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New York: In the coming decade, the number of persons aged 60 or over is projected to grow by 46 per cent, making the increase in those officially classified as elderly, one of the “most significant transformations of this century,'' the United Nations declared on Tuesday, marking the International Day of Older Persons. more
Constitutional Committee breakthrough offers ‘sign of hope’ for long-suffering Syrians

New York: There is a “sign of hope for the long-suffering Syrian people” as a Syrian-led, Syrian-owned, credible and inclusive Constitutional Committee is set to start deliber ...

Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians

New York: Hopes for a possible end to the war in Yemen grew slightly on Monday, following the news that nearly 300 detainees have been released as a gesture of goodwill by Houthi forces, ...

Several Protesters detained in Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Sputnik/UNI) A few protesters have been apprehended by police officers in Hong Kong for their possible involvement in violence during the protests on Tuesday, a Sputnik corresp ...

Hong Kong witnesses another weekend of protests

Hong Kong: Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong Police lobbed tear gas shells and even fired blue dye from a water cannon to disperse protesters ...

Israeli army detains 27 Palestinian popular front activists

Gaza (Sputnik/UNI) The Israeli army has detained 27 activists of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the occupied West Bank, a member of the group’s central committ ...

Hong Kong Legislative Council orders staff evacuation amid protest rally near building

Hong Kong City (Sputnik/UNI) The Hong Kong Legislative Council issued a red alert on Saturday to order immediate evacuation of its personnel from its compounds as protesters gathered near ...

Despite grappling with Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh is ‘development miracle’

New York: Despite global turbulence and economic uncertainty, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh told the General Assembly on Friday evening that her country has often been cited as a &ldqu ...

Balochistan, Sindh and Mujahir activists taking protest before UN in New York to highlight Pak atrocities

New York: Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's address at the UN General Assembly in New York, protests over human rights violations in his country stare at him. Several acti ...

Hindu medical student death in Pakistan: Judicial inquiry ordered

Islamabad: A Pakistani court has ordered a judicial probe into the death of Hindu medical student in the country's Sindh province, media reports said.