August 13, 2020 07:31 (IST)
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India registers highest single day recoveries of 56,110 | Militant arrested in north Kashmir's Bandipora | Bengaluru: Violence breaks out over alleged social media post, key accused arrested | Pulwama encounter: Soldier, militant killed | India reports over 60,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 2.32 million

UNGA president supports UN $2bln COVID-19 response plan

United Nations/Sputnik/UNI:  The United Nations' $2 billion appeal to fight the coronavirus in some of the most vulnerable countries is a "good, timely call," UNGA President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande told Sputnik.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns PoK residents against crossing LoC

Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Saturday asked people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir not to cross the Line of Control to extend humanitarian aid to the Kashmiri people after India removed the special status of the state on Aug 5.

'Tenacious' Kyrgyz lawyer and statelessness champion, wins prestigious UNHCR prize

New York: A rights lawyer who took to horseback to help more than 10,000 stateless people gain nationality in Kyrgystan after the break-up of the Soviet Union, has been awarded the UN refugee agency’s prestigious 2019 Nansen Refugee Award.

Millions of Afghans have ‘voted not just for a president, but also for democracy’, UN Assembly told

New York: Just two days ago, some three million Afghans faced the threat of terrorism and headed to the polls, to “vote not just for a president, but also for democracy,” Hamdulla Mohib, Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser told the UN General Assembly on Monday, adding that no matter the outcome of the elections, “peace is and will remain the Government’s priority.”

UN General Assembly President upholds value of multilateralism in speech closing annual debate

New York: The only way to guarantee peace, security and sustainable development is for countries to work together, the UN General Assembly president said in his speech on Monday concluding the annual high-level debate in the Hall.

DPRK reports ‘little progress’ since historic June 2018 summit with US

New York: Lack of progress in achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula is “entirely attributable” to the United States, a senior official from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) told the UN General Assembly on Monday.

UN Mission in Haiti calls on protestors, authorities, to refrain from violence

New York: Following days of intensifying protests in Haiti, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday the UN was “concerned by reports of violence and arson” across the country.

Stage set for successful 2020 Burundi elections, Foreign Minister tells General Assembly

New York: With organizational and financial preparations for Burundi’s 2020 elections well underway, Ezechiel Nibigira, Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the UN General Assembly on Monday the Government is wary of, and will not tolerate, any outside interference in the polls.

At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands end to ‘Iranian-Houthi coup d’etat’

New York: The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Yemen on Saturday called on the United Nations and the wider international community to stand by his crisis-torn country as it struggled to cope with daily assaults and “terrorist aggression” at the hands of vicious, Iran-backed Houthi militias.

Myanmar willing to repatriate ‘verified returnees’ from Bangladesh

New York: Myanmar is prioritizing the repatriation of scores of people who fled violence in northern Rakhine state for Bangladesh, a senior official from the country said on Saturday, the fifth day of debate in the UN General Assembly.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's plane makes emergency landing in NY after developing technical fault

New York: The plane, which was carrying Pakistan PM Imran Khan and the delegation, was rerouted to New York City after it developed technical fault, media reports said on Saturday.

Imran Khan makes goof-up at UNGA, refers to Modi as Indian 'President'

New York: Embarrassing himself in front of the global leaders, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called Narendra Modi as India's "President" during his address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) here on Friday.

At UN Assembly, China says ‘it will not ever be cowered by threats’

New York: In his address to the  UN General Assembly on Friday, the State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China declared that his country will not ever be cowered by threats or subdued by pressure, when facing the headwinds of protectionism.

Central African Republic: Three UN peacekeepers killed, fourth injured following helicopter crash

New York: Three peacekeepers were killed and a fourth was severely injured after a helicopter crashed on Friday morning local time, in the west of the Central African Republic, the UN mission to the country (MINUSCA) has confirmed.

Treat climate crisis with ‘greatest urgency’, Bahamas leader tells UN Assembly

New York: Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive Atlantic storms ever recorded, “is a generational tragedy” for The Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said on Friday.