Thursday, 12 December 2019

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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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Libya forces battle for Tripoli despite UN truce calls

TRIPOLI: Forces loyal to Libya s internationally recognised government and a rival commander battled for control of the capital Thursday after UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the country faced a “very dangerous situation”. Thousands of people have fled heavy fighting on the outskirts of Tripoli that has left dozens dead ...

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UN chief slams US’ Golan move, says Syrian peace requires territorial integrity

The criticism comes following US President Donald Trump’s decision to sign an executive order formally recognising Tel Aviv’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel occupied during the Six-Day War of 1967 and formally annexed in 1981. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed criticism of President Trump’s Golan executive order, ...

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US air strike killed 10 children in Afghanistan, says UN

KABUL: Ten children, part of the same extended family, were killed by a US air strike in Afghanistan, along with three adult civilians, the United Nations said. The air strike early on Saturday was part of a battle between the Taliban and combined Afghan and US forces that lasted about 30 ...

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UN says North Korea defied sanctions with luxury vehicles

UNITED NATIONS: UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong Un s luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out during the North Korean leader s recent international meetings, the head of the panel told AFP Tuesday. Kim drew the attention of sanctions experts when he ...

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International Women’s Day being observed

LONDON: International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed globally including UK on Friday to honor achievements of women in various fields of life and renewed commitment to empower them. This year’s theme of the Day is “Think equal, build smart, and innovate for change”. Various ceremonies are scheduled to be held ...

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UN chief calls for stepping up efforts to protect women’s rights

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for boosting efforts to protect and promote women’s rights, dignity and leadership. “Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development,” he said in a message marking the International Women’s Day, which ...

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Time to see air pollution as a threat to human rights: UN

UN: Air pollution has long been an environmental and health problem – but now it should now be viewed as a human rights issue as well, according to the UN special rapporteur on human rights and the environment. Air pollution is leading to 7 million premature deaths a year around ...

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