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Tag Archives: United Nations

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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19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk: United Nations

UN: The lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the colossal impact of devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, according to a report by the United Nations children’s agency released Friday. The UNICEF report said the estimate includes ...

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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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The world’s happiest countries in 2019

HELSINKI: The United Nations published the report on the happiest countries on the eve of the International Happiness Day which is celebrated on March 20 every year. Finland ranked as the world´s happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in The ...

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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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EU MEPs ask India to stop atrocities in Kashmir

BRUSSELS: An overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament (MEPs) attending a landmark event on the rights situation in occupied Kashmir on Tuesday put their weight behind the recommendations of a United Nations report on the state of human rights in the valley, and called on India to immediately ...

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UN Secretary General urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered to help broker a solution if both sides agree to UN mediation. Pakistan and India have been locked in a diplomatic clash following a suicide attack on ...

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Rohingya plight ‘shames us all’: Angelina Jolie

DHAKA: Angelina Jolie was ”humbled” to speak to refugees in Bangladesh. The ‘By The Sea’ star stopped by Kutupalong refugee camp in Teknaf, the southernmost point of mainland Bangladesh, and admitted it was ”deeply upsetting” to meet so many families from the ethnic group Rohingya, who have left the Rakhine ...

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