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New York: Ukraine must take immediate action to stop what amounts to a “systematic persecution” of the country’s Roma minority, who have been targeted in a series of violent attacks allegedly perpetrated by members of extreme right-wing groups, United Nations human rights experts have said. more
UN-backed treaty against illicit tobacco trade set to take effect in September

New York: A United Nations-backed treaty aimed at stopping the illicit trading of tobacco products, is set to enter into force on 25 September, marking a diplomatic breakthrough in effort ...

Emergency lifted in Turkey after two years

Ankara: The Turkish government has ended the two-year state of emergency imposed after a failed coup attempt against President  Recep  Tayyip Erdogan in 2016, state media said o ...

Israel's Parliament passes 'Jewish Nation State' bill; Netanyahu says defining moment

Jerusalem: Amid another controversy, the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) have passed the 'Jewish Nation Bill', thus, officially making it an exclusively Jewish state.

Somalia is opening a 'new chapter of its history' declares UN political affairs chief as forum ends with renewed commitments

New York: A high-level gathering of representatives from the Somali government and the international community, including the United Nations, ended in Brussels today with renewed commitme ...

Small and sustainable: “Tiny houses” could be solution to world’s housing problems

New York: They’re small, self-sustaining – and they could revolutionize the way we think about housing around the world, as building materials become scarcer.

In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence: UN

New York: There have been “positive developments” when it comes to democratization across the vast West Africa and Sahel region, but that has been “competing with the vo ...

‘Unlock full power of business’ to achieve Global Goals, UN deputy chief tells forum

New York: Businesses can contribute in important ways to the realization of a world free of poverty and hunger by 2030, including through job creation, technological innovation and the pr ...

Korean denuclearisation: Trump says no time limit, to not rush Kim Jong-un

Washington/Pyongyang: US President Doanld Trump has said on Tuesday that he will not be rushing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula.

Donald Trump says he made a mistake during Helsinki meet, reverses Russia comment

Washington: In another U-turn, US President Donald Trump has reversed his comment he made during a bi-lateral meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.