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Global protests over climate change

Global protests over climate change

Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world. The People's Climate March has been organised to call for action to curb carbon emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week. Tens of thousands of people took...

UN pledges to rebuild Gaza for the 'last time'

UN pledges to rebuild Gaza for the 'last time'

The United Nations is ready to help rebuild Gaza but for the last time, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned yesterday as Egyptian mediators engaged in shuttle diplomacy on extending a 72-hour truce. Ban opened a special meeting of the United Nations General Assembly with an appeal for a lasting peace. "The senseless cycle of suffering...

Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking 7hr Gaza truce

Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking 7hr Gaza truce

A seven-hour truce under which Israel would unilaterally hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip went into force on Monday and Palestinians immediately accused Israel of breaking the ceasefire by bombing a house in Gaza City. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra said 15 people were wounded in the strike on a house...

GAZA CONFLICT

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels’

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels’

Israel will not stop its operation in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said. Speaking ahead of a cabinet meeting, he said Israel was determined to destroy the tunnels - used to attack troops and towns - "with or without a ceasefire". Earlier Israel called up 16,000...

Abbas backs Hamas ceasefire demands

Abbas backs Hamas ceasefire demands

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has backed calls by Hamas for an end to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip as a condition for a ceasefire. At least 649 Palestinians and 31 Israelis have been killed in the past 15 days of fighting, officials say. Israel launched its offensive on 8 July with the declared...

UN chief Ban for ending fighting in Gaza

UN chief Ban for ending fighting in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinians to "stop fighting" and "start talking" to end the conflict in Gaza. He was speaking in Israel as diplomatic efforts intensified. More than 600 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed in the past 14 days of fighting, officials say. Earlier, US Secretary of State...

UN chief heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

UN chief heading to Mideast in Gaza peace bid

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the UN political chief said Friday. At an emergency UN Security Council meeting, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman said a cease-fire is "indispensable." But the only way to make it stick is...

Ameerah quits UN

Ameerah quits UN

UN Under-Secretary-General Ameerah Haq is resigning from her position as head of the Department of Field Support of UN Peacekeeping Mission on health grounds. Haq who joined the UN in 1976 has held the above position since 2012. In a statement on Tuesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Ameerah Haq is stepping down as the UN undersecretary-general in charge of providing logistics and support for more than 100,000 UN peacekeepers deployed around the world. Ban Ki-Moon has expressed tremendous gratitude to Haq “for her outstanding service” during a 38-year UN career which has included a wide range of development, humanitarian and peacekeeping roles from East Timor to Sudan, Afghanistan, Malaysia and...

Gaza situation 'on knife-edge': UN chief

Gaza situation 'on knife-edge': UN chief

The situation in Gaza "is on a knife-edge", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said, urging Israel and Palestinian militants to end hostilities. Ban warned that the region "cannot afford another full-blown war". His comments come after Israel said Hamas had fired dozens of rockets at Israeli cities on Wednesday night, following Israeli air strikes...

10.8 million Syrians need humanitarian aid: UN

10.8 million Syrians need humanitarian aid: UN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the humanitarian situation in Syria is worsening and the number of people needing urgent help has now reached 10.8 million - almost half of Syria's population of 22 million. Ban's monthly report to the UN Security Council circulated late Friday said the current estimate of 3.5 million people living...

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