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Japan: Red Army founder Shigenobu released

Tokyo: The co-founder of now disbanded militant group Japanese Red Army has been freed from prison after serving 20 years.

Rights office welcomes Zambia’s pledge to abolish the death penalty

New York: Zambia’s plan to abolish the death penalty adds to the growing global chorus against the practice, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, said on Friday in welcoming the decision.

States urged to do more to help Haitians fleeing insecurity by sea

New York: Amid growing insecurity and gang violence in Haiti, the numbers of desperate people resorting to risky sea crossings has sharply increased. On Friday the UN called for regional Governments to step up protection for refugees.

Ukrainian refugees arrive in Poland ‘in a state of distress and anxiety’

New York: With more than 3.5 million people having fled to Poland since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, continues to scale up its operations to provide aid to arrivals, the agency’s spokesperson said on Friday.

3 shot during graduation ceremony in Hawaii

Los Angeles/UNI/Xinhua: Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were injured in a shooting incident at a graduation ceremony on Thursday night in Honolulu, the capital city of U.S. state of Hawaii, local media reported Friday, citing the police.

Mexican court suspends bullfights at world's largest arena

Mexico City/UNI/Sputnik: A court in Mexico suspended bullfighting at the world's largest bullring Plaza Mexico, Forbes Mexico reported.

‘Protracted political impasse’ further polarizing Libya

New York: Despite UN efforts, political, economic and security deadlock continues in Libya, the UN political affairs chief told the Security Council on Thursday, adding that human rights there have also deteriorated.

Peacekeepers’ Day ceremony honours service and sacrifice of UN blue helmets

New York: The United Nations paid tribute to the men and women serving under its flag in some of the most dangerous places in the world during a ceremony in New York on Thursday to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

African nations leading the way on ‘food systems transformation’: Guterres

African countries are at the vanguard of a vital transformation of food systems to simultaneously address food security, nutrition, social and environmental protection – all while boosting resilience – said the UN chief on Thursday.

UN Syria Commission: ‘unconscionable to consider closing last border crossing’

New York: The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry said on Thursday that not extending current cross-border aid to Syria along the remaining route, would be a “failure of the highest order”. The warning to the Security Council comes as humanitarian needs throughout Syria are at their highest, since the start of the devastating 11-year war.

‘Grim reality’ of war’s deadly toll on civilians laid bare in Security Council

New York: Conflict continues to inflict “widespread civilian death and injury” a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, outlining the “grim reality” for those caught up in the crossfire of war.

Cultural destruction in Ukraine by Russian forces will reverberate for years, UN rights expert warns

New York: The attempted destruction of Ukraine’s historic culture by invading Russian forces, will have a devastating impact on the pace of recovery in the post-war era, an independent UN human rights expert warned on Wednesday.

UNICEF urges leaders to keep schools safe following deadly Texas shooting

New York: Governments must take greater action to ensure school remains a safe place for boys and girls, the head of the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, said on Wednesday, following the latest deadly school shooting in the United States.

Amsterdam: BNM members demonstrate against enforced disappearance of women in Pakistan's Balochistan

Amsterdam: Baloch National Movement (BNM) group members have protested over the issue of enforced disappearance of women in Balochistan in Amsterdam city recently.

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli forces: Health Ministry

Gaza/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: Ghaith Rafiq Yamin, a 16-year-old Palestinian, was killed by Israeli forces in the northern city of Nablus lying occupied West Bank overnight Wednesday, according to media reports.