September 26, 2022 05:20 (IST)
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15 killed in Somalia suicide attack, radical Islamist group claims responsibility

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.

Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez tests positive for Covid

Madrid/UNI-IBNS: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said that he tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday morning.

Uyghur Association in Vienna hosts photo exhibition to showcase ongoing human rights abuse in Xinjiang

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.

Half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without aid

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.

Ireland: Rights experts call for redress for 50 years of systemic racism in childcare institutions

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.

Ukraine refugees: Eager to work but need greater support

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.

War crimes have been committed in Ukraine conflict, top UN human rights inquiry reveals

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.

Palestine calls for full UN membership and a plan to end the occupation

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.

With its credibility waning, UN has no choice but to take ‘bold steps’ to modernize, says Cyprus President

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.

At least 70 dead in latest ‘tragic’ shipwreck, off Syria coast: UN agencies

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.

European Council President deplores Russia’s ‘web of lies’ used to justify aggression

“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.

With help, Iraq’s spirit of hope, forward-looking youths can keep nascent democracy on track, Prime Minister says

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.

Mahsa Amini protest: US to ease internet curbs for Iranians

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.

Best-selling author Dame Hilary Mantel dies

Author  Dame Hilary Mantel, who is known for penning down  best-selling Wolf Hall trilogy, has died.

Argentina: 3 killed in refinery explosion

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.