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Tel Aviv/Sputnik/UNI: Israel is working on new technology to fend off the growing threat of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday in the wake of a reported drone launch from the Gaza Strip. more
Syrian Constitutional Committee a ‘sign of hope’: UN envoy tells Security Council

New York: The launch of the Syrian Constitutional Committee could be a “door-opener” to finally providing a solution to the country’s brutal conflict, UN Special Envoy G ...

‘Signs of hope’ toward a political settlement in Yemen, UN special envoy tells Security Council

New York: The momentum to reach a political settlement in Yemen “has been building”, the United Nations Special Envoy to the country told the Security Council on Friday, attri ...

Independent rights experts sound alarm at Iran protest crackdown, internet blackout

New York: Reports of killed and maimed demonstrators, and a continuing nationwide internet shutdown in Iran’s now week-long protests are of “grave concern”, and the Gove ...

‘Maximize the positive’ from new technologies, for our digital future, Guterres urges

New York: Both positive and negative technological developments are jolting the world at “unprecedented speed”, the UN chief said on Thursday, underscoring the need to “ ...

Political consensus critical ahead of Somalia election: UN mission chief

New York: With Somalia scheduled to hold “one-person, one-vote” elections next year, leaders must act now to break the “stalemate” between the central government a ...

Sustainable fishing staying afloat in developed world, sinking in poorer regions

New York: More people than ever rely on fisheries and aquaculture for food, and income, but the seafood industry is facing a “dangerous” sustainability divide when comparing t ...

Libya ‘in race against time’, but dissolving conflict ‘a realistic prospect’, Security Council hears

A recent resurgence of violence in Tripoli, means Libya is “ever more in a race against time” to reach peace, however, agreeing the way forward to ending the conflict “i ...

At UN, Middle East countries discuss steps towards regional nuclear-free zone

New York: Representatives from across the Middle East are meeting at UN Headquarters this week in efforts to negotiate a legally binding treaty establishing a regional zone free of nuclea ...

UN calls for action to tackle ‘ubiquitous but invisible’ global road safety crisis

New York: Saving lives by improving road safety is “one of the many objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the United Nations chief said in his message fo ...