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Sushma Swaraj to address UNGA in New York; strong response to Pakistan expected

Sushma Swaraj to address UNGA in New York; strong response to Pakistan expected

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is set to address the UN General Assembly on Monday with all eyes set on her speech in which she is expected to deliver a stinging response to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's "tirade" on Kashmir.

Mamata Banerjee urges people to work for peace

The International Day of Peace is observed every year around the world on this day.

Congo death toll hits 44 in anti-Kabila unrest: Rights group

Congo death toll hits 44 in anti-Kabila unrest: Rights group

At least 44 people - including 37 demonstrators and six police officers - have been killed in protests over Congolese President Joseph Kabila`s perceived bid to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.

Gunmen detain US national in Yemen's rebel-held capital

Gunmen posing as security forces on Tuesday detained a US national in the Yemeni capital where he runs an English-language school, witnesses said.

Barack Obama calls upon international community to reject all forms of fundamentalism

Barack Obama calls upon international community to reject all forms of fundamentalism

U.S. President Barack Obama has called upon International Community to reject all forms of fundamentalism, while saying that nations should stop proxy wars.

UKPNP urges UN to form panel to probe Kashmiri activist's murder by Pakistan's ISI

Members of United Kashmir People`s National Party (UKPNP) on Tuesday held a protest outside the United Nations (UN) office in Geneva, demanding the formation of a commission by the UN to investigate the killing of Aarif Sahid, leader of All Party National Alliance (APNA), allegedly by Pakistan for raising his voice for the Kashmiris in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan urges world to act against US-based Fethullah Gulen

Turkey President Tayyip Erdogan urges world to act against US-based Fethullah Gulen

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on world leaders at the United Nations to take measures against a U.S.-based cleric's terrorist network that he said threatened their security.

UN suspends all Syria aid convoys after air strike

The United Nations has suspended all aid convoy movements in Syria after an air strike hit a 31-truck convoy late on Monday, U.N. humanitarian aid spokesman Jens Laerke said on Tuesday.

Japan pledges USD 2.8 billion in refugee aid over three years

Japan will provide $2.8 billion to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor illegal: Balochistan leader Mehran Marri

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor illegal: Balochistan leader Mehran Marri

Maintaining that Balochistan is an occupied territory by Pakistan, Mehran Marri, Baloch Representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), on Monday said the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an "illegal" project.

India corners Pakistan at UN Human Rights Council session

Stating that the fundamental reason for disturbances in Kashmir is cross-border terrorism promoted by Pakistan which is so ruthless that it doesn't shy away from using civilians and even children by putting them in harm's way, India on Monday urged the UN Human Rights Council to take a holistic view of this threat and not permit the use of terrorism as state policy to be masqueraded as advocacy of human rights.

UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants

The issue of what to do about the world's 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants.

Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at NAM summit

Pakistan raises Kashmir issue at NAM summit

Continuing with its efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan on Sunday raised the matter here at the NAM summit, saying the 120-nation group should be outraged by the situation there.

Moscow to call UN Security Council meeting over Syria strikes: Foreign Ministry

Moscow will convene an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council after a string of deadly US-led coalition air strikes hit a Syrian army base, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said late Saturday.

Hamid Ansari arrives in Venezuela to attend NAM Summit

Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived here on Friday to attend the 17th NAM Summit during which India is expected to raise its concerns over terrorism besides deliberating on key issues like UN reform, climate change and nuclear disarmament.

India, Nepal commit not to allow their territory to be used against each other

India, Nepal commit not to allow their territory to be used against each other

India and Nepal on Friday committed that they will not allow their territory to be used against each other and also agreed to set up an oversight mechanism to review the progress of economic and development projects on regular basis.

Baloch activists protest at UN, highlight Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan — Watch

Baloch activists protest at UN, highlight Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan — Watch

Members of the Free Balochistan Movement protested in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York to highlight the plight, atrocities and human rights violations on the people of Balochistan by Pakistan.

North Korea flood death toll rises to 133 with 395 missing: UN

The death toll from severe flooding in a North Korean border region has risen to 133 with another 395 missing and tens of thousands left homeless, the UN said.

UNSC threatens fresh sanctions against North Korea over N-test

The UN Security Council has threatened to impose a new raft of sanctions against North Korea as it strongly condemned Pyongyang's fifth nuclear test, terming it a "threat" to international peace and security.

Philippine crime war claiming 44 lives a day: Police

An average of 44 people are being killed each day in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on crime, according to police data released today that showed the death toll surging to nearly 3,000.