New York: Extreme poverty in West Africa rose by nearly three per cent in 2020, another fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN-backed report launched on Thursday that looks at the socio-impact of the crisis has revealed.
New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day.
Accra/UNI/Xinhua: At least 20 people died and many others were injured in an explosion at a mining community of Ghana's Western Region.
Quebec/IBNS: Various fraudulent schemes to make and distribute fake vaccine passports in the province of Quebec are being investigated by the province's anti-corruption squad with a warning that people involved could face serious criminal charges.
Beijing: The local authorities in Beijing have fined retail chain 7-Eleven for recognizing Taiwan as an independent nation on its website.
Lahore/IBNS: An explosion ripped through roadside stalls at a paan mandi situated in the Anarkali Bazaar area of Lahore in Pakistan on Thursday, leaving at least three people dead and several others wounded, according to local media reports.
New York: Amid the resurgent COVID pandemic, the President of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, stressed the importance of solidarity and fostering hope, as he outlined his priorities for the remainder of the 76th session.
New York: Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday.
New York: The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa.
Prague/IBNS: A Czech folk singer, who was not vaccinated against COVID-19, has died after she deliberately contracted the virus to obtain a health pass that would have allowed her to visit the sauna and theatre, her family told media.
Vancouver/IBNS: Sean Fraser, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Wednesday announced that over 200 Afghan refugees landed in Vancouver last night, marking the largest flight to date of Afghan nationals arriving in BC.
Ottawa/IBNS: The annual pace of inflation in Canada climbed to 4.8 per cent in December, the highest since 1991, says Statistics Canada.
Beijing: Chinese leader Xi Jinping recently made a defense of his "common prosperity" policy at the world stage.
Human rights group has warned that competitors at the Beijing Winter Olympics will face an “Orwellian surveillance state” in China and could put themselves in danger if they speak out in support of the Uyghur Muslims.
Islamabad: The Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) on Tuesday announced the launch of a country-wide protest movement to press the Pakistani government for taking back the mini-budget it recently bulldozed through the National Assembly.