May 23, 2022 07:36 (IST)
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Nigeria: Four die in Lagos building collapse

Lagos: A three-storey building collapsed in an upmarket part of Nigeria's commercial hub Lagos on Sunday which left at least four people dead, media reports said.

China warns US that a 'dangerous situation' forming over Taiwan

Washington/Beijing: A top Chinese diplomat has warned US national security adviser Jake Sullivan that the country was “on the wrong path” regarding Taiwan and that its moves could lead to “dangerous situations”.

GHRD to host first Human Rights Film Festival in Netherlands

The Hague: Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD) has announced that the NGO will be hosting the Human Rights Film Festival in The Hague for the very first time in May.

Syria: ‘Largest-ever number’ in need, warns UN relief chief

New York: With a scorching summer fast approaching, food prices rising and access to water and electricity limited in many parts of Syria, donors must make good on $4.3 billion in humanitarian pledges committed at last week’s Brussels funding conference, the UN’s senior humanitarian official told the Security Council on Friday.

18 million in Africa’s Sahel on ‘the brink of starvation’

New York: As 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region teeter on the edge of severe hunger over the next three months, the UN released on Friday an additional $30 million from its emergency humanitarian fund, to boost the humanitarian response across four countries.

'Topless' woman crashes Cannes Red Carpet to protest against sexual violence in Ukraine, removed

Cannes: A topless woman protesting sexual violence in Ukraine crashed the red carpet premiere of “Three Thousand Years of Longing” at the Cannes Festival on Friday, media reports said.

Demand for lifesaving aid up 10 per cent this year: UN relief chief

New York: The number of people in need has risen by around 10 per cent this year so far, the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief said on Thursday.

Twitter does not believe in free speech, we're Commie as F***, reveals leaked employee video

A man, who has been described as an engineer in Twitter, has said in a video that the micro-blogging site does not believe in free speech and the culture of the company is "extremely far left".

Return of commercial flights from Yemeni capital after 6 years, an ‘important’ step

New York: The UN Special Envoy for Yemen, on Monday welcomed the resumption of commercial flights from the capital city’s main airport after six years, as a potential game changer for citizens needing lifesaving medical treatment.

Israel cancels Covid-19 tests for inbound travelers

Jerusalem: Foreign nationals flying to Israel will no longer be required to take a coronavirus test before boarding, the Israeli Ministry of Health said.

Blast in Somalia leaves three dead

Mogadishu: At least three people, including a senior Somali Army commander, were killed and as many wounded in a landmine blast, which took place inside a residence in the southern Somali town of Kismayo on Saturday evening, a military official confirmed on Sunday.

Relief chief underlines need for urgent support as millions face drought in Horn of Africa

New York: Humanitarians continue to call for scaling up assistance in the Horn of Africa, where the worst drought in 40 years is affecting some 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

Ukraine: Amid fresh Russian claims, no trace of secret bioweapons programme

New York:  Amid new claims by Moscow of a covert biological weapons programme in Ukraine, the Director of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) affirmed on Friday that the UN is not aware of any such programme and has neither the mandate nor the technical operational capacity to investigate it - a message first delivered to the Security Council on 11 and 18 March, by High Representative Izumi Nakamitsu.

Unity among nations, in push for greater space security at UN-led talks

New York: A new UN-led push to prevent an arms race in outer space has received wide-ranging support and participation from civil society and Member States – including all five permanent members of the Security Council - at talks in Geneva.

‘Coalition of the willing’ to ensure healthy diets from sustainable food systems

New York: Ensuring everyone has access to a healthy diet is among the goals of a UN-backed initiative launched on Friday in line with efforts to transform food systems globally.