UN intervention sought to ensure Lakhvi's arrest: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that India has sought United Nation`s intervention on the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi to ensure that the latter is sent back to jail.

Three members of UN mission kidnapped in eastern DR Congo

Three members of the United Nation`s peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo were kidnapped Thursday in the eastern North Kivu province, a UN source said.

'Modi govt's foreign policy has enhanced India’s stature globally'

The foreign policy of the BJP-led NDA government, reflecting the country’s age-old cherished cultural and civilisational values, has enhanced India’s stature globally, the party said on Friday.

Libyan peace dialogue pauses for consultation

 The UN-sponsored dialogue between Libya`s warring factions paused on Saturday, allowing time for representatives from rival parties to consult on plans to solve the ongoing crisis.

ADP session ends, draft to fight climate change adopted

 The six-day session of ADP, United Nation's subsidiary body on climate change, has concluded here with nearly 200 member countries adopting the 86-page text as the basis for negotiation on reaching a climate agreement in Paris scheduled to be held in December.

UN chief condemns Egypt terrorist attacks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday strongly condemned Thursday`s terrorist attacks in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula.

UN saw drones over Syria before Israel strike in breach of truce

UN peacekeepers stationed in the Golan Heights along the Syrian-Israeli border observed drones coming from the Israeli side before and after an airstrike that killed top several Hezbollah figures, the United Nations said on Monday.

UN Yoga Day result of Indian diplomatic efforts: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: The adoption of June 21 as the International Yoga Day by the United Nations signifies the support that recent diplomatic endeavours of the government have evoked on the world stage, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday.

Farhan Akhtar appointed as UN Goodwill ambassador, thanks fans for support
Farhan Akhtar appointed as UN Goodwill ambassador, thanks fans for support

Farhan Akhtar is the first man to be appointed as UN Women’s South Asia Goodwill Ambassador and the actor-filmmaker, who has been vocal about crimes against women, gives credit to his fans for giving him the "energy” to stay on this path.

Pak welcomes UN's decision of observer status to D-8 group

Pakistan on Saturday hailed the UN's decision to grant observer status to the Developing-Eight (D-8) Organisation for Economic Cooperation, saying it will help the grouping to take more concerted efforts to establish peace and prosperity.

UN envoy leaves DR Congo after being declared persona non grata

The UN rights envoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country after Kinshasa declared him persona non grata following a damning report on a police crackdown on youth gangs.

Politicos strongly react to Pakistan's ceasefire violations, letter to UN

Leaders of both Congress and BJP on Monday rebuked Pakistan for internationalising the Kashmir issue and seeking the United Nations' intervention in resolving the matter.

UN chief asks India, Pak to resolve their issues through dialogue

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday expressed concern over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan along the LoC and asked the two nations to resolve all differences through dialogue and engage constructively for a long-term solution for peace and stability in Kashmir.

France hopes Iran n-talks yields final agreement

 French President Francois Hollande Tuesday expressed hope that Western leaders` negotiations with Iran over its nuclear plan will lead to a lasting compromise to lift sanctions against Tehran.

United States defends Syria airstrikes in letter to UN chief

The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar al-Assad`s government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq.

US urges Afghan rivals to resolve disputed vote

US President Barack Obama today urged the rival candidates in Afghanistan's disputed election to come to an agreement on a national unity government to end the crisis over the vote.

UN decries `harsh` Thai sentences for royal slurs

The United Nation`s human rights office has voiced alarm at recent arrests and jail sentences for insulting Thailand`s monarchy, warning of "chilling effects" on freedom of expression under the junta.

30 aid workers killed in month-long Gaza conflict: UN

As many as 30 aid workers were killed and 74 others injured in the month-long conflict in Gaza, the UN said Wednesday.

Task force set up after plane shot down

The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.

Russian UN envoy accuses Kiev over crash site takeover

Russia`s envoy to the United Nations accused Ukraine of violating a key Security Council resolution with its campaign to seize control of the crash site of Malaysian airliner MH17.