Marshall Islands

US to launch ''first ever'' missile test to counter North Korea

US to launch ''first ever'' missile test to counter North Korea

The missile is meant to simulate an ICBM, meaning it will fly faster than missiles used in previous intercept tests, according to Christopher Johnson, spokesman for the Missile Defense Agency.

May 27, 2017, 14:39 PM IST

Marshall Islands case dismissal: India says nuclear approach vindicated

The government said on Thursday that its "responsible and principled approach" towards nuclear disarmament has been vindicated after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) dismissed a case filed by the Marshall Islands that India was not doing enough on nuclear non-proliferation.

Oct 07, 2016, 00:11 AM IST

World Court rejects Marshall Islands' case against India

The International Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against a complaint brought by the Marshall Islands against India that it was not doing enough to halt the nuclear arms race.

Oct 05, 2016, 19:03 PM IST
UN top court rejects Marshall Islands' bid to sue India on nuclear disarmament

UN top court rejects Marshall Islands' bid to sue India on nuclear disarmament

The UN's highest court on Wednesday threw out a bid by the tiny Marshall Islands to sue India for failing to halt the nuclear arms race, saying it lacked jurisdiction.

Oct 05, 2016, 15:29 PM IST
India, Pakistan nuclear arms race: Top UN court's decision awaited on Marshall Islands' plea

India, Pakistan nuclear arms race: Top UN court's decision awaited on Marshall Islands' plea

The UN's highest court will rule on Wednesday on whether to take up a case brought by the tiny Marshall Islands against India, Pakistan and Britain for allegedly failing to halt the nuclear arms race.

Oct 05, 2016, 12:05 PM IST

Marshall Islands slam India, Pakistan over ''nuke race''

The Marshall Islands has accused India, Pakistan and Britain of failing to halt the nuclear arms race and will place the matter before the UN`s highest court next week to ensure that a lawsuit is initiated against them.

Mar 05, 2016, 14:59 PM IST

Marshall Islands to open legal assault on India, Pakistan, Britain

In 2014, the Marshall Islands accused nine countries of "not fulfilling their obligations with respect to the cessation of the nuclear arms race.

Jan 30, 2016, 14:02 PM IST

Security tightened in Jaipur ahead of FIPIC summit today

Security across Jaipur has been tightened ahead of the 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit on Friday which will witness participation by heads of state and government officials from 14 resource-rich nations.

Aug 21, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

Bikini nuclear refugees seek US aid to leave Marshall Islands

Nearly 70 years after they were uprooted to make way for United States` nuclear tests, Bikini Islanders have approved two new resolutions seeking Washington`s aid to relocate again -- including one citing the "psychological toll" of leaving their atoll.

Aug 07, 2015, 11:12 AM IST

NPT provisions cannot be extended to India as legal norm: Govt

Following the proceedings instituted by Marshall Islands at International Court of Justice against India for breaching obligations on nuclear disarmament, the government has written to the Hague based global judicial body denying any such contention and said the NPT provisions cannot be extended to India as a legal norm.

Jul 22, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

Iran releases Maersk ship and its crew

Iran has released a Marshall-Islands flagged container ship and its crew, the official IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.

May 07, 2015, 13:16 PM IST

US Navy to accompany US ships passing through Strait of Hormuz

US Navy ships will start accompanying US-flagged commercial vessels passing through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran`s seizure of a Marshall Islands-flagged vessel two days ago, a US defence official said on Thursday.

May 01, 2015, 01:08 AM IST

Prez Pranab Mukherjee extends greetings to Marshall Islands on Constitution Day

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on the eve of their Constitution Day.

Apr 30, 2015, 15:03 PM IST

Search for Earhart plane on remote Marshalls atoll

 A search is under way on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands aimed at solving the mysterious disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Jan 25, 2015, 17:05 PM IST

Marshall Islands sues India, 8 others for possessing Nuclear-Arms

In a "David vs Goliath" battle, a tiny Pacific island nation today filed a lawsuit against nine nuclear-armed nations, including India, at the International Court of Justice for violating their legal obligation to disarm.

Apr 24, 2014, 21:48 PM IST

Marshall Islands says climate change behind floods

Officials in the Marshall Islands blamed climate change today for severe flooding in the Pacific nation`s capital Majuro which has left 1,000 people homeless.

Mar 05, 2014, 22:04 PM IST

Salvadoran castaway says ships ignored cries for help

The castaway who survived 13 months adrift in the Pacific cried for help as several ships passed by during his ordeal, ignoring his pleas.

Feb 13, 2014, 10:11 AM IST

Pacific leaders sign plea for action on climate change

Pacific leaders signed a declaration on Thursday committing themselves to urgent action on climate change and pleading with the rest of the world to follow their lead on an issue that threatens their existence.

Sep 05, 2013, 22:03 PM IST

Pacific leaders lay down climate challenge at summit

Pacific leaders whose nations are threatened by climate change on Tuesday opened a regional summit in the Marshall Islands with a challenge to the rest of the world to take action.

Sep 04, 2013, 08:42 AM IST

Britain `invaded 90 percent` of world`s countries: study

Britain, which held sway over India for around 200 years, has invaded almost 90 per cent of the world`s countries in its history, barring only 22 nations.

Nov 05, 2012, 15:56 PM IST