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Qatar says will continue to facilitate Intra-Afghan talks as peace deal marks 1 year

Doha/Sputnik: Qatar remains committed to continuing to support war-torn Afghanistan through the ongoing negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government, Qatar's Government Communications Office told Sputnik.

UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait support Saudi position on Khashoggi case

Cairo/Sputnik: The foreign ministries of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait on Saturday issued statements in support of Saudi Arabia's position regarding the case of slain columnist Jamal Khashoggi a day after a US report claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman had a role to play in the 2018 murder.

Russia bats for implementation of counter-terrorism strategy during BRICS Sherpas, Sous-Sherpas' meeting

Moscow: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov batted for the implementation of the BRICS Counter-Terrorism Strategy and the Strategy for BRICS Economic Partnership 2025, during the first meeting of BRICS Sherpas, Sous-Sherpas' which took place on February 24-26.

Palestinian elections raise hopes for two-State solution, Middle East Coordinator tells Security Council

New York: The holding of free and fair elections in the Occupied Palestinian Territory will help “clear the path” for restoring a legitimate political horizon to realize a long sought two-State solution, the leading UN diplomat for the region told the Security Council on Friday.

Pandemic pushing people ‘even further behind’, UN rights chief warns

New York: As the COVID-19 pandemic gathers pace, people worldwide are “being left behind – or pushed even further behind”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights warned on Friday.

Condemnation over new attack on Nigeria school, ‘more than 300’ girls missing

New York: An attack on a secondary school in northwest Nigeria on Friday in which several hundred girls are still missing, has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General, and UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

Financial transparency, 'sound governance and accountability’ essential to reach Global Goals

New York: Financial integrity is “paramount to the success of the 2030 Agenda”, the President of the UN General Assembly said on Thursday, launching a new report that offers a blueprint to address a range of obstacles, particularly surrounding illicit finance flows.

Belarus human rights situation deteriorating further, warns UN rights chief

New York: A “systematic crackdown” against dissent in Belarus is continuing, months since the country’s disputed presidential election last year, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has told the Human Rights Council.

UN agencies begin registering asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

New York: UN  agencies have begun preparing individuals and families at the Matamoros informal camp, near the United States-Mexico border, for entry into the US, following the termination of a policy that forced asylum seekers to wait for immigration hearings in Mexico.

Mother of terrorism victim works to ‘turn the page’ on violent extremism

New York: A Moroccan-French woman whose son was killed in a terrorist attack nearly a decade ago, has been commended for her powerful activism countering youth radicalization, and her efforts to replace the desolation of loss with ‘a prayer of love’.

UK imposes further sanctions on Myanmar’s top military

London/Sputnik: The UK has sanctioned another six military top-ranking officers of the Myanmar army, including Commander in Chief General Min Aung Hlaing, for alleged human rights violations following the February 1 coup against President Win Myint and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, the UK Foreign Office announced on Thursday.

Expert feels Uighur movement seems to have lost momentum under Chinese repression

Beijing: A human rights expert has said he feels the Uighur movement seems to have lost momentum under Chinese repression while it made global campaigns pronounced.

S-400 missile system caught in traffic accident outside Moscow

Moscow/Sputnik :  A vehicle of the Russian military's seminal air-defense system — the S-400 Triumf missile systems —  was caught in a traffic accident on the Mozhayskoye Highway outside Moscow on Thursday.

Experts accuse Iran of rights violations in shooting down Ukraine airlines flight

New York: Iran committed multiple human rights violations in shooting downing Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 last year and in the aftermath of the deadly attack, two  independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday.

UN to review deadly convoy attack in DR Congo which led to Italian Ambassador’s death

New York: The World Food Programme (WFP) has provided further information on the deadly convoy attack in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Monday in which Italy’s Ambassador to the country, his bodyguard, and a WFP driver were killed.