Market Sensitive News

Share SHARE

Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, announced a contribution of $50,000 to help rebuild UN-run schools that were heavily damaged during the recent fighting in the Gaza Strip. According to a news statement released Wednesday by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said Wednesday that there has been been an "unusual" increase in the number of Russian military flights over European airspace in the last two days. The western military alliance said it detected and monitored four groups of Russian military aircraft conducting...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has denounced plans by pro-Russian rebels to organize an election in eastern Ukraine on November 2, stressing the planned polls violates the country's constitution. "The Secretary-General deplores the planned holding by armed rebel groups in eastern Ukraine...

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO)on Wednesday reported a decline in the number of Ebola cases in Liberia, the country hardest hit in the outbreak. Nevertheless, the UN agency was against drawing premature conclusions. "It appears the trend is real in Liberia. There may be a slowing...

The continuing crisis in the embattled Central African Republic (CAR) has taken a large toll on agricultural production and is eroding the capacity of the country's population to secure sufficient food, according to a new report complied by the United Nations food and agriculture agencies. The report...

The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday that China's National Health and Family Planning Commission has notified it of two new laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in the country, including one death. The UN health agency identified...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for all US service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa. The order implements a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all US military service members returning from Operation United...

A war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh on Wednesday sentenced Motiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the country's largest Islamist party, to death for crimes committed during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan. The 71-year-old leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party was sentenced by the International...

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to keep supporting Lebanon, noting the Middle nation "a beacon of tolerance and co-existence" in an otherwise combustible region. Noting that Lebanon is facing growing challenges along its borders, Ban stressed that...

US-led forces carried out a total of eight airstrikes targeting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Syria in the last 48 hours using fighter and bomber aircraft, US Central Command officials said Wednesday. Separately, officials said US-led forces conducted six airstrikes in...

The member-states of the European Union have agreed to allocate EUR 647 million to support key priority energy infrastructure projects, it was announced Wednesday. The bulk of the support goes to gas projects in the Baltic region as well as in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe. Funding will...

The United Nations has opened a new office facility at the UN Economic Commission for Africa compound in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hailed the opening of the facility as "a milestone for the United Nations...

US Air Force C-130 aircraft have conducted an airdrop near Al Asad Air Base in Iraq to provide humanitarian aid for delivery by Iraqi security forces to members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe, according to the US Central Command officials. Centcom officials said said the US Air Force aircraft delivered...

A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday called on the General Assembly to refer a UN-mandated report documenting wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity in North Korea, formally known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Presenting...

Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis said the scientific theories on the beginning and the development of the universe do not contradict the belief in god as well as the key role of the almighty in the creation of life and human beings. "When we read about creation...