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Italian ambassador killed in Congo while in UN convoy

KINSHASA, Congo — The Italian ambassador to Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer were killed Monday during an attack on a U.N. convoy in an area that is home to myriad rebel groups, the Foreign Ministry and local people said. The ambush on the World Food Program convoy that killed Ambassador Luca Attanasio and […]

Show us that Sheikha Latifa is alive, UK tells Dubai – Times of India

LONDON: Britain called on the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday to show proof that Sheikha Latifa, one of the daughters of the ruler of Dubai, was still alive after she said in a video message from a bathroom that she was being held captive in a barricaded villa. The fate of Latifa, 35, and her […]

Greek travel chaos after heavy snowfall – Times of India

ATHENS: Greek travellers faced major disruption to road and sea transport on Monday after strong winds and heavy snowfall that have made conditions even more miserable in the country’s migrant camps. Over the past few days the United Nations‘ refugee agency, the UNHCR, has sent radiators to the camps around the country where tens of […]

Thousands protest army takeover in Myanmar’s biggest city – Times of India

YANGON: Thousands of people rallied against the military takeover in Myanmar‘s biggest city on Sunday and demanded the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, whose elected government was toppled by the army that also imposed an internet blackout. Protest crowds have grown bigger and bolder since Monday’s coup. At least 2,000 labour union and student […]

Myanmar generals tighten grip on power as US calls for sanctions – Times of India

The United States threatened to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar‘s generals after they seized power in a coup and detained elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose whereabouts remained unknown on Tuesday more than 24 hours after her arrest. The UN Security Council was due to meet later on Tuesday, diplomats said, amid calls for a […]

Report: Images show latest ‘attack’ on Ethiopia refugee camp

New satellite images of a refugee camp in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region show more than 400 structures have been badly damaged in what a research group believes is the latest intentional attack by fighters By CARA ANNA Associated Press January 17, 2021, 6:41 AM • 3 min read NAIROBI, Kenya — New satellite images of […]

Climate activist Greta Thunberg to feature on Swedish stamps – Times of India

STOCKHOLM: Climate activist Greta Thunberg is to feature on a set of stamps issued by Sweden’s postal service. She will join a hall of fame of Swedish personalities, from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Greta Garbo, who have been depicted on the country’s postage stamps. The stamps go on sale from PostNord on Thursday and show Thunberg […]

Antonio Guterres to seek second five-year term as UN Secretary-General – Times of India

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that he will be seeking a second five-year term as chief of the world organisation. President of the General Assembly, Volkan Bozkir, had enquired last Friday about Guterres’ intentions regarding a second mandate. “The Secretary-General conveyed to him today that he is available to serve a […]

Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court asks police to arrest JeM chief Masood Azhar by Jan 18 – Times of India

LAHORE: UN designated global terrorist Masood Azhar, chief of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), should be arrested by January 18 in connection with a terror financing case, an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has asked the Punjab Police, a court official said on Saturday. The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Gujranwala issued an arrest warrant against Azhar in the […]

The UN law office criticizes Trump’s pardon for ex-contractors

The United Nations Human Rights Bureau says it is “deeply concerned” about US President Donald Trump’s pardon for four former government companies convicted in a 2007 Baghdad massacre that killed more than a dozen Iraqi civilians ByThe Associated Press December 23, 2020, 5:38 pm • • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSend this […]