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Saudi Arabia: Resumption of executions for drug offences ‘deeply regrettable’, UN rights office says

New York: Saudi Arabia must adopt a moratorium on executions for drug-related offenses, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, responding to the recent resumption of capital punishment for these crimes.

Iran: 40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR

New York: More than 40 people have been killed in Iran during the past week, including two teenagers, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Stronger action required to address changing dynamics of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

New York: Although the past decade has seen a steady decline in piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, countries and their international partners must accelerate efforts to counter this singular threat, a senior UN official said in the Security Council on Tuesday.

DPRK missile launch ‘latest in a series of alarming activities’ – UN political chief

New York: Updating the Security Council on Monday, the head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) recalled that last Friday, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) test-fired what it described as a new-type of intercontinental ballistic missile.

Global intellectual property filings reached new records in 2021: WIPO

New York: Patents, trademarks and designs reached record levels in 2021, with Asia driving growth in intellectual property, the UN agency dedicated to those types of assets said on Monday.

Honour traffic victims by making roads safer: Guterres

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater global efforts to achieve the goal of reducing traffic deaths and injuries by half by 2030.

Myanmar crisis: Rights expert urges Korea to play ‘enhanced leadership role’

New York: Concluding a six-day official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK), a UN-appointed independent human rights expert urged the country to help reverse the international community’s failure to address the crisis in Myanmar by taking the regional lead in ending violence against civilians there.

Saudi Arabia denies discussion on oil output increase

Riyadh/UNI: Saudi Arabian Energy Minister Abdulaziz bin Salman denied media reports that his country is mulling an oil output increase.

Australia: Science experiment goes wrong in Sydney school, 11 hurt

Sydney: At least 11 students and a teacher were hurt as a science experiment went wrong at a school in the Australian city of Sydney, media reports said on Monday.

‘Join forces’ for peaceful, prosperous continent, urges UN chief on Africa Industrialization Day

New York: On Africa Industrialization Day, Sunday, the UN chief urged everyone to “join forces to build a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous continent for all”.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un reveals his daughter

Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has appeared with his young daughter in public for the first time, confirming long-rumoured reports of her existence.

UNHCR calls for ban on forced returns of asylum seekers to eastern DR Congo

New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reiterated its call for a ban on forced returns to eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected.

Rights experts call for greater global action to end child sexual exploitation and abuse

New York: Countries must step up efforts to combat the global emergency of child exploitation and abuse, six UN-appointed human rights experts said on Friday.

Amid looming global food insecurity crisis, ‘breakthrough’ on fertilisers hailed

New York: A “breakthrough” has been made on the potential distribution of hundreds of thousands of tonnes of Russian-made fertiliser blocked in European ports and which are vital to avoid a global food insecurity crisis next year, a senior United Nations official said on Friday.

Fraud: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes sentenced to more than 11 years in prison

Washington: Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was sentenced for more than 11 years in prison for defrauding investors while running the failed blood testing startup.