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Ethiopia envoy: Eritrean troops in Tigray will 'leave soon'

June 16, 2021 1:34 pm

The largely agricultural Tigray region of about 5.5 million people already had a food security problem amid a locust outbreak when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Nov. 4 announced fighting between his forces and those of the defiant regional government.

UN envoy: Study other options to prevent Yemen tanker spill

June 16, 2021 11:49 am

The Iranian-backed Houthis are in control of Yemen's western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the Safer tanker has been moored since the 1980s.

Israel rejects, Hamas welcomes U.N. Rights Council decision to probe conflict

May 28, 2021 1:25 am

Israel's Foreign Ministry said the country would not cooperate with the probe, deeming it a bid to "whitewash crimes committed by the terror organization Hamas".

'We have supplied more vaccines globally than having vaccinated our own people', India tells UN

March 27, 2021 3:05 pm

India, a significant source of supply to Gavi's COVAX facility, has contributed 20 million doses to the facility last month. India had also announced a gift of 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for UN peacekeepers.

Right of self-defence applies also to attacks by non-state actors, India tells UN meeting

February 25, 2021 1:24 pm

India's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu said at an Arria Formula meeting organised by Mexico that a 1974 UN General Assembly declaration requires that a member state should not allow territory under its control to be used for terrorism against another state.

Italian ambassador to Congo killed in attack on UN convoy

February 22, 2021 8:35 pm

In a brief statement, the ministry said Luca Attanasio and the officer were killed in Goma, the eastern regional capital. They were travelling in a convoy of the UN stabilization mission in Congo.

Explained: The significance and history of World Radio Day

February 13, 2021 2:06 pm

First proclaimed by the member states of UNESCO in 2011 and later adopted internationally by the UN General Assembly in 2012, the objective of World Radio Day is to promote the medium, increase accessibility, and encourage more people to use it.

US moves to rejoin UN rights council, reversing Trump anew

February 08, 2021 7:35 am

Trump pulled out of the world body's main human rights agency in 2018 due to its disproportionate focus on Israel, which has received by far the largest number of critical council resolutions against any country.

UN: 250,000 people affected by Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique

January 27, 2021 9:59 am

In December, Cyclone Chalane hit the same area, Kaulard said. Then there was flooding about a week or 10 days ago, and on Saturday Cyclone Eloise passed through.

FDI in India rose by 13% in 2020, as inflows declined in major economies due to pandemic: UN

January 25, 2021 12:07 pm

FDI in India rose by 13 per cent, boosted by investments in the digital sector.