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Not a single child untouched by recent Gaza conflict, says UN rights expert

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said on Monday.

Spanish job growth still 'incomplete' amid slow global economic recovery – UN report

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Spanish economy requires "comprehensive" measures to boost lagging job creation and lower its rate of chronic unemployment, among the highest in Europe, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned.

At UN debate, African leaders say global sustainability agenda must reflect local realities

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) With a new sustainable development agenda as the focus of this year’s annual General Assembly debate, African leaders on Monday called on the United Nations to take into consideration the continent’s specific realities and challenges.

UN congratulates Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on inauguration

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations mission in Afghanistan on Monday welcomed the inauguration of Ashraf Ghani as President and reaffirmed the Organization’s commitment to cooperate with the national unity government in the country’s progress to peace, stability and development.

Ashraf Ghani took oath as new Afghan President

Kabul, Sept 29 (IBNS): Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took oath as Afghanistan's new President on Monday as suicide blast ripped capital Kabul killing four at the same time.

7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack

Kiev, Sept 29 (IBNS): Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in a rebel attack in the midst of cease-fire on Sunday night near the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, media reported.

Pakistan: 8 killed in explosion at Hangu IDPs camp

Hangu, Sept 28 (IBNS) An explosion left at least eight people killed and several others injured at Muhammad Khawaja area in Pakistan's Hangu town on Sunday, media reports said.

Pakistan: US Drone attack kills 2

Islamabad, Sept 28 (IBNS) A US drone strike in Pakistan's South Waziristan Agency has killed at least two people and left four other injured on Sunday, media reports said.

European leaders addressing UN say current crises threaten global governance system

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): European leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday raised the spectre of what some saw as Russia’s largely unchallenged actions in Ukraine and the march of armed militants through large swaths of northern Iraq as emblematic of an international system in dire need of repair.

At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells crowd "a better world is around the corner"

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined last night by a star-studded roster of the world's leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival-a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet's most pressing issues.

Afghan minister at UN Assembly lauds country's achievements, vows international cooperation

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Ahead of Monday's presidential swearing-in, the Afghan Foreign Minister on Saturday outlined his country's achievements in the past year as Afghanistan is on the eve of a "transformative decade" with the transfer of security responsibilities from an international coalition force to the Afghan community by the end of this year.

Over 30 dead in Japanese volcanic eruption

Tokyo, Sept 28 (IBNS): Over 30 people have lost their lives after a volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, reports said.

DPR Korea, in UN address, says reunification 'only way to prevent war, safeguard peace'

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Ri Su Yong, told delegates that despite recent gains in economic development, his country continued to face "serious obstacles" due to the continuing divisions separating the Korean peninsula.

Greece calls for closer cooperation between Europe, UN in crisis management

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Addressing the General Assembly on Saturday, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos called for strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union to maintain world peace.

At General Assembly, Viet Nam urges UN to strengthen global peace, security

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) In his address to the General Assembly on Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh of Viet Nam called on the United Nations and its Member States to lay a firm and long-term foundation for peace, security and development, adding that only peace and development together could put the international community on the path towards a prosperous world.