Thursday, 18 October 2018

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UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

GENEVA: A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks. The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern ...

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Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador

WASHINGTON: Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said that Haley had done a “fantastic job” and would leave at the end of the year. “She told ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

INCHEON: Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale,” the UN said in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. Earth’s surface has warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) – enough to ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

LONDON: Earth’s surface has warmed 1°C- enough to lift oceans and unleash a crescendo of deadly storms, floods and droughts – and is on track toward an unlivable 3°C or 4°C rise Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented ...

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US must lift Iran sanctions on ‘humanitarian’ goods: ICJ

The UN’s top court ordered the United States to lift sanctions on “humanitarian” goods to Iran that President Donald Trump reimposed after pulling out of Tehran’s nuclear deal. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ruled that Washington “shall remove by means of its choosing any impediments arising from the measures announced ...

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Pakistan claims Rafale is why India called off key meet

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan jumped into the Rafale deal controversy by hinting at that being the “real” reason for the Modi administration to cancel the meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session. Speaking exclusively to ...

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern brings baby to UN assembly

UNITED NATIONS: New Zealand´s prime minister, who shot to international fame for giving birth while in office, turned heads Monday by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN assembly hall. Jacinda Ardern, 38, is only the second world leader to ever give birth while in the office. The first was ...

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US, Russia clash at UN over North Korea sanctions

NEW YORK: The United States accused Russia of “cheating” on UN sanctions against North Korea with plans for a railway project, oil transfers and ongoing business dealings with Pyongyang. Russia shot back and charged that Washington was blocking steps to foster cooperation between North and South Korea and using a ...

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Climate extremes ‘key driver’ behind rising global hunger: UN

UN: Extreme weather events were a leading cause of global hunger rising last year, with women, babies, and old people particularly vulnerable to the worsening trend, a UN report said. Increasingly frequent shocks such as extreme rainfall or temperatures, as well as droughts, storms, and floods, helped push the number ...

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