Ethiopia’s prime minister declared that “the final and crucial” military operation will launch in the coming days against the Tigray region. The announcement on Tuesday comes after the United Nations warned of a “full-scale humanitarian crisis” with refugees fleeing and people in Tigray starting to go hungry. In a warning[…]
Air raids in northern Yemen have killed as many as nine children, a United Nations official said, making it the third such attack with significant child deaths in the rebel-controlled region this month. Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said in a statement on Friday a group of[…]
Afghan security forces laid siege to a prison seized by ISIL fighters in eastern Afghanistan, where at least 29 people have been killed in the fighters’ overnight assault, which led to a mass jailbreak. Among the dead were prisoners as well as civilians, prison guards and Afghan security personnel, Attaullah[…]
Gunmen have opened fire in a mosque in central Afghanistan, killing at least seven worshippers and wounding five others, officials said. Parwan province’s police chief Haroon Mubarez said on Tuesday the gunmen stormed the mosque when worshippers were offering evening prayers after breaking their Ramadan fast. “Seven people have been[…]
Yemen has reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus, its health minister told Yemen TV late on Wednesday. Yemeni authorities also reported five confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the first time the war-torn country has reported multiple cases. The United Nations has said it fears the disease could[…]
The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday that: “It would not be acceptable for countries to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to restrict human rights.” Guterres confirmed in a statement that: “In the context of the growing ethnic nationalism, populism, tyranny and the decline in human[…]
The United Nations Security Council met for the first time on Thursday to discuss the coronavirus pandemic as the 15-member body – charged with maintaining international peace and security – struggles to agree on whether it should take any action. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres privately briefed a virtual council meeting[…]
Several countries, backing rival factions in Libya, have violated an arms embargo which they had agreed to uphold a week ago at a summit in Berlin, the United Nations (UN) said on Saturday. Last Sunday, foreign powers backing opposing camps fighting over Libya’s capital Tripoli agreed at a summit hosted[…]
The United Nations Security Council will meet at China’s request on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the Indian-administered Kashmir, diplomats said. The council will meet behind closed doors for the first time since a similar gathering in August, which was also called by Pakistan ally China, after India removed[…]
South Africa has told the United Nations Security Council that no member state is exempt from the obligations of the UN Charter just days after the United States shifted its policy on the illegality of civilian Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Ambassador Jerry Matjila was speaking during the[…]
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