Moscow/Xinhua: The authorities of Russia's Kemerovo region denied information about nine people killed after the emergency landing of a plane in the region on Saturday, saying that four people died as a result.
Tehran: Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi is all set to become Iran's President as he has won most of the votes counted so far.
Tehran/Sputnik: Mohsen Rezaee, the head of Iran's Expediency Discernment Council and one of the Iranian presidential candidates, has congratulated another contender, Iranian top judge Ebrahim Raisi, on winning the election even though the vote count is still going.
New York: The number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution, and human rights violations, rose last year to nearly 82.4 million people, a further four percent increase on top of the already record-high of 79.5 million, recorded at the end of 2019.
New York: The impact of conflicts old and new, climate shocks and COVID-19, in addition to a lack of funding, have left millions more on the verge of famine than six months ago, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
New York: António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
London: UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Thursday targeted China over the raids and arrests at Apple Daily in Hong Kong and said it demonstrated Beijing is using the National Security Law to target dissenting voices.
Lusaka/UNI: Zambia's first president Dr Kenneth David Kaunda passed away at the age of 97.
Tel Aviv/UNI: The Israel Defense Forces(IDF) has confirmed carrying out strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza strip in retaliation to what it described as arson balloons attacks launched from the area.
New York: Amid worsening socioeconomic conditions, rising criminal gang violence and a resurgence of COVID-19, Haiti’s leaders must commit to good-faith dialogue aimed at ending a longstanding and damaging political impasse, the UN’s senior official in the country told the Security Council today.
New York: Sexual violence in conflict “reverberates down generations” and threatens both human and international security, the UN chief said on Thursday in his message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
New York: New research published by the UN health agency on Thursday revealed that suicide remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide – taking more lives each year than HIV, malaria, breast cancer, war and homicide.
New York: Innovative measures to address debt are required to help the world’s more than 100 middle-income countries expand their economies and exit the COVID-19 pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the General Assembly on Thursday.
London/Sputnik: The House of Commons of the UK Parliament approved on Wednesday the government's proposal to postpone the deadline for lifting quarantine restrictions in England until July 19 due to the surge of COVID-19.
Geneva/IBNS: US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for their first summit at lakeside Geneva villa on Wednesday since Biden took office.