Egypt security forces kill 12 terrorists in raids after Giza attack
Cairo, May 20: Egyptian security forces killed 12 terrorists in raids in capital and Giza province on Monday, said the country's Interior Ministry in a statement. Read more>>
Are robots sexist? UN report shows gender bias in talking digital tech

New York, May 18: Why do most voice assistants have female names, and why do they have submissive personalities? The answer, says a new report released on Friday by UNESCO, the UN’s Education, Science and Culture agency, is that there are hardly any women working in the technical teams that develop these services and other cutting-edge digital tools.

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‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

New York, May 17: The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeepingofficial said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges.

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Yemen war ‘a test of our humanity’, and we’re ‘badly failing’ warns UN Children’s Fund chief

New York, May 16: “Fifteen million children in Yemen are asking you to save their lives” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) told the 15 members of the Security Council on Wednesday, in an impassioned plea for action to end four years of fighting which has left at least 7,300 children killed or seriously injured.

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UN monitoring team in Yemen verifies pullout of armed forces from crucial port zones

New York, May 15: The UN team set up to monitor the ceasefire agreement between warring parties in Yemen has formally verified the pullout of armed Ansar Allah, or Houthi forces, from port zones in the country that are crucial to the flow of humanitarian aid, describing cooperation they have received so far as “very good.”

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‘Disaster resilient’ farming reduces agriculture risks, yields economic gains, says new UN agriculture agency report

New York, May 14: A scale of economic gains through easy-to-implement "disaster resilient" farming practices was revealed on Monday at the launch of a new study by the United Nations agriculture agency.

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UN condemns deadly attack on Burkina Faso church

New York, May 13: Senior UN officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres have voiced their outrage at a deadly attack on a Catholic church in the north of Burkina Faso on Sunday, during which six people were reportedly killed by gunmen.

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