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Da Vinci’s $450 million painting ‘Sa

Abu Dhabi, Mar 31 (Sputnik): A $450 million painting of Jesus Christ attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, has disappeared from Lourve Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, media reports said.

31-Mar-2019
Eiffel Tower celebrates its 130th annive

Paris, Mar 31 (Xinhua/UNI) The Eiffel Tower celebrates its 130th anniversary during this weekend by organizing a series of events.

31-Mar-2019
UN chief hopeful for Libya, after Quarte

New York, Mar 31 (IBNS): Secretary-General António Guterres said he is hopeful for a solution to the eight-year long conflict in Libya, after a high-level meeting in Tunis, Tunisia, on Saturday with officials from the Arab League, the European Union and the African Union -- the group known as the 'Libya Quartet.'

31-Mar-2019
Israeli military says 5 rockets launched

Tel Aviv, Mar 31 (Sputnik/UNI) The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said on Sunday that five rockers had been launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel.

31-Mar-2019
Around 33,700 yellow vest protesters ral

Paris, Mar 30 (Sputnik/UNI) Some 33,700 yellow vest protesters rallied across France on Saturday, 4,000 of them in Paris, the French Interior Ministry said in a communique.

31-Mar-2019
Mexico City hospital blast leaves 14 peo

Mexico City, Mar 31 (Sputnik/UNI) As many as 14 people were injured in an explosion that occurred at a hospital in Mexico City, the local prosecutor's office said in a statement.

31-Mar-2019
Egypt court sentences 30 men up to 25 ye

Cairo, Mar 30 (Xinhua/UNI) An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday 30 defendants up to 25 years in prisons over terrorist charges and affiliation with the Islamic State (IS) militant group, official MENA news agency reported.

31-Mar-2019
China's non-manufacturing activities pic

Beijing, Mar 31 (Xinhua/UNI) The purchasing managers' index (PMI) for China's non-manufacturing sector came in at 54.8 in March, up from 54.3 in February, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Sunday.

31-Mar-2019
China issues arrest warrant for two fina

Beijing, Mar 31 (Xinhua/UNI) China's Ministry of Public Security (MPS) has issued a class-A arrest warrant for two fugitives involved in financial fraud.

31-Mar-2019
Venezuelan opposition says two people ki

Caracas, Mar 31 (Sputnik/UNI) The regional office of the Vente Venezuela political movement, which is part of the opposition-run National Assembly, has reported about an explosion at repair shops in the country's northeast, which killed two people and left four others injured.

31-Mar-2019
Two security members, IS militant killed

Baghdad, Mar 31 (Xinhua/UNI) Two security members and an Islamic State (IS) militant were killed Saturday in two incidents in central and western Iraq, security sources said.

31-Mar-2019
Russia urges US to stop interfering in V

Moscow, Mar 30 (Xinhua/UNI) The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday warned the United States against further interfering in Venezuela's domestic affairs and stirring up speculations about Russia conducting military operations in the South American country.

31-Mar-2019
At least 3 killed in clashes with Israel

Gaza, Mar 30 (Xinhua) At least three Palestinians were killed and 316 injured on Saturday during a day-long clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.

31-Mar-2019
Brunei to impose death by stoning for ga

Bandar Seri Begawan, Mar 30 (IBNS): Brunei is all set to implement a stringent law from next week where people found guilty of practicing homosexual sex and adultery will be punished with death.

30-Mar-2019
Australia confident of meeting 2030 targ

United Nations, Mar 30 (Xinhua/UNI) Australia, on track to meet and beat the 2020 Kyoto commitments, is confident of meeting its 2030 target, which represents a halving of emissions per person, a senior Australian official said here Friday.

30-Mar-2019
Iraq arrests 2 responsible for deadly fe

Baghdad, Mar 30 (Xinhua/UNI) The crisis group set up to run Iraq's northern province of Nineveh said on Friday that two people responsible for the deadly sinking of a ferryboat in Tigris River were arrested.

30-Mar-2019
117 illegal immigrants rescued off weste

Tripoli, Mar 30 (Xinhua/UNI) Libyan authorities on Friday said they rescued 117 illegal immigrants off the coast of the western city of Al-Khoms, some 120 km east of the capital Tripoli.

30-Mar-2019
Israeli army tanks strike Hamas military

Gaza, Mar 30 (Xinhua/UNI) Israeli army tanks stationed on the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel struck on Friday night two military posts of the Islamic Hamas movement in southern and northern Gaza Strip, causing no injuries, according to local media reports.

30-Mar-2019
Inflammables cause deadly central China

Changsha, Mar 30 (Xinhua/UNI) Inflammables carried by a passenger caused the tour coach fire that killed 26 and injured 28 in central China's Hunan Province on March 22, local police said Saturday.

30-Mar-2019
'Address root causes' of instability in

New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): Appearing before the Security Council on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that the only way to prevent increased violence and instability in Mali is to tackle root causes such as grinding poverty; climate change and competition for resources; underdevelopment, and a fundamental lack of opportunities for young people.

 

30-Mar-2019
Guterres lauds UN peacekeeping, highligh

New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): United Nations Peacekeeping missions are working flat out and need to be made “stronger and safer”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a major ministerial pledging conference on Friday, stressing that “critical” gaps must be bridged, so they can deliver better, on behalf of the people they serve.

30-Mar-2019
On eve of Gaza border protest anniversar

New York, Mar 30 (IBNS): With a large protest planned on Saturday in Gaza, and border shootings by Israeli security forces which have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead over the past year, the UN’s top humanitarian official in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt), Jamie McGoldrick, on Friday called for calm from all sides to prevent further bloodshed.

30-Mar-2019
North Korea has to close 40 of 104 nucle

Tokyo, Mar 29 (Sputnik): North Korea has to close 40 of its 104 facilities linked to country’s nuclear program as part of the denuclearization efforts, media reported on Friday.

29-Mar-2019
Ethiopian PM hails strong economic ties

Addis Ababa, Mar 29 (Xinhua/UNI) Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has hailed his country's strong economic ties with China.

29-Mar-2019
Brazil's ex-President Michel Temer charg

Rio De Janeiro, Mar 29 (Xinhua/UNI) One week after being arrested in a corruption investigation, Brazil's former President Michel Temer was indicted on Thursday for corruption in a second case.

29-Mar-2019
Russia's Fifth-Generation Su-57 Jet alre

Moscow, Mar 29 (Sputnik/UNI) Russia's Sukhoi Su-57 (also known as the PAK FA product and T-50) fifth-generation jet fighter already has an export permit, and the Russian government is currently reviewing documents to officially rename the aircraft from T-50 internal designation into Su-57, a source in the aviation industry told Sputnik Friday.

29-Mar-2019
Chinese telescope collects more than 11

Beijing, March 29 (Xinhua/UNI) China has released 11.25 million spectra of celestial objects acquired by the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) to astronomers worldwide, according to the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Friday.

29-Mar-2019
Victim of Utrecht tram shooting passes a

The Hague, Mar 29 (Xinhua/UNI) One of the severely injured victims of the Utrecht tram shooting that took place on March 18 died in hospital on Thursday, the public prosecutor announced. 

29-Mar-2019
New Zealand remembers victims of Christc

Christchurch, New Zealand, Mar 29 (Xinhua/UNI) A national remembrance service was held here Friday morning at Hagley Park to pays tribute to the victims of the Christchurch terror attacks.

29-Mar-2019
Russia spotted 22 foreign spy jets near

Moscow, Mar 29 (Sputnik/UNI) Twenty-two foreign reconnaissance planes were detected by the Russian military near the country's air space over the past week, an infographic published by the Russian Armed Forces' official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda showed on Friday.

29-Mar-2019
Planes grounded as Sydney Airport's traf

Sydney, Mar 29 (Xinhua/UNI) All aircraft in and out of Sydney Airport were grounded on Friday, according to the Airservices Australia.

29-Mar-2019
Khashoggi murder trials must public and

New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): A United Nations human rights expert said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s closed-door trials of those it accuses of assassinating the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, have fallen short of international standards, calling instead for public trials of the alleged killers.  

29-Mar-2019
New UN Global Climate report ‘another

New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The increasing number of natural disasters and dangers linked to climate change, highlighted in a major UN report released on Thursday, represents “another strong wake-up call” to the world, which must be countered by finding sustainable solutions quickly, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

29-Mar-2019
Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention

New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR).

29-Mar-2019
Landmark terror finance resolution adopt

New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The UN is hailing a new Security Council resolution adopted on Thursday as a landmark step in suppressing the funding of terror groups worldwide.

29-Mar-2019
Bangladesh building fire: Death toll tou

Dhaka, Mar 29 (IBNS): The death toll in the massive fire, which broke out at a high-rise building in Bangladesh capital Dhaka's upscale Banani area on Thursday, has touched 19, media reports said on Friday.

29-Mar-2019
China asks US to 'act cautiously' on Mas

New Delhi, Mar 28 (IBNS): China on Thursday asked the US to "act cautiously" after the latter circulated a draft resolution at the 15-member UN Security Council to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar.

28-Mar-2019
Forced pregnancy in Italy violated ‘wo

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): The Italian Government violated a woman’s “human right to health” after a law which denied her the right to refuse fertility treatment she had previously agreed to, “led her to undergo a forced pregnancy”, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) said on Wednesday. 

28-Mar-2019
As Syria conflict enters ninth year, hum

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): Eight years ago this month, the Syria conflict began, leading to a humanitarian crisis that remains “far from over”, the UN Security Council heard on Wednesday. 11.7 million need humanitarian assistance and protection, and more than 5.6 million Syrians are living as refugees across the region.

28-Mar-2019
'Race against time' to help women who bo

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday it was in “a race against time” to protect women who bore the brunt of the storm as they tried to save their households and livelihoods. 

28-Mar-2019
Yemen hospital airstrike under investiga

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): UN human rights staff in Yemen are investigating an apparent airstrike on a hospital in opposition-held territory which reportedly killed at least seven civilians on Tuesday, amid fears that cholera is spreading “like wildfire”, one of the organization’s senior humanitarian officials has warned.

28-Mar-2019
Asia-Pacific showing 'decisive leadershi

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): Nations across Asia and the Pacific need to take bold action to ensure empowerment, inclusiveness and equality if the region is to realize the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a major UN conference has heard.

28-Mar-2019
UN’s Bachelet rejects Sri Lankan offic

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): The UN’s top rights official on Wednesday rejected claims by Sri Lankan officials that she distanced herself from a report on the country and instructed her staff to be more “cautious” in future, before stressing her commitment to justice for victims of grave abuses during the civil war.

28-Mar-2019
Trump's suggestion to add Brazil to NATO

Moscow, Mar 27 (Sputnik/UNI) US President Donald Trump may have signaled his lack of knowledge about NATO's founding document when suggesting that Brazil could be a part of the alliance, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Wednesday, adding that such statements do nothing to diffuse existing tensions.

27-Mar-2019
Austrian chancellor confirms New Zealand

Vienna, Mar 27 (Sputnik/UNI) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz confirmed on Wednesday that the gunman who perpetrated fatal shootings at two mosques in New Zealand earlier in March was linked to Austrian far-right Identitarian Movement.

27-Mar-2019
Britain's Prince Charles inaugurates sol

Havana, Mar 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Britain's Prince Charles on Tuesday attended the ceremony of laying the first stone of a solar farm at the Special Development Zone of Mariel (ZEDM), as part of his visit to Cuba.

27-Mar-2019
14 killed in road accident in Kenya

Machakos, Kenya, Mar 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Fourteen people were killed and several others injured in a road accident early Wednesday after a Nairobi-bound bus rammed onto a stationary truck in Machakos County in eastern Kenya.

27-Mar-2019
Xi calls for strong China-France partner

Paris, March 27 (Xinhua): Chinese President Xi Jinping met with French senate president Gerard Larcher here Tuesday, urging the two sides to maintain sound strategic partnership and foster more fruitful practical cooperation so as to lay a stronger foundation for bilateral ties.

27-Mar-2019
China issues white paper on democratic r

Beijing, Mar 27 (Xinhua/UNI) China's State Council Information Office on Wednesday issued a white paper on democratic reform and the leap of development in Tibet over the past six decades.

27-Mar-2019
Sudan condemns US recognition of Golan H

Khartoum, Mar 26 (Xinhua/UNI) Sudan on Tuesday condemned a decision by the US administration recognizing Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights.

27-Mar-2019
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