June 25, 2022 13:30 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
'Supreme Court took away Constitutional right from Americans': Joe Biden on abortion ruling | Covid-19: Telangana records 493 new cases | US Supreme Court strikes down right to abortion | Sharad Pawar meets Uddhav Thackeray as more rebels join Eknath Shinde camp | As Shiv Sena seeks disqualification of rebels, 2 MLAs move against key decision-maker

All 40 passengers feared dead in Iran plane crash

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.

Tea-seller's son can head a country only in India: Hagel

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.

Airstrikes against ISIS successful: Obama

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.

On International Day, Ban says indigenous peoples can be 'powerful agents of progress'

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."

Northern Iraq: UN voices concern about civilians' safety, need for humanitarian aid

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.

'[World must act now' to avert repeat of devastating famine in Somalia – UN expert

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.

UN experts condemn wave of arrest, sentencing of activists in Iran

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.

Gaza: As hostilities resume, Ban urges 'swift' return to ceasefire, negotiations

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."

Ukraine: UN alarmed by intensifying clashes, mounting casualties in country's east

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.

Civilian conditions in Libya 'steadily deteriorating,' warns UN rights office

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.

Clashes in north-western Central African Republic cause renewed displacement – UN

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 UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Ahead of International Day, UN spotlights rights of indigenous peoples

New York, Aug 9 (IBNS)Kicking off its observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations on Friday highlighted the importance of advancing the rights those people and communities to bridge the development gap.

Military solution in South Sudan 'unacceptable', says Security Council, urging rivals to pursue dialogue

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.

UN agency provides assistance for hundreds fleeing town near Lebanon's border with Syria

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.

UN rights office praises identification of 114th Argentinian 'Grandson of Plaza de Mayo'

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.