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Iraq protests: UN calls for national tal

New York/IBNS: The UN’s most senior official in Iraq, visited protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday, calling for “a national dialogue to identify prompt, meaningful responses to break the vicious cycle of violence” which has roiled the country during the past five days.

31-Oct-2019
‘Historic’ new Syria talks should fo

New York/IBNS: Work on drafting a new foundational text for war-torn Syria officially began at the UN in Geneva on Wednesday with representatives from the Syrian Government and opposition sitting face to face and preparing to discuss the country’s future for the first time in the nearly nine-year conflict.

31-Oct-2019
UN calls for shipping ‘propulsion revo

New York/IBNS:If emissions from the maritime industry are not cut, we are headed for “an environmental disaster”, Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the UN trade body, UNCTAD, told the Global Maritime Forum summit on Wednesday.

31-Oct-2019
Reparations for sexual violence in confl

New York/IBNS: Ten years ago, the UN Security Council established a mandate to prevent and address the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence. At a commemorative event on Wednesday, the UN deputy chief described that commitment as essential to “highlight, prevent and seek justice for this crime”.

31-Oct-2019
From ‘strength to strength’ UN-Afric

New York/IBNS: The Security Council highlighted the growing partnership on matters of peace and security between the United Nations and African Union (AU) on Wednesday amidst calls to bolster overall effectiveness.

31-Oct-2019
As urbanisation grows, cities unveil sus

New York/IBNS: Over half of the world’s population now live in cities, with numbers expected to double by 2050, but while urbanization poses serious challenges, cities can also be powerhouses for sustainable development; something the UN is spotlighting on World Cities Day, marked 31 October. 

 

31-Oct-2019
Facebook agrees to pay $ 644,000 over da

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Facebook has agreed to pay a fine of 500,000 pounds or about $644,000, in the United Kingdom over suspected failure to protect data, the UK Information Commissioner's Office said Wednesday.

30-Oct-2019
US House of Representatives passes bill

Washington/Xinhua/UNI: US House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill aimed at slapping sanctions on Turkey over its military offensive in northern Syria.

30-Oct-2019
At least 5 indigenous people killed in a

Bogota/Sputnik/UNI: At least five indigenous people were killed and six more injured as a result of an attack, staged by an armed group in the municipality of Tacueyo, the southwestern province of Cauca, the national army said.

30-Oct-2019
Tributes for ‘role model’ former UN

New York/IBNS: The first woman to serve as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, has died in Tokyo at the age of 92, hailed by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday as a “role model for people across the world.”

30-Oct-2019
‘Real change’ involving women in pea

New York/IBNS: The Women Peace and Security agenda must continue to be “one of the top priorities of the United Nations”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday, in an open debate on how best to accelerate change.

30-Oct-2019
Anti-gov't protests continue in Iraq des

Baghdad/Xinhua/UNI: The anti-government demonstrations continued early on Tuesday in Baghdad and others Iraqi provinces, with contradictory reports about casualties among protesters in the city of Karbala.

29-Oct-2019
Nearly 700 Syrians return home from Jord

Moscow, Oct 29 (Sputnik) Nearly 700 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from Lebanon and Jordan over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

29-Oct-2019
Two rockets hit US military stronghold i

Damascus/Sputnik/UNI: Two rockets fell on the Taji Camp north of Baghdad where US military personnel is stationed, the Sky News Arabia reported on Monday, citing Iraqi security sources.

29-Oct-2019
UK Parliament rejects motion to hold ear

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: UK parliament on Monday voted against Prime Minister Johnson's call for holding a general election on December 12.

29-Oct-2019
Two injured in France mosque shooting

Paris/Xinhua/UNI: Two people were injured on Monday after a man fired shots at a mosque in Bayonne in southwestern France before being arrested, regional authorities said.

29-Oct-2019
At least 30 people injured in Monday pro

Moscow/ Sputnik/UNI: At least 30 people were injured on Monday in clashes between followers and opponents of Bolivian President Evo Morales across the country, media reported.

29-Oct-2019
More women in Latin America are working,

New York/IBNS: More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth in female labour force participation, according to new data published by the United Nations on Monday.

29-Oct-2019
‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Isra

New York/IBNS: Pervasive deteriorating facts on the ground in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, “are pushing us every further” from achieving a viable two-State solution, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council on Monday.

29-Oct-2019
United Nations unable to verify Baghdadi

United Nations/ Sputnik/UNI: The United Nations cannot verify the credibility of the United States’ statement announcing the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terror group (banned in Russia), and believes that such information has to be confirmed by the various authorities on the ground, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a press briefing on Monday.

28-Oct-2019
European Union agrees Brexit extension t

London/IBNS: The European Union has agreed to extend  Brexit till Jan 31, 2020.

28-Oct-2019
US calls for ending violence in protest-

Washington (Sputnik/UNI) The United States is calling for ending violence in protest-torn Iraq, US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Sunday.

28-Oct-2019
Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Mu

Aleppo/IBNS: Spokesman of terrorist group Islamic State- Abu Hassan al-Muhajir- has been killed by security forces in Syria.

28-Oct-2019
'Not a big deal' - Iranian minister on I

Moscow/ Sputnik/UNI: Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi on Sunday said that the elimination of Abu Bakr Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization (IS, ISIS, banned in Russia) by the US air force was not "a big deal" and that Washington had simply destroyed its own "creature."

28-Oct-2019
Iraq PM orders counterterrorist forces t

Cairo, Oct 27 (Sputnik/UNI) Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi ordered for the country's elite counterterrorist forces to be deployed in several districts of Baghdad to guard the premises of state institutions amid ongoing violent protests, the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service said in a statement on Sunday.

27-Oct-2019
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi believed

Washington/IBNS:  ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may have been killed in Syria in a special operations raid against ISIS, though an official confirmation is awaited, media reports said.

27-Oct-2019
Essex 39 body recover: Police questionin

Essex: Police are questioning four people over the killing of 39 people whose bodies were recovered in a lorry in British city of Essex.

26-Oct-2019
Death toll from Iraq unrest up to 30 peo

Moscow/ Sputnik/UNI The number of people killed during violent anti-government protests that resumed in Iraq on Friday has increased to 30 people, while over 2,300 people have been injured, the country’s High Commission For Human Rights said.

26-Oct-2019
Syrian troops foil Militant plot to lay

Moscow/ Sputnik/UNI: Syrian government forces killed a militant sabotage group that tried to lay mines on a road in western Hama province used by humanitarian convoys, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

26-Oct-2019
Central African Republic: ‘Transform d

New York/IBNS: Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, called on the country’s friends and partners, including the Council, to “transform the dreams of peace, prosperity and development of millions of Central Africans into a lasting reality”.

26-Oct-2019
Protests around the world: Politicians m

New York/IBNS: Protests in cities across the world in recent days show that “people are hurting and want to be heard” by political leaders who must now address a “growing deficit of trust”, said the UN chief on Friday.

26-Oct-2019
Security Council: UN welcomes efforts to

New York: The United Nations welcomes efforts to de-escalate the crisis in northeastern Syria in the wake of Turkey’s incursion, a senior official with responsibility for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.

25-Oct-2019
Lives at risk if wireless technology dem

New York/IBNS: Amid growing competition for radio wave space due to new wireless technologies, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Thursday called on governments to protect radio frequencies allocated to potentially life-saving weather forecasting services.

25-Oct-2019
We need to talk: UN gears up for 75th an

New York: The UN announced on Thursday the launch of the “biggest-ever global conversation” about the future of the planet, as part of the events marking next year’s 75-year anniversary of the Organization.

25-Oct-2019
‘Unique opportunity’ to resolve bord

New York/IBNS: Sudan and neighbouring South Sudan “have never been closer” to reaching a sustainable peace with each other, and their own internal armed opposition groups, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

25-Oct-2019
‘Amid stormy global seas, UN Charter r

New York/IBNS: In his annual message for UN Day this Thursday, Secretary-General António Guterres issued a reminder of the role the Organization should be playing, focusing on the the real problems of real people, as a “shared moral anchor” amid “stormy global seas”.

25-Oct-2019
Self-Proclaimed LPR confirms around 1,80

Luhansk/ Sputnik//UNI: Around 1,800 civilians, including 31 minors, have been killed on the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) since the beginning of a conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region, the LPR’s National Security Ministry told Sputnik.

25-Oct-2019
About 300 additional Russian military po

Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: Some 300 Russian military police personnel have arrived in Syria to help pullout Kurdish militia from the border with Turkey, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

25-Oct-2019
Chinese Embassy says UK police yet unabl

Beijing/Sputnik/UNI: The UK police are currently unable to certify that 39 people, whose bodies were found inside a truck container in the UK county of Essex, had Chinese citizenship, the Asian country’s embassy in the United Kingdom said on Friday.

25-Oct-2019
Safe working conditions not upheld as un

New York/UNI: Although healthy working conditions are a globally recognized human right, they remain “more a privilege”, the UN independent expert on hazardous substances, Baskut Tuncak, has said.

24-Oct-2019
UN and partners call for solidarity, as

New York/IBNS: Since 2015, approximately 4.5 million Venezuelans have fled their country as the Latin American nation's political, humanitarian and economic crisis drags on, creating one of the “direst” displacement crises in the world, the UN and European Union said on Wednesday, ahead of a solidarity conference next week.

24-Oct-2019
Somalia advancing towards ‘inclusive a

New York: Somalia has made “enormous strides on its path to peace and stability”, and Somali women’s participation in peace and security efforts has “helped advance society towards an inclusive and peaceful future”, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday.

24-Oct-2019
Decisive international action needed to

New York/IBNS: The international community has a responsibility and legal obligation to compel Israel to end its 52 year-long “occu-annexation” of Palestinian territory and remove barriers preventing Palestinian self-determination, a UN independent human rights expert told the General Assembly on Wednesday.

24-Oct-2019
Hong Kong formally scraps extradition bi

Hong Kong City/IBNS: In a major development,  Hong Kong's legislature has formally withdrawn a controversial extradition bill which had triggered violent protests in the city for the past several months.

23-Oct-2019
UN health agency launches week of action

New York: Although exposure to lead remains a key global health concern, particularly as it impacts childhood development, only 73 countries have legally binding controls for lead paint, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported.

23-Oct-2019
Nearly 180,000 displaced by northeast Sy

New York: After nearly two weeks of fighting in northeast Syria, the UN’s humanitarian wing has estimated that around 180,000 have been forced to leave their homes or shelters, including 80,000 children, all in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

23-Oct-2019
Millions of young lives at risk due to h

New York: “Substantial” shortfalls in humanitarian funding are placing the lives of millions of children in areas affected by conflict and disaster at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

23-Oct-2019
Iraqi joint operations command calls on

Damascus, Oct 22 (Sputnik/UNI) The Joint Operations Command of the Iraqi Armed Forces has called on US troops that have been withdrawn from northeastern Syria to leave the Iraqi territory, as only transit has been authorized.

22-Oct-2019
Israeli forces detain 14 Palestinians in

Moscow, Oct 22 (Sputnik/UNI) Israeli forces on Tuesday detained 14 Palestinians in raids across the West Bank, including in East Jerusalem, media reported, citing the Palestinian Prisoner Society.

22-Oct-2019
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes J

London/Toronto: British PM Boris Johnson on Tuesday wished Canadian PM Justin Trudeau for winning the general election for another term.

22-Oct-2019
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