Geopolitics
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New York: This year, Orthodox Holy Week is being observed under a “cloud of a war” that totally negates the Easter message of unity, the UN chief said on Tuesday, calling for a four-day humanitarian pause in Ukraine. more
Yemen: ‘Light at the end of the tunnel’ as first nationwide truce in six years continues

A UN brokered two-month renewable truce between the warring parties in Yemen is holding, Special Envoy Hans Grundberg told the Security Council on Thursday, providing “light at the ...

Cyprus: Rights experts call for urgent solutions for missing persons tragedy

New York: A top UN-appointed human rights panel issued an appeal on Tuesday for faster progress towards finding the remains of those who disappeared during deadly violence that split the ...

Humanitarians urge action to avert famine in Somalia and South Sudan

The threat of famine is very real in Somalia and South Sudan and urgent action is needed now to avoid a catastrophe, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.

Oman now 100th country to ratify Maritime Labour Convention

New York: Oman has become the 100th country to ratify a 2006 treaty that protects the rights, pay and conditions of seafarers - a milestone that was commemorated on Monday by a cere ...

Ukraine resilience-building programme to help most vulnerable

New York: A UN-led development plan for Ukraine launched on Monday, to provide immediate economic help and longer-term assistance to the millions left struggling to meet basic needs, in t ...

28 years after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, ‘stain of shame endures’

New York: The UN paid tribute on Thursday to the one million people who were murdered in 100 days during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which moderate Hutu, Twa and ...

UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council

New York: The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday calling for Russia to be suspended from the Human Rights Council.

Ukraine’s President calls on Security Council to act for peace, or ‘dissolve’ itself

New York: In an impassioned address to the Security Council that evoked the ashen destruction wrought during the Second World War, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday descri ...

Guterres unveils first recommendations of UN crisis group, set up in wake of Ukraine invasion

New York: António Guterres released the initial recommendations of his Global Crisis Response Group on Food, Energy and Finance (GCRG) on Tuesday, set up in response to the hunger ...