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France's security law significant measure to counter terrorism, safeguard national safety

Paris/Xinhua: France's security law has been "implemented in a balanced way" and fulfilled its due role in fighting terrorism and maintaining internal security, according to a government report.

Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport says closed over security concerns

Moscow, Apr 21 (Sputnik/UNI) The airspace above the Mitiga International Airport, located in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, has been closed over security concerns, the airport said in statement on Sunday.

Iraq: Security Council told ‘despair’ has ‘given way to hope’ but road to stability ‘long and far from easy’

New York, Feb 14 (IBNS): Despite some positive developments following years of brutal conflict, Iraq is gripped by political stalemate and a continued humanitarian crisis that is hampering the stabilization of the country, the head of the UN Assistance Mission in the country, (UNAMI), Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Yemen: Security Council backs new mission in support of key port city truce

New York, Jan 17 (IBNS): The Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday in favour of deploying up to 75 observers to monitor a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah which went into effect late last month; a lifeline for millions of Yemenis on the verge of starvation.

At UN, Pacific Island leaders warn climate change poses dire security threat to their fragile countries and marine resources

New York, Sept 27 (IBNS): Ensuring Sustainable development and surmounting the ‘devastating impacts’ of climate change were on the top of the agenda at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, where King Tupou VI of Tonga was joined by a host of other Pacific Island leaders calling for action on what they saw as “the defining issue of our time”.

Central America: drought, resulting crop losses threaten food security of two million people, UN warns

New York, Aug 25 (IBNS): Recent drought has led to the loss of some 280,000 hectares of beans and maize in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, potentially affecting the food and nutrition situation of more than two million people, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.

Security Council rejects Russian request to condemn airstrikes in Syria

New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): In an address to an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned against the crisis in Syria “spiraling out of control."

‘Disproportionate emphasis’ on security would undercut sustaining peace in Sahel – UN deputy chief

New York, June 29(Just Earth News): The United Nations deputy chief on Wednesday stressed the need to “avoid a disproportionate emphasis on security” when carrying out a strategy to help Africa’s Sahel region achieve sustained peace and development.

Guterres announces steps towards reforming Organization’s peace and security architecture

New York, Feb 15 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday announced the establishment of an internal review team that will take forward the reforms to the UN Secretariat peace and security strategy, functioning and architecture, which he outlined when he was appointed the Secretary-General last year.

China hands over two ships to Pakistan for security along CPEC sea route

Gwadar, Jan 15 (IBNS): China has handed over two ships to the Pakistan Navy in an attempt to provide joint security along the sea route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), media reports said.

New York: Abandoned car triggers panic, airport shut down

New York City, Sept 23 (IBNS): An abandoned car outside a terminal caused panic and distress for passengers at the LaGuardia Airport on Thursday night, reports said.