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Rocket attacks target United Nations peacekeepers at military base in Mali

Three United Nations peacekeepers were seriously injured in a rocket attack on a military base in northern Mali, UN and local officials said. Olivier Salgado, the spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country, MINUSMA, said Sunday’s attack took place on a base in Tessalit, which houses Malian soldiers, UN peacekeepers and […]

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Princess Latifa: UN calls on UAE to provide ‘concrete’ proof of life of detained princess

The United Nations has called the United Arab Emirates to provide “concrete” proof that Princess Latifa Al Maktoum, the daughter of Dubai’s ruler reportedly being held in detention, is still alive. In a statement issued in Geneva on Tuesday, UN human rights experts also said she should be released “urgently”. Dubai’s royal family has previously […]

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We are on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, UN chief warns as temperature rise continues

A United Nations report has warned of time running out to tackle the climate crisis, with the COVID-19 pandemic having failed to put the brakes on “relentless” climate change. In a “double blow” to millions hit by the extreme climate events, lockdown restrictions linked to the global coronavirus pandemic also delayed crucial assistance in some […]

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French airstrikes killed 19 civilians at a wedding party in central Mali: United Nations

French airstrikes killed 19 civilians at a wedding party in central Mali, United Nations investigators said contradicting France’s version that only rebel fighters were hit. The human rights division of the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said on Tuesday it had visited the village of Bounti where the attack took place on January 3, […]

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Finland ranked happiest place in the world for the fourth time: Happiness Report

Finland was ranked the happiest place in the world for the fourth time, an annual UN sponsored report said. The World Happiness Report saw Denmark in second place, then Switzerland, Iceland and the Netherlands. New Zealand was again the only non-European nation in the top 10. The UK fell from 13th to 17th place. Data […]

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‘North Korea’s nuclear programme ’cause for serious concern’: UN watchdog warns

The world nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said North Korea’s nuclear programme is continuing despite United Nations sanctions and remains “a cause for serious concern” as negotiations on denuclearisation stalled for more than two years. “The continuation of the DPRK’s nuclear programme is a clear violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions […]

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Myanmar coup government sack UN ambassador for fiery anti-army speech

Myanmar’s ruling military junta sacked the country’s ambassador to the United Nations, a day after he called for help to remove the army from power. Kyaw Moe Tun in an emotional speech said no-one should co-operate with the military until it handed back power to the democratically elected government. Myanmar’s state television announced his removal on […]

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United Nations envoy recommends a relax on Venezuela sanctions amid worsening humanitarian crises

A United Nations envoy has recommended the Untied States to relax sanctions on Venezuela as they have worsened the humanitarian crisis. A 12-day visit by Alena Douhan, a UN special rapporteur focusing on sanctions, recommended in a preliminary report that sanctions from the European Union and the United States must be lifted and the Venezuelan […]

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‘Pressure Myanmar to make sure coup fails,’ UN chief António Guterres urges world community

United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres has urged the world community to make sure Myanmar’s coup fails. “We’ll do everything we can to mobilise all the key actors of the international community to put enough pressure on Myanmar to make sure that this coup fails,” he said. “It’s absolutely unacceptable to reverse the result of the […]

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Sri Lanka’s forced cremation of COVID victims’ bodies is a ‘human rights violation’

United Nations has urged the Sri Lankan government to halt its policy of forced cremations of coronavirus victims, a practice it said went against the beliefs of the country’s Muslims and other minority populations. Ignoring the World Health Organization’s guidelines on burials and cremations, Sri Lanka made cremation mandatory in March last year for people […]

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Continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region DELAYS aid: UN says

Amid continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has delayed the efforts to deliver aid, UN says. Millions of people are said to be running out of food and medicines. UN officials say that there was still no access on Friday, despite a deal allowing “unimpeded” humanitarian access to government-controlled areas. The military entered the regional […]

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Iranian lawmakers approve new law that would enhance uranium enrichment and stop UN inspection

Iranian parliament approved a new law that would enhance uranium enrichment and stop UN inspection at its nuclear sites. Under the law, ratified by Iran’s Guardian Council, Tehran would give two months for the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear agreement to work to ease sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors imposed when the […]