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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians grabbed their children and belongings and fled neighborhoods on the outskirts of Gaza City on Friday as Israel unleashed a heavy barrage of tank fire and airstrikes, killing a family of 6 in their home. Israel said it was clearing a network of militant tunnels ahead of a …

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations that is pushing the contested city to the brink of eruption. Palestinian medics said at least 180 Palestinians were hurt in the violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, including 80 who …

7 May 2021, New York/Rome – FAO Chief Scientist Ismahane Elouafi this week presented the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 Science Days (July 8-9) at a high-level United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) event, and stressed the central role of science, technology and innovation for the transformation of agri-food systems. “Harnessing science, technology and …

ITU Many enterprises are turning to technology to increase efficiency and ‘green’ their own operations. But the ICT sector itself is currently one of the fastest growing greenhouse gas-emitting and energy-consuming sectors. What more can be done to reduce our own carbon footprint? Whether monitoring natural disasters or energy consumption or innovating the exciting new …

Hundreds of peaceful anti-coup protesters have been allowed to leave an area of Yangon where they were cornered in apartment buildings by Myanmar security forces. The south-east Asian country has been in turmoil since a 1 February coup ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and triggered mass protests against the new military junta. The …

ITU *The following article has been adapted from my opening remarks at the 14th Annual AARP UN Briefing Series. One benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has accelerated digital transformation and raised awareness of the importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to achieve progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). …

FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse GENEVA (Reuters) – The International Health Regulations remain a cornerstone of public health security and need improving in some areas, but not major changes, the chair of a World Health Organization (WHO) panel …

WUHAN, China (AP) — A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The 10-member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved …

BEIJING (AP) — Experts from the World Health Organization are due to arrive in China this week for a long-anticipated investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said Monday. The experts will arrive on Thursday and meet with Chinese counterparts, the National Health Commission said in a one-sentence statement that gave no …

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders reached a hard-fought deal Friday to cut the bloc’s net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the end of the decade compared with 1990 levels, avoiding a hugely embarrassing deadlock ahead of a U.N. climate meeting this weekend. Following night-long discussions at their two-day summit in Brussels, …