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Disputes between Trinamool Congress, rebel Suvendu Adhikari 'resolved amicably' | Centre fails to achieve a breakthrough in talks with farmers, next meet on Dec 3 | BSF seizes 25,000 cattles, narcotics worth over Rs 62 crore along Indo-Bangladesh border this year | Centre holds meeting with farmers to find breakthrough in anti-farm laws protest | 'BJP only wants to take credit': Mamata Banerjee hits back at PM Modi over farmers' scheme

UN says Kazakhstan illegally 'targeted' defender of Xinjiang indigenous groups

New York:  The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has recently said the Kazakh government violated international human rights law last year by detaining activist Serikzhan Bilash.

UN humanitarian office puts Yemen war dead at 233,000, mostly from ‘indirect causes’

New York: Almost a quarter of a million people have died in Yemen’s war, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on its website on Tuesday, confirming the huge toll from a conflict that has ravaged Yemen’s economy and created the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Global agreement on migration 'taking root' despite pandemic challenge: Guterres

New York: The Global Compact for Migration, adopted by countries in 2018 as a comprehensive framework for cooperation on international migration, is “taking root in promising ways”, the UN Secretary General said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 can spark new generation of social protection measures: UN chief

New York: While COVID-19 has wiped out important development gains in mere months, with extreme poverty rising for the first time in decades, the pandemic could spark the transformations needed to achieve stronger social protection systems, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday.

UNHCR asks Ethiopia for urgent access to 96,000 Eritreans cut off without food

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealed to Ethiopia on Tuesday for urgent access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, saying the month-long conflict in Tigray had left them without vital supplies.

UN appeals for $35 billion to help world’s ‘most vulnerable and fragile’ in 2021

New York: A record 235 million people will need humanitarian assistance and protection next year, a near- 40 per cent increase on 2020 which is “almost entirely from COVID-19”, the UN’s emergency relief chief said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 worsening gender-based violence, trafficking risk, for women and girls

New York: With the COVID-19 pandemic heightening the dangers of gender-based violence and human trafficking, action on these two fronts is needed now more than ever, the head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Monday.

UN human rights office worried by killings in Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua

New York: Violence is escalating in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, where meaningful and inclusive dialogue is urgently needed to address longstanding economic, social and political grievances, the UN human rights office said on Monday. 

The pandemic is fuelling slavery and sexual exploitation, UN experts warn

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has played into the hands of slavers and traffickers and requires stronger government measures to prevent exploitation of vulnerable people, more than 50 independent UN human rights experts said in a statement on Monday. 

Consign chemical weapons to history, UN chief urges, honouring victims

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General has called for “renewed determination” to eliminate chemical weapons from the world.

Australia demands Chinese govt's apology for posting 'images' on social media, Beijing refuses

Sydney: Australia has demanded China to apologise for allegedly posting a fake picture on a government Twitter account that depicted an Australian soldier murdering an Afghan child. 

Moderna submits coronavirus vaccine data to obtain emergency use authorization

Washington/Sputnik: The pharmaceutical company Moderna said that it has submitted the results of its corona vaccine trials to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in order to obtain emergency use authorization for the vaccine.

Drone strike kills one of Iran’s IRGC commanders in western Iraq

Tehran/Sputnik: A drone strike killed one of the commanders of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Muslim Shahdan, in Iraq’s Al Anbar Province bordering Syria, Al Arabiya reported on Monday, citing Iraqi sources.

UK’s Boris Johnson hopes regulator will approve COVID-19 vaccines before Christmas

London/Sputnik: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he hoped that two promising coronavirus vaccine candidates would be approved shortly.

Anti-IS coalition deputy commander says fractioned terror group ‘down but not out’

Washington/Sputnik: The Islamic State terror group has been significantly weakened but remains a threat, Operation Inherent Resolve Deputy Commander, Maj Gen Kevin Copsey, said on Monday.