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Moscow/Sputnik/UNI: China’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday threatened it would retaliate against the United States in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s move to sign into law a bill that supports human rights amid mass protests in China’s Hong Kong special administrative region. more
UN chief hails ‘positive developments’ towards ending political crisis in Bolivia

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed recent steps towards a peaceful resolution to the political turmoil in Bolivia.

Guterres holds ‘focused and frank’ informal discussions over future of Cyprus

New York: The UN Secretary-General held “focused and frank” informal talks with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Monday in order to “take stoc ...

Revealed: Danger and squalor for cleaners who remove human waste by hand

New York: The plight of sanitation workers in the developing world should be addressed urgently, the UN said on Thursday, warning that their rights, health and dignity are at risk.

British PM vows to table "Get Brexit Done" deal before Christmas

London/Xinhua/UNI: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched the Conservative Party's election manifesto Sunday, promising to put his "Get Brexit Done" deal before parli ...

Netanyahu says Israel developing anti-drone technology in wake of recent launch from Gaza

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 ...

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 “ ...