Faisalabad , Dec 19 (IBNS): Pakistan on Friday executed two militants in the country's Faisalabad city on Friday, media reports said.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) Condemning "ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights" in the Democratic Peopleâ€™s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday by which it would transmit a UN-backed report probing such violations to the Security Council.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) The United Nationsâ€™ top official in West Africa has strongly condemned a series of attacks in north-eastern Nigeria which reportedly left over 30 people dead and resulted in the abduction of some 200 others.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS)The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Thursday welcomed the recent release of a number of detainees in Cuba and the United States, some of whose cases have been followed by the expert group.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council this morning extended the mandate of its mission in the Golan until 30 June 2015, as it condemned recent fighting in the area and stressed that both Israel and Syria must â€œscrupulouslyâ€ abide by the terms of the disengagement accord to prevent any breaches of the ceasefire.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) Continuing steady growth in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, global wood production has fully recovered from the economic downturn of 2008-2009, though production of pulp and paper stagnated largely due to a decline in consumption in China, data released by the United Nationsâ€™ Food and Agricultural Agency (FAO) revealed on Thursday.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) Asia and the Pacific is the world's most natural disaster-prone area and accounts for more than 60 per cent of the worldâ€™s hungry people, but continues to drive the global economic recovery, according to the United Nations Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014, released on Thursday.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) As Afghanistan builds upon recent political developments, including the formation of a unity government, the country's authorities and the international community must not ignore the immense challenges that lie ahead, from simmering insecurity to an escalating drug crisis, two senior United Nations officials declared on Thursday during their briefing to the Security Council.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) The top United Nations official on human rights issues has welcomed the recent conviction and sentencing of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, adding that the move would help garner momentum for other similar cases currently underway in the country.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) As Syria's war rages on into its fifth year, the needs for food, shelter and medicine are astronomical, several United Nations agencies said on Thursday as they launched a major appeal, requesting over $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and throughout the region.
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS)Far too many migrants still live and work in precarious and unjust conditions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has said on Thursday in a message to mark International Migrants Day.
Boston, Dec 18 (IBNS): A driver belonging to ride-sharing company Uber has been charged with raped and kidnapped a young woman earlier this month at Boston city int he US.
Maidugura, Dec 18 (IBNS): In a gruesome attack, suspected Boko Haram gunmen have killed at least 32 people and kidnapped almost 200 others, including women and children during a raid on Nigeria's north-east village, media reports said on Thursday.
New York, Dec 18 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-mon has strongly condemned the bomb attacks in Radaa in Yemenâ€™s Al Bayda province on Tuesday , which killed more than 25 people, including at least 15 schoolchildren.
New York, Dec 18 (IBNS) Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Childrenâ€™s Fund (UNICEF) hassaid on Wednesday.