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Turkish company halts power supplies to crisis-hit Lebanon

Turkish company halts power supplies to crisis-hit Lebanon A Turkish company supplying electricity to Lebanon from two power barges off the coast of Beirut says it’s halted supplies after its contract with the Lebanese state electricity company expired By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 3:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Azerbaijan files case alleging ‘ethnic cleansing’ by Armenia

Azerbaijan files case alleging ‘ethnic cleansing’ by Armenia Azerbaijan has filed a case at the United Nations’ top court accusing Armenia of a “policy of ethnic cleansing” targeting Azerbaijanis By MIKE CORDER Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 8:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Azerbaijan on Thursday filed …

Grenade attacks in Burundi kill 2, wound scores

Grenade attacks in Burundi kill 2, wound scores Burundi’s government says two people had been killed and 102 others wounded in grenade attacks in the commercial capital, Bujumbura By ELOGE WILLY KANEZA Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 3:16 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NAIROBI, Kenya — Burundi’s government said Tuesday that …

‘I just cry’: Dying of hunger in Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray

‘I just cry’: Dying of hunger in Ethiopia’s blockaded Tigray In parts of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, people now eat only green leaves for days By CARA ANNA Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 4:55 PM• 9 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this photo provided anonymously, a severely malnourished child is treated in …

Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting

Latin American leaders divided on OAS at regional meeting Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wants to leave questions of human rights and democracy to the United Nations, as part of his continuing criticisms of the Organization of American States ByThe Associated PressSeptember 18, 2021, 7:53 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

UN: More pledges needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ climate path

UN: More pledges needed to avoid ‘catastrophic’ climate path The head of the United Nations says a new report shows the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 6:25 PM• 4 min readShare to …

UN: Climate pledges put world on ‘catastrophic pathway’

UN: Climate pledges put world on ‘catastrophic pathway’ The head of the United Nations says cuts in greenhouse gas emissions so far pledged by governments put the world on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 3:39 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

UN rule may be hurdle for Brazil vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro

UN rule may be hurdle for Brazil vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s reluctance to get a vaccine is a rarity in his country — and may complicate his plans to attend the U.N.’s General Assembly next week By DAVID BILLER Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 8:08 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

UN chief urges ‘rapid’ emission cuts to curb climate change

UN chief urges ‘rapid’ emission cuts to curb climate change The head of the United Nations is calling for “immediate, rapid and large-scale” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming By FRANK JORDANS and JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 2:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article1:16 How climate …

UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers in Central African Republic

UN withdraws Gabon peacekeepers in Central African Republic Gabon’s government says the United Nations is withdrawing 450 Gabonese peacekeepers from its mission in Central African Republic following allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse By YVES-LAURENT GOMA Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 6:43 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LIBREVILLE, Gabon — The …

UNESCO urges Afghanistan to preserve educational gains

UNESCO urges Afghanistan to preserve educational gains As the Taliban government takes power in Afghanistan, the United Nations’ educational organization is warning about risks to access to education, especially for girls and women By ARNO PEDRAM Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 4:28 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article PARIS — As the …

Nigeria threatened by school abductions, says UN official

Nigeria threatened by school abductions, says UN official A United Nations official has “strongly condemned” frequent school abductions in Nigeria, which threaten the future of the West African nation By CHINEDU ASADU Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 3:19 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LAGOS, Nigeria — Mounting school abductions in Nigeria …

UN envoy to Iraq says effort underway to prevent voter fraud

UN envoy to Iraq says effort underway to prevent voter fraud The U.N. envoy to Iraq says measures are being taken to prevent voter fraud in national elections next month By SAMYA KULLAB Associated PressSeptember 7, 2021, 1:27 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Sept. 30, …

EXPLAINER: Mexico confronts complex position on immigration

EXPLAINER: Mexico confronts complex position on immigration Mexico is facing immigration pressures from the north, south and within its own borders, putting it in an increasingly difficult position By MARÍA VERZA Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 5:05 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressImmigration agents detains a Haitian migrant and his …

Israel announces resumption of Qatari payments to Gaza

Israel announces resumption of Qatari payments to Gaza Israel has announced an agreement with Qatar to resume aid payments to thousands of families in the Gaza Strip By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 5:53 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this August 1, 2021 file photo, …

UN urged to probe alleged disappearances in Bangladesh

UN urged to probe alleged disappearances in Bangladesh New York-based Human Rights Watch is urging the United Nations to lead an independent investigation into the alleged disappearances of government critics and others at the hands of security forces in Bangladesh ByThe Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 1:06 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Lebanese hospital warns power cuts endanger its patients

Lebanese hospital warns power cuts endanger its patients A top medical center in Lebanon is warning that long power cuts and severe shortage in fuel will force it to shut down ventilators and other lifesaving medical devices in less than two days By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressAugust 14, 2021, 4:15 PM• 3 min readShare to …

Survivors of acid attacks in Mexico unite to push for change

Survivors of acid attacks in Mexico unite to push for change Elisa Xolalpa has had three daughters and found a job she enjoys since a former boyfriend tried to destroy her life by tossing acid on her when she was 18 By MARÍA VERZA and GINNETTE RIQUELME Associated PressAugust 12, 2021, 8:50 PM• 6 min …

Tigray forces vow ‘warm welcome’ in face of new offensive

Tigray forces vow ‘warm welcome’ in face of new offensive The spokesman for resurgent Tigray forces in Ethiopia says if forces from the neighboring Amhara region launch a threatened offensive on Saturday, “we’ll extend a warm welcome.” By CARA ANNA Associated PressAugust 6, 2021, 8:08 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Israel fires back after 3 rockets launched from Lebanon

Israel fires back after 3 rockets launched from Lebanon Israel’s army says it has fired back after three rockets were fired over the border from Lebanon By LAURIE KELLMANBy and ZEINA KARAMAugust 4, 2021, 8:45 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:22 On Location: August 4, 2021 Catch up on the developing …

Hospital bombed in southern Afghanistan as battles rage

Hospital bombed in southern Afghanistan as battles rage The owner of a private hospital in Afghanistan says the Afghan air force has bombed his facility, killing one person and injuring three others By RAHIM FAIEZ and KATHY GANNON Associated PressJuly 31, 2021, 6:28 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KABUL, Afghanistan …

UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed

UN office in west Afghanistan comes under fire; guard killed The United Nations says its office in western Afghanistan has come under fire and one of its guards was killed as the Taliban and Afghan forces waged fierce battles in the area ByThe Associated PressJuly 30, 2021, 7:59 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Jean-Pierre Hocke, ex-head of UN refugee agency, dies at 83

Jean-Pierre Hocke, ex-head of UN refugee agency, dies at 83 Jean-Pierre Hocke, a Swiss humanitarian official who headed the United Nations’ refugee agency in the late 1980s, has died ByThe Associated PressJuly 29, 2021, 2:04 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Jean-Pierre Hocke, a Swiss humanitarian official who headed …

Australia avoids UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef

Australia avoids UNESCO downgrade of Great Barrier Reef Australia has garnered enough international support to defer an attempt by the United Nations’ cultural organization to downgrade the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status because of damage caused by climate change By ROD McGUIRK Associated PressJuly 25, 2021, 7:18 AM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

First vaccinations given in Haiti since start of pandemic

First vaccinations given in Haiti since start of pandemic Health care workers and senior citizens have been the first people vaccinated in Haiti as part of a test run after the country recently received 500,000 doses from the United Nations By DÁNICA COTO Associated PressJuly 16, 2021, 11:05 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1

Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1 Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into Venice starting Aug. 1 By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressJuly 13, 2021, 6:34 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE– A cruise ship passes by St. Mark’s Square filled with …

Syria’s president decrees 50% salary hike amid harsh crisis

Syria’s president decrees 50% salary hike amid harsh crisis Syria’s President Bashar Assad has issued a decree giving hundreds of thousands of civil servants and military members a 50% salary increase amid a harsh economic and financial crisis and price increases for vital products ByThe Associated PressJuly 11, 2021, 10:21 AM• 1 min readShare to …

UN agency begins to distribute food rations in Venezuela

UN agency begins to distribute food rations in Venezuela The families of Venezuelan school children living in poverty have begunreceiving food rations from a United Nations agency ByThe Associated PressJuly 7, 2021, 6:28 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:57 On Location: July 7, 2021 Catch up on the developing stories making …

UN documents prisoners’ torture, abuse in Ukrainian conflict

UN documents prisoners’ torture, abuse in Ukrainian conflict The United Nations human rights agency says that prisoners taken by the warring parties in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine have endured systematic torture, sexual violence and other abuses By YURAS KARMANAU Associated PressJuly 2, 2021, 5:28 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Ethiopia’s Tigray ‘extremely fluid’ as cease-fire in doubt

Ethiopia’s Tigray ‘extremely fluid’ as cease-fire in doubt Ethiopia’s government says its military could re-enter the capital of its embattled Tigray region within weeks, calling into question the unilateral cease-fire it declared in Tigray just days ago By CARA ANNA Associated PressJune 30, 2021, 5:00 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …