Tehran, Aug 10 (IBNS): All 40 passengers, including seven children, are feared dead after a passenger plane crashed in northwest region of the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday, media reports said.
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IBNS): United States Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel on Saturday said both India and the US were the two nations where even a tea seller's son can become the Prime Minister or a Kenyan's child can become the President of the country.
Washington, Aug 9 (IBNS): US President Barack Obama on Saturday said airstrikes have successfully destroyed arms and equipment that ISIL terrorists could have used against Erbil in conflict-hit Iraq.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS): Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as "powerful agents of progress."
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) Gravely concerned for the physical safety of civilians in northern Iraq and the humanitarian situation in areas now controlled by the group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the international community and the Governments of Iraq and the Kurdistan region to protect people affected by the fighting.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS)A United Nations human rights expert on Friday urged the international community to "act now" to avert a humanitarian disaster in Somalia, where a widening hunger crisis has sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 famine that devastated the war-ravaged country.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Friday voiced grave concern over the escalating trend of arresting and sentencing people exercising their rights of freedom of expression and opinion, peaceful assembly and association.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) Amid renewed hostilities in Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called firmly on the parties to the conflict not to resort to further military action but "swiftly find a way back to respect of the humanitarian ceasefire and continue negotiations in Cairo."
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) A senior United Nations human rights official on Friday declared the situation in Eastern Ukraine "extremely alarming" with intensifying fighting, mounting casualties and serious damage to infrastructure.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday expressed deep concern over the situation in Libya, where a conflict between multiple armed groups has been raging primarily in Benghazi and Tripoli.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) Fighting from 30 to 31 July in Batangafo, Central African Republic (CAR) has caused renewed displacement, according to Jens Laerke of the UNâ€™s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS)Kicking off its observance of the International Day of the Worldâ€™s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations on Friday highlighted the importance of advancing the rights those people and communities to bridge the development gap.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) Expressing "grave alarm and concern" about the deteriorating security situation and looming humanitarian catastrophe and South Sudan, the United Nations Security Council on Friday urged President Salva Kiir and political rival Riek Machar to engage fully and inclusively in ongoing peace talks, and uphold their commitment to establish a transitional government.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) As violence escalates in Lebanon, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners are distributing humanitarian supplies in the north-eastern Bekaa Valley to both Lebanese and Syrian refugees who had fled the town of Arsal, close to the Syrian border.
New York, Aug 9 (IBNS) The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on authorities around the world to redouble their efforts to find people missing due to enforced disappearances following reports that an Argentine grandmother discovered the identity of a grandson born during the military dictatorship in the country 37 years ago.