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Syrian activist Omar Alshogre, who was invited to speak to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday hurled the “F-Bomb” (four-letter word) while castigating it for its inaction in Syria’s 11-year civil war. The word was blanked out in the subtitles in the meeting’s video on the UN channel on Youtube. (Photo Source: Youtube)

An ‘F-Bomb’ hurled at the UN Security Council for its inaction on Syria

An unprecedented “F-Bomb” hurled by a Syrian activist struck the Security Council in a bid to explode the myth of its mighty prowess in enforcing peace around the world

UN chief calls for respecting all religions in aftermath of killing of Hindu; says freedom of expression also very important

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for “full respect for all religions” in the aftermath of the daylight killing of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur, India, reportedly by two men in retaliation for his social media post supporting suspended ruling BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma for her comments that were seen as derogatory to Islam and Prophet Mohammed

India says civilian deaths in Russian mall attack in Ukraine ‘deeply disturbing’; UN condemns ‘depravity’

New Delhi has given financial assistance as well as foodgrains to countries affected by the conflict, he said. In the last two months, it had sent 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to several countries including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Sudan and Yemen and was helping Sri Lanka, he added

Ending terrorism is only way for Pakistan to help Kashmiris, says India, as Pakistan calls for urgent ‘humanitarian assistance’ for Kashmiris

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