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Husband confesses to killing actress Shimu

Service seekers need to be vigilant against harassment: PM at DC conference

Sheikh Hasina inaugurates DC Conference

Accused flees after throwing police vehicle in ditch

Coronavirus: About 20 percent of identified patients infected with Omicron

UN urges Mexico to strengthen protection of human rights

New York, May 4: A United Nations independent expert Friday urged the Mexican Government to strengthen the national structures that protect human rights, in particular the right to life, and reduce the involvement of the military in policing to reduce the use of force in the country.

Somalia famine killed nearly 260,000 people, UN reports

New York, May 3: More than a quarter of a million people died in the famine in Somalia between October 2010 and April 2012, in part because the international community did not act quickly enough, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country said Thursday.

UN urges political dialogue in Libya

New York, May 1: The United Nations mission in Libya Tuesday said it is following the latest developments in the country where armed gunmen have overtaken the ministries of justice and foreign affairs, and other State institutions, and urged all Libyans to join the country’s democratic transition.

New UN envoy heads to Great Lakes region

New York, Apr 27 The newly appointed United Nations Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa is headed to the region this weekend for her first visit to bolster support for a recently agreed UN-mediated accord she has described as \"a framework for hope\" aimed at ending decades of conflict and instability in Democratic Republic of the Congo and the wider region.

Iraq and Kurdistan to resolve outstanding issues: UN

New York, Apr 29 (IBNS): Welcoming the meeting set for Monday between the leaders of Iraq and its Kurdistan region, a senior United Nations official said he hopes the talks will help resolve outstanding issues.

Ban welcomes peaceful general elections in Paraguay

New York, Apr 26: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed peaceful general elections in Paraguay that attracted wide participation, reiterating the United Nations’ willingness to work with the newly elected authorities and people in the South American country.

Iraq: UN disappointed over election delays in two provinces

New York, Apr 25: The top United Nations official in Iraq Wednesday expressed his disappointment at the Government’s decision to postpone until early July Governorate Council elections in two western provinces, reportedly due to security concerns.

Guatemala: UN calls on to ensure accountability for atrocities

New York, Apr 24 : A senior United Nations official Tuesday urged judicial authorities in Guatemala to ensure that legal proceedings continue without interference against the country’s former head of State and former head of intelligence who stand accused of atrocities committed in the Central American nation over 30 years ago.

Ban congratulates Iraqis on successful elections

New York, Apr 23: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday congratulated the people of Iraq on their participation in the country’s Governorate Council elections, adding that by exercising their constitutional right to vote, the Iraqi people had “reaffirmed their desire” for democracy.

Ban highlights need to work towards sustainable energy

New York, Apr 16: Calling it “one of the most critical issues of our time,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday stressed the importance of strong partnerships to achieve universal access to sustainable energy.

Somalia: UN condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Mogadishu

New York, Mar 19: The United Nations envoy in Somalia voiced shock and sadness at Monday’s car bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed several people and wounded many more.

UN urges prosecution of Israeli settler violence

New York, Mar 19: The United Nations human rights chief Monday urged Israel to prosecute settlers who carry out violent acts against Palestinians, while also calling on Government forces to refrain from using excessive force and to guarantee adequate handling of child detainees, following reports of ill-treatment.

Somalia: Conviction of \'rape victim\' overturned

New York, Mar 6: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his envoy dealing with sexual violence in conflict have welcomed the decision by a Somali appeals court to overturn the conviction of a woman who claimed to be raped by security forces, while voicing concern that the sentence against the journalist charged in connection with the case, while shortened, has been upheld.

UNICEF deplores attack on children in Mali

New York, Mar 6: Two-thirds of the people killed or injured by leftover ammunition or explosive devices in central and northern Mali are children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday said, warning that the risk will increase when more displaced families try to return home.

Gaza bans women’s participation in UN marathon

New York, Mar 6: The annual United Nations-organized Gaza marathon will not take place this year due to disagreements with local officials on the participation of women, the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees said Tuesday.