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Six al-Shabab militants killed, 9 injure

Mogadishu, Aug 31 (Xinhua/UNI) Six al-Shabab militants were killed and nine others injured on Friday in a joint offensive by Somali army and Jubbaland state forces, a military official said on Saturday.

31-Aug-2019
Individual who planned attack in Queens

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): A criminal complaint filed on Friday in federal court in Brooklyn charged Awais Chudhary, 19, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Pakistan, with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  

31-Aug-2019
Activist Greta Thunberg gets preview of

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): Two days after disembarking from her carbon-free yacht in New York, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg paid a visit to UN Headquarters on Friday, after joining participants of her global climate strike movement, Fridays for Future, at the Organization’s gates.

31-Aug-2019
Hong Kong witnesses another day of prote

Hong Kong City, Aug 31 (IBNS): Hong Kong witnessed another day of protests on Saturday as thousands of anti-government agitators defied ban and marched through the city, media reports said.

31-Aug-2019
More than half of world’s refugee chil

New York, Aug 31 (IBNS): Refugee children in their millions are missing out on an education, the UN said on Friday, in an appeal to host countries to back more inclusive policies to prevent them from “languishing” in camps for years and losing hope. 

31-Aug-2019
Activists arrested in Hong Kong: Joshua

Hong Kong City, Aug 30 (IBNS): Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have been charged in connection with the protest at police headquarters, media reports said.

30-Aug-2019
Syrian army gains control over 10 villag

Damascus, Aug 30 (Sputnik) Syrian forces, as of Friday morning, have gained control over 10 villages located east of the already liberated town of Khan Sheikhoun in the province of Idlib, a Syrian military source told Sputnik.

30-Aug-2019
Millions in Idlib ‘counting on your su

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): Despite an agreement signed nearly a year ago on a halt to further escalation in Syria’s war-battered Idlib, “the bombing and fighting go on in plain sight, day in and day out”, the UN humanitarian chief told the Security Council on Thursday.

30-Aug-2019
Venezuela migrant crisis begs a ‘coher

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): There is “no end in sight” to the massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, now at around 4.3 million in number, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) shared on Thursday.

30-Aug-2019
'Ground Zero': Report from the former Se

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): Every year on August 29, at the initiative of Kazakhstan, the UN and its Member States mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, the Day coincides with the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test at the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakhstan. UN News travelled to the remote, eerily beautiful region, for this report. 

30-Aug-2019
Decades of progress ‘can be wiped out

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): “Little undermines development like disaster,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told attendees at a thematic session on Africa and climate change, on day two of the Tokyo international Conference on African Development (TICAD), now in its seventh year.

30-Aug-2019
Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into fo

New York, Aug 30 (IBNS): The legacy of nuclear testing is “nothing but destruction,” and in a world of rising tensions, “our collective security depends” on bringing a global treaty into force that bans nuclear explosions, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

30-Aug-2019
Hong Kong Protests: Pro-democracy activi

Hong Kong City, Aug 30 (IBNS): The Demosisto party said its secretary-general Joshua Wong, a pro-democracy activist in Hong Kong, has been arrested by the police in the city on Friday.

30-Aug-2019
UN health experts warn ‘dramatic resur

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Europe has lost ground in eliminating measles, as the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined, the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) warned on Thursday.

29-Aug-2019
Partnerships with civil society and yout

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Partnerships with civil society and youth are essential to achieving the goals of key UN-backed international agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change, María Fernanda Espinosa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, told delegates at the UN Civil Society Conference on Wednesday.

29-Aug-2019
‘Perseverance is key’ to Iraq’s fu

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Although Iraq is “hard at work building on progress made to date”, a top United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday that decades of trouble continue to impact the present, but cautioned “we have not seen the end of it yet”.

29-Aug-2019
For Africa, 'winds of hope are blowing e

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): African nations have made ‘significant progress’ in developmental efforts in the last few years, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, kicking off the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), taking place in Yokohama.

29-Aug-2019
Corruption undermines democracy and cont

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability, Mirella Dummar-Frahi, Civil Society Team Leader at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned at the UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

29-Aug-2019
UK PM says Parliament's work may be susp

Moscow, Aug 28 (Sputnik/UNI) Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he had asked the Queen's permission to suspend the parliament's work until October 14.

28-Aug-2019
Ex-Google engineer charged with stealing

San Francisco, Aug 28 (Xinhua/UNI) Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was charged Tuesday with stealing trade secrets when he appeared in a San Jose court in Silicon Valley.

28-Aug-2019
Gaza: Suspects of explosions arrested

Gaza, Aug 28 (Xinhua/UNI) A Palestinian security spokesman said on Wednesday that a number of suspects were arrested over two explosions that targeted two police checkpoints, killing three security officers and wounding others.

28-Aug-2019
Gaza violence: Suicide bombers leave thr

Gaza, Aug 28 (IBNS): At least three Palestinian officers were killed as suicide bombers attacked two police checkpoints in Gaza strip, media reports said.

28-Aug-2019
'There has never been a more urgent time

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Access to safe drinking water is a right critical to a child’s survival, yet protracted crises have left some 420 million children without basic sanitation, and 210 million lacking access to safe drinking water, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

28-Aug-2019
Technology brings positive change, but

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Digital technology has the potential to bring about a sustainable future, but the “collateral damage” of this transition must be mitigated, says the head of the UN’s technology strategy team, Salem Avan.

28-Aug-2019
With ISIL down but not out, continued vi

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Despite ISIL’s territorial defeat in Syria, the terrorist group, also known as Da’esh “continues to aspire to global relevance”, the United Nations top counter-terrorism officials told the Security Council on Tuesday.

28-Aug-2019
‘Complete political deadlock’ over M

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Tangible steps “can, and must, be taken” to urgently reverse the “negative trajectory” of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and revive the peace process, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

28-Aug-2019
Football is ‘refuge for those who have

New York, Aug 28 (IBNS): Sport brings people together “regardless of conditions or flags”, a senior United Nations official in Perú said on Tuesday referring to a new initiative launched over this past weekend to promote the well-being of children and youth in Lima’s refugee and migrant communities through football.

28-Aug-2019
Iranian court sentences Iranian-British

Tehran, Aug 27 (Sputnik/UNI) An Iranian court has sentenced an Iranian-British dual national, Anushe Ashuri, to 12 years in prison on espionage charges, including cooperation with Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, Iran judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaeili said on Tuesday.

27-Aug-2019
Hezbollah finds 5.5-kg explosives in cra

Beirut, Aug 27 (Xinhua/UNI) Hezbollah announced on Tuesday that the drone which crashed in Beirut's southern suburbs had carried 5.5 kg of C-4 explosives, the National News Agency reported.

27-Aug-2019
Passenger plane catches fire at Beijing

Moscow, Aug 27 (Sputnik) A passenger aircraft awaiting departure caught on fire in the Capital Airport in Beijing on Tuesday, the airport authority said in a statement on its official Weibo account.

27-Aug-2019
Japan's Minister warns N Korea developin

Tokyo, Aug 27 (Sputnik) North Korea's recent missile launches indicate that the country is busy developing new types of missiles that may be difficult for air defense to intercept, Japanese Defence Minister Takeshi Iwaya told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday.

27-Aug-2019
Iraq: Bomb blast in Diyala leaves one ci

Baghdad, Aug 27 (IBNS): A bomb blast hit  Diyala area in Iraq and left one civilian wounded, media reports said on Tuesday.

27-Aug-2019
We can deal with protests ourselves: Chi

Hong Kong City, Aug 27 (IBNS): Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the government will act 'within existing' laws to deal with the ongoing anti-government protests going on in the city for the past couple of months.

27-Aug-2019
Hong Kong Chief Executive meets young pe

Beijing, Aug 27 (Sputnik/UNI) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held on Tuesday a meeting with young people two days after the escalation of tensions between the protesters and security officers in the city, Chinese media reported.

27-Aug-2019
Three Hashd Shaabi members killed in IS

Baghdad, Aug 27 (Xinhua/UNI) At least three Hashd Shaabi paramilitary members were killed Monday in an attack on their position by Islamic State (IS) militants in the central province of Salahudin, a provincial security source said.

27-Aug-2019
Sudan: New political transition, bolster

New York, Aug 27 (IBNS): “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge the country’s people closer to stability, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said, briefing the UN Security Council on Monday.  

27-Aug-2019
UN civil society conference to focus on

New York, Aug 27 (IBNS): “Well-planned and managed cities can steer us towards inclusive growth and serve as models of harmony among diverse people”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres declared in a video message on Monday to delegates at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

27-Aug-2019
Hong Kong Protest against Chinese govt c

Hong Kong City, Aug 26 (IBNS): Hong Kong Police have said 36 people have been arrested over what it dubbed "violent protests" by pro-democracy activists which broke out in the region on Sunday again where cops even resorted to gunshot and use of water cannons to bring the situation under control.

26-Aug-2019
Trump says delay of increased tariffs on

Moscow, Aug 26 (Sputnik/UNI) US President Donald Trump said Monday that it was possible Washington would delay increasing tariffs on Chinese imports announced last week as trade talks between the two global heavyweights continue.

26-Aug-2019
Israeli aircraft hit Hamas sites in Gaza

Jerusalem, Aug 26 (Xinhua/UNI) Israeli aircraft have hit the Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip after rockets were fired from the territory of the enclave, according to a statement released by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Monday.

26-Aug-2019
Almost 20 people detained during protest

Moscow, Aug 26 (Sputnik/UNI) French police detained 19 people in connection with protests near Biarritz, host city of the G7 summit, the Sud-Ouest newspaper reported on Sunday, citing the prefecture of the Atlantic Pyrenees department.The newspaper noted that 17 of those had been detained on Sunday, mainly for carrying weapons and violence against law enforcement officers.

26-Aug-2019
Gaza militants fire 3 rockets toward sou

Jerusalem, Aug 26 (Xinhua/UNI) Militants from the Gaza Strip fired three rockets on Sunday night toward southern Israel, one of which exploded inside Israel , the Israeli army said.

26-Aug-2019
Anti-Macron March underway in Bayonne am

Bayonne, France, August 25 (Sputnik/UNI) A protest march against French President Emmanuel Macron has begun on Sunday in Bayonne, a city in the southwest of France, just a few miles from Biarritz, which is currently hosting the G7 summit, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

25-Aug-2019
Iraqi military intelligence forces arres

Baghdad, Aug 25 (IBNS):  Iraqi military intelligence forces have said that two Islamic State terrorists have been arrested from Kirkuk province of the country, media reports said.

25-Aug-2019
Hong Kong police fire gun and use water

Hong Kong, Aug 25 (IBNS): It was for the first time in 12 weekends that a Hong Kong police officer fired a gunshot as pro-democracy protests once again took place in the specially administered region of China on Sunday.

25-Aug-2019
Macron denies receiving any G7 mandate f

Paris, August 25 (Sputnik/UNI) French President Emmanuel Macron denied on Sunday that he had received any mandate from the fellow G7 leaders to hold talks with Iran on the club’s behalf, noting that the nations, "each in its role," would make coordinated efforts in this regard.

25-Aug-2019
IS terrorists kill 6, injure 9 in Northe

Moscow, August 25 (Sputnik/UNI) The militants of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, outlawed in Russia) have attacked civilians in northern Iraq killing six people and injuring nine more, a press service of the Iraqi security forces said on Sunday.

25-Aug-2019
Gunmen abduct 5 in NW Nigeria village at

Abuja, Aug 25 (Xinhua/UNI) Nigerian police said on Sunday that a group of gunmen raided a village and took away five persons in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna.

25-Aug-2019
G7 summit instructs Macron to send messa

Paris, August 25 (Sputnik/UNI) Leaders of G7 countries have tasked French President Emmanuel Macron with sending a message to Tehran about the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, based on the results of negotiations in Biarritz, local media reported on Sunday.

25-Aug-2019
Pope Francis expresses concern over Amaz

Moscow, Aug 25 (Sputnik/UNI) Pope Francis expressed concern on Sunday over ongoing wildfires in the Amazon rainforest and prayed for the containment of fires as soon as possible.

25-Aug-2019
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