UNGA Votes To Expand Rights For Palestine Asks Security Council To Reconsider Request For Full Membership Gaza War Israel

In a significant move, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has endorsed a resolution to grant new “rights and privileges” to Palestine, urging the Security Council to reconsider its request for full United Nations membership. The assembly, comprised of 193 member states, approved the resolution sponsored by Arab and Palestinian entities with a notable majority, … Read more

Clearing Gaza Debris Could Take 14 Years: UN Official

At least 34,305 Palestinians have been killed in the war so far. (File) The vast amount of rubble including unexploded ordnance left by Israel’s devastating war in the Gaza Strip could take about 14 years to remove, a United Nations official said on Friday. Israel’s military campaign against Gaza’s ruling Palestinian Islamist group Hamas has … Read more

U.S. Vetoes Palestine’s UN Membership Bid; Faces Fury From Russia, Hamas & Others | Watch

Published on Apr 19, 2024 01:25 PM IST Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas reacted strongly after the United States vetoed Palestine’s bid for full UN membership on April 18. Abbas’s office released a statement, calling the US’ move and ‘aggression’ that pushes the Middle East towards an ‘abyss.’ Palestinian militant group Hamas also condemned … Read more

UN Says 5 Million At Risk Of Starvation In Sudan

The UN on Friday called for more financial support for aid operations in Sudan. United Nations, US: The United Nations appealed Friday for Sudan’s battling factions to allow delivery of humanitarian relief to fend off looming “catastrophic” hunger. Some five million Sudanese could face calamitous food insecurity in coming months as a nearly yearlong war … Read more

Al Shabaab Terrorists Capture UN Helicopter Carrying Several Foreigners

Al Shabaab has been waging an insurgency against the Somali government since 2006. (File) Mogadishu: Al Shabaab operatives captured a United Nations helicopter carrying two Somali men and several foreigners when it made an emergency landing in an area controlled by the Islamist group, a military official said on Wednesday. The aircraft encountered a defect … Read more

BNP Leader Among 8 Arrested. 2 Schools Chosen As Polling Stations Set Ablaze

Dhaka police arrested eight individuals on Saturday, including a major leader of the opposition BNP, in connection with an arson assault on a train in the centre of Dhaka on Friday that killed at least four people, just days before elections in Bangladesh that the opposition has boycotted, news agency PTI reported. Four carriages of … Read more

Israel Hamas War UN Calls Gaza Human Chess Board Top Iran Commander Killed In Israeli Airstrike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that the war in Gaza against militants of Hamas will not stop until the end but a United Nations worker in the coastal strip said that the safety of Palestinians cannot be guaranteed, as per a Reuters report.   Netanyahu made the remark during his visit to Israeli troops … Read more

India’s ‘debt trap’ dig at China at UN Security Council meet

In a veiled attack on China, India said that the international community should work on transparent and equitable financing and be vigilant towards the dangers of unsustainable financing which leads to a vicious cycle of debt traps. “Peace is elusive and development a distant dream if resource crunch continues to exist. Hence, India in various … Read more

UN humanitarians voice concern over escalation in West Bank

The incident occurred as Palestinian herders were grazing sheep when settlers reportedly from the Asfar settlement outpost asked them to leave at gunpoint, leading to stone throwing between the Palestinian herders and settlers, before one of the settlers opened live fire. Since 7 October, OCHA has recorded 233 settler attacks against Palestinians, resulting in Palestinian … Read more