Title Description Posted Date
25 years on from genocide against the Tu

New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.

08-Apr-2019
Libya: 21 killed, 27 injured in clashes

Tripoli, Apr 7 (UNI): At least 21 people died while 27 others suffered injuries on Sunday as Libya's rival armed forces clashed on the outskirts of Tripoli, the health ministry said.

07-Apr-2019
UN chief reaffirms commitment to untying

New York City, Apr 7 (IBNS): Underlining the “enormous” opportunities for sustainable development and investment in the Middle East, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has reaffirmed the Organization’s deep engagement in a “surge of diplomacy for peace,” to “untie the Gordian knot of conflict and instability".

07-Apr-2019
UN mission in Libya demands from LNA, GN

MOSCOW, Apr 7 (Sputnik) The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has demanded from the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, and the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Fayez Sarraj, to organize a two-hour ceasefire for evacuation of those injured during the LNA operation in Tripoli.

07-Apr-2019
At least 3 killed in suicide attack in N

Abuja, Apr 7 (Xinhua/UNI) At least three people killed in a twin suicide attack on a suburb settlement of the capital of Borno state, the troubled northeast state of Nigeria, security sources confirmed on Sunday.

07-Apr-2019
Taliban attack repulsed, 10 killed in Af

Ghazni, Apr 7 (Xinhua/UNI) A total of 10 militants have been killed and Taliban offensive to overrun checkpoints around Ghazni city has been repulsed, said an army statement released here Sunday.

07-Apr-2019
Libyan GNA carries out airstrikes agains

Benghazi, Apr 7 (Sputnik/UNI) The air force of the UN-supported Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) carried out on Sunday airstrikes against a military base belonging to the Libyan National Army (LNA), as renewed tensions in the African country continue to rise, a Libyan military source told Sputnik.

07-Apr-2019
Rebels' shelling kills 4 in Syria's Masy

Damascus, Apr 7 (Xinhua/UNI) At least four people were killed and 14 others wounded on Sunday by the shelling of rebels on the city of Masyaf in central Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

07-Apr-2019
Somali police seize cache of weapons out

Mogadishu, Apr 7 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali security forces seized a cache of weapons, including suicide belts, remote detonators and explosive materials, belonging to al-Shabab militants outside Mogadishu, officials have said.

07-Apr-2019
25 years on from Rwandan genocide, UN Ch

New York, Apr 7 (IBNS): In a message to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, UN chief António Guterres has warned of dangerous trends of rising xenophobia, racism and intolerance in many parts of the world.

07-Apr-2019
Over 1,600 Syrians return home from Jord

Moscow, Apr 6 (Sputnik/UNI) Over 1,600 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Refugee Reception, Distribution and Settlement said on Saturday.

06-Apr-2019
Gunmen kill at least 50 in troubled Nige

Abuja, Apr 6 (Xinhua/UNI) At least 50 people have been confirmed killed by gunmen who camped in a thick forest in Zamfara, a troubled state in northwestern Nigeria, according to local authorities early Saturday.

06-Apr-2019
Over 80 Palestinians injured in Gaza bor

Ramallah, Apr 6 (Sputnik/UNI) Eighty-three Palestinians have sustained injuries in the recent clashes with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on the Gaza Strip border, the Palestinian Healthcare Ministry said in a statement, shared with Sputnik.

06-Apr-2019
Libya's GNA says retakes Tripoli airport

Moscow, Apr 6 (Sputnik/UNI) The forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) said they regained control over the Tripoli airport, previously captured by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA), Al-Arabiya broadcaster reported.

06-Apr-2019
Assange faces cruel, degrading treatment

Washington, Apr 5 (Sputnik/UNI) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces the prospect of cruel and degrading treatment if he is expelled from Ecuador's embassy in the United Kingdom and deported to the United States, UN special Rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer warned in a press release on Friday.

06-Apr-2019
Iran floods: 70 dead, nearly 800 injured

Tehran, Apr 5 (UNI) At least 70 people have been killed and 791 others injured in the ongoing wave of torrential flooding across Iran, local media reported.

06-Apr-2019
Venezuelans brave torrential border rive

New York, Apr 6 (IBNS):The Venezuela refugee crisis, which has already left some 1.1 million children, returnees and people in-transit lacking protection and basic services across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), has prompt the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to call on regional Governments to uphold their rights and protect unaccompanied, undocumented children.

06-Apr-2019
UN committed 'to support the Libyan peop

New York, Apr 6 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General left Libya on Friday voicing his hope that the divided country can “avoid a bloody confrontation” in and around the capital Tripoli.

06-Apr-2019
Myanmar military target civilians in dea

New York, Apr 6 (IBNS): Intensifying clashes between the Myanmar military and armed separatists that reportedly involved a deadly helicopter bombing raid on civilians earlier this week in Rakhine state, have been condemned by the UN human rights office, OHCHR.

06-Apr-2019
British PM asks EU to postpone Brexit da

London, Apr 5 (Xinhua/UNI) British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to the European Union (EU) on Friday to request a further delay of Brexit date until June 30.

05-Apr-2019
Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn suspected of chann

Tokyo, Apr 5 (Xinhua) Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn is suspected by prosecutors of authorizing payments to a Nissan dealership in Oman, with reasons for the transfers of funds being created after the fact, sources close to the matter said Friday.

05-Apr-2019
Parent allegedly bribes sports coach to

Washington, Apr 5 (Xinhua/UNI) Harvard University on Thursday said it is looking into an allegation that one of its students was enrolled after his father bought the house which belonged to the school's fencing coach at a higher-than-market price.

05-Apr-2019
‘The welfare of the Libyan people’ t

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): Helping to promote a “Libyan-led and Libyan owned political solution” to resolve years of instability and insecurity there that puts the “welfare of the Libyan people” first, is the sole agenda of the United Nations within the country, Secretary-General António Guterres told a press conference in the nation’s capital, Tripoli on Thursday.

05-Apr-2019
UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights norms”, and should be suspended or repealed said the heads of two United Nations agencies on Thursday.

05-Apr-2019
British PM, opposition leader meet again

London, Apr 5 (Xinhua/UNI) British Prime Minister Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party, met again on Thursday as efforts are underway in search of a Brexit breakthrough.

05-Apr-2019
Turkey warns US not to meddle in electio

Ankara, April 5 (Xinhua/UNI) Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Thursday warned the United States not to interfere in the country's local elections held on Sunday.

05-Apr-2019
Fight against climate change and poverty

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): A major new UN-led report, involving more than 60 international organizations, warns that a comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary, if governments are to honour commitments to tackle critical issues, such as combatting climate change and eradicating poverty by 2030.

05-Apr-2019
3 civilians killed in car bomb explosion

Baghdad, Apr 5 (Xinhua/UNI) Three civilians were killed and another was wounded Thursday in a car bomb explosion in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial source said.

05-Apr-2019
Removing deadly mines means ‘new horiz

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The path towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development must be “clear of landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices (IEDs)”, the United Nations Secretary-General said on Thursday, International Mine Awareness Day.

05-Apr-2019
Two officers shot, hostage situation ong

Washington, Apr 4 (SputnikUNI) Two US police officers were shot on Thursday after responding to an incident at a suburban home near Atlanta that has turned into a hostage situation, the Henry County Police Department (HCPD) said in press release.

05-Apr-2019
Peacekeeping: A 'great opportunity' to d

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): A senior commander from Argentina, who has been deployed to the United Nations peacekeeping mission on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, has said that serving the UN is a “great opportunity” to develop professionally and personally.

05-Apr-2019
Libyan army launches military operation

Tripoli, Apr 4 (Xinhua/UNI) Libya's eastern-based army commander Khalifa Haftar on Thursday launched a military operation to take over the capital Tripoli, where the UN-backed government is based.

05-Apr-2019
In Libya, Guterres ‘deeply concerned

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The UN chief has expressed his deep concern by the reported advance of forces based in the east, towards the Libyan capital, Tripoli, declaring that “there is no military solution” to restoring peace and stability to the country.

05-Apr-2019
Mental fitness of suspected Christchurch

Moscow, Apr 5 (Sputnik/UNI) Brenton Harrison Tarrant, the suspected gunman who carried out deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand's city of Christchurch, will undergo mental fitness examination to determine if he is fit to plead to 89 charges facing him in the wake of the massacre, local media reported on Friday.

05-Apr-2019
'Score a goal’ for humanity, says Moha

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told an event in New York on Wednesday - headquarters of team UN - that “sport helps find common ground” during times of division.

04-Apr-2019
UN chief pays tribute to Egypt’s role

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the role played by Egypt in helping to avoid a “dramatic” escalation of violence in Gaza over recent months, as tensions grew over Palestinian protests at the border, Hamas rocket attacks, and reprisal airstrikes by Israel.

04-Apr-2019
Haiti stands ‘at the crossroads’ bet

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): With the end of the UN’s peacekeeping presence in Haiti in sight, the UN’s human rights chief told the Security Council on Wednesday that the country now stands “at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development”, urging all concerned parties to continue building on progress made, or “risk losing it” altogether.

04-Apr-2019
UN chief commends Algerians for ‘matur

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): In the wake of the resignation in Algeria of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday saluted “the mature and calm nature” of protests involving hundreds of thousands of citizens who took to the streets peacefully in recent weeks, to express “their desire for change.”

04-Apr-2019
Lack of basic water facilities risks mil

New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): More than two billion people face grave health risks because basic water facilities are not available in one in four medical centres globally, the UN has said, in an appeal to countries to do more to prevent the transmission of treatable infections that can turn deadly if not washed or flushed, away.

04-Apr-2019
China hits back at US for 'utilising all

Beijing, Apr 3 (IBNS): China on Wednesday hit out at the US for utilising all its resources to label Jaish-e-Mohammad supremo Masood Azhar as a designated ''global terrorist'', media reports said.

03-Apr-2019
British food inflation hits record high

London, Apr 3 (Xinhua/UNI) British food inflation soared in March to 2.5 per cent, hitting the highest since November 2013, according to figures released on Wednesday by British Retail Consortium (BRC).

03-Apr-2019
Three put under criminal coercive measur

Nanjing, Apr 3 (Xinhua/UNI) Three employees of Jiangsu Tianjiayi Chemical Co have been put under criminal coercive measures for their roles in a chemical plant blast in eastern China's Jiangsu Province, local authorities said on Wednesday.

03-Apr-2019
Mongolia bans civil servants from playin

Ulaanbaatar, Apr 3 (Xinhua/UNI) The Mongolian government on Wednesday decided to prohibit all government employees from playing casino games and staying in any gambling places at home and abroad.

03-Apr-2019
EU: No-deal Brexit becoming more likely

Brussels, Apr 3 (UNI): The European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that a no-deal Brexit was becoming more likely by the day after British lawmakers rejected alternative options.

03-Apr-2019
Former Russian officer sentenced to 19 y

Moscow, Apr 3 (Xinhua/UNI) Denis Khisamov, a former officer of the Russian Defense Ministry, was sentenced to imprisonment for a term of 19 years for participating in activities of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Russia's North Caucasus District Military Court in the city of Rostov-on-Don ruled Tuesday.

03-Apr-2019
4 IS militants killed in airstrike in ea

Baghdad, Apr 3 (Xinhua/UNI) At least four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Tuesday in an airstrike on their hideout in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, provincial security sources said.

03-Apr-2019
2 soldiers killed in attack on military

Aden, Yemen, Apr 3 (Xinhua/UNI) At least two Yemeni soldiers were killed on Tuesday in an armed attack on a military police headquarters in the southwestern province of Taiz, a government official told Xinhua.

03-Apr-2019
Cyclone Idai death toll rises to 268 in

Harare, Apr 2 (Xinhua/UNI) The number of deaths related to Cyclone Idai has risen to 268 in Zimbabwe, the southern African country's information minister said Tuesday.
 

03-Apr-2019
Help prevent children ‘from becoming v

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): From killing and maiming, to recruitment, sexual abuse and abduction, “violence against children in armed conflict can take many forms”, said Secretary-General António Guterres, in a special message delivered at the launch of a new UN advocacy campaign on Tuesday - Act to Protect Children Affected by Conflict.

03-Apr-2019
Prospect of a nuclear war ‘higher than

New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): In a world defined by “competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy”, the threat of a nuclear weapon being used is “higher than it has been in generations,” the Security Council heard on Tuesday.

03-Apr-2019
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