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    Stop ‘vandalising’ Earth and help the planet thrive, UN chief urges

    “Every second, around four football fields of healthy land are degraded,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.“The security, prosperity and health of billions of people...

    Noa Argamani: IDF Spotters Were ‘Held as Slaves’ in a Luxury Villa in Gaza,...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Rescued hostage Noa Argamani told the mother of one of the captive IDF spotters that young Israeli women...

    Deadly Explosion Kills 8 IDF Soldiers in Rafah

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Early this morning, tragedy struck in the southern Gaza city of Rafah as eight Israeli soldiers lost their...

    Kyiv Rejects Putin’s ‘Absurd Ultimatum’ to End War

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Russia’s strongman President Vladimir Putin said he would end the war in Ukraine only if Kyiv agreed to...

    U.S. Steps Up Attacks on Houthi Targets

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – U.S. Military said on Saturday it destroyed seven radars, one drone and two un-crewed surface vessels belonging to...

    U.S. Officials Fear Escalating Conflict Between Israel and Hezbollah

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Recent actions by both Israel and Hezbollah have sparked growing concerns among U.S. officials, who fear that the...

    Biden Administration Urges Israel to Tone Down Response to Hezbollah Aggression in Bid to...

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Biden administration has been pushing the Israeli government to de-escalate hostilities with Hezbollah to prevent a full-scale war from breaking...

    World News in Brief: Rights abuses in Ethiopia must end, El Fasher crisis update,...

    This call follows an update from OHCHR which analysed the human rights situation in Ethiopia between January 2023 and January 2024.Mr. Türk urged parties...

    News in Brief 14 June 2024 |

    This is the News in Brief from the United Nations.Intensifying war in Ukraine disrupting daily civilian lifeThe UN’s top official in Ukraine, Denise Brown,...

    War in Ukraine should not be ‘new normal’, warns top humanitarian there

    “There has been a very clear intensification of the war over the past couple of months,” said Denise Brown, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator...

    ‘Encampment Has Crossed a Line’: California State LA President Condemns Pro-Hamas Rioters

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The president of California State University, Los Angeles has issued a searing condemnation of a pro-Hamas riot that broke out on...

    ‘Better late than never’: Gazans react to Security Council ceasefire resolution

    The US-led resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire, the release of some hostages together with Palestinian prisoners, followed by the withdrawal of Israeli forces...

    ‘The Taliban have stripped girls of the rights they once had’: Gordon Brown |

    It has now been over 1,000 days since the Taliban, the de facto authorities in Afghanistan, banned education for girls beyond sixth grade, a...

    Global efforts to end female genital mutilation undermined by ‘vacation cutting’

    Although many States have intensified their efforts towards eradication, the practice continues across the world in part due to “the clandestine nature of cross-border...

    G7 Warns Iran Over Continuing Nuclear Program Escalation

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Group of Seven leaders warned Iran on Friday against advancing its nuclear enrichment program and said they would be ready to enforce new measures...

    Living in the metaverse: UN goes virtual for the public good |

    This interview has been edited for length and clarityCristina Bueti: The first UN Virtual Worlds Day aims at highlighting the transformative power of virtualworlds – including metaverse – in order to accelerate...

    ADF terrorists kill dozens of civilians in DRC

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). ...

    Haiti: UN chief welcomes new government amid ongoing challenges

    The new cabinet, according to reports, completely replaces all the ministers from the government of the former Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, who was forced...

    World News in Brief: Ukraine attacks continue, education in Africa, Albinism update

    Many innocent civilians were killed, including children, in a residential area of the densely populated city. It also struck education facilities and several apartment...

    London Police Arrest Man for Online Support of Hamas

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – A 43-year-old man was arrested in west London on Wednesday for allegedly expressing support for Hamas online, according...

    News in Brief 13 June 2024 |

    This is the News in Brief from the United Nations.Gaza: 8,000 children diagnosed with malnutrition amid ongoing shellingHeavy shelling reported in the so-called safe...

    UN envoy warns Yemenis not to return to the battlefield

    Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Yemen Hans Grundberg warned ambassadors in the Security Council that recent months have seen a “gradual increase”...

    Hezbollah Says It Attacked 9 Israeli Military Sites with Rockets, Drones

    Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Hezbollah said it had launched rockets and weaponized drones at nine Israeli military sites in a coordinated attack on Thursday, ramping...

    Taliban assault on women’s rights continues in Afghanistan

    On Thursday, UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) spokesperson Liz Throssell revealed that in its latest act of disempowerment, de facto authorities have told women...