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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marshall Islands plan seawall to block rising seas

The vulnerability of the Marshalls was highlighted two years ago when floods hit the eastern shore.

Oz scientist discovers world’s rarest coral

The unique coral was found during an underwater survey of Arno atoll in the Marshall Islands.

Marshall Islands Prez ousted in no-confidence vote

Marshall Islands
President Litokwa Tomeing was defeated today in a vote of
no-confidence by legislators, who are due to elect a new
leader of the western Pacific nation on Friday.