January 26, 2022 02:31 (IST)
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Maxar's aerial images show extent of damage from volcanic eruption and tsunami in Tonga

Wellington, New Zealand: Aerial images shared by the United States-based space technology company, Maxar Technologies, show how homes and communities have been destroyed in the Pacific island nation of Tonga by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.

UNRWA seeks $1.6 billion to support Palestinian refugees in 2022

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls.

Sudan urged to stop unnecessary use of force against protestors

New York: Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice.

UN rights office warns over violent escalation in Yemen and beyond

New York: Escalating conflict in Yemen has seen an alarming number of air and drone strikes already this year, notably against civilians and non-military targets, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Indonesian lawmakers passes law to shift capital from Jakarta to Nusantara

Indonesian lawmakers have passed a law to shift its capital from Jakarta to a site on the island of Borneo.

'Nobody told me drinks party was against rules': UK PM Boris Johnson

London/UNI: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday denied that he had been warned that holding a drinks party in the No 10 garden amounted to breaking lockdown rules.

Houthi drone strike: Saudi jets bomb Yemeni capital, residential area, in retaliatory strike

Sana’a/Tehran/UNI: Saudi Arabian jets bombed the Yemeni parliament building and a military academy in Sanaa early on Tuesday morning, in retaliation for the Houthi drone attack on the Adnoc tanker area in Abu Dhabi on Monday in which three people, including two Indians, were killed.

'Hitman paid via Pakistani bank to kill activist'

Islamabad/UNI: The man charged with conspiracy to murder Netherland-based Pakistani activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya, was paid via a Pakistan bank, the media reported on Tuesday.

Guterres condemns attack on Abu Dhabi airport and oil facility

New York: The Secretary-General condemned on Monday the attacks on Abu Dhabi’s International Airport and the nearby Musaffah industrial area, which reportedly caused several civilian casualties and have been claimed by the Yemen-based Houthi rebel group, formally known as Ansar Allah.

UN chief: ‘Global solidarity is missing in action’

New York: Addressing the virtual World Economic Forum, on Monday, the United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, told world and business leaders that “global solidarity is missing in action”.

FAO launches $138 million plan to avert hunger crisis in Horn of Africa

New York: More than $138 million is needed to assist rural communities affected by extended drought in the Horn of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, launching a comprehensive response plan for the region.

Labour market recovery still ‘slow and uncertain’

New York: As the COVID-19 pandemic grinds on and global labour markets continue to struggle, the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) report, published on Monday, warns that recovery will remain slow.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles: Reports

Seoul/UNI: North Korea on Monday fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles eastward from an airfield in the capital city, the South Korea's military claimed.

Texas synagogue siege: British police arrest two teens

London: British police have arrested two teens in England in connection with the investigation into a hostage-taking incident at a synagogue in Texas on Saturday.

Somali govt spokesman injured in suicide attack

Mogadishu/UNI/Xinhua: A Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu was injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, on Sunday, said a police source.