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Al-Shabab terrorists attack US base in S

Mogadishu: Suspected Al-Shabab terrorists have attacked a military base in Somalia, media reports said on Monday.

30-Sep-2019
Syria, Iraq open border crossing along E

Al Bukamal, Syria, Sep 30 (Sputnik/UNI) Syria and Iraq have completed all preparations needed to reopen the border checkpoint between the towns of Al Bukamal and Qaim, a major crossing point that has been closed for years following the defeat of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia), a Sputnik correspondent said on Monday.

30-Sep-2019
Joint AU-Somalia offensive kills 20 al-S

Mogadishu, Sep 30 (Xinhua/UNI) Somali military backed by African Union forces killed 20 al-Shabab militants in an offensive in the southern region of Lower Shabelle, a military official said on Monday.

30-Sep-2019
Fire breaks out inside refugee camp on G

Athens, Sep 29 (Xinhua/UNI) Two persons lost their lives when a fire broke out inside the refugee camp of Moria on Greece's Lesvos Island, local ALPHA TV reported on Sunday.

30-Sep-2019
Saudi Arabia: Fire breaks out at rail st

Jeddah: A fire broke out at Saudi Arabia's Suleimaniyah rail station in Jeddah area and left five people hurt, media reports said on Monday.

30-Sep-2019
At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands en

New York: The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen on Saturday called on the United Nations and the wider international community to stand by his crisis-torn country as it struggled to cope with daily assaults and “terrorist aggression” at the hands of vicious, Iran-backed Houthi militias.

29-Sep-2019
Myanmar willing to repatriate ‘verifie

New York: Myanmar is prioritizing the repatriation of scores of people who fled violence in northern Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior official from the country said on Saturday, the fifth day of debate in the UN General Assembly.

29-Sep-2019
Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of orga

New York: Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.

29-Sep-2019
At UN, Cuba slams US ‘criminal’ prac

New York: At the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, the Foreign Minister of Cuba condemned the United States for imposing blockades and other “criminal, non-conventional measures” that are hindering his country’s progress.

29-Sep-2019
Syrian crisis is ‘clearest example’

New York: Although terrorism is a “global nightmare which haunts everyone”, some countries have invested in terrorism as a tool to impose their “insidious agendas” on other nations, Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

29-Sep-2019
Effective multilateralism the antidote t

New York: As a precondition for addressing so many of today’s greatest challenges, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, State Secretary of the Holy See, told the United Nations on Saturday morning that “galvanizing effective multilateralism” is one of the most important priorities for the international community.

29-Sep-2019
Hong Kong witnesses another weekend of p

Hong Kong: Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong Police lobbed tear gas shells and even fired blue dye from a water cannon to disperse protesters who used petrol bombs and bricks while clashing with the security forces in the city, media reports said.

 

29-Sep-2019
Israeli army detains 27 Palestinian popu

Gaza, Sep 29 (Sputnik/UNI) The Israeli army has detained 27 activists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the occupied West Bank, a member of the group’s central committee told Sputnik on Sunday.

29-Sep-2019
Jordanian court orders halt to teachers

Beirut, Sep 29 (Sputnik/UNI) A Jordanian court ordered on Sunday to suspend an open-ended teachers’ strike pending the final ruling, state media said.

29-Sep-2019
Pedersen confirms Kurds represented in S

United Nations, Sep 29 (Sputnik/UNI) United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen has confirmed to Sputnik that the Kurds will be part of the Syrian Constitutional Committee.

29-Sep-2019
Hong Kong leader to attend China’s nat

Beijing, Sep 29 (Sputnik/UNI) Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam will travel to Beijing on Monday as China prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic on Tuesday, her office said.

29-Sep-2019
Kenyan police orders al-Shabab suspect t

Nairobi, Sep 29 (Xinhua/UNI) Kenyan police on Sunday ordered an al-Shabab suspect to surrender to the nearest police station with immediate effect.

29-Sep-2019
Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 3

Jakarta, Sep 29 (Xinhua) The number of casualties climbed to 30 with 156 others injured, while around 25,000 people took shelters, a senior disaster agency official said on Sunday after a 6.5-magnitude quake hit Indonesia's eastern Maluku province three days ago.

29-Sep-2019
6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Philippine

Moscow, Sep 29 (Sputnik): A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the Philippine island of Mindanao, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said Sunday.

29-Sep-2019
Seven migrants drown off Moroccan coast

Rabat, Sept 28 (Xinhua/UNI) Some seven Moroccan migrants have drowned after their boat sank off Morocco's coast on Saturday, local media reported.

28-Sep-2019
Hong Kong Legislative Council orders sta

Hong Kong, Sep 28 (Sputnik/UNI) The Hong Kong Legislative Council issued a red alert on Saturday to order immediate evacuation of its personnel from its compounds as protesters gathered near the building and attempted to storm the metal fence surrounding it.

28-Sep-2019
Never invaded a single square of foreign

Beijing: China on Friday claimed that it has never provoked a "single war or conflict" or "invaded a single square" of foreign territory in a white paper issued in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the formation of the People's Republic of China on Oct 1.

28-Sep-2019
Venezuela Vice-President speaks out agai

New York: The Vice-President of Venezuela on Friday criticized administrations which have recognized National Assembly president Juan Guaidó as leader of the South American country.

28-Sep-2019
At UN Assembly, China says ‘it will no

New York: In his address to the  UN General Assembly on Friday, the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China declared that his country will not ever be cowered by threats or subdued by pressure, when facing the headwinds of protectionism.

28-Sep-2019
Unable to accept its decline, West subve

New York: While crediting the United Nations for preventing ‘World War III’, the Foreign Minister of Russia lamented to the General Assembly on Friday that the number of conflicts on the planet has not declined, nor has enmity weakened.

28-Sep-2019
Central African Republic: Three UN peace

New York: Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country (MINUSCA) has confirmed.

28-Sep-2019
Treat climate crisis with ‘greatest ur

New York: Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, “is a generational tragedy” for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.

28-Sep-2019
Sudan at the start of ‘long road to re

New York: Sudan is now on the long road to socio-economic recovery, following the establishment of a civilian-led government, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level meeting on Friday, at UN Headquarters in New York.

28-Sep-2019
‘We may be small islands, but no man i

New York: “All of us from small islands can relate to the word’s perception of us, as small islands”, but rather than treating them as distant vessels, imagine instead “an undivided Pacific, connected by an ocean highway.” That was the plea to world leaders from Vinzealhar Ainjo Kwangin Nen, on Friday, speaking on behalf of her generation, on the front line of climate change. 

28-Sep-2019
US airstrike kills 17 IS militants in so

Tripoli (Xinhua/UNI) The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Friday said it carried out an airstrike that killed Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Libya, in coordination with the UN-backed government.

28-Sep-2019
Russian court arrests 9 people for spons

Moscow, Sep 27 (Sputnik/UNI) A court in Moscow has arrested nine supporters of the Islamic State terrorist group (IS, banned in Russia) for sponsoring terrorists in Syria and Iraq, an aide to the head of the Russian Investigative Committee's Moscow department, Yulia Ivanova, said on Friday.

27-Sep-2019
At UN, Somalia’s President spotlights

New York: Somalia is “the perfect example of the success of the multilateral system,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday, while acknowledging that the Horn of Africa country still needed international and regional support and cooperation, particularly to deal with threats from Al-Shabab. 

27-Sep-2019
‘Terrorist Iranian regime’ must be c

New York: The United Nations, and the world, have a moral responsibility “to apply utmost pressure with every tool available ... to end the terrorist and aggressive conduct of the Iranian regime,” Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly on Thursday evening.

27-Sep-2019
Iran cannot be allowed to develop nuclea

New York: The international community must join together to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the Foreign Minister of Israel told the UN General Assembly on Thursday evening.

27-Sep-2019
North Macedonia President, credits dialo

New York: As a United Nations Member State more than two deacades, Thursday was the first time the Republic of North Macedonia addressed the General Assembly under its settled-upon name after “a 27-year-old difference with Greece”.

27-Sep-2019
South Sudan ‘heading towards lasting p

New York: Through the cooperation of the leaders of South Sudan, First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that his country could become “a beacon of hope and peace”.

27-Sep-2019
Nauru President warns of possible climat

New York: Climate change is putting Pacific tuna fish stocks at risk, potentially creating an “economic Armageddon” for Nauru, President Lionel Aingimea warned the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

27-Sep-2019
Mirrored classroom display highlights sc

New York: A non-profit dedicated to exposing the severity of the global education crisis has been inviting delegates to the UN General Assembly inside a tiny mirrored installation this week, to drive home the reality that around 260 million children are missing from classrooms around the world.

27-Sep-2019
African cooperation on peace ‘increasi

New York: African countries are building increasingly strong partnerships for advancing peace and security, as well as inclusive sustainable development across the continent, the Security Council heard on Thursday, during a briefing by the UN Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti.

27-Sep-2019
Patriotism must have global dimension, s

New York: The suggestion by some earlier this week at the UN that there is an immanent conflict between patriotism and globalism “is false and dangerous, even if it has many followers and powerful propagators,” European Council President said on Thursday.

27-Sep-2019
DR Congo President outlines vision for a

New York: With Africa at the centre of many global challenges, it is time for the continent to have a seat in the UN Security Council, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told world leaders on Thursday.

27-Sep-2019
At UN, Abbas rejects Israeli ‘arroganc

New York: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday denounced what he called “arrogance and aggression” by the Israeli Government and called on the United Nations to push harder for the two-state solution to resolve the conflict.

27-Sep-2019
Elimination of nuclear weapons ‘only r

New York: Progress made in reducing the danger posed by nuclear arsenals has not only come to a halt, “it is going in reverse”, and any use of a nuclear weapon in the future would ignite “a humanitarian catastrophe.”

27-Sep-2019
UN chief sets out roadmap to ‘raise am

New York: In his opening remarks to the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development, held at UN headquarters in New York on Thursday, UN chief António Guterres outlined his roadmap for financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN’s blueprint for the transition to a healthier planet and a fairer world.

27-Sep-2019
As ‘the last European divided country

New York: The past 45 years of “unacceptable status quo” has prevented lasting peace and stability in Cyprus, President Nicos Anastasiades told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

27-Sep-2019
UN shipping agency urges more women to c

New York: The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”.

27-Sep-2019
UN chief urges scaled up response for pe

New York: Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa’s wider Sahel region “are falling short”, and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopeful future for its people, the Secretary-General told world leaders at a special high level meeting inside UN Headquarters on Wednesday.  

26-Sep-2019
Central African Republic President says

New York: President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic (CAR), addressing the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, spotlighted “modest but sure” progress in implementing the landmark peace agreement signed by his Government and 14 armed groups on 6 February 2019.

26-Sep-2019
Liberian President credits UN for ‘16

New York: “Liberia is a UN success story”, President George Manneh Weah told the annual United Nations high-level generalral debate in New York on Wednesday.

26-Sep-2019
At UN, Iran proposes ‘coalition for ho

New York: The Gulf region is “on the edge of collapse”, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told world leaders on Wednesday at the annual high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly, saying that “a single blunder can fuel a big fire”.

26-Sep-2019
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