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New York: Nine months after Russia invaded Ukraine, rural households are increasingly forced to scale down or abandon agricultural activities, according to a new survey released on Wednesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). more
Somalia: Famine narrowly averted – so far, warn UN humanitarians

New York: In Somalia, a full-blown famine has been narrowly averted for now, but the hunger emergency has not gone away, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

More than 11,000 children killed or injured in Yemen conflict: UNICEF

New York: More than 11,000 boys and girls have been killed or injured in the war in Yemen - an average of four a day since fighting escalated in 2015, though the number is likely to be fa ...

Iran protests on Amini's death: Second execution carried out

Tehran: Iran has carried out the second execution related to the anti-government protests which has hit the nation for the past several months.

Protest held in various US cities against China's human rights abuse 

Seattle: Condemning the Chinese government for committing Human rights abuses amounting to crimes against humanity, various groups, including Tibetans, Uyghurs, Hong Kongers, protested in ...

Ukraine war: Attacks against civilians and infrastructure must stop, disarmament chief tells Security Council

New York: The only way to end the suffering and devastation in Ukraine, “is by ending the war”, the UN’s top disarmament official told the Security Council on Friday.

Fraud charge: Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai sentenced to 69 months in prison

Hong Kong: A Hong Kong court has sentenced media moghul Jimmy Lai to five years and nine months in prison for fraud, media reports said on Saturday.

Genocide threat still real, UN chief says, commemorating victims worldwide

New York: In response to rising hate speech and discrimination worldwide, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to take concrete steps to protect minorities and ...

Iran: UN rights experts condemn protestor’s execution, raise alarm over detained artists

New York: More than a dozen UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Thursday condemned the execution of a 23-year-old Iranian artist convicted for taking part in protests, ...

UN agencies warn again of record hunger next year in West and Central Africa

New York: The number of hungry people in West and Central Africa could reach a record high of 48 million next year, which should serve as a final “wake-up call” for regional g ...