Mogadishu/UNI/IBNS: At least 15 people died and over 10 were injured when a suicide bomber of an Islamist group detonated explosives outside a military recruitment office in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu, Goobjoog News portal reported on Sunday, citing sources.
Madrid/UNI-IBNS: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said that he tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday morning.
Vienna: The Uyghur Association in Vienna recently hosted a photo exhibition on Sept 22 to showcase ongoing human rights abuses in China’s Xinjiang province.
New York: The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian intervention, UN agencies said on Friday.
New York: UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Friday called on Irish authorities to provide adequate redress for victims of racial discrimination and system racism in Irish childcare institutions, stretching over more than 50 years.
New York: Refugees from Ukraine are eager to work in their host countries but need additional support to do so, and to ensure their inclusion in the communities where they are staying, according to a new survey published on Friday by UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
Almost seven months to the day since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UN-appointed independent human rights investigators said that war crimes have indeed been committed in the conflict.
New York: President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his appeal for the State of Palestine to become a full-fledged member of the UN, and warned of waning peace prospects with Israel, in his speech to the General Assembly on Friday.
Addressing the General Assembly for the final time before leaving office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday relayed some hard truths about what he saw as shortcomings leading to the “gradual loss of credibility of the United Nations” and called for Member States to generate the political will to reform and modernize the Organization.
New York: The bodies of 71 migrants have reportedly been recovered following another shipwreck in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Syria, which heads of UN agencies described as a “simply tragic” development that demanded an international response to improve conditions for those forced to flee their homes.
“Every war is a denial of humanity,” European Council President Charles Michel told the UN General Assembly on Friday, condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which he said has threatened hundreds of millions of people with starvation, heat deprivation or energy constraints.
New York: Iraq represents a living example of how hope prevails over seemingly impossible odds, especially conflict and political crises, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi told the UN General Assembly on Friday, and while the nascent democracy still needed international support, it is looking to its younger generations to keep the spirit of hope and courage alive.
Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday said his government will ease internet curbs on Iran to counter Tehran's clampdown on protests which were sparked by a woman's death in police custody leading to 35 deaths in the worst unrest in Iran for years.
Author Dame Hilary Mantel, who is known for penning down best-selling Wolf Hall trilogy, has died.
Buenos Aires: At least three people were killed in an explosion that caused a fire at the New American Oil refinery in the Argentine city of Plaza Huincul in the southern province of Neuquen.