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UK calls on North Korea to abandon nuclear, ballistic missile programmes

London/UNI/Sputnik: North Korea must return to dialogue and give up its nuclear and missile programmes in a verifiable manner, Minister for Asia at the UK Foreign Office, Amanda Milling, said Wednesday.

Syria: Bomb attack targets army vehicle in Damascus, 14 die

Damascus: At least 14 people died as a bomb attack targeted a military vehicle  in central Damascus city of Syria on Wednesday, media reports said.

Build consensus or face ‘increasingly desperate reality’, warns Middle East envoy

New York: Political stagnation is “fuelling tensions, instability and a deepening sense of hopelessness”, the top UN official working towards peace in the Middle East warned the Security Council on Tuesday.

Yemen war reaches ‘shameful milestone’ - 10,000 children now killed or maimed

New York: Another “shameful milestone” has been reached in the conflict in Yemen with 10,000 children killed or maimed since fighting started in March 2015, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Over-compliance with US sanctions hurting Iran’s ‘butterfly kids’

New York: Over-compliance with United States-imposed sanctions against Iran is harming the right to health, and people with a rare skin disease are among those affected, many of them children, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday.

Business leaders join UN chief to step up action for sustainability

New York: Business leaders joined UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday, to step up delivery of critical investment, for a ‘sustainable, net zero, resilient and equitable world’.

North Korea conducts submarine-launched missile test

Pyongyang: North Korea has claimed it has successfully tested a new submarine-launched ballistic missile, media reports said on Wednesday.

US top envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad resigns, Tom West to take over

Washington/UNI: The US’ top envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has stepped down from his role, less than two months after the US’ chaotic withdrawal from Kabul.

‘Sexism and misogyny’ heightened; women’s freedoms suppressed

New York: Gender-based violence, hate speech and disinformation are being used extensively online and offline, to chill or kill women’s freedom of expression, an independent UN human rights expert told the General Assembly on Monday.

UN chief ‘deeply concerned’ at reported air strikes on Tigray capital

New York: The United Nations has received alarming reports of aerial attacks in the residential areas of Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, on Monday morning local time.  

Positive momentum in Central African Republic must be maintained

New York: The announcement last week of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic is among recent positive steps in the country, the top UN official there told the Security Council on Monday, urging continued support for peace and reconciliation efforts.

UNHCR chief urges better support for 13 million 'exhausted' and displaced Syrian

New York: UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged greater international support for the more than 13 million Syrians who’ve been displaced in the past 10 years.

North Korea fires unidentified projectile towards East Sea: Reports

Seoul:  North Korea fired an unidentified projectile toward the East Sea on Tuesday, media reports said.

Saudi airports lift COVID curbs, start operating at full capacity, says Aviation Body

Riyadh/UNI/Sputnik: Airports in Saudi Arabia will operate at full capacity without any coronavirus-related restrictions starting Sunday, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) said.

Eight killed, over 20 injured in traffic accident in Peru

Lima/UNI/Xinhua: Eight people were killed and more than 20 others were injured after a bus collided with two vehicles on Saturday in the southern department of Arequipa, Peru, local media reported.