Russia rejects UN findings on Syria chlorine attacks probe

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 31 (APP): Russia has questioned the findings of a UN led investigation that concluded the Syrian government had used chemical weapons...

Hunger persists in chronic conflict zones despite strong global harvests: UN

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 5 (APP): Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has...

World Heritage sites at risk from climate change: UN report

UNITED NATIONS, May 28 (APP): Some 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries across the world are becoming increasingly vulnerable to...

SCO can now better promote regional unity

BEIJING, June 10 (APP): The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was expanded for the first time at the two-day summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, with the inclusion of...

Int’l efforts urged for security in Indian Ocean

BEIJING (China), February 18 (APP): Though piracy has been reduced to an all-time low in the piracy-prone Indian Ocean, especially in the Gulf of...

Shrinking Aral Sea underscores need for urgent action to save planet’s resources

UNITED NATIONS, June 11 (APP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who is touring Central Asia, Saturday witnessed one of the worst environmental disasters as he visited...

CPEC lifts Pakistan up in World Competitiveness Rankings: US magazine

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (APP): The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), although not yet complete, has already helped Pakistan's economy climb several notches on the...

Da’esh moving abducted civilians to Mosul as shields against airstrikes, UN warns

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 5 (APP): The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Friday warned that the Islamic State of...

Man climbing Trump Tower in New York wanted meeting with nominee

NEW YORK, Aug 11 (APP): A 20-year-old man scaling Trump Tower in New York City with suction cups and straps Wednesday was safely pulled...

US, Russia achieve ‘clarity’ on path to new Syria ceasefire: Kerry

GENEVA, Aug 27, (APP/AFP) - Washington and Moscow have “achieved clarity” on the way towards a new ceasefire in Syria, but technical details must still...

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