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UN does not confirm Iran link to Yemen missiles: Report

UN does not confirm Iran link to Yemen missiles: Report

UN officials who examined debris from missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen have not confirmed that they were Iranian-made but are still analyzing the information, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP on Monday.

Dec 12, 2017, 06:34 AM IST
Indian economy likely to grow by 7.2% in 2018, 7.4% in 2019: UN

Indian economy likely to grow by 7.2% in 2018, 7.4% in 2019: UN

The UN growth projections for China is 6.5 percent next year and 6.3 percent in 2019.

Dec 12, 2017, 06:22 AM IST
ICAN receives Nobel peace prize, urges nuclear nations to adopt UN treaty banning atomic weapons

ICAN receives Nobel peace prize, urges nuclear nations to adopt UN treaty banning atomic weapons

ICAN on Sunday accepted the highly-coveted 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Dec 10, 2017, 20:05 PM IST
Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys sceptical

Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys sceptical

The Syrian government`s delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator.

Dec 10, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous

Officials from UN, North Korea agree situation is dangerous

The United Nations says its political chief and North Korea's foreign minister agree that the current situation on the Korean peninsula is the most dangerous security issue in the world.

Dec 10, 2017, 07:48 AM IST
United Nations welcomes elections in Nepal

United Nations welcomes elections in Nepal

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres today welcomed the holding of the two-phased state and federal elections in Nepal and congratulated the people for the peaceful conduct of the polls.

Dec 09, 2017, 08:00 AM IST
646,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh since August: UN

646,000 Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh since August: UN

The UN on Friday raised the number of Rohingya refugees who have arrived in Bangladesh since late August to 646,000.

Dec 08, 2017, 21:06 PM IST
UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight

UN raps Cameroon over rights abuses in Boko Haram fight

The UN Committee against Torture has asked Cameroon to stop its troops from committing "atrocities" in its fight against Boko Haram jihadists, according to report seen by AFP on Thursday.

Dec 07, 2017, 18:04 PM IST
UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as India's cultural heritage

UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as India's cultural heritage

India's Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet posted on Thursday by the international organisation said.

Dec 07, 2017, 17:56 PM IST
United Nations envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

United Nations envoy meets North Korean foreign minister

A senior United Nations official on a rare high-level visit to North Korea held talks with the North's foreign minister on Thursday.

Dec 07, 2017, 11:01 AM IST
UN Security Council to meet Friday on Jerusalem: Diplomats

UN Security Council to meet Friday on Jerusalem: Diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will meet on Friday at the request of eight states on the 15-member body over U.S. President Donald Trump`s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said on Wednesday.

Dec 07, 2017, 06:52 AM IST
U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula, Yonhap reports

U.S. B-1B bombers to fly over Korean peninsula, Yonhap reports

US B-1B Lancer bombers will fly over the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as part of a large-scale joint aerial drill being staged with South Korea this week, the South`s Yonhap news agency reported, citing an unidentified military source.

Dec 06, 2017, 06:59 AM IST
Working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar tells UN

Working to ensure returns of Rohingya refugees, Myanmar tells UN

Myanmar told the United Nations on Tuesday that it was finalising terms for a joint working group with Bangladesh that will launch the process of return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.

Dec 05, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Senior UN official to make rare visit to North Korea: Official

A top UN official will travel to North Korea this week for talks with officials there, a UN spokesman said Monday, amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang`s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

Dec 05, 2017, 00:44 AM IST
UN appeals for $22.5 bn humanitarian aid for 2018

UN appeals for $22.5 bn humanitarian aid for 2018

United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) The United Nations has appealed for a record $ 22.5 billion in humanitarian aid for 2018.

Dec 02, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
US, allies push for UN meeting on North Korea rights abuses

US, allies push for UN meeting on North Korea rights abuses

The United States, Britain, France and six other countries today requested a meeting of the UN Security Council on human rights abuses in North Korea, which is already under fire for its missile and nuclear tests.

Dec 02, 2017, 05:46 AM IST
UN chief Antonio Guterres strongly condemns North Korea missile test

UN chief Antonio Guterres strongly condemns North Korea missile test

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea`s latest missile test and urged Pyongyang to "desist taking any further destabilizing steps."

Nov 29, 2017, 08:49 AM IST

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed appeals UN to remove his name from terror list

Global terrorist Hafiz Saeed petitions United Nations to remove his name from the list of designated terrorists. UN included Saeed's name in the list after 2008 Mumbai Attacks.

Nov 28, 2017, 18:48 PM IST
Syria regime agrees to join peace talks, with conditions

Syria regime agrees to join peace talks, with conditions

Talks aimed at ending the war in Syria restarted Tuesday with the Damascus regime enforcing its will.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Syria regime to join peace talks on Wednesday: United Nations

Syria regime to join peace talks on Wednesday: United Nations

Syria`s government has confirmed that it will take part in peace talks in Geneva this week, the UN said on Tuesday, after an announcement that it may not show up had delivered a blow to the negotiations.

Nov 28, 2017, 16:17 PM IST