UN calls for two-state solution amid escalation in Gaza
... Palestinian workers are waiting for transportation after crossing from Gaza to Israel, on the Israeli side of Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip, March 27, 2022. A cease-fire in Gaza and Israel was described by ODED BALILTY AP UNITED NATIONS UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland as fragile and called for talks toward a two-state solution to end the cycles of violence. There has been a very worrying escalation between Israeli military forces and Palestinian ...
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Over 16 million people in Ethiopia's drought-hit region targeted by UN
... Adi Mehameday , in the western Tigray region of Ethiopia, May 28, 2022. CLAIRE NEVILL UNITED NATIONS - Humanitarians in Ethiopia are targeting more than 16 million people for drought aid, while more than 1.7 million people are facing flooding, a UN spokeswoman said on Monday. The worst drought in 40 years has brought worsening levels of malnutrition to millions, said Stephane Dujarric , chief spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres . More than 3.5 million livestock were killed ...
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Grave health fears for Australian jailed in Iraq
... since April of last year, was found guilty of trumped-up fraud charges by his family and legal team. Pether and his Egyptian colleague, Khalid Zaghloul , have been exposed to torture techniques while being imprisoned by the United Nations, according to UN investigators. Pether's family spent nine months trying to get him access to medical experts in Iraq after a photo of his back was sent to a doctor in Italy. Pether's wife, Desree, told the ABC that his doctor was absolutely appalled at the state of ...
Updated: 08/09/2022
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sends message of peace and nuclear disarmament
The following is a full text of a message from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, delivered on August 9, 2022 by U.S' Secretary- General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Nikamitsu. The following is a full text of a message from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres , delivered on August 9, 2022 by U.N. Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu . On this day, four years ago, I had the privilege of visiting the hallowed ground of...
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Jordan, Yemen agree to strengthen bilateral relations
... first commercial flight in years takes place from Yemen's capital, Yemen's capital. Safadi stressed that the kingdom welcomed the announcement of extending the truce in Yemen for two additional months, reaffirming Jordan 's support for the Amman-based UN mission for Yemen. For his part, Bin Mubarak praised Jordan 's important role in ensuring security and stability in the region, and praised Jordan 's support for the Yemeni people. The Palestinian issue, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,...
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Russia, Ukraine accuse each other of shelling Zaporizhzhia nuclear site
... sides fighting for control of the region. A reactor building was damaged during fighting around the site in March. Could there be a nuclear accident in Ukraine? Any attack on a nuclear plant suicidal United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has demanded UN nuclear inspectors be given access to the site. Zaporizhzhia's reactors are reinforced with steel and concrete and designed to withstand an impact from a commercial airliner. The disruption of the plant's normal safety regime is a danger, experts say,...
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Israel reopens Gaza border crossings after ceasefire ends
... residents of southern areas and major cities including Tel Aviv fleeing to shelters. The ceasefire is fragile. If a resumption of hostilities is done, Palestinians and Israelis will have devastating consequences and make any progress on key issues elusive, UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland told the UN Security Council on Monday. After the fighting ended, both sides sent out a triumphant message. The entire senior military command of Islamic Jihad in Gaza was successfully eliminated in three days, Israeli ...
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Russia suspends New Start treaty inspection of nuclear sites
... important in order to check whether a country s notifications of its nuclear weapons are accurate, but Pavel Podvig , a Geneva-based independent analyst on Russian nuclear forces, said they are not the only one. Podvig , who is a senior researcher at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research , said that the volume of notifications is sufficiently large to be able to detect serious discrepancies. Of course, there are national technical means that can't see everything, but serious discrepancies will be ...
Updated: 08/09/2022
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