arrested in conjunction with the widespread disruption of flights at Gatwick Airport through the illegal use of drones have been released without charge on Sunday, Sussex Police said.

23-Dec-2018
Drone Trouble: Two arrested over flight

London, Dec 22 (IBNS): Sussex Police on Friday said they have arrested two people over the string of drone sightings which hit air traffic movement in Gatwick Airport of the UK.

22-Dec-2018
Warring parties in Yemen must ‘fully r

New York, Dec 22 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Friday endorsed the agreement reached between the Government of Yemen and leaders of the opposition Houthi movement, at the recent UN-backed talks in Sweden, and authorized the deployment of an advance team to facilitate the monitoring and implementation of the Stockholm Agreement.

22-Dec-2018
Bamboo-boring beetles wreak havoc in Roh

New York,Dec 22 (IBNS): Beset by millions of bamboo-chomping beetles, almost every shelter in the vast Rohingya refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, in Bangladesh, needs replacing. With just over four months to go until the beginning of the monsoon season, the race is on for IOM, the United Nations migration agency which is managing the camp, to provide families living in the worst-affected temporary dwellings, with new and more durable bamboo.

22-Dec-2018
Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘alarmed’

New York, Dec 22 (IBNS):  After the Nicaraguan Government announced that it has asked two key human rights institutions to leave the country, the UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, said on Friday that she was “extremely alarmed” by a decision that means, in effect, there will be “no functioning independent human rights bodies left in Nicaragua”.

22-Dec-2018
Dozens of migrants dead and missing, add

New York, Dec 22 (IBNS): A group of migrant boats stranded at sea, was rescued off the Spanish coast on Thursday, and at least 25 people are believed to be dead or missing, including a pregnant woman, the UN Refugee Agency, UNCHR, has reported.

22-Dec-2018
Drone chaos: Gatwick Airport's runway re

London, Dec 21 (IBNS):  The Gatwick Airport's runway has reopened once again, days after it remained closed for drone spotting incidents.

21-Dec-2018
Drone Trouble: Gatwick Airport to remai

London, Dec 21 (IBNS): Amid reports of drone sightings, Gatwick Airport in the UK will remain closed on Friday, officials said.

21-Dec-2018
Suspect linked to Charlie Hebdo attacker

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS):The French Police have taken to custody a suspect linked to the brothers who carried out the 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings, media reports said on Friday.

21-Dec-2018
Instability in Africa’s Sahel, spreadi

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS): Efforts to address the multiple challenges facing Africa’s Sahel region should be driven by local, regional and national leadership, with the support of international partners as required, the United Nations Special Adviser for the region said on Thursday.

21-Dec-2018
New migration pact highlights key role o

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS): A group of UN experts welcomed a call for Member States and businesses to join forces in protecting the rights of migrants on Thursday, following the recent adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) on 10 December.

21-Dec-2018
Donald Trump government considering redu

Washington, Dec 21 (IBNS): The US government is planning to reduce its troops posted in Afghanistan, media reports said on Friday.

21-Dec-2018
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