Highlighting the need to protect Lebanon from crisis that is destabilizing the Middle East, the UN Security Council has called on all regional states and organisations “to work for the political, social, economic and financial stability and security of Lebanon.” The 15-member council welcomed the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri...
The world is facing the highest risk from nuclear weapons since the time of the Cold war and it critically needs “verifiable disarmament and non-proliferation” efforts in order to prevent destruction by weapons of mass destruction, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. “From the ground-breaking verification protocols of the Strategic...
Authorities in Nigeria has announced that they have rescued one more of the  276 abducted girls by Nigeria's terrorist insurgent's groups in April 2014. Government troops found Salomi Pogu near the town of Pulka. The army said in a statement that the girl is in "safe custody of troops and...
Countries affected by conflicts across the globe are facing a worsening food security situation, and Yemen, South Sudan and Syria are the most hunger-affected among them, says a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP). The report that covers 16 countries highlights conflicts...
As the conflict in Yemen enters its third year, education of over 4.5 million children is  badly hit in the country, says UNICEF. It estimates that one in ten schools are closed, textbooks and other school materials are in severely short supply, and over three fourth of teachers haven't been paid...
As the Tunisian President gave his assent to a new law that grands amnesty to Tunisian officials accused of corruption under the previous regime of dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, it has come under attack from opposition and civil society. The bill, a watered down version of an earlier one...
Conflict in the Central African Republic has made an unprecedented number of people on the run, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees has said. While the number of internally displaced people has increased by over 60% to 688,700 in 2017, that of people who had to flee to other countries...
Myanmar and United Nations agencies have signed a major agreement that would pave the way for the eventual return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled the country since conflict broke out last year in the North Rakhine state. Under the memorandum of understanding, officially signed by...
The United Nations Security Council has backed the African Union force in Somalia, AMISOM, and extended its deployment till at least till the end of July. The decision of the Council comes amidst delays in assessing the AMISOM's operations as per its directions to the UN and the AU's to...
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released a $9.1 million emergency response grant for Yemen, reeling under a conflict that has left only 50 per cent of medical facilities fully functional. The money will go to assist 630,000 vulnerable people in districts around Sana'a and al-Hudayda. This would include 189,000...

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