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Ecuador: Latest prison riot highlights need for criminal justice reform

New York: The latest deadly prison violence in Ecuador has again highlighted the urgent need for a comprehensive reform of the country’s criminal justice system, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

UN launches joint appeal for Syria: ‘Apathy is not an option’

New York: As Syria begins 12 years of conflict amidst soaring humanitarian needs, UN agency heads launched during a European Union conference on Tuesday, a joint appeal for $10.5 billion.

Ukraine: UN rights office probe spotlights harrowing plight of civilians

New York: Almost 76 days since Russia invaded Ukraine, countless civilians remain caught up in the horror and destruction of war, UN rights investigators said on Tuesday.

Bill Gates tests COVID-19 positive, says he is suffering 'mild symptoms'

New York:  Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Tuesday said he has tested COVID-19 positive.

Elon Musk says he would reverse Donald Trump's Twitter ban

Washington: Tesla chief Elon Musk has said he will reverse former US President Donald Trump's ban from Twitter if  his bid to buy the micro-blogging platform is successful.

Putin triggers more health rumours as he covers legs with blanket at Victory Day Parade

Russian President Vladimir Putin has again sparked speculations over his health as he covered his legs with a thick green blanket as he sat between senior dignitaries and World War II veterans at Victory Day celebrations in Moscow's Red Square, media reports said.

DR Congo: UN chief calls for probe into deadly armed attacks on mining site

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate deadly armed group attacks in Djugu Territory, Ituri Province, on Sunday.

Guterres expresses solidarity as Moldova grapples with fallout of Russia’s war in Ukraine

New York: Moldova, the most fragile of war-torn Ukraine’s neighbors, needs and deserves massive support to match its generosity as a recipient of nearly half a million refugees, and to preserve its own stability, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday.

High-level UN conference debates precious commodity: Land

New York: The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), kicked-off on Monday, in the Ivorian "economic" capital.

Guterres welcomes new acting chief of UN projects services

New York: The UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) welcomed on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres' appointment of Jens Wandel as its ad interim chief.

Nicaragua: New law heralds damaging crackdown on civil society, UN warns

New York: Under the guise of preventing money-laundering and cutting off terrorist financing, a new law in Nicaragua further restricts the functioning of civil society, “contrary to the country’s human rights obligations”, the spokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Monday.

Bolivia: Four people die in stampede

La Paz: at least four people died when an apparent  tear gas grenade exploded, causing a stampede in the Bolivian city of Potosi on Monday, media reports said.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne expresses concern over security arrangement between Solomon Islands, China

Canberra: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has expressed concern over the security arrangement between China and Solomon Islands.

Ukraine: UN chief condemns school attack; welcomes new evacuees from Mariupol

Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday that he was appalled by an attack on a school in Bilohorivka, eastern Ukraine, where many people were sheltering from the ongoing fighting.

Hong Kong leader elections violated democratic principle, says EU

Brussels: The European Union on Sunday said that Hong Kong leader's elections violated the democratic principles and political pluralism.