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Land degradation undermines well-being of 3.2 bln people, warns UN chief

Land degradation undermines well-being of 3.2 bln people,...

United Nations, June 17: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday warned that land degradation from climate change and the...

U.S. House votes to make Juneteenth federal holiday, sends bill to Biden's desk

U.S. House votes to make Juneteenth federal holiday,...

Washington (US), June 17: The U.S. House voted Wednesday to make June 19, also known as Juneteenth, a federal holiday...

Study points to possible earlier COVID-19 infections in U.S.

Study points to possible earlier COVID-19 infections in...

Washington (US), June 17: A new antibody testing study suggested SARS-CoV-2 infections happened in the United States earlier than previously...

U.S. Fed keeps interest rates near zero amid inflation concerns

U.S. Fed keeps interest rates near zero amid...

Washington (US), June 17: The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday kept its benchmark interest rates unchanged at the record-low level...

UN chief calls for full respect of ceasefire agreement between Israel, Hamas

UN chief calls for full respect of ceasefire...

United Nations, June 17: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for the full respect of the ceasefire agreed...

UN special envoy calls for ending war in Yemen without delay

UN special envoy calls for ending war in...

United Nations, June 16: UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths on Tuesday called for ending the war in Yemen...

UN official condemns killing of 5 health workers in Afghanistan

UN official condemns killing of 5 health workers...

United Nations, June 16: A senior UN official on Tuesday condemned the killing of five health workers and the wounding...

Colombian president confirms car bomb blast at military outpost

Colombian president confirms car bomb blast at military...

Bogota (Colombia), June 16: Colombian President Ivan Duque on Tuesday confirmed that a car bomb exploded at a national army...

Biden names nine ambassador nominees

Biden names nine ambassador nominees

Washington (US), June 16: U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced nine nominees for ambassadorships, including for Israel, Mexico, and...

U.S. supports provision of COVID-19 vaccine to N. Korea

U.S. supports provision of COVID-19 vaccine to N....

Washington (US), June 15: The United States has no immediate plan to directly provide COVID-19 vaccine to North Korea but...

UN mission chief urges immediate action to lay groundwork for credible elections in Mali

UN mission chief urges immediate action to lay...

United Nations, June 15: Immediate action is required now to initiate critical reforms and lay the groundwork for credible elections...

U.S. Fed expected to begin debate on tapering asset purchases amid rising inflation

U.S. Fed expected to begin debate on tapering...

Washington (US), June 15: U.S. Federal Reserve officials are expected to begin debate on tapering the Fed's monthly asset purchases...

Experts warn Delta variant on track to become dominant coronavirus strain in U.S.

Experts warn Delta variant on track to become...

Washington (US), June 15:Experts are concerned that the Delta variant is on track to become the dominant strain of coronavirus...

UNGA president calls for urgent action to address unsustainable agriculture

UNGA president calls for urgent action to address...

United Nations, June 15: The president of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Volkan Bozkir, on Monday...

33,000 children in Ethiopia's Tigray region face imminent death: UNICEF chief

33,000 children in Ethiopia's Tigray region face imminent...

United Nations, June 15: At least 33,000 severely malnourished children in Ethiopia's battle-scarred Tigray region face imminent death without immediate...

U.S. Montana sees more deaths than births 1st time due to COVID-19

U.S. Montana sees more deaths than births 1st...

Los Angeles (US), June 14: Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. state of Montana saw more deaths than births for...

Biden congratulates Israel's new prime minister in phone call

Biden congratulates Israel's new prime minister in phone...

Washington (US), June 14: U.S. President Joe Biden on Sunday offered congratulations to Naftali Bennett as Israel's new prime minister.

UN chief reiterates solidarity with persons with albinism

UN chief reiterates solidarity with persons with albinism

United Nations, June 14: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his solidarity with persons with albinism on Sunday, which is...

U.S. workers quitting jobs at highest rate in decades: media

U.S. workers quitting jobs at highest rate in...

New York (US), June 14: More Americans are quitting their jobs than at any other time in at least two...

Venezuela Gets New Shipment of Russian Sputnik V Vaccines Against COVID-19, Ambassador Says

Venezuela Gets New Shipment of Russian Sputnik V...

Buenos Aires (Argentina), June 13: A new batch of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Venezuela, Russian Ambassador...

UN chief saddened by death of former IOM leader

UN chief saddened by death of former IOM...

United Nations, June 13: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed his sadness over the death of William Swing, a...

Biden to host Merkel in mid-July: White House

Biden to host Merkel in mid-July: White House

Washington DC (USA) June 12: U.S. President Joe Biden will host German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House on...

UN General Assembly confirms appointment of Grynspan as UNCTAD chief

UN General Assembly confirms appointment of Grynspan as...

New York (USA) June 12: The General Assembly on Friday confirmed the appointment of Rebeca Grynspan of Costa Rica as...

White House returns Pentagon military funds diverted by Trump for border wall

White House returns Pentagon military funds diverted by...

Washington DC (USA) June 12: The White House said on Friday that it returned more than 2 billion U.S. dollars...

N. Korean missiles pose increasing threat to U.S., allies: Secretary Austin

N. Korean missiles pose increasing threat to U.S.,...

Washington (US), June 11: North Korea continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities, posing an increasing threat to...

Humanitarians classify hunger in Ethiopia's Tigray as catastrophe: UN

Humanitarians classify hunger in Ethiopia's Tigray as catastrophe:...

United Nations, June 11: The more than 350,000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray region classified in a catastrophic food condition is...

Chinese envoy calls on EU to uphold genuine multilateralism

Chinese envoy calls on EU to uphold genuine...

United Nations, June 11: A Chinese envoy on Thursday called on the European Union to uphold genuine multilateralism, renounce double...