Thursday, 12 December 2019

Tag Archives: UN

Flash floods in southern Afghanistan kill at least 20

KANDAHAR: At least 20 people were killed by flash floods in southern Afghanistan´s Kandahar province, the UN said, as heavy rains swept away homes and vehicles and potentially damaged thousands of houses. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said widespread flooding inundated Kandahar city and surrounding ...

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Three UN peacekeepers killed by suspected bandits in Mali

BAMAKO: Three UN peacekeepers in Mali have been killed by suspected bandits while travelling on leave along the road from the capital Bamako to neighbouring Guinea, sources said. Friday’s attack was a robbery, a Malian security source told AFP, adding that the three victims were from Guinea, which contributes some ...

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UN rights chief concerned over attacks on Kashmiris in India

LONDON: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, has expressed concern over the brutal targeting of Kashmiris and Muslims by Hindu extremists on the pretext of the Pulwama blast in Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert ...

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UN allows North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

UNITED NATIONS: A UN Security Council sanctions committee has agreed to allow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s delegation to travel to Vietnam for a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, diplomats said on Wednesday. Vietnam had asked the committee to grant an exemption to senior North Korean officials who ...

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Top UN court rejects US claim to throw out Iranian suit

UNITED NATIONS: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there. The Hague-based court’s ruling opens the way for the ...

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5,000 people leaving Venezuela every day

UN: Nearly 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day, the UN Refugee Agency said. Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said at a press conference at UN headquarters that Venezuelans are leaving the country because of “instability and uncertainty” amid a crisis over the presidency. ...

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United Nations appeals for $1.2b to care for Palestinian refugees

UN   –   The U.N. agency tasked to assist Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has appealed for a total of 1.2 billion U.S. dollars to fund its vital core services and life-saving humanitarian aid for 5.4 million Palestinian refugees across the Middle East in 2019 The presentation of the agency’s 2019 priorities and ...

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UNGA president Maria Fernanda commends Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan

UN/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan were commended by United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés. Garcés held a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the foreign ministry on Friday. This is her first visit to any Asian country after assuming charge. “I ...

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World ‘not yet on track’ to ensure better future for children: UN

UN – Despite the child’s rights convention being the “most widely ratified human rights treaty”, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said that some countries have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery. In her ...

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Human trafficking on the rise in world: UN

UN: The number of human trafficking victims around the world is on the rise while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on ‘Trafficking in Persons’. The 2018 report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and ...

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