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New York, Aug 7 (JEN): Paying homage to those who perished as the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, as well as the many others whose lives were devastated in the years that followed, UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday underscored their “courage and moral leadership” in reminding the world of “the human cost of nuclear war”. more
Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails ‘very important step’

New York, Aug 7 (JEN): The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia’s decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the cou ...

Help African farmers cope with climate change threats, UN food agency urges

New York, Aug 7 (JEN): African farmers need help to cope with the threats of climate change, with national policies that protect them and make them resilient, the UN Food and Agriculture ...

‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future sea operations

New York, Aug 7 (JEN): A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organizations carrying out search and rescue operations off the country’s ...

Pakistani citizen charged for bribing AT&T insiders to unlock phones - US Justice Dept.

Washington (Sputnik/UNI) US authorities charged Pakistani citizen Muhammad Fahd with bribing insiders at AT&T to unlock cell phones in an attempt to defraud the company of millions of ...

N Korean leader views recent missile tests as response to US-S. Korean drills – Reports

Moscow (Sputnik/UNI) North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described the recent missile tests of his country as a warning to the United States and South Korea in response to their joint militar ...

Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report

New York, Aug 6 (JEN): Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of huma ...

Jordan condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

Amman (Xinhua/UNI) King Abdullah II of Jordan on Monday sent a cable to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, expressing condolences to the victims of the terrorist attack in Cairo.

Hong Kong police use tear gas to disperse protesters in city's Northwest

Beijing (Sputnik/UNI) Hong Kong police said on Monday it had resorted to using tear gas to disperse violent protesters, who were hurling stones at law enforcement officers in the Tin Shui ...

UN chief laments ending of Cold War-era disarmament treaty

New York, Aug 3 (JEN): Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his “deep regret” on Friday that the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty betweei ...