Monday, 24 June 2019

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Record 70.8 million people displaced at end of 2018: UN

GENEVA: More than 70 million people were counted last year as displaced from their homes, a record that underestimates the real number of refugees and asylum seekers, the UN said Wednesday. In its annual global trends report, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) described the figure of 70.8 million at ...

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Egypt asks UK to halt auction of Tutankhamun sculpture

The Egyptian embassy in London requested that Britain prevent the planned sale by Christie’s of an ancient sculpture representing King Tutankhamun’s head and return it to Egypt, the foreign ministry said. “The Egyptian embassy in London requested the British foreign affairs ministry and the auction hall to stop the sale,” ...

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Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium, IAEA says

TEHRAN: Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the U.N. atomic watchdog said, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension. Recent weeks have seen U.S.-Iranian confrontation sharply increase, a year after Washington abandoned ...

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UN concerned about rising US-Iran tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations voiced concern about increasingly bellicose rhetoric between the United States and Iran and called on them to dial down their remarks. The appeal came after President Donald Trump on Sunday warned that any attack from Iran would be met with a devastating US response that ...

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‘Situation’ not suitable for talks, resistance only choice: Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that all officials in Iran have reached a consensus to withstand the US and its policy of sanctions, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported. “If we walked away from the JCPOA with the US provocative acts, then, in addition to the US, the UN and world would ...

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Hateful attacks pushing Sri Lanka backwards

UNITED NATIONS: Escalating religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two senior United Nations officials  to call for an end to “hateful attacks” directed towards the country’s Muslim minority. “It is in the interest of all ethnic and religious groups in Sri Lanka , as ...

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UN kicks off major climate change effort

UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls it the defining issue of our time: climate change is moving to the center stage at the United Nations, three years after the Paris agreement went into force. A major UN push for progress on climate change kicks off next week when Guterres travels ...

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UN report to highlight urgent need for Nature rescue plan

PARIS: Diplomats from 130 nations gather in Paris from Monday to validate a grim UN assessment of the state of Nature and lay the groundwork for an 11th-hour rescue plan for life on Earth. A 44-page, draft “Summary for Policy Makers” obtained by AFP catalogues the 1001 ways in which ...

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US, Afghan forces killed more civilians than insurgents: UN

NEW YORK: Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed. The bloody milestone comes as the US steps up its air campaign in Afghanistan while pushing for ...

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UN backs resolution on sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has called on warring parties around the globe to implement concrete commitments to fight what many speakers described as the heinous, barbaric and all-too-often silent phenomenon of sexual violence during conflict. Adopting resolution 2467 (2019) by a vote of 13 in favour to none ...

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