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New York, Dec 19: The security situation in South Sudan has significantly improved since the recently signed peace deal between the opposing parties in the country’s civil war, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, head of UN Peacekeeping (DPKO), told the Security Council on Tuesday. more
Worth going 'extra mile' for a new Syrian constitution, UN envoy urges

New York, Dec 19: Efforts to establish a constitutional committee for Syria are worth going the “extra mile” for, UN Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday, after me ...

‘We are nowhere closer’ to Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, than a year ago, Security Council hears

New York, Dec 19: Recent violence and rising tensions in the West Bank are fuelling a climate of hatred and fear, “driving both Israelis and Palestinians further away” from a ...

Most ‘precious’ and ‘scarce’ resource of our time is dialogue, UN chief tells Doha policy forum

New Delhi: Following a productive two weeks of global dialogue for the United Nations and its Member States, alongside governments and advocates, Secretary-General António  Gu ...

World needs China for global prosperity: Xi Jinping

Beijing: Chinese  President Xi Jinping on Tuesday said the world will need his nation for global prosperity.

Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lankan PM

Colombo: Adding another twist to the political situation in Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday once again took oath as the Prime Minister of the island nation.

Peacekeeping chief honours Tanzanian troops in Zanzibar, a year on from deadly DR Congo attacks

New York: A year on from the brutal killings of 15 United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) paid ...

Security Council welcomes Yemen breakthrough, but lasting peace remains a ‘daunting task’

New York: Senior UN officials briefed the Security Council on the details of a UN-brokered ceasefire in Yemen on Friday in and around the key port city of Hudaydah, which is expected to r ...

DR Congo elections: ‘Excessive use of force’ in campaign must be avoided, says Bachelet

New York: Deadly pre-election violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sparked by police reportedly firing live ammunition at opposition supporters, has been condemned by th ...

Yemen ceasefire deal: ‘Potential’ now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions

New York: The freshly agreed Yemen ceasefire deal covering the key Red Sea governorates of Hudaydah and Taiz has been welcomed by the World Food Programme (WFP), which on Friday expressed ...