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Saudi Arabia to host 11th World Water Forum in 2027

Jakarta, May 24 (UNI) Saudi Arabia was formally appointed on Friday during the closing ceremony of the 10th World Water Forum on Indonesia's Bali to be the host country for the 11th World Water Forum in 2027.
Under Indonesia's chairmanship, the 10th World Water Forum has adopted a ministerial declaration that highlights three priorities.
The first priority is the establishment of a center of excellence for water security and climate resilience for capacity building, knowledge sharing and utilization of superior facilities. The second priority is to raise and promote the issue of integrated water resources management on small islands, and the third is the commemoration of the World Lakes Day proposal.
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34 killed in refugee shipwreck near Italian coast

34 killed in refugee shipwreck near Italian coast

22 Jun 2024 | 5:43 PM

Rome, June 22 (UNI) Bodies of 14 migrants were recovered in the Ionian Sea off the southern coast of Italy, which brings the total death toll from this week's refugee shipwreck to 34, Italian news media reported on Saturday, citing coastal guard services.

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ADB approves 250 mln USD loan for sustainable investment in Pak

22 Jun 2024 | 5:26 PM

Islamabad, June 22 (UNI) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement for a 250 million U.S. dollar policy-based loan to assist Pakistan's sustainable investments in infrastructure and services through public-private partnerships, the ADB said in a statement.

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US: SC upholds gun ban in domestic abuse cases

22 Jun 2024 | 5:08 PM

Washington, June 22 (UNI) The US Supreme Court has upheld restrictions on the possession of firearms by people under domestic violence restraining orders.

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Ukraine loses up to 370 soldiers in battles with Russia’s western group of forces

22 Jun 2024 | 5:02 PM

Moscow, June 22 (UNI) Russia's Zapad (West) Group of Forces has taken more advantageous positions, repelled two attacks, destroyed an ammunition stockpile over the past 24 hours, while Ukraine has lost up to 370 soldiers in clashes, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

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Pak calls for decisive action against terrorism in Afghanistan

22 Jun 2024 | 4:35 PM

Qatar, June 22 (UNI) Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Munir Akram has called for decisive action against terrorism in Afghanistan.

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