Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UN

Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week: UN

Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN`s refugee agency said Sunday, citing survivor testimony.

Sadhguru to lead yoga session at UN on 2nd International Yoga Day

Spiritual leader and Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev will lead a yoga session at the UN on the occasion of the second International Yoga Day next month.

More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead

More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead

It is not known how many people had been on board the boat before it began to deflate.

Middle East refugees help Europe prosecute war crimes

European authorities are seeking testimony from some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing Middle East violence as they try to build war crimes cases linked to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges dialogue with North Korea

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged a return to talks with North Korea, during a visit to South Korea that has fuelled speculation of his presidential ambitions in his home country.

Italy requests SC to enforce UN court verdict, allow marine to return

Italy has requested India's Supreme Court to urgently enforce a UN arbitration tribunal's decision enabling Italian marine Salvatore Girone to quickly return from India, where he is being held on murder charges.

Sea level rise: 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai and Kolkota to be worst hit, says UN report

Sea level rise: 40 million Indians at risk; Mumbai and Kolkota to be worst hit, says UN report

The Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6): Regional Assessments said that the worst impacts of climate change are projected to occur in the Pacific and South and Southeast Asia.

China relents to Indian pressure, readies to `favourably act` on Masood Azhar in UN

China relents to Indian pressure, readies to `favourably act` on Masood Azhar in UN

India's efforts to ban Masood Azhar after the Mumbai terror attack did not fructify as China did not allow the ban apparently at the behest of Pakistan.

Maharashtra requests UN body to train police in cyber security: Ranjit Patil

The minister represented Mumbai at a recent meeting of the global body.

After controversy breaks out, AYUSH Ministry​ says chanting 'Om' not compulsory on International Yoga Day

After controversy breaks out, AYUSH Ministry​ says chanting 'Om' not compulsory on International Yoga Day

United Nations had announced the International Yoga Day in 2014 after 191 nations voted in favour of the initiative taken by India.

Bill on Kashmir map: It's our internal matter, says India after Pakistan expresses 'concern' to UN

Bill on Kashmir map: It's our internal matter, says India after Pakistan expresses 'concern' to UN

Pakistan has said that it has expressed "serious concern" to the UN over a draft bill in the Indian Parliament over the map of Kashmir. 

Governments seek rules for Paris climate deal; temperatures soar

Governments seek rules for Paris climate deal; temperatures soar

NASA said at the weekend that last month was the warmest April in statistics dating back to the 19th century, the seventh month in a row to break temperature records.

UN to honour four Indian peacekeepers, civilians posthumously

UN to honour four Indian peacekeepers, civilians posthumously

Four Indian peacekeepers and a civilian, who laid down their lives while serving in the UN peacekeeping operations last year, will be honoured along with other 124 personnel with a prestigious UN medal awarded posthumously for their courage and sacrifice.

India well-placed to maintain high growth despite drought, external pressures: UN analysts

India well-placed to maintain high growth despite drought, external pressures: UN analysts

In a world economy still ensnared in a low-growth trap, India is well-placed to maintain its high growth rate despite the drought and the external pressures, according to UN analysts.

120,000 Palestinian refugees flee Syria during war: UN

The Yarmouk camp is a large district in southern Damascus. It has recently become a stage of intense battles between the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the Islamic State group.

Venezuela's UN envoy apologises to Israel over 'final solution' remarks

The "final solution" refers to the Nazi plan to exterminate Jews during World War II.

UN's Ban calls for calm in Brazil

Rousseff was suspended to face impeachment trial, ceding power to her vice president Michel Temer.

Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

Artist Ai Weiwei says Gaza key part of refugee crisis

The Gaza Strip is home to more than 1.7 million people, over 1.25 million of whom are refugees, according to the United Nations.

1.7 mn Somalis in Puntland, Somaliland need aid: UN

The UN says the drought in the two regional states has impacted lives and livelihoods, compounding an already challenging humanitarian situation.

UN peacekeepers asked to use force to 'save lives'

The failure of Dutch peacekeepers to defend Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in July 1995 has been a source of shame for the Netherlands, which has recently returned to UN peacekeeping by sending troops to Mali.