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IS executing 'educated women' in new wave of horror: UN

IS executing 'educated women' in new wave of horror: UN

The UN on Tuesday decried numerous executions of civilians in Iraq by the Islamic State group, warning that educated women appeared to be especially at risk. The jihadist group is showing a "monstrous disregard for human life" in the areas it controls in Iraq, the UN human rights office said. The group, which controls large...

Bangladesh elected UN-women vice-president

Bangladesh elected UN-women vice-president

Bangladesh has been elected a Vice-President for the UN-Women Executive Board held at the United Nations Headquarters on Thursday, said a press release issued by Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations (UN) today. The Board governs the operational activities of the UN-Women and provides policy guidance. It engages with Boards and Governing...

ISIS fighters ‘have contracted Ebola’

ISIS fighters ‘have contracted Ebola’

The World Health Organisation is investigating reports that ISIS militants have been showing up at an Iraqi hospital with Ebola, repots Mail Online. According to three media outlets an undisclosed number of militants displaying signs of the disease attended a hospital in the ISIS-held city of Mosul, 250 miles north of Baghdad. While the reports,...

Ebola outbreak ‘will end in 2015’

Ebola outbreak ‘will end in 2015’

The deadly Ebola outbreak will be ended in 2015, the head of the UN team fighting the disease has said. Anthony Banbury said the number of Ebola cases would be brought down to zero by the close of this year, but admitted that the end was "not close". "We are engaged in an epic battle,"...

Halt traffic thru the Sundarbans: UN experts

Halt traffic thru the Sundarbans: UN experts

An expert team of the United Nation (UN) has advised the government to take legislative measures immediately to avoid traffic through the Sundarbans and mitigate oil spilled there earlier this month. “It is an initial report over the oil spill in the Sundarbans and the final one will be made public after two weeks,”...

UN experts’ findings on Sundarbans oil spill Dec 31

UN experts’ findings on Sundarbans oil spill Dec 31

The United Nations (UN) expert team investigating the Sundarbans oil spillage will submit its report to the government on December 31, 2014. Amelia Walstrom, chief of the UN expert team, told reporters at a press conference at Andharmanik area of Chandpai Range in Sundarbans East Division today at 10:00am.

US refuse to support UN draft resolution on Palestine

US refuse to support UN draft resolution on Palestine

The United States would not support a new Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday. "It is not something we would support," Psaki told reporters. Earlier, Israel's foreign minister described a draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and ending the occupation of...

UN for saving boat people as record numbers take to seas

UN for saving boat people as record numbers take to seas

  Governments must focus on saving lives rather than keeping foreigners out at a time when more people than ever are embarking on risky sea crossings in search of asylum or a better life, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Wednesday. UNHCR said at least 384,000 people, including a growing number of asylum seekers,...

Syria conflict: UN in record humanitarian aid appeal

Syria conflict: UN in record humanitarian aid appeal

The UN has asked for $16.4bn (£10.5bn; 13.3bn euros) for its aid operations in 2015, with the largest single sum - $7.2bn - going to help Syrian refugees. Its last annual humanitarian appeal was for $13bn, making the new request a record for the organisation. The request comes as aid agencies warn they are running...

Clock ticking, UN climate talks resume in Lima

Clock ticking, UN climate talks resume in Lima

Negotiators from more than 190 countries get together Monday in Lima for the last main stop of the UN climate negotiations on the road to a planned global warming deal in Paris next year. The slow-moving talks have gained momentum in the past two months with pledges from the world's top carbon polluters —...

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