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UN receives 70 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in three months New York, July 31: The United Nations received 70 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse across all its entities and implementing partners, between the beginning of April to the end of June this year, UN Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, announced on Monday, with 18 cases involving peacekeeping operations, and 25 from “agencies, funds and programmes.” 31-Jul-2018
Hudaydah ‘one airstrike away from unstoppable epidemic’: UN humanitarian chief in Yemen New York, July 30: The crucial Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, which has been living under fire from pro-Government forces for weeks now, could be just “one airstrike away from an unstoppable epidemic”, said the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country on Sunday. 30-Jul-2018
Indonesia earthquake leaves 14 killed Bali, July 29: An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok and left at least 14 people killed, media reports said. 29-Jul-2018
Mali: Any dispute over key Sunday vote must be resolved peacefully, says UN envoy New York, July 28: With key presidential elections in Mali just two days away, the top United Nations official there on Friday stressed that candidates must accept the results and ensure that the democratic process in Mali is “irreversible”. 28-Jul-2018
UN chief strongly condemns terrorist attacks in south-west Syria New York: The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, has strongly condemned multiple suicide bombings on Wednesday in the government-held town of Sweida, in Syria’s south-west, which killed and injured scores of civilians. 27-Jul-2018
Man detonates bomb outside US embassy in Beijing; None but the suspect injured Beijing, July 26: A man detonated a bomb outside the U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, triggering an explosion, media reports said. 26-Jul-2018
UN, Egypt help avert another Israel-Palestine war in Gaza that was ‘minutes away’, Security Council hears New York, July 25: Intense diplomatic efforts by the United Nations and Egypt have helped avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war in Gaza that appeared just “minutes away” over the past weekend, a senior UN official said on Tuesday. 25-Jul-2018
UN human rights chief denounces grave 'assaults' on fundamental rights of Palestinian people New York, July 24: From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. 24-Jul-2018
Canada: Toronto shooting leaves 1 dead, 13 hurt Toronto, July 23: At least one person was killed and 13 others hurt as a gunman opened fire on a busy avenue in the Canadian city of Toronto on Sunday night, officials said on Monday. 23-Jul-2018
Gunmen kill 11 taxi drivers in South Africa Johannesburg, July 22: At least 11 taxi drivers were shot dead by gunmen in South Africa when they were travelling from Johannesburg city to Kwa-Zulu Natal area, media reports said on Sunday. 22-Jul-2018
Syria: Scaled-up assistance, ‘sustained access’ needed to 140,000 made homeless, says UNHCR New York, July 21: Following a Government-led assault on Syria’s opposition-held areas, an estimated 140,000 people in the country’s south-west remain homeless and in need of help, the United Nation Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said on Friday, calling for sustained access to displaced communities. 21-Jul-2018
Close to 7,000 evacuated from Syrian towns after enduring nearly 3-year siege New York, July 20: After close to three years of siege, 6,900 women, children and men were finally able to leave the Syrian towns of Foah and Kafraya over the past few days, following a local agreement between parties to the conflict. 20-Jul-2018
Funding shortfalls threaten health services for a million vulnerable Iraqis, says UN health agency New York, July 19: Almost one million vulnerable Iraqis will have to go without basic medicines and other life-saving healthcare if funding is not found to save critical health facilities, the United Nations health agency said on Tuesday. 19-Jul-2018
In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence: UN New York, July 18: There have been “positive developments” when it comes to democratization across the vast West Africa and Sahel region, but that has been “competing with the volatile security situation” particularly around areas where terrorist groups are active such as the Lake Chad Basin, the head of the UN Office for the region (UNOWAS) told the Security Council on Tuesday. 18-Jul-2018
'Status quo in Libya cannot be sustained', UN Envoy tells Security Council New York, July 17: Despite encouraging signs on the political and humanitarian front, efforts must be sustained and intensified in Libya to avoid further “economic collapse, the breakdown of public services, and more frequent and intense outbreaks of violence”, said the United Nations Special Envoy for the country on Monday. 17-Jul-2018
In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that ‘everybody will lose’ New York, July 16: With a ceasefire largely holding after a day-long flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, the United Nation envoy on the Middle East peace process was in the enclave on Sunday urging Israelis and Palestinians to pull back from the brink of a confrontation “that nobody wants…and everybody will lose.” 16-Jul-2018
Donald Trump adviced me to sue EU: Theresa May London, July 15: British Prime Minister Theresa May has said US President Donald Trump adviced her to sue the European Union rather than negotiate over Brexit. 15-Jul-2018
Donald Trump shares Kim Jong Un's letter, calls it a 'nice note' Washington, July 13: US President Donald Trump on Thursday shared a letter from North Korea's Kim Jong Un in which the Asian leader has voiced hopes for a 'new future' in bilateral relations between the two countries. 12-Jul-2018
UN forum spotlights cities, where struggle for sustainability ‘will be won or lost’ New York, July 12: Although cities are often characterized by stark socioeconomic inequalities and poor environmental conditions, they also offer growth and development potential – making them central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and a main focus of the third day of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Wednesday. 12-Jul-2018
Donald Trump congratulates Thailand for successfully rescuing 12 boys, coach from cave Washington, July 11: US President Donald Trump has congratulated Thai Navy Seal and other officials who carried out a complex operation to rescue 12 boys and their coach from a Thailand cave on Tuesday. 10-Jul-2018
Miraculous Thailand cave evacuation ends with the rescue of all 13 trapped Bangkok, July 10: Ending a three-day-long complex evacuation process and over a two-week ordeal, rescuers successfully brought out all the 12 boys and their football coach trapped in a flooded Thailand cave, officials said. 10-Jul-2018
Ninth trapped boy rescued from the Thailand cave, operation underway to evacuate the rest Bangkok, July 10: Continuing the complicated evacuation operation, rescuers have pulled out from the Thailand cave one more boy on the third day of the proceedings to take the number of rescued people to ten, the Thai Navy Seal said on Tuesday. 10-Jul-2018
UK: Brexit Secretary David Davis quits London, July 9:Brexit Secretary David Davis has quit from the government of the United Kingdom. 09-Jul-2018
Thailand cave evacuation: Four boys rescued Bangkok, July 8: At least four boys, who were trapped along with eight others and their football coach inside a Thailand cave for two agonising weeks, have been evacuated by rescue workers on Sunday, the Thai navy SEALs said. 08-Jul-2018
Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad New York, July 7: Halima Yakoy Adam won’t forget 22nd December in 2015, the day she was supposed to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, in Central Africa. 07-Jul-2018
Mali facing ‘alarming’ rise in rights violations, warns UN expert New York, July 5: In Mali, a senior United Nations rights expert on Wednesday described an “alarming” deterioration of the security, human rights and humanitarian situation in northern and eastern areas of the country. 05-Jul-2018
Yemen: ‘No justification for this carnage,’ says UNICEF chief, as children in need now outnumber population of Switzerland New York, July 4: The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a nation already on the brink “deep into the abyss,” said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief on Tuesday, after returning from a four-day visit to the war-torn country. 04-Jul-2018
Two shipwrecks add to ‘alarming increase’ in migrant deaths off Libya coast: IOM New York, July 3: More than 200 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean in the past three days, bringing the overall death toll so far this year to more than 1,000, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Monday. 03-Jul-2018
UN chief condemns attack targeting international forces in northern Mali New York, July 2: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned an attack in Gao, northern Mali, targeting international forces that left at least two civilians dead and over fifteen injured. 02-Jul-2018
UN chief ‘deeply alarmed’ over military offensive in south-west Syria New York, July 1: Expressing “deep alarm” over increased hostilities in southwestern Syria and its “devastating” toll on civilians, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for an immediate cessation of the military operations. 01-Jul-2018
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