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Won`t treat Afghan govt on par with Taliban, India tells UN

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 09:28

India has stressed that it will not "endorse" treating the Afghan government on par with elements of the Taliban, even as it reiterated that terrorism and not ethnicity is the greatest threat to peace in an Afghanistan on the verge of a historic transition.

UN aid chief urges Security Council to act on Syria aid crisis

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 05:42

The U.N. aid chief appealed to the Security Council on Thursday to take action on the "inhuman" obstruction of humanitarian relief in Syria, as Russia and Western nations appeared at an impasse in talks on a draft resolution intended to boost access. <br><br

`Iraq crisis needs to be tackled militarily & politically`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:15

Nations: The advance of the Al-Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its allies towards Baghdad appears to have been "stalled" but the "grave" situation in Iraq needs to be dealt with militarily as well as politically, a top UN official has said.

UN force in Mali to give priority to peace talks

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 06:54

The Security Council has unanimously voted to authorise the UN peacekeeping force in Mali to expand its protection of civilians in the volatile north from cities to rural areas and give priority to launching political negotiations and promoting national reconciliation.

UN group urges release of Chinese dissident nephew

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 03:29

Dissident Chen Guangcheng today urged China to release his nephew after a UN group agreed with charges that his imprisonment was arbitrary.

UN triples appeal for aid funding in Iraq

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 03:25

The United Nations has tripled its appeal for humanitarian funding for Iraq in 2014 to more than USD 312 million, with the country battling a fierce militant onslaught.

UNAMI asks Iraq to investigate abduction of foreign nationals

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:09

The UN mission in Iraq has asked authorities there to investigate the incidents of extrajudicial killings and abductions, including those of Indian and Turkish nationals and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Ukraine truce in peril as rebels down chopper, killing nine

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 03:51

Ukraine`s new leader threatened on Tuesday to revoke his truce after pro-Russian rebels downed an army helicopter despite ceasefire orders from their own commander, killing nine servicemen.

Last chemical weapons destroyed in Syria; work not finished yet, says US

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 11:22

US Department of State on Tuesday said that while the last of the declared chemical weapons have been destroyed, the work in the strife-torn country is far from finished.

Indian govt`s initiative `Mobile Seva` wins UN award

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 09:01

An initiative conceptualised by Indian government’s Department of Electronics and Information Technology to enable delivery of public services electronically through the mobile platform has been awarded a United Nations public service award.

US welcomes Syria`s handing over of last chemical weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 06:27

The US has welcomed Syria`s decision to hand over its last declared chemical weapons to international monitors, adding it will soon begin the destruction of the stockpiles.

All of Syria`s chemical weapons material removed

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 06:25

The United Nations Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Joint Mission announced Monday that Syria has removed all of its declared chemical arsenal from its territory.