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North Korean Vice Foreign Minister to vi

Beijing, Feb 28 (Sputnik) North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Kil Song will visit China later on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.

28-Feb-2019
Russian lawmaker believes denuclearizati

Moscow, Feb 28 (Sputnik) The United States is unlikely to achieve the ambitious goal of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula unless it lifts or at least eases sanctions against Pyongyang, Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy chair of the Russian upper house's foreign affairs committee, told Sputnik on Thursday, following the US-North Korean summit in Hanoi.

28-Feb-2019
Infamous 'Momo Challenge' hacking into c

Manchester, Feb 28 (IBNS): The deadly Momo suicide challenge is hacking into children's programmes on popular video sharing platform YouTube, media reports said.

28-Feb-2019
Marking Sir Brian Urquhart’s 100th bir

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres is wishing Sir Brian Urquhart, the legendary long-time United Nations official, a very happy 100th birthday, joining legions of admirers worldwide in praising Sir Brian’s ever-principled and groundbreaking work for the UN and beyond.

28-Feb-2019
‘I don’t like to give up': veteran U

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): Last June, a historic agreement settled a 27-year-long name dispute between two countries, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece. One man, Matthew Nimetz,  patiently led the negotiations on behalf of the United Nations for over two decades and he told UN News, in an exclusive interview, that his faith in a positive outcome never faltered.

28-Feb-2019
India, China & Russia foreign ministers

Zhejiang, Feb 28 (IBNS): India, Russia and China have jointly condemned terrorism in all its forms and called for the need to hold accountable those committing, orchestrating, inciting or supporting terrorist acts.

28-Feb-2019
‘Comprehensively include migrants’ o

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): Migration and sustainable development are “deeply interconnected” and the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not be achieved if we do not “comprehensively include migrants,” the President of the General Assembly said on Wednesday.

28-Feb-2019
Keep Africa’s guns ‘from firing in t

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): Arms control, the illegal exploitation of natural resources, and the United Nations’ role in “silencing the guns in Africa” were the focus of a Security Council’s debate on Wednesday, aimed at conflict prevention across the continent.

28-Feb-2019
Yemen: ‘A great first step’ UN decla

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): The first assessment of a major UN aid storage facility in war-torn Yemen has been carried out since it was cut off by fighting last September, the Organization reported on Wednesday, hailing it as “a great first step”.

28-Feb-2019
Egypt's transport minister resigns over

Cairo, Feb 27 (Xinhua) The Egyptian cabinet accepted on Wednesday the resignation of Transport Minister Hesham Arafat over the deadly train fire that killed at least 20 people, the Egyptian state TV reported.

 

27-Feb-2019
UAE donates 500 mln dollars to Yemen

Dubai, Feb 27 (Xinhua): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will donate 500 million dollars to Yemen in 2019, a UAE minister said at a conference called "Humanitarian Response Plan for Yemen," which is organized by the United Nations.

27-Feb-2019
All Spanish parties opposing possible mi

Moscow, Feb 27 (Sputnik) Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday that all parliamentary groups in the country were opposing possible foreign military intervention in Venezuela.

27-Feb-2019
Hanoi Summit: Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

Hanoi, Feb 27 (IBNS): In a major move, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have begun their second summit in Vietnam city Hanoi on Wednesday.

27-Feb-2019
'Protracted crisis' in Venezuela leads t

New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): The “protracted crisis” in Venezuela has led to an “alarming escalation of tensions”, Rosemary DiCarlo, the UN’s political and peacebuilding chief, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

27-Feb-2019
UN experts urge United Arab Emirates to

New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): United Nations independent human rights experts on Tuesday urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to release from detention a terminally ill woman who they say has been “reportedly subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment” so that she can “live her last days of life, in dignity”.

27-Feb-2019
Syria still suffering ‘staggering leve

New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): “Staggering levels” of humanitarian need persist throughout Syria, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told Security Council members on Tuesday.

27-Feb-2019
With 10 million Yemenis ‘one step away

New York, Feb 27 (IBNS): Donors have pledged $2.6 billion to provide urgently needed support to millions of Yemeni civilians facing an “overwhelming humanitarian calamity” after nearly four years of brutal war, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday.

27-Feb-2019
Egypt train station fire leaves 20 dead

Cairo, Feb 27 (IBNS): A massive fire broke out in Egypt's  main railway station in Cairo city and left at least 20 people killed media reports said.

 

27-Feb-2019
Blast in residential building in Kazakhs

Almaty, Feb 27 (Sputnik/IBNS): At least two people have been killed in southern Kazakhstan as a result of an explosion that hit a residential building early on Wednesday.

27-Feb-2019
Muhammadu Buhari re-elected as Nigerian

Abuja, Feb 27 (UNI) The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) on Wednesday announced Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria, following the collation of results of the February 23 election, local media reported.

27-Feb-2019
On first overseas visit after Balakot st

Wuzhen (China), Feb 27 (UNI/IBNS) Visiting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi here.

27-Feb-2019
Myanmar military take over militant trai

Yangon, Feb 27 (Xinhua) Myanmar armed forces have taken over a training camp of ethnic militant group Arakan Army (AA) in the western Rakhine state after several clashes, according to the Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services late Tuesday.

27-Feb-2019
8 injured in buried bomb blast in Myanma

Yangon, Feb 27 (Xinhua) Eight people have been injured after a buried bomb exploded in Kyaukphyu township of Myanmar's Rakhine state, local police said Wednesday.

27-Feb-2019
Pakistan must take urgent action against

Canberra, Feb 26 (IBNS): The Australian government has expressed worry over the deteriorating relation between the nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan, especially in the wake of the February 14 attack in Pulwama that killed 40 Indian soldiers.

26-Feb-2019
Bangladesh: Suspected flight hijacker bu

Dhaka, Feb 26 (IBNS): The Bangladeshi person, who allegedly tried to hijack a Biman’s BG-147 flight on Sunday in Chittagong, was buried in Narayanganj on Tuesday, media reports said.

26-Feb-2019
Darfur peace process at a ‘standstill

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Sudan’s President Omar Bashir may have declared a country-wide “cessation of hostilities” but in the face of continuing nationwide protests against his rule, the peace process in Darfur has “once again” come to a standstill, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Monday.

26-Feb-2019
‘Informing is not a crime’ UN chief

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Paying tribute to reporters around the world who “put their lives on the line” to tell important stories, UN chief António Guterres lamented on Monday that freedom of the press was increasingly “shrinking” worldwide, and called on decision-makers to better protect journalists and media workers.

26-Feb-2019
UK must end ‘unlawful’ administratio

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): The UK Government is “under an obligation” to end its administration of the Chagos Archipelago “as rapidly as possible” the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the UN, stated in an Advisory Opinion released on Monday. The Opinion calls the continued administration of the archipelago “unlawful,” and “a wrongful act.”

26-Feb-2019
Not a single child spared the ‘mind-bo

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Four years of “mind-boggling violence” in Yemen “has not spared a single child”, a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Monday, on the eve of a pledging conference in Geneva to help alleviate the suffering of millions across the country.

26-Feb-2019
Make progress or risk redundancy, UN chi

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): A new global vision for arms control is needed and States must not “sleepwalk” into a new nuclear arms race, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.

26-Feb-2019
Joint UN-Red Cross appeal to end rising

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): Sexual violence in conflict - and the stigma that survivors often face - must be addressed urgently, UN chief António Guterres said on Monday, in a joint appeal for more funding and international action, together with the head of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer.

26-Feb-2019
Youth, indigenous peoples, migrants and

New York, Feb 26 (IBNS): People’s rights are under fire “in many parts of the globe,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Human Rights Council on Monday, before insisting that he was not “losing hope”, thanks to the progress made by powerful grassroots movements for social justice.

26-Feb-2019
UK to ban Lebanon's Hezbollah as terrori

London, Feb 25 (UNI): The United Kingdom will ban Lebanese organisation Hezbollah in is entirety, along with Ansar ul Islam and Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM), both mainly operating in Africa, as terrorist organisations, the UK Home Office said in a statement on Monday.

25-Feb-2019
China mine accident: Death toll rises to

Beijing, Feb 25 (UNI/IBNS) : The death toll from a coal mine accident in north China's Mongolia has risen to 22 after one injured- died, local authorities said on Monday.

25-Feb-2019
Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilian

New York, Feb 25 (IBNS): As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulting in the death and injury of various civilians, the United Nations chief, António Guterres, and the head of the UN human rights office (OHCHR), Michelle Bachelet, expressed their shock and appealed for calm.

25-Feb-2019
UN and partners to hold conference seeki

New York, Feb 25 (IBNS): Preparations are being finalized at the UN for a $4.2 billion appeal to scale up help to millions of people in Yemen, where years of war have created the world’s worst humanitarian emergency.

25-Feb-2019
UK Parliament will hold another vote on

London, Feb 24 (UNI): UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday that the country's parliament would hold another vote on London's Brexit deal by March 12, after the government makes another attempt to renegotiate the terms of the agreement with Brussels.

24-Feb-2019
Mali: UN mourns three Guinean peacekeepe

New York, Feb 24 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the UN Security Council condemned on Saturday in the strongest terms the attack against vehicles of the peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA), which took place on Friday and in which three "blue helmets" from Guinea were killed and at least another injured.

24-Feb-2019
Venezuelan National Guard’s vehicle s

Pacaraima (Brazil), February 24 (Sputnik/UNI) A group of radicals in the Brazilian town of Pacaraima attacked the Venezuelan border post and set the Venezuelan National Guard’s vehicle on fire amid the escalating crisis with aid deliveries to Venezuela on Saturday, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

24-Feb-2019
UN chief lauds Philippines’ ‘landmar

New York, Feb 23 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Philippines on Friday for establishing a government body to push forward the formal creation of an autonomous region.

23-Feb-2019
Nicaragua: UN rights chief ‘deeply con

New York, Feb 23 (IBNS): While the Nicaraguan Government claims to want to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly hindering a conducive environment for “genuine and inclusive dialogue,” the United Nations rights chief said on Friday.

23-Feb-2019
Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 milli

New York, Feb 23 (IBNS): As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain this represents for communities hosting them.

23-Feb-2019
Without scaled-up humanitarian assistanc

New York, Feb 23 (IBNS): “Alarming” food insecurity threatens nearly seven million people in South Sudan, according to a new report by three United Nations agencies appealing for greater assistance and better access to humanitarian relief.

23-Feb-2019
UN rights office urges Egypt to halt dea

New York, Feb 23 (IBNS): Fifteen death row inmates have been executed in Egypt so far this month despite claims from many that they were tortured to secure a confession, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

23-Feb-2019
Global terror financing watchdog condemn

Paris, Feb 22 (IBNS): Global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has expressed "grave concern" and condemned the February 14 terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Puwama district that killed 40 Indian soldiers.

22-Feb-2019
China, Saudi Arabia agree to expand coop

Beijing, Feb 22 (Xinhua/UNI) Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng on Friday met and co-chaired a meeting of a high-level steering committee with Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, Saudi Arabia's crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of defence.

22-Feb-2019
Venezuela crisis: Maduro to close border

Caracas, Feb 22 (UNI) Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has announced that he will close the border with Brazil as as a row over foreign humanitarian aid continues.

22-Feb-2019
Parliamentarians directly called to take

New York, Feb 22 (IBNS): Addressing parliament elected officials from around the world gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday for an annual hearing, UN chief António Guterres called for their support on legislation and financing of global solutions to global problems, such as climate change, uncoordinated migration and the dangers of some new technologies.

22-Feb-2019
Agreement on new peace deal ‘only one

New York, Feb 22 (IBNS): Despite the signing of a recent peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, “we should not forget that the situation in the country remains serious,” a senior UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

22-Feb-2019
UN decolonization successes can ‘inspi

New York, Feb 22 (IBNS): Since the early 1960s, the United Nations decolonization committee has “accompanied many territories in their journey”, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, opening the body’s 2019 session.

22-Feb-2019
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