Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

Iran and major powers held a second day of talks Thursday seeking to finalise a historic deal that would make any attempt by Tehran to make a nuclear weapon extremely difficult and easily detectable.

'UNSC's failure to resolve Palestinian issue raises questions'

 India has said that the UN Security Council has been merely a "standby witness" to the long-standing Israeli-Palestine issue and the world body's failure to achieve a peaceful solution to the conflict raises questions about its effectiveness.

Syria gas attack video moves UNSC envoys to tears
Syria gas attack video moves UNSC envoys to tears

Members of the United Nations Security Council teared up on Thursday when Syrian doctors showed a video of failed attempts to resuscitate three children after a chlorine gas attack in March, prompting renewed calls for accountability.

Australian FM to tackle Iran on nuclear and asylum seekers

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop visits Iran at the weekend looking for Tehran to take back failed asylum seekers, but the rare trip also has deeper significance as the West seeks to seal a deal to rein in the Islamic state`s nuclear ambitions.

India to establish mechanism to aid German investment, say PM Modi in Berlin
India to establish mechanism to aid German investment, say PM Modi in Berlin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wooed German business, assuring an open and stable environment in India to give a fillip to his 'Make in India' initiative, and said there could be a strong partnership between India's lion and Germany's eagle.

PM Narendra Modi accorded ceremonial welcome in Berlin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day tour of Germany, was on Tuesday accorded a ceremonial welcome when he arrived here from Hannover.The welcome at the Federal Chancellery was attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

I am sure India's Lion and Germany's Eagle will make good partners: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed a joint press meet here after their working lunch at the Federal Chancellory.

`Strong` evidence of Syria regime chemical attacks: HRW

Eyewitness accounts and evidence collected from northwestern Syria "strongly" suggest regime forces dropped toxic chemicals on civilians several times last month, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

China supports India's "desire" to play bigger role in UN

China, which is yet to fully endorse India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council, on Monday said it supports India's "desire" to play a bigger role in the UN and will strive?to work out a "package plan" to reform the powerful organ of the world body.

PM Modi addresses Indians at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris

Addressing a community reception in France on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for a permanent seat for India in the UN Security Council, saying it should get it as a "right" for its immense contribution to global peace.

Obama reiterates support for India as UNSC member

President Barack Obama has reiterated US support for India's membership of a reformed UN Security Council as he considers it a foreign policy priority to continue to strengthen India-US relationship.

Palestinians want UN timetable to end Israeli occupation

The Palestinians are "ready and willing" to see if the UN Security Council has "the political will" to adopt a resolution with a deadline for ending Israel's occupation and establishing a Palestinian state, the Palestinian UN ambassador has said.

'India has right to attend UNSC decisions on peacekeeping ops'

India, as one of the largest troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping missions, has the "right" to participate in the decisions of the UN Security Council regarding formulation of peacekeeping mandates and deployment of forces, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag said.

UN panel says will share names of Syria war crimes suspects

UN investigators for human rights violations in Syria today offered to share "some information" from secret lists of alleged war criminals with prosecutors to aid investigations and help bring perpetrators to justice.

UN Security Council condemns Syria chlorine attacks

The UN Security Council today adopted a US-drafted resolution condemning the use of chlorine in Syria and threatening measures if chemicals are used in future attacks.

UNSC threatens action if chlorine used in attacks in Syria

The United Nations Security Council condemned the use of chlorine as a weapon in Syria and threatened to take action if such arms are used again in the conflict, which is now in its fourth year, but didn`t lay blame for previous chlorine attacks.

UN Security Council diplomats to visit CAR, Burundi

UN Security Council envoys will travel to the Central African Republic next week to take stock of international efforts to restore stability, France`s UN ambassador said Tuesday.

Ukraine at a 'crossroads', still faces threat of war: OSCE

The OSCE's envoy to Ukraine warned Friday that while there were encouraging signs of a ceasefire taking hold in eastern Ukraine, the country still faced the threat of all-out war.

UNSC permanent members selective on terrorism: India

 Asserting that the Security Council "embodies the undemocratic stranglehold" of the permanent members, India has accused them of picking and choosing the world body's principles to suit their own national interests and of being selective in dealing with terrorism.

North Korea says not worried about ICC threat because not guilty

 North Korea said on Monday it is not worried about a threat to refer the country to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, because it is not guilty and wants to attend a US meeting on its rights situation to defend itself.