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Japanese reporter denied new passport after returning from Syrian capt...

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Tokyo, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) The Japanese Foreign Ministry has refused to grant a new passport for journalist Jumpei Yasuda, who spent three years in captivity in Syria, local media reported Tuesday.
China rules out nuclear arms talks with US, Russia
Beijing, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) China sees no conditions for engaging in talks with the United States and Russia on nuclear arms controls, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said at a briefing on Tuesday.
EU renews sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear program
Moscow, Jul 16 (Sputnik/UNI) The European Union has renewed sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's nuclear weapon and ballistic missiles programs, a statement from the council said.
Civilian killed, 25 wounded in twin blasts in Iraq's capital: source
Baghdad, Jul 16 (Xinhua/UNI) A civilian was killed and 25 others wounded on Monday in two explosions at a Shiite mosque in the southwest of Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.
Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation ...
New York, July 16 (IBNS): The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), told the Security Council on Monday. 
‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly Pre...
New York, July 16 (IBNS): Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly told gender equality leaders on Monday.
‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,’ UN relief c...
New York, July 16 (IBNS): Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday.
'Complacency' a factor in stagnating global vaccination rates, warn UN health chiefs
New York, July 16 (IBNS): More than one in 10 children – almost 20 million worldwide – failed to receive potentially lifesaving vaccines in 2018, the UN said on Monday, citing obstacles including conflict, cost and complacency.
UN highlights importance of skills development on World Youth Skills Daykills Day
New York, July 16 (IBNS): At UN Headquarters, and across the globe, events are taking place on Monday to celebrate World Youth Skills Day – marked each year on 15 July – to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development.
Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of...
New York, July 16 (IBNS): After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger today, the United Nations said in a new report released on Monday.
Man sentenced to 6 years in jail for traffic offence
Hangzhou, Jul 15 (Xinhua/UNI) A defendant, surnamed Chen, was sentenced Monday to six years in prison for causing traffic casualties by a local court in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.
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