The 193 member states of the UN have reached agreement on a development agenda for the next 15 years that calls for eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving gender equality, improving living standards, and taking urgent action to combat climate change.
Wed, 05 Aug, 2015
A senior Hamas official told supporters at a Gaza city rally that the war with Israel won’t be over until the group’s demands for a lifting of the Gaza blockade are met, insisting that its fighters would never give up their arms.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
Syria’s conflict was sparked by an act of brutality — the detention and torture of schoolchildren who spray- painted anti-government graffiti in a southern city. In the three years since, the civil war has evolved into one of the most savage conflicts in decades.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has voiced his serious concern over the violence in Gaza and southern Israel in recent days which has resulted in a large number of fatalities within Gaza and has left many Palestinian and Israeli civilians injured.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
The United Nations Security Council failed again to take decisive action to stop the escalating violence in Syria as Russia and China blocked a resolution backing an Arab League plan for President Bashar Assad to step down.
Sun, 05 Feb, 2012
A FEROCIOUS tsunami unleashed by Japan’s biggest recorded earthquake slammed into its eastern coast yesterday, killing hundreds of people as it carried away ships, trains, cars and homes, and triggered widespread fires that burned out of control.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2011