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Explained: How the Israel-Palestinian conflict may be entering a new deadly phase
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Explained: How the Israel-Palestinian conflict may be entering a new deadly phase

Unlike previous unrest, newly emerging Palestinian militant groups are increasingly fragmented and calling for a popular uprising. This demand, in turn, coincides with a radical shift to the extreme right in Israel’s government

1 February: Historical events that took place on this day
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1 February: Historical events that took place on this day

Read to know in detail about the historical events that took place on 1 February in the past.

EU urges Israel to only use lethal force as 'last resort'
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EU urges Israel to only use lethal force as 'last resort'

Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday also called for "maximum restraint" following violence in Israel and the West Bank that marked another dramatic escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Muslim nations call for human rights in Afghanistan as Taliban enforces Islamic Sharia laws
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Muslim nations call for human rights in Afghanistan as Taliban enforces Islamic Sharia laws

The leaders of the Taliban have insisted that the harsh policies they have implemented in Afghanistan since capturing Kabul in August 2021 are based on Islamic laws

UN expresses concern on banning female employees at NGOs in Afghanistan
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UN expresses concern on banning female employees at NGOs in Afghanistan

Meanwhile, a few days ago strong majority of the U.N. Security Council urged Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers Friday to immediately reverse all “oppressive” restrictions on girls and women

UN forecasts fall in global economic growth to 1.9 per cent in 2023
World

UN forecasts fall in global economic growth to 1.9 per cent in 2023

Painting a gloomy and uncertain economic outlook, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said the current global economic slowdown cuts across both developed and developing countries, with many facing risks of recession in 2023

UN highlights 'huge step backwards' for women following Afghanistan trip
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UN highlights 'huge step backwards' for women following Afghanistan trip

The Taliban seized power in August 2021, promising a softer version of their brutal 1996-2001 rule that was infamous for human rights abuses. But they have squeezed women out of almost all areas of public life

UN sends first humanitarian convoy to war-hit Soledar in Ukraine
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UN sends first humanitarian convoy to war-hit Soledar in Ukraine

UN said that the three-truck convoy had set off early Friday from Dnipro and was carrying food, water, hygiene kits and medical supplies for 800 people

New Congo attack by local militia kills 7, many flee: UN
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New Congo attack by local militia kills 7, many flee: UN

The same local militia CODECO — Cooperative for the Development of Congo — has been blamed for the killings

Your fast fashion is killing the planet. Here's how you can change that
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Your fast fashion is killing the planet. Here's how you can change that

Many fast fashion firms say they can recycle old garments into new, but the reality is the fabric quality is mostly not fit to make garments that can be sold

UN chief Antonio Guterres slams oil firms for ‘big lie’ on global warming
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UN chief Antonio Guterres slams oil firms for ‘big lie’ on global warming

The study on ExxonMobil published in the journal Science last week found that the firm’s scientists had modelled and predicted global warming “with shocking accuracy”, only for the company to spend the next couple of decades denying that very climate science

UN experts urge action on coerced religious conversions, forced marriage in Pakistan
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UN experts urge action on coerced religious conversions, forced marriage in Pakistan

Noting Pakistan's previous attempts to pass legislation that will prohibit forced conversions and protect religious minorities, the experts deplored the ongoing lack of access to justice for victims and their families

Abdul Rehman Makki: The UN-designated global terrorist related to Hafiz Saeed
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Abdul Rehman Makki: The UN-designated global terrorist related to Hafiz Saeed

The United Nations Security Council has listed Pakistan-based Abdul Rehman Makki, the brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed, as a global terrorist. Makki is believed to be the financier of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and has been involved in the planning of several terror attacks on Indian soil

Taliban ban on female aid workers poses big dilemma for US
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Taliban ban on female aid workers poses big dilemma for US

A December 24 order from the Taliban barring aid groups from employing women is paralyzing deliveries that help keep millions of Afghans alive, and threatening humanitarian services countrywide. As a result of the ban, thousands of women across the country are facing loss of income they badly need

UN asks Greece to drop espionage charges against swimmer Sarah Mardini and 23 other migrant rescuers
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UN asks Greece to drop espionage charges against swimmer Sarah Mardini and 23 other migrant rescuers

Sarah Mardini, who has lived in exile in Germany since 2015, was arrested in 2018 while volunteering for a Lesbos-based search and rescue organisation, where they assisted people in distress at sea

Over 1,000 Indian peacekeepers awarded UN medals for outstanding service in South Sudan
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Over 1,000 Indian peacekeepers awarded UN medals for outstanding service in South Sudan

There was something distinctly different about this year's medal award ceremony for the Indian peacekeepers in Upper Nile. For the first time, the parade of the large contingent, consisting of infantry, engineers and medical staff, was led by a woman, Major Jasmine Chattha

The hole in the ozone layer is shrinking. Here's how it was plugged
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The hole in the ozone layer is shrinking. Here's how it was plugged

According to a UN report, the ozone layer is on track to fully recover within four decades. However, it warns that controversial geoengineering schemes to combat global warming may reverse that progress

Israel revokes Palestinian FM's travel permit over UN move
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Israel revokes Palestinian FM's travel permit over UN move

Israel on Sunday revoked the Palestinian foreign minister's VIP travel permit, part of a series of punitive steps against the Palestinians that Israel's new hard-line government announced days ago.

Global prices for food commodities hit record high in 2022 amid drought, war
World

Global prices for food commodities hit record high in 2022 amid drought, war

Last year, the UN organization's Food Price Index hit the highest level since its records began in 1961, according to FAO data

New Israeli government takes series of steps to penalize Palestinian leadership
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New Israeli government takes series of steps to penalize Palestinian leadership

The move comes a week after the United Nations General Assembly voted to approve a resolution requesting that the International Court of Justice intervene and render an opinion on the legality of Israeli policies in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem