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UN warns of threat of widespread famine in Yemen

“There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great big famine engulfing Yemen,” UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock said Tuesday. He urged a humanitarian ceasefire around facilities involved in food aid distribution, and infrastructure, at a meeting of the Security Council convened ... Read More »

UN warns of hunger rise in South America

The grim statistics were evident in Caracas on Wednesday (September 12) as people could be seen waiting in long lines outside grocery stores to buy the limited supplies available on shelves. Olga Delgado, a Caracas resident who uses a wheelchair and must travel with a supply of oxygen waited outside ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Warns Possible Floods In Mecca

RIYADH: Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy rain, the Al Akhbariya reported.The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, Minna and Arafat would continue this night. The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing in ... Read More »

Zimbabwe warns of crackdown after opposition vote protests 

Soldiers fired on demonstrators during opposition MDC party protests in downtown Harare, with one man shot dead. Monday’s polls — the first since former president Robert Mugabe was forced out by a brief military takeover in November — had been meant to turn the page on years of violence-marred elections ... Read More »

European Union warns Maldives of sanctions

The Maldives has been in turmoil since strongman President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled all his main opponents in recent months. “The European Union adopted today a framework for targeted sanctions in view of the situation in the Maldives, making it possible, if the situation does not improve, to impose ... Read More »

EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

The diplomatic missions based in Colombo wrote a letter to Sri Lankan President Maithri­pala Sirisena yesterday that they fully oppose the recent statement by him that he will reinstate the death penalty. The missions said that they were writing to verify the worrying information in the public domain about the ... Read More »

Govt warns WhatsApp over abuse

WhatsApp has also been asked to immediately contain the spread of such messages through application of technology, even as law and order machinery takes steps to apprehend the culprits.Noting that miscreants were repeatedly circulating provocative messages triggering a spate of violence, the government on Tuesday said it has “conveyed in ... Read More »

Govt warns of strict action against data theft

In an exclusive interview to DD news, Union minister of electronics and information technology Ravi Shankar Prasad highlighted the achievements of the last four years. The Union Minister has assured that the digital infrastructure in the nation is completely safe and effective steps are being undertaken to combat cyber crime. ... Read More »

Do not play Donald Trump, Pompeo warns North Korea

Pence said that North Korea should not attempt to seek concessions from the United States for promises it did not intend to keep. “It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump,” Pence said according to excerpts of an interview. “Well, I ... Read More »

North Korea warns United States not to mislead public opinion

Impoverished North Korea has been hit by a series of UN and US sanctions in recent years in a bid to rein in its nuclear and missile programmes. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula in the first ... Read More »

IMD warns of severe dust storm in next few days across northern India

The government has asked the officials for taking precautions as per alert issued by the MeT department to save people. In Uttarakhand, disaster management department is maintaining vigil due to inclement weather and asked all district officers to be cautious.  In Uttar Pradesh,  death toll in dust wind, thunder and heavy ... Read More »

7 million people die every year due to air pollution, warns WHO

According to the health institution, about a quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer can be attributed to air pollution. These numbers have remained unchanged in the past years, with, globally, outdoor air pollution remaining high and largely unchanged, while indoor air pollution has got worse, as ... Read More »

PNG quake toll rises above 100 as PM warns of long recovery

Sydney: The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea last month has topped 100 with thousands injured, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said today, warning it will take years for the region to recover. The Pacific nation’s mountainous interior was struck by a 7.5-magnitude tremor on February 26, ... Read More »

AVVNL staff warns tool down strike in Pratapgarh

Udaipur : The technical and ministerial staff of the Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (AVVNL) in Pratapgarh district refrained from work on wednesday and gave a tool down notice to protest against a senior officer of the department. The protesting men demanded disciplinary action against Assistant Engineer P.S Bundela, whom they said, was ... Read More »