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Over 40 Syrians died in Beirut blast : Embassy

Moscow/Sputnik: At least 43 Syrian nationals have died in Tuesday's mammoth blast in Beirut, the Syrian Embassy in Lebanon said Saturday.

Countries urged to target smugglers after 27 migrants die at sea

New York: Two UN agencies are calling for greater action to dismantle smuggling and trafficking networks following the deaths of 27 migrants off the coast of Mauritania, northwest Africa.

As Beirut rescuers search for survivors, UN warns of ‘huge’ needs

New York: Across Lebanon, “the needs are immediate, and they are huge” in the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed Beirut city port, UN agencies said on Friday.

Cross-border links between terrorists, organized crime, underscore need for coherent global response

New York: The nexus between terrorism and organized crime took centre stage in the Security Council on Thursday, with experts raising fresh concerns over opportunistic alliances emerging among belligerents who share a hostility towards national authorities, and seek to exploit vulnerabilities created by the COVID-19 crisis.

New humanitarian air service boosts COVID-19 response in the Pacific

New York: A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced.

Yemen: Human right violations against journalists, coming ‘from all quarters’

New York: Unparalleled rights violations and abuses against journalists are being carried out by all parties to the armed conflict in Yemen, the UN human rights chief said on Thursday

China slams US measures against TikTok, WeChat : Foreign Ministry

Beijing/Sputnik: Beijing opposes the US measures against the Chinese owners of the TikTok and WeChat apps and demands that Washington stops politicizing economic issues, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday.

Somalia army says kills 6 al-Shabab militants

Mogadishu/Xinhua: The Somali National Army (SNA) on Thursday killed six al-Shabab militants in an operation in the outskirts of Kismayo, a town in the southern region of Lower Juba, a military officer confirmed on Friday.

75 years after the bomb, Hiroshima still chooses ‘reconciliation and hope’

New York: In a video message delivered to a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which devastated the city in 1945.

Rajapaksha clan wins Sri Lankan polls as faithfuls hand over unprecedented power

Colombo: The Sri Lankan electorate handed an unprecedented power to the Rajapaksha family after the brothers registered a landslide win, trouncing their opponent, in the recently concluded elections.

Hostage-taker in France's Le Havre Detained by Police – Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: French police have detained a man, who took hostages in a bank in the city of La Havre, French media reported.

Director of Beirut's Port Among 16 Detained People After Deadly Explosion – Reports

Doha/Sputnik: Director of Beirut’s port Hassan Koraytem is one of 16 people detained following the devastating explosion that resulted in the massive destruction in the Lebanese capital, the LBC broadcaster reported.

Rocket hits Green Zone in Iraq's Baghdad

Baghdad/Xinhua: A Katyusha rocket landed on Wednesday in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central the Iraqi capital Baghdad without causing casualties, an Interior Ministry source said.

Port in Tripoli to perform functions of Beirut Port destroyed by blast

Tripoli/Sputnik: The Lebanese Supreme Defense Council decided at a meeting on Wednesday that a port in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli will take over the functions of the port in Beirut, which was recently destroyed by a powerful explosion.

Disney Loses $4.7Bln Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Financial Statement

Washington/Sputnik: The Walt Disney Company in a press release revealed that the company lost $4.7 billion in its third quarter of the fiscal year.