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New York : The UN chief on Saturday called on the international community to recognize the need for African counter-terrorism operations, backed by the UN Security Council,  to tackle the growing threat of extremist violence across the continent, and “predictable funding, guaranteed by compulsory contributions”. more
2020’s ‘wind of madness’ indicates growing instability: UN chief

New York : Rising instability and unpredictable geopolitical tensions have led to a “wind of madness” across the world, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesd ...

Bolivia: UN underlines support for ‘credible, transparent and inclusive’ election

New York : With Bolivia this week reaching a “decisive stage” in its electoral process, the United Nations “will do everything possible” to support the country in ...

Both sides in Libya conflict agree need for lasting ceasefire: UN negotiator

New York : The UN negotiator leading talks in Geneva to secure an end to fighting in Libya said on Tuesday that high-ranking officials from both sides of the conflict have agreed on the n ...

Iran to support Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Tehran/Xinhua/UNI: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic republic will continue to support the Palestinian cause, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

Trump honors one of America’s first black fighter pilots at state of union address

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump during his State of the Union Address welcomed a 100-year-old World War II veteran who was one of America’s first black fighter pilots. ...

Find unity ‘to halt Libya’s senseless unraveling’, UN envoy urges Security Council

New York : The top UN official in Libya on Thursday expressed his “deep anger and disappointment” over intensifying conflict in Libya despite a high-level summit held in the G ...

Youth leaders share positive visions of the future, as Guterres launches UN75 in New York

New York : Six youth leaders from around the world were at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday to share their ambitious visions for a future where international cooperation is priori ...

‘Spectre of poverty’ hangs over tribes and indigenous groups: UN labour agency

New York: Indigenous and tribal communities are around three times more likely to face extreme poverty than others with women “consistently at the bottom of all social and economic ...

Beijing blasts US for 'overreaction,' fearmongering over coronavirus threat

Beijing/Sputnik: The United States has overreacted to the threat of the new coronavirus, contributing to the fearmongering around the outbreak, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday ...