UN chief calls for end to ‘era of nuclear blackmail’ | Nuclear Weapons News

Guterres renews call for the abolition of nuclear weapons concerns grow over Russia’s threat to use them in Ukraine. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has renewed his call for the global abolition of nuclear weapons as concerns grow over Russia’s threat to use them in the Ukraine war. “Decades after the fall of the Berlin … Read more

Pakistan floods raise fears of hunger after crops wrecked

KHAIRPUR: Like every year, Arz Mohammed had planted his little patch of land in southern Pakistan with cotton. The crop would earn him enough so that, as he puts it, his family of five wouldn’t be reduced to begging. Then cam the deluge. Pakistan’s massive floods this summer collapsed Mohammed’s home and destroyed his four … Read more

Russia Backs India’s Bid to Become Permanent Member of United Nations Security Council

https://sputniknews.com/20220925/russia-backs-indias-bid-to-become-permanent-member-of-united-nations-security-council-1101193952.html Russia Backs India’s Bid to Become Permanent Member of United Nations Security Council Russia Backs India’s Bid to Become Permanent Member of United Nations Security Council India has consistently advocated reforms in the United Nations, with one of its key demands to be given a permanent seat in the organization’s Security… 25.09.202, Sputnik International … Read more

Ukraine war overshadows other global crises at UN, critics say | United Nations News

In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the consuming topic this year’s United Nations General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, such as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, produced the world not to forget everything else. He, too, was quick to bring up the biggest military confrontation in Europe since World War II, … Read more

Electric vehicle (EV) sales set to hit an all-time high in 2022, IEA says

Tesla electric cars photographed in Germany on March 21, 2022. According to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an “all-time high” this year. Sean Gallup | Getty Images News | Getty Images Electric vehicle sales are on course to hit an all-time high this year, but more work is … Read more

Abbas demands US seek justice over Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing | United Nations News

Speaking at the UN General Assembly, the Palestinian president accused the UN and the US of double standards. Palestinian President Mahmoud Ab pursues has demanded the United States justice over the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. “As well as having Palestinian nationality, she was also an American citizen,” Abbas said in remarks … Read more

Death toll from Lebanon migrant boat climbs to 61, minister says

BEIRUT: Syrian authorities have recovered the bodies of at least 61 people who were aboard a migrant boat that sank off its coast after sailing from Lebanon earlier this week, a Lebanese minister said on Friday, the search efforts continued. Ali Hamiye told Reuters 20 survivors were being treated in Syrian hospitals. Lebanon has seen … Read more

US, China top diplomats to meet on high tensions on Taiwan

NEW YORK: The top US and Chinese diplomats meet on Friday in New York as soaring tensions show signs of easing, but Beijing issued a new warning against support for Taiwan. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi are set to meet on the sidelines of the annual United Nations summit, … Read more

Russia defends war in Ukraine as US, others decry alleged abuses | Russia-Ukraine war News

World leaders at the United Nations have called for Moscow to be held accountable for human rights violations in Ukraine as Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov defended Moscow’s war. Addressing a meeting of the UN Security Council on alleged atrocities committed in Ukraine’s February 24 invasion, Lavrov on Thursday accused security of creating threats against … Read more

UN boss seeks ‘urgent report’ after S Sudan sex abuse allegations | United Nations News

Comments by Antonio Guterres come after an investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera finds such cases have gone unchecked for years. Antonio Guterres, the United Nations secretary-general, has requested an “urgent report” detailing the actions taken by UN staff to ensure accountability after an investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera revealed … Read more