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New York : Amidst concern for the safety and protection of more than three million civilians in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave, the UN’s most senior humanitarian and political affairs officials briefed the Security Council on Syria behind closed doors on Friday. more
Son of slain UN aid worker in South Sudan freed and reunited with father

New York : The abducted four-year-old son of a UN migration agency worker who was killed in South Sudan in October has been released and reunited with his father during an emotional reuni ...

Pakistan: Punjab Assembly resolution seeks most stringent anti-blasphemy laws, USCIRF condemns

Washington:  The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Friday condemned the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly in Pakistan which asked the fed ...

UNICEF chief hopes 2020 will be 'a year of peace' for Syria’s children

New York : Only an end to the war in Syria can bring safety to children there, the head of the UN child rights agency said on Thursday.

Hong Kong protesters vandalize HSBC offices across city

Moscow/Sputnik: Hong Kong protesters vented their anger at the HSBC banking group on Wednesday as they vandalized its headquarters, offices and cash machines across the city in a new wave ...

Over 1,000 Syrians return home from Jordan, Lebanon over past 24 hours: Russian Military

Moscow/Sputnik: Over 1,000 Syrian refugees have returned to their home country from neighboring Jordan and Lebanon over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry's Center for Re ...

Haiti: Food insecurity expected to rise next year, UN humanitarian agency reports

New York: The number of Haitians who do not have sufficient food to eat is expected to surpass four million next year, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Friday.

Pakistan blasphemy death sentence ‘travesty of justice’, say UN experts

New York: Independent UN human rights experts condemned on Friday the death sentence of a university lecturer charged with blasphemy in Pakistan, calling the ruling "a travesty of ju ...

UN refugee agency welcomes move to register all births in Kazakhstan

New York: The decision to ensure that all babies born in Kazakhstan are registered at birth and issued birth certificates has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

Independent UN rights experts raise alarm over ‘incommunicado detention’ of Chinese scholar

New York: Independent United Nations human rights experts expressed apprehension on Thursday over the “incommunicado detention” of a Uyghur Muslim academic who has reportedly ...