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UN would welcome WHO's recognition of Sputnik V vaccine, process underway: Secretary-General
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UN would welcome WHO's recognition of Sputnik V vaccine, process underway: Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the process of recognition by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V was underway, and the UN would welcome its completion.

WHO confirms COVID-19 variant B.1.617 has three sub-lineages
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WHO confirms COVID-19 variant B.1.617 has three sub-lineages

COVID-19 variant B.1.617, which was first identified in India last year and has been classified as a variant of global concern, has three sub-lineages, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official informed on Wednesday.

India at UNSC expresses concern at escalating Israel-Palestine conflict
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India at UNSC expresses concern at escalating Israel-Palestine conflict

TS Tirumurti, Ambassador of India to the UN on Tuesday expressed concern at the escalating violence between Israel and Palestine and urged both the sides to avoid changing the status quo on the ground.

Russia calls on Israel, Palestine to exercise restraint as violence escalates
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Russia calls on Israel, Palestine to exercise restraint as violence escalates

Russia is deeply concerned about the dangerous development of the situation in the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem and calls on Israel and Palestine to avoid steps fraught with further escalation of tension, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday.

Dominic Raab, Jaishankar discuss ways to boost trade, create jobs through 2030 UK-India Roadmap
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Dominic Raab, Jaishankar discuss ways to boost trade, create jobs through 2030 UK-India Roadmap

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday (local time) discussed the ways to boost trade, create jobs and reinforce maritime and cyber security cooperation through 2030 UK-India Roadmap.

Humanitarian situation in Yemen falling off cliff: UN
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Humanitarian situation in Yemen falling off cliff: UN

With 20 million Yemenis in need of assistance in the face of conflict and COVID-19, "the humanitarian situation is falling off a cliff," UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

Jaishankar, Dominic Raab discuss Indo-Pacific, global health challenges and UN cooperation
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Jaishankar, Dominic Raab discuss Indo-Pacific, global health challenges and UN cooperation

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday discussed the Indo-Pacific, global health challenges and UN cooperation with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

COVID-19 crisis exacerbates the global shortage of 900,000 midwives
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COVID-19 crisis exacerbates the global shortage of 900,000 midwives

Millions of lives of women and newborns are lost, and millions more experience ill health or injury, because the needs of pregnant women and skills of midwives are not recognized or prioritized.

Acute food insecurity soars to five-year high: UN report
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Acute food insecurity soars to five-year high: UN report

The number of people facing acute food insecurity and needing urgent life and livelihood-saving assistance has hit a five-year high in 2020 in countries beset by food crises, an annual report launched by the Global Network Against Food Crises (GNAFC) has found.

UN chief condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan
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UN chief condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned Friday's suicide attack in Pul-e-Alam, capital of Afghanistan's eastern Logar province, which killed and injured many civilians and caused significant damage to civilian premises, including a hospital, said his spokesman.

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