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ICAO Members to Set Electronic Gadgets Restrictions

Montréal (ABC Live): ICAO Members : A number of ICAO Members have begun to set out new restrictions on electronic items which can be carried on board passenger flights originating from other States.   The international aviation security requirements in this area are contained primarily in Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), which stipulates that passengers ... Read More »

UN Pledges Support to Iraq in Fight Against Terrorism

30 March 2017 – Baghdad (ABC Live): Fight Against Terrorism :On what he called a “visit of solidarity” with Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed the commitment of the country’s leaders to civilian protection and national dialogue, and pledged the ongoing support of the United Nations as the Government seeks to bolster aid delivery to needy populations and rebuild Iraq institutions. “This ... Read More »

Income Inequality Forces Asia ,Pacific into Poverty

29 March 2017  New York (ABC Live): Income Inequality :Some 400 million people in Asia and the Pacific still confront poverty as part of their daily lives due to widening income inequality, despite the region’s impressive gains in reducing poverty in recent decades, a United Nations-backed report has found. “As outlined in the report, a renewed strengthening of the social ... Read More »

Afghanistan Adopts Digital Tools to Tap Corruption

KABUL CITY  (ABC Live):The room is a little dark and every few seconds Mozhgan pulls out contracts to scan and save them on her computer’s hard drive. She saves the scanned documents using a special software and uploads them on the website of the National Procurement Authority (NPA). The scanner’s green light bounces off the floor while her colleague files other documents ... Read More »

World Meteorological Day 2017 Aims to Understand Clouds

New Delhi (ABC Live): Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. Clouds are central to weather observations and forecasts. Clouds are one of the key uncertainties in the study of climate change:  we need to better understand how clouds affect the climate and how a changing ... Read More »

IISS Report Confirms Global Military Spending Tilts Towards Asia

London (ABC Live):Global Military Spending :There has been no reduction in the range and number of security challenges demanding the attention of policymakers. Conflict and insecurity continue in Africa, the Middle East and, in the case of Ukraine, in Europe too. North Korea still develops and tests its missile capabilities. More attacks in 2016 highlighted the challenge from transnational terrorists. ... Read More »

IAEA to Accelerate Nuclear Cleanup Efforts Worldwide

New Delhi (ABC Live): IAEA initiative to help Member States step up efforts in decommissioning old nuclear facilities and remediating contaminated sites is shifting into higher gear this year. With many reactors reaching the end of their lifetime in coming decades, Member States are looking to the IAEA for advice in using new approaches and technologies. A group of experts ... Read More »

Know Reasons Behind Flynn Resignation Letter As NSA

Washington (ABC Live): Flynn Resignation Letter :United States National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn has resigned citing the reason mentioned in his resignation letter; Following is the  content of his resignation letter: “In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a ... Read More »

UN Constitutes Its Reforms Review Committee

New York (ABC Live):Reforms Review Committee :United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the establishment of an internal review team that will take forward the reforms to the UN Secretariat peace and security strategy, functioning and architecture, which he outlined when he was appointed the Secretary-General last year. According to a statement issued today by the UN chief’s office, the team will be led by Tamrat ... Read More »

UNSC Argues to Protect Public Infrastructure from Terrorism

New York (ABC Live): UNSC : Given the importance of critical infrastructure for a country’s prosperity and security and against the backdrop of increasingly diverse physical and cyber threats from terrorist groups, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)  today underlined the need for international collaboration – both domestically and across borders – to ensure their protection. In a resolution adopted ... Read More »