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Senior UN officials condemn attack on Somali parliament

New York, May 24 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special representative in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, on Saturday condemned an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen on the Federal Parliament, in the capital Mogadishu, where legislators were in session.

US condemns attack on Somali Parliament

Washington, May 24 (IBNS): The United States on Saturday condemned attack performed by militants on the Somali Parliament.

Somalia's Parliament attacked, 10 killed

Mogadishu, May 24 (IBNS): At least 10 people were killed as militants attacked Somalia's Parliament building on Saturday.

Earthquake shakes Greece, Turkey, above 100 injured

Alexandroupolis, Greece, May 24 (IBNS): More than 100 people were injured in Turkey as an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit south-southwest of Alexandroupolis city in Greece on Saturday, media reports said.

UN urges restoration of rule of law following Thai coup

New York, May 24 (IBNS): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday urged Thailand to ensure respect for human rights and a prompt restoration of the rule of law, echoing a call made on Thursday by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon following the military coup.

ICC sentences former Congolese militia leader

New York, May 24 (IBNS): The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday sentenced former militia leader Germain Katanga to 12 years in prison for war crimes committed in relation to a 2003 attack in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN urges adoption of treaty against forced labour

New York, May 24 (IBNS): Independent United Nations human rights experts dealing with the issues of slavery, migrants and trafficking on Friday called on governments to adopt a legally binding international protocol to respond to the scourge of forced labour.

Boko Haram put on UN terror sanctions list

New York, May 24 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council has added Boko Haram, the Nigerian militant group that has claimed responsibility for the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in mid-April, to its list of Al-Qaida associates subject to financial sanctions and an arms embargo.

UN condemns killing of Palestinian teenagers in West Bank

New York, May 24 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief has voiced her "very serious concerns" about a recent incident involving the killing of two Palestinian teenagers in the occupied West Bank.

Central African children fleeing to Cameroon: UN

New York, May 24 (IBNS): Nearly 30 children - the youngest a baby - died in the past month fleeing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency on Friday confirmed, renewing its appeal for USD 22 million in urgently-needed funds to help the growing number of people taking "a journey of starvation and death" in search of safety in Cameroon.

Ban condemns attack on electoral rally in Syria

New York, May 24 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned a deadly mortar attack on an electoral rally in southern Syria and reiterated his call for an end to violence in the country.

Mali: UN heads north to push for ceasefire

New York, May 24 (IBNS): Deadly clashes between Tuareg rebels and Government forces in northern Mali have sent a "small but growing" number of terrified civilians fleeing southward and into neighbouring countries, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, while senior UN and African Union officials are in Kidal to push for a ceasefire.

Landslides, disease poses threats in Balkans: UN

New York, May 24 (IBNS): United Nations humanitarian agencies on Friday raised concerns about landslides and possible water-borne diseases from the worst flooding in Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina in more than a century, which may have disturbed minefields from the Bosnian war.

South Sudan: UN meets rebel leader to discuss peace efforts

New York, May 24 (IBNS): The top United Nations official in South Sudan has met with rebel leader David Yau Yau to discuss peace efforts in Greater Pibor County, Jonglei state, which was once the epicentre of instability in the country.

Thailand: Former PM detained

Bangkok, May 23 (IBNS): In a significant development, the military rulers in Thailand have detained country's ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Friday , media reports said.