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UN alarmed by Myanmar military moves

GENEVA The United Nations voiced alarm today at Myanmar’s military junta deploying heavy weapons and troops to particular townships, fearing for the civilian population. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said the…

UN agency warns global water crisis

Geneva The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a specialized organization of the United Nations (UN), warned on Tuesday that climate change will increase the global danger of water-related risks like floods and droughts, and the…

US welcomes China end to coal funding

UNITED NATIONS The United States on Wednesday welcomed China's promise to end funding for coal projects overseas but voiced hope the world's largest emitter would also do more at home on climate change. President Xi Jinping told the…

Rebeca Grynspan takes over as head of UNCTAD

Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan took over as secretary-general of UNCTAD on Monday for a four-year term, according to a press release issued by the organisation in Geneva. Ms. Grynspan, the first woman to serve as UNCTAD’s…

Facts about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most complex, controversial and long-running conflicts in world history, characterised by intense violence and uncompromising nationalism. Since the late 19th century, the disputed territory…

Indian interfaith institute bags UN award

Jose Kalathil NEW DELHI: The Institute of Harmony and Peace Studies (IHPS), New Delhi, has been selected for the 11th ‘King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week’ 2021 Prize. Other winners of the prize are Wellington Interfaith…

Libya embarks on new transition phase

Tripoli Libya embarked Saturday on a new phase of its post-Kadhafi transition after the selection of a unity government to lead the country until December elections following a decade of chaos. In a potential turning point accord…

Indian people deserve warm felicitation

Ghulam Nabi Fai “Kashmiris are not enemies of India or hold any grudge against its inhabitants. We are desirous of a strong India and Pakistan and it is only possible when the Kashmir issue is resolved to pave the way for peace,…

World now has nearly 80 million refugees: UN

GENEVA The UN Refugee Agency on Thursday said an unprecedented 79.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2019, with Turkey hosting the highest number of people forced to leave their homes. "UNHCR has not seen a higher total,"…

Libya calls for probe of Operation IRINI

TRIPOLI Libya’s prime minister called for a comprehensive investigation Wednesday into the European Union’s military initiative to monitor a UN arms embargo on the country. Fayez al-Sarraj reiterated that his country opposes Operation…

UN sends humanitarian aid to Idlib, Syria

The United Nations on Wednesday dispatched a total of 48 truckloads of humanitarian aid to Idlib, a northwestern Syrian province where millions of people are in desperate need of help. Trucks entered the city through the Cilvegozu border…

14 Houthi rebels killed in Yemen clashes

ADEN, Yemen At least 14 Houthi rebels were killed and 28 more injured in clashes with Yemeni government forces, sources said Thursday. The clashes occurred in the coastal province of Al-Hudaydah, according to the sources, who requested…
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