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South Sudan: Without scaled-up humanitarian aid many people at risk

23 Feb 2019 | 9:53 AM

United Nations, Feb 23 (UNI) Alarming food insecurity threatens nearly seven million people in South Sudan, according to a new report by three United Nations agencies appealing for greater assistance and better access to humanitarian relief.

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Egypt: UN urges to halt death row executions amid torture allegations

23 Feb 2019 | 9:42 AM

United Nations, Feb 23 (UNI) Fifteen death row inmates have been executed in Egypt so far this month despite claims from many that they were tortured to secure a confession, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said.

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Saudi crown prince defends China's terror fight, right to put Muslims in camps

Saudi crown prince defends China's terror fight, right to put Muslims in camps

23 Feb 2019 | 9:39 AM

Beijing, Feb 23 (UNI) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud - supposedly on look out for new alliances has appeared to defend China’s use of re-education camps for its country’s Muslim population.

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Nicaragua: concerned over increasing criminalisation of dissenters, says UN

Nicaragua: concerned over increasing criminalisation of dissenters, says UN

23 Feb 2019 | 9:34 AM

United Nations, Feb 23 (UNI) While the Nicaraguan Government claims to resolve its political and social unrest, dissenters continue to be arrested and convicted, clearly hindering a conducive environment for “genuine and inclusive dialogue,” the United Nations rights chief said.

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Shrinking biodiversity poses risk to future of global food, agriculture

Shrinking biodiversity poses risk to future of global food, agriculture

23 Feb 2019 | 9:22 AM

United Nations, Feb 23 (UNI) With the biodiversity of plants cultivated for food shrinking, the global population’s health, livelihoods and environment are under severe threat.

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Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN ambassador

23 Feb 2019 | 9:20 AM

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UN: Venezuelan refugees rise to 3.4 mln

UN: Venezuelan refugees rise to 3.4 mln

23 Feb 2019 | 9:10 AM

United Nations, Feb 23 (UNI) As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain this represents for communities hosting them.

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Trump: dangerous situation between India, Pakistan after Pulwama attack

Trump: dangerous situation between India, Pakistan after Pulwama attack

23 Feb 2019 | 8:43 AM

Washington, Feb 23 (UNI) US president Donald Trump has described the current situation between India and Pakistan as “very, very bad” after last week’s Pulwama terror attack which claimed the lives of 44 CRPF soldiers, local media reported on Saturday.

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United Nation condoles Dhaka fire tragedy

22 Feb 2019 | 11:52 PM

Dhaka, Feb 22 ( UNI) United Nations resident coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo on Friday expressed condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the tragic fire in old Dhaka that claimed 81 lives.

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Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa visits LOC

Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa visits LOC

22 Feb 2019 | 11:36 PM

Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (UNI) Amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Line of Control on Friday and reviewed the state of preparedness among his troops.

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Pulwama attack: Pakistan takes 'administrative control' of JeM headquarters

Pulwama attack: Pakistan takes 'administrative control' of JeM headquarters

22 Feb 2019 | 10:12 PM

Islamabad, Feb 22 (UNI) Day after Imran Khan re-instated the ban on terrorist organisation Jamaat-ud-dawa and its charity wing, Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), Pakistan on late Friday took the administrative control of a mosque-and-seminary complex in Bahawalpur which is believed to be the headquarters of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

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Algerians march in protest of Bouteflika's decision to seek 5th presidential term

22 Feb 2019 | 8:44 PM

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Pak gets time, but not out of the woods on FATF terror financing

Pak gets time, but not out of the woods on FATF terror financing

22 Feb 2019 | 8:09 PM

Paris, Feb 22 (UNI) The anti-money laundering Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday lashed out at Pakistan for 'not demonstrating' proper understanding of the terror financing risks posed by various groups including Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and Jaish-e-Mohammad and decided to retain it in the 'grey list'.

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Engagement with East Asia redefined: Modi

Engagement with East Asia redefined: Modi

22 Feb 2019 | 7:53 PM

Seoul, Feb 22 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday his government has redefined India's engagement with East Asia and that the converging foreign policies of India and South Korea would deepen the Special Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

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'Good beginning is half the battle' - says PM on a day UNSC condemns Pak on terror

'Good beginning is half the battle' - says PM on a day UNSC condemns Pak on terror

22 Feb 2019 | 7:20 PM

Seoul, Feb 22 (UNI) "Shichagi Bhanida ......", - Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday referring to a Korean saying meaning - "A good beginning is half the battle'.

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