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As fallen peacekeeper honoured in Lebanon, UN expresses concern over security situation New York, Jan 30: A memorial service was held this morning at Lebanon’s International Airport in Beirut in honour of a peacekeeper from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) who lost his life on Wednesday in the line of duty in the southern part of the country. 30-Jan-2015
Mali: UN Mission to investigate deadly protests against compound New York, Jan 29: The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has launched an investigation into the events surrounding a violent protest in the northern city of Gao on Tuesday during which several people were reportedly killed and a number of others injured. 29-Jan-2015
Lack of funds forces UN agency to halt Gaza programme for repairs to destroyed homes New York, Jan 28: The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East announced today that a major funding shortfall has forced the suspension of its cash assistance programme that would have helped families in Gaza repair their homes and provide rental subsidies to people left homeless after last year's conflict in the enclave. 28-Jan-2015
UN rights chief says world ‘haunted’ by suffering endured by millions during Holocaust New York, Jan 27: Ahead of the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, taking place on Saturday , the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement to mark the “forever solemn day” when the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp was liberated. 27-Jan-2015
Fighter jets escort passenger planes to Atlanta Airport after bomb threat New York, Jan 25: Two passenger flights were made to be escorted to the Atlanta Airport by two F-16 fighter jets after they received terror threats, media reports said on Sunday. 25-Jan-2015
DR Congo: Ban urges calm in Kinshasa; peacekeeping chief backs gradual drawdown of UN mission New York, Jan 23: Amid the deteriorating situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the capital, Kinshasa, is gripped by clashes between demonstrators and security forces, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged maximum restraint on all sides, while the head of United Nations peacekeeping operations briefed the Security Council on broader efforts to help stabilize the vast country. 23-Jan-2015
Mali: UN mission wards off rebel attack; urges armed groups to respect ceasefire New York, Jan 22: The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has confirmed it used force in response to machine gun fire directed at its troops and towards the town inhabited by civilians, on Tuesday in Tabankort, in the restive north of the country. 22-Jan-2015
Children suffering ‘dire consequences’ of conflict in northern Nigeria – UN agency New York, Jan 21: Women and children make up the vast majority of the latest wave of refugees fleeing violence in northern Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund warned on Tuesday , spotlighting its ongoing efforts to provide basic assistance, including safe water, nutrition, health, education and protection services to affected children in the region. 21-Jan-2015
Central African Republic: UN mission captures militia leader in high-profile arrest New York, Jan 20: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has announced the capture of Rodrigue Ngaibona, leader of the anti-Balaka militia, in what is being hailed as the Mission’s first high-profile arrest of 2015. 20-Jan-2015
Shots fired outside Joe Biden's residence Washington, Jan 18: Multiple gun shots were fired outside US Vice-President Joe Biden's residence in Delaware, media reports said on Sunday. 18-Jan-2015
DR Congo: UN mission chief voices 'full solidarity' as Govt. battles armed groups New York, Jan 17 : The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has expressed 'full solidarity' and support for the country's Government as it continues in its fight against armed groups operating in the eastern part of its territory. 17-Jan-2015
International experts, led by UN, kick off Ebola recovery assessment in Sierra Leone New York, Jan 16: Spearheaded by the United Nations, a team of international experts has begun an Ebola Recovery Assessment (ERA) mission in Sierra Leone as part of an effort to partner with Governments to address the impact of the virus on affected countries. 16-Jan-2015
Syrian refugees face ‘abject poverty, dire living conditions,’ UN study warns New York, Jan 15: As the Syrian civil war continues to rage into its fifth year, large numbers of refugees fleeing the hostilities are steadily slipping into abject poverty due to the breadth of the crisis and “insufficient support” from the international community, the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) warned today. 15-Jan-2015
New UNICEF ‘atlas’ charts development disparities affecting China’s children New York, Jan 14: A newly published atlas outlining the vast socio-economic discrepancies separating millions of Chinese rural children from their urban counterparts has been released in an effort to address the country’s inequalities and boost assistance for China’s most vulnerable youths, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today. 14-Jan-2015
Cities in Central Asia, Caucasus sign up to UN campaign to become more resilient New York, Jan 13: Eight cities in Central Asia and the Caucasus, including capitals Tbilisi and Bishkek, have signed on to strengthen community resilience by integrating disaster risk reduction into their national and local policy, representing a big boost for the United Nations initiative which already has over 2,400 participants worldwide. 13-Jan-2015
Six killed in China police firing Beijing, Jan 12: Police have shot dead six 'mobsters' in the troubled Xinjiang province of China, where a 'separatist' movement by Muslims was going on, official news agency Xinhua reported on Monday. 12-Jan-2015
UNESCO chief joins world leaders for historic anti-terror unity march in Paris Paris, Jan 11: The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, participated in Sunday's historic march for freedom and solidarity in Paris, held in the wake of the deadly terrorist assault on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, and after three days of subsequent attacks that killed 17 people in the country. 11-Jan-2015
Charlie Hebdo: French police hunt for woman accomplice of slain terrorist Paris, Jan 10: Police in France is on a hunt for Hayat Boumeddiene, the 26-year-old partner to slain militant Amedy Coulibaly, one of the three gunmen shot dead by police after last Wednesday's massacre in a satirical magazine and subsequent mayhem across the city. 10-Jan-2015
Police close on terrorist borthers in France Paris, Jan 9: Police on Friday were close on the two suspects of the Charlie Hebdo massacre as a joint force cordoned off Dammartin-en-Goele, a small town in the northeast of Paris and a military helicopter landed near a wathehouse where theywere thought to be holed up. 09-Jan-2015
Woman officer dies in second Paris shooting Paris, Jan 8: After the horrifying attack on a satirical magazine in Paris killing several journalists a day ago by suspected Islamic radicals, another attack was reported in the French capital region on Thursday killing a woman police officer. 08-Jan-2015
France: Gunmen attack satirical magazine office, kill 12 Parish, Jan 7: France witnessed a dark day in its history with unknown gunmen attacking the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and killing at least 12 people , including cartoonists and two policemen, as global leaders joined to condemn the incident on Wednesday. 07-Jan-2015
Darfur: UN-African Union mission peacekeepers attacked in spate of violence New York, Jan 7: The Joint United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur has reported that its peacekeepers came under two separate attacks on Tuesday while on patrol, both times by unidentified gunmen. 07-Jan-2015
With no rebel surrender, UN mission in DR Congo readies military operations New York, Jan 6: With the deadline for the unconditional surrender of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) having passed on 2 January, and no significant additional surrenders of FDLR combatants registered since June, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) is working to address the situation, a UN spokesperson said today. 06-Jan-2015
Bad weather caused AirAsia crash: Indonesia met agency Jakarta, Jan 4: The Indonesian meteorological agency has said that bad weather have probably caused the fatal crash of AirAsia Flight QZ 8501, reports said. 04-Jan-2015
Burundi: UN Chief welcomes launch of electoral monitoring mission New York, Jan 3 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the launch of the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi, which officially started its work on 1 January 2015 as mandated by Security Council resolution 2137 (2014). 03-Jan-2015
Ten bodies recovered in AirAsia wreckage hunt Jakarta, Jan 2: Hampered by bad weather the search for the black box and the bodies of victims of the crashed Indonesia AirAsia continued in the northern Java sea off Borneo on Friday as international experts joined the hunt and ten bodies were fished out. 02-Jan-2015
China stampede kills 35 Beijing, Jan 1: At least 35 people were killed in a stampede in China's Shanghai city on Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday. 01-Jan-2015
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