Development
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New York, Progress that destroys traditional culture, language, land and human heritage “is not development, but willful destruction”, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday, in defence of indigenous peoples everywhere. more
Yemen: ‘Time is running out’ to head off devastating famine, warns UN food agency chief

New York, As conflict continues to rage in Yemen, leading to widespread economic hardship and a rampant inflation, the World Food Programme (WFP) is sounding the alarm over soaring food p ...

Pakistani court suspends Avenfield sentences, orders release of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Safdar

Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Wednesday suspended ex- country's PM  Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s jail term in connection with the  Avenfield corrupti ...

Make the guns fall silent. ‘Immediately and everywhere”: South Sudan envoy

New York,  Warring parties in South Sudan must demonstrate their willingness to a peaceful end to their conflict by “making their guns fall silent. Immediately and everywhere,& ...

Bring the United Nations closer to the people, urges Assembly President in her inaugural speech

New York,The new session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President pledging to use her year in office to bring the world body closer to the people and ...

Agreement over buffer zone to spare civilians in Syria’s Idlib welcomed by top UN officials

New York,  The agreement between Turkey and Russia to create a demilitarized buffer zone protecting civilians living in Idlib, Syria, has been welcomed by United Nations Secretary-Ge ...

UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea

New  York,  The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi Arabi ...

China warns Taiwan against spying; TV show details latter's plan

Beijing/Taipei: Beijing has warned Taiwan against spying, as a television show in China detailed plans made by the latter.

South Korean President says Pyongyang ready to ditch missile site

Pyongyang/Seoul: South Korea President Moon Jae-in said that the neighbouring North Korea has decided to shut down a missile testing site.

‘Time for important decisions,’ head of UN in Afghanistan tells Security Council

New York, With parliamentary elections one month away and a major ministerial conference planned for November in Geneva, the United Nation’s Special Representative for Afghanistan b ...