Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions

A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement amount of Rs 338 crore, official sources said.


Jun 25, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

First lady Michelle Obama to promote education in Liberia, Morocco, Spain

Michelle Obama plans to promote her year-old global girls' education initiative during upcoming stops in Liberia, Morocco and Spain.

Jun 16, 2016, 03:34 AM IST

WHO confirms new Ebola case in Liberia

WHO said a 30-year-old woman died of Ebola on Thursday while being transferred to a hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

Apr 01, 2016, 22:59 PM IST

Ebola no longer poses global health risk: WHO

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

Mar 30, 2016, 21:04 PM IST

Boost development to enhance women's role in preventing conflicts: India

In UN peacekeeping operations, only three percent of the military and ten percent of the police were women, says India.

Mar 29, 2016, 08:58 AM IST

Ebola survivors face long-term health problems

Most Ebola survivors were found to be suffering from neurological issues six months after infection.

Feb 25, 2016, 22:09 PM IST

Fear, doubts obstruct efforts to contain Ebola in Sierra Leone

The new death was a setback for the region seeking to end a two-year epidemic that has killed more than 11,300 people, and it was followed by a second case on Wednesday, heightening fears of further transmission.

Jan 21, 2016, 04:09 AM IST

WHO to declare Ebola outbreak over, as Liberia gets all-clear

 The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across west Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all-clear.

Jan 14, 2016, 08:31 AM IST

Indian peacekeepers awarded medals for courage

The 125-strong Indian Formed Police Unit were awarded medals during a parade ceremony held recently in Congo Town in Montserrado County.

Jan 06, 2016, 10:58 AM IST

Three new confirmed cases in previously Ebola-free Liberia: WHO

WHO said the first confirmed case in the new outbreak was a 10-year-old boy who fell sick on November 14 and was hospitalised in the capital Monrovia three days later.

Nov 20, 2015, 23:20 PM IST

Liberian teenager awarded International Children's Peace Prize

A Liberian teenager has been awarded the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize for his "tireless campaigning" to end violence against minors.

Nov 10, 2015, 05:32 AM IST

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free

Sierra Leone is expected to be declared ebola-free by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Saturday, when it will have gone 42 days without any fresh case of the virus, the media reported on Tuesday.

Nov 03, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

First sexual transmission of Ebola virus case comes to light

A Liberian woman contracted Ebola in March by having sex with a survivor of the deadly viral disease.

Oct 16, 2015, 12:15 PM IST

Guinea celebrates with song as victory over Ebola nears

 Thousands of Guineans have celebrated the country reaching the final stages of the battle with the deadly Ebola epidemic at a concert featuring artists from across Africa.

Sep 27, 2015, 04:22 AM IST

WHO declares Liberia ebola free

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of ebola virus transmission.

Sep 03, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Afghan diplomat named UN mission chief in Liberia

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named Afghan diplomat Farid Zarif to head the UN mission in Liberia, as the West African country struggles to recover from the devastating Ebola crisis

Aug 13, 2015, 00:12 AM IST

Ebola vaccine found effective against new strain in monkeys

A single dose of an experimental Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine completely protects monkeys against the newly emerged West African Ebola strain when given at least seven days before exposure, and partially protects them if given three days prior.

Aug 07, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

Ebola response enters 3rd phase but cases may rise again: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) today said that the Ebola outbreak response has entered its third phase, but warned against "irrational exuberance" as the number of fresh cases dropped to two last week.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:35 PM IST

70,000 Liberian births unrecorded in Ebola crisis: UNICEF

More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, UNICEF said today.

Jul 31, 2015, 07:52 AM IST

President Mukherjee extends National Day greetings to Liberia

 President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended National Day greetings to the people and Government of Liberia.

Jul 26, 2015, 15:22 PM IST