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Venezuela crisis: US President Donald Tr

Washington, Jan 31 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Thursday called Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and congratulated him for being the country's leader amid unrest in the South American nation.

31-Jan-2019
Philippines: Explosion in Zamboanga mosq

Manila, Jan 30 (IBNS): An explosion rocked a mosque in Zamboanga City of Philippines on Wednesday which left at least two people dead, media reports said.

30-Jan-2019
Human trafficking cases hit a 13-year re

New York, Jan 30 (IBNS): The latest Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, released on Tuesday by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at UN headquarters in New York, shows a record-high number of cases detected during 2016, but also the largest recorded conviction rate of traffickers.

30-Jan-2019
Palestine refugee crisis ‘expanding’

New York, Jan 30 (IBNS): “Alarming and expanding” problems affecting Palestine refugees, risk further destabilizing the Middle East, the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, UNWRA, said on Tuesday.

30-Jan-2019
Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 m

New York, Jan 30 (IBNS): Tens of millions of children living through conflict, disaster and other emergencies in dozens of countries urgently need protection, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $3.9 billion to support its humanitarian work around the world.

30-Jan-2019
New vulnerabilities soar, OT attacks on

San Jose, Jan 29 (IBNS): Skybox Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, on Tuesday announced the release of its latest Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report which analyzes the vulnerabilities, exploits and threats in play over the previous year.

29-Jan-2019
‘Humiliation was the worst’; Holocau

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): More than seven decades ago in Auschwitz, Jewish teenager Marian Turski felt he “had no name, he had nothing, but a number” tattooed on his body. Speaking on Monday, at the annual Holocaust Memorial Ceremony, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the 92-year-old called on the world to express renewed “empathy and compassion”.

28-Jan-2019
UN chief of peace operations honours fal

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): After 10 Chadian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killedin a terrorist attack on 20 January, the UN chief of peace operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, went to N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, to pay tribute to them on Monday in a ceremony organised by the Government.

28-Jan-2019
Link between conflict and hunger worldwi

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): Conflict-driven hunger is getting worse, according to a snapshot of the eight places in the world with the highest number of people in need of emergency food support, and the link between them is “all too persistent and deadly” according to a new report delivered to the UN Security Council on Monday.

28-Jan-2019
Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed’

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): Amid an “alarming increase” in anti-Semitism, International Holocaust Remembrance Day was commemorated at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, honouring the memory of some six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust during World War Two, along with many other victims of what the UN chief called “unprecedented, calculated cruelty and horror”.

28-Jan-2019
Despite setbacks, ‘political will’ t

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): The ceasefire in Yemen’s crucial port city of Hudaydah is “generally holding” and deadlines have had to be extended, but the UN’s Special Envoy said on Monday that “more than any time in the past” the political will remains to end years of conflict that has left millions on the brink of starvation.

28-Jan-2019
Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolate

New York, Jan 29 (IBNS): Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejection” and solidarity, a top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and UN migration agency (IOM) official said in a statement on Monday.

28-Jan-2019
ISIS claims responsibility for Philippin

Manila, Jan 28 (IBNS): Suspected ISIS terrorists have claimed responsibility for the twin blasts which rocked a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines on Sunday.

28-Jan-2019
UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attac

New York, Jan 28 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the deadly terrorist attack on a church in restive southern Philippines early Sunday, and has called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice

28-Jan-2019
Brazil: Dam collapse kills 37, another d

Brasília, Jan 27 (IBNS): The Brazil authorities on Sunday ordered more than 350 people to be evacuated and halted rescue operations following a dam burst ami fears that a second dam could collapse, reports said.

27-Jan-2019
Tackling ‘deeply worrying’ global ri

New York, Jan 27 (IBNS): Warning that anti-Semitism, the world’s oldest prejudice, has persisted to torment new generations, Secretary-General António Guterres has pledged that the United Nations will always be at the forefront of the fight against all forms of hatred, and work to strengthen efforts to uphold human dignity for all.

27-Jan-2019
UN political chief calls for dialogue to

New York, Jan 27 (IBNS): The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but during a contentious debate, Council members disagreed over the appropriate response to mass protests in the South American country and competing claims to the presidency.

 

27-Jan-2019
MIT researchers developed cryptocurrency

New York, Jan 27 (IBNS): MIT researchers have developed a new cryptocurrency that drastically reduces the data users need to join the network and verify transactions — by up to 99 percent compared to today’s popular cryptocurrencies. This means a much more scalable network.

27-Jan-2019
Cyber attacks are now outpacing physical

New York, Jan 27 (IBNS): Bombs exploding, hostages taken and masked gunmen firing machine guns are all types of terrorist attacks we’ve seen. According to new Michigan State University research, it’s the attacks we don’t see – cyberattacks – that happen more often and can cause greater destruction.

27-Jan-2019
Philippines church blasts kill at least

Manila, Jan 27 (IBNS): Twin blasts rocked a Roman Catholic cathedral in southern Philippines and left at least 27 people dead, media reports said on Sunday.

27-Jan-2019
UN chief welcomes announcement by Emir o

Mew York, Jan 26 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the announcement by the Emir of Qatar to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons affected by the recent severe weather in the Middle East.

26-Jan-2019
Two peacekeepers killed in an attack aga

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): Two peacekeepers from the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Friday following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack against a convoy near Douentza, in the Mopti region, central Mali.

26-Jan-2019
Myanmar Government side-lining democrati

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, as the civilian government fails to bring about democratic reforms and instead resorts to the kind of repression carried out under previous military regimes, said the UN human rights expert Yanghee Lee, speaking at the end of an 11-day mission to neighbouring Thailand and Bangladesh.

26-Jan-2019
Alarm over violent attacks on lawmakers,

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): In Malawi, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, voiced alarm on Friday over increasing, horrific violence there, linked to upcoming elections.

26-Jan-2019
UN welcomes Angola’s repeal of anti-ga

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): In a move to embrace equality, Angola has decriminalized homosexuality and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, in a sweeping review of its colonial era penal code, which had stood since independence from Portugal in 1975.

26-Jan-2019
UN chief 'commends' leadership of Greece

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Greek Parliament over its ratification of a name change for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Friday, and commended the leaders of both countries for signalling the end to a naming dispute that has roiled the region for some 28 years.

26-Jan-2019
Venezuela: At least 20 dead, situation c

New York, Jan 26 (IBNS): UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Friday that the situation in Venezuela could “rapidly spiral out of control”, amid ongoing deadly violence and uncertainty linked to Wednesday’s declaration by Juan Guaidó that he had become the country’s interim president.

26-Jan-2019
‘Stigma plays a big role’ in failure

New York, Jan 25 (IBNS):The recognition of drug addiction as a disease was the focus of a panel discussion at United Nations Headquarters on Thursday. “Leaving No One Behind: the Opioid Epidemic as a Global Challenge”, was organized by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to highlight the growing problem of addiction worldwide.

25-Jan-2019
‘Forgotten crisis’ in Cameroon, with

New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): Around 4.3 million Cameroonians, mostly women and children, are now in need of lifesaving assistance, the UN announced on Thursday, presenting it’s 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan for the West African country, in coordination with the Government and aid partners.

25-Jan-2019
‘Education transforms lives’ says UN

New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): Education is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development because it gives people across the world the skills needed to realize all 17 Global Goals (SDGs), said the UN chief on Thursday, marking the first-ever International Day of Education.

25-Jan-2019
Guterres in Davos: ‘Dysfunctional’ r

New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): The world’s problems are “more and more integrated” but the response to them is increasingly “fragmented” and “dysfunctional”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, in an appeal for governments and other partners to respond to people’s grievances and recommit to international cooperation.

25-Jan-2019
Extreme weather hit 60 million people in

New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): With some 60 million people affected by extreme weather in 2018, according to a new study, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) called for better management of the issue worldwide, in a statement published on Thursday.

25-Jan-2019
UN chief calls on Venezuela’s politici

New York, Jan 25 (IBNS): Reports of violence and casualties linked to unrest in Venezuela should be investigated transparently and independently, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday, before calling for calm.

25-Jan-2019
Angola decriminalizes same-sex conduct

Luanda, Jan 25 (IBNS): Angola has finally shed the divisive “vices against nature” provision in its law, widely interpreted to be a ban on homosexual conduct, Human Rights Watch said.

25-Jan-2019
‘No country, no region’ can tackle g

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS): Against the backdrop of seemingly endless challenges across the world, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a conference of development-minded partners in Nigeria that “no country, no region” could tackle them alone

24-Jan-2019
Sudan: Amidst deaths, injuries, imprison

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS): Children are likely among the dead during a month of nationwide protests in Sudan with “scores” of others injured and detained, according to a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official, who spelled out that “children should never be targeted nor used or exploited”.

24-Jan-2019
Central African Republic militia leader

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS): Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, the coordinator of a mainly Christian militia faction in the Central African Republic and a senior African football executive, has been transferred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face accusations of crimes against humanity and war crimes.

24-Jan-2019
Security Council should ‘nurture’ Co

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS): Two years after the signing of the historic peace agreement in Colombia and following a recent escalation of violence, the newly-appointed representative of the United Nations in the country, told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that its people have established a “broad consensus” against further conflict, before highlighting key steps to stabilize the nation.

24-Jan-2019
UN chief urges top digital tech panel to

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS): Key discussions among global decision-makers and influencers have taken place at the UN in Geneva this week, aiming to limit the growing risk of international cyber-attacks while promoting the advantages of digital technology, amid a call by the UN chief for “bold, innovative ideas”

24-Jan-2019
Crucial medical supplies airlifted to no

New York, Jan 24 (IBNS): In response to the growing health needs of people in north-east Syria, the World Health Organization (WHO) has airlifted urgent medical supplies to the region, for the second time this month.

24-Jan-2019
Shavkat Mirziyoyev- Merkel meeting: Agre

Tashkent, Jan 23 (IBNS): Before the negotiations between the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, a briefing was held for mass media representatives.

23-Jan-2019
Shavkat Mirziyoyev held negotiations wit

Tashkent, Jan 23 (IBNS): President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held negotiations with the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

23-Jan-2019
Mediterranean migrant drownings should s

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday

23-Jan-2019
‘Countless opportunities’ for new pe

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): Unprecedented innovations in the world of work provide “countless opportunities” but unless they are embraced through action, inequality and uncertainty will only widen in the workplace, according to a landmark new International Labour Organization (ILO) report released on Tuesday.

23-Jan-2019
Amending Guatemala ‘reconciliation law

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): A bid to give amnesty to all those found guilty of grave human rights crimes during Guatemala’s decades-long civil war, by amending the National Reconciliation Law, could represent a “drastic set-back” to the whole legal system and overall accountability, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said.

23-Jan-2019
Hopes for Palestinian State hit by ‘fa

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): The possibility of establishing a “viable, contiguous Palestinian state” has been “systematically eroded by facts on the ground,” Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefed the Security Council on Tuesday, ahead of the quarterly open debate on the Middle East (Israel/Palestine).

23-Jan-2019
New UN bullying report calls for ‘safe

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): The emotional and physical pain brought on by bullying can be excruciating, yet this behavior continues to abound in schools globally, according to a new report by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that is calling for all children to have access to a "safe, inclusive” learning environment.

23-Jan-2019
Nigeria: Armed conflict continues to upr

New York, Jan 23 (IBNS): Since November, more than 80,000 Nigerians have been forcibly displaced due to ongoing violence in the north-east, adding to two million people already displaced by violence, or forced across the country’s borders as refugees, the UN humanitarian coordination office (OCHA) said on Tuesday.

23-Jan-2019
Russian bomber crashes during training f

Moscow, Jan 23 (IBNS):  Three Russian bomber crew members died after their plane crash-landed in northwestern Russia’s Murmansk Region, media reports said on Wednesday.

23-Jan-2019
China reduces army troops by half in mod

Beijing, Jan 22 (IBNS): China has reduced its army by an "unprecedented" 50 per cent and the number of its officers by 30 per cent, South China Morning Post said, citing the country's official Xinhua news agency.

22-Jan-2019
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