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WHO chief advises reducing sex partners to avoid monkeypox

July 27, 2022 10:07 pm

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 98% of the monkeypox cases detected since the outbreaks emerged in May have been among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men.

Vikram Patel writes | The need of the hour: ASHA for elderly

July 26, 2022 8:43 am

Vikram Patel writes writes: India’s ingenuity in leveraging community resources to address her complex problems presents a unique opportunity to make her a country which offers a hopeful future for both her elderly and her young people

US Supreme Court ruling on abortion 'huge blow' to women's human rights, gender equality: UN human rights chief

June 25, 2022 1:02 pm

In the historic ruling on Friday, the US Supreme Court decided by six votes to three to overturn the 50-year-old Roe v Wade judgement that guaranteed access to abortion across the country.

Russian diplomat to UN in Geneva resigns over war in Ukraine

May 23, 2022 7:30 pm

Boris Bondarev, 41, confirmed his resignation in a letter delivered Monday morning at the Russian diplomatic mission after a diplomatic official passed on his English-language statement to The Associated Press.

May 16, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Falklands Attack

May 16, 2022 4:56 am

The attacks were reported by the Defence Ministry on Saturday as British diplomats in the US met Margaret Thatcher to report the progress of talks at the UN.

World hurtling to climate danger zone, brakes half-pulled

April 04, 2022 9:11 pm

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change revealed "a litany of broken climate promises” by governments and corporations, accusing them of stoking global warming by clinging to harmful fossil fuels.

99% of world breathes unhealthy air: new WHO data

April 04, 2022 6:59 pm

The findings have prompted WHO to highlight the importance of curbing fossil fuel use and taking other tangible steps to reduce air pollution levels.

UN chief: Prospect of nuclear conflict back 'within realm of possibility' over Ukraine

March 14, 2022 10:55 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin late last month said that his nation's nuclear forces should be put on high alert, raising fears that Russia's invasion of Ukraine could lead to nuclear war.

German Ambassador to India: ‘Putin has made us open our eyes, that to keep peace, there might be a price’

March 07, 2022 4:16 pm

Germany is one of Russia’s closest partners in Europe and has deep historical, political and economic ties. With Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Germany, which is dependent on Russia for its energy needs, has decided to reverse its seven-decade long policy of not supplying arms to conflict zones.

Iran may answer UN nuclear questions as deal talks near end

March 06, 2022 3:19 pm

A joint statement by Mohammad Eslami, the head of the civilian Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, and Rafael Mariano Grossi of the International Atomic Energy, came hours after the two met in Tehran.

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