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52,000 displaced in Gaza due to Israeli aggression: UN agency

The United Nations (UN)’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the Israeli regime’s ongoing onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip has left more than 52,000 Palestinians displaced and nearly 450 buildings destroyed or badly damaged in the…

Germany’s SPD to extend freeze on arms sales to Riyadh

The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, says it has plans to extend an embargo on arms supplies to Saudi Arabia despite pressure from major European countries not to do so. Rolf Muetzenich,…

UN rejects self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has rejected an aid request by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó, stressing that the body only cooperates with the country’s recognized government led by President Nicolas Maduro.   Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for Guterres, conveyed the…

UN Security Council approves dozens of monitors for Yemen’s Hudaydah truce

The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved the deployment of dozens of observers to the strategic Yemeni port city of Hudaydah for six months to monitor a truce reached during the latest round of UN-sponsored peace negotiations in Sweden last…

US Senators urge Trump not to pull out of nuclear arms treaty with Russia

A group of US senators have written an open letter to President Donald Trump urging not to withdraw the United States from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a Cold War-era nuclear weapons agreement with Russia. “While we understand the…

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

A crucial United Nations (UN) climate conference has opened in Poland, with representatives from 200 countries in attendance. The 24th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP24, kicked off in the city of Katowice on Sunday. Representatives of countries…

Germany’s Hamburg braces for protests ahead of G20 summit

A wave of demonstrations are planned to hit the northern German city of Hamburg where leaders of the Group of 20 major economies, known as the G20, are set to meet next week. German media reported that some 30 protests…

‘Grenfell Tower cladding replaced with flammable aluminum panels’

British media have said that cheap materials were used for the refurbishment of London’s Grenfell Tower which was engulfed by flames two weeks ago. According to a published report in The Times on Friday, fire-resistant zinc cladding was replaced with…

China pledges $124bn to Silk Road initiative

China has pledged as much as $124 billion to a project which is meant to revive the ancient Silk Road intercontinental trade route. The Belt and Road initiative could be the world’s most expensive multi-modal transportation project. It is expected…

Bangladesh to send back Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence

Bangladeshi police have detained dozens of Rohingya refugees, including women and children, who have fled Myanmar’s violence-ravaged Rakhine state. Local police chief, Shyamol Kumar Nath, in the Bangladeshi border town of Cox’s Bazar said on Wednesday that security forces had…

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