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United Nations: Iran removes sensitive nuclear equipment from Fordo uranium enrichment site

The chief of the UN atomic agency says Iran has complied with a key commitment of its nuclear deal with six world powers by removing sensitive equipment from a strategic underground site.

France backs India, opposes China; wants Pakistan's Masood Azhar to be declared as international terrorist

France backs India, opposes China; wants Pakistan's Masood Azhar to be declared as international terrorist

Days after China blocked India's proposal in the UN, the world body's key member France has pitched for designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist, saying there are "very strong arguments in favour" of such a move.

Bashar al-Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

Bashar al-Assad linked to Syrian chemical attacks for first time

A Syrian government official said accusations that government forces had used chemical weapons had "no basis in truth". 

Ban Ki-Moon returns to South Korea after hinting at presidency run

Retired UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon returned to South Korea Thursday as momentum builds around his possible run in elections to succeed impeached President Park Geun-Hye. 

China releases policy document on Asia-Pacific security - Here's what it says about India

China releases policy document on Asia-Pacific security - Here's what it says about India

The policy document skirted any reference to the differences over India's entry into the NSG and Delhi's bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist. 

India reduces baby deaths but still hasn't met 2012 targets

There were wide variations in infant mortality rate -- a bellwether of national health -- across India.

10 countries less populated than Delhi

10 countries less populated than Delhi

Believe it or not, there are countries that are less populated than Delhi.

Indian peacekeepers in Haiti administered cholera vaccines

The UN has administered cholera vaccines to Indian peacekeepers who arrived in Haiti without being vaccinated, with the world body saying it is the responsibility of the troop-contributing country to ensure their personnel meet all medical requirements for deployment.

Pakistan hands over dossier on 'India's interference' to UN chief

Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi delivered the dossier on in a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

Republicans, Democrats unite behind Donald Trump to attack United Nations

The deeply divided Democrats and Republicans have rallied behind US President-elect Donald Trump in the House of Representatives to denounce the UN for a Security Council resolution condemning Israel for building settlements on the occupied territories.

United Nations rights envoy to probe Myanmar Rohingya violence

The United Nations on Friday said its human rights envoy for Myanmar will probe escalating violence in the country, including a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, when she visits next week.

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks with Antonio Guterres after criticism of United Nations

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks with Antonio Guterres after criticism of United Nations

After scathing criticism of the UN, US President-elect Donald Trump spoke Wednesday with Antonio Guterres, its new Secretary-General.

China must hear voice of world on terror: India on Masood Azhar issue

China must hear voice of world on terror: India on Masood Azhar issue

In April 2016 also, China had blocked India's move to label Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a terrorist,

Thousands return to ruins of freezing Aleppo: UN official

Thousands of people are starting to return to formerly rebel-held east Aleppo despite freezing weather and destruction "beyond imagination", a top U.N. official told Reuters from the Syrian city.

Car bomb wounds four United Nations guards in Somalia's capital

A car bomb wounded at least four UN guards when it exploded near a United Nations compound in Somalia`s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, police said.

New UN chief has big goals but says he's 'no miracle maker'

The new UN secretary-general says he's "no miracle maker" but Antonio Guterres has big ambitions: He wants to shake up the global body and get all 193 member nations to come together to solve the "terrible problems" the world is facing.

Trump's threat and the challenge before new UN chief

Critics are asking one question: Is the UN behaving more as a NGO today than as a global peace broker?

Libya strongman says Russia `to fight arms embargo`

The Government of National Accord (GNA), based in Tripoli, is recognised by the international community.
 

India pursuing China to declare JeM Chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist: Rajnath Singh

India pursuing China to declare JeM Chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist: Rajnath Singh

In last nine months, China has twice put technical hold on the listing of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief ​Masood Azhar as UN-designated terrorist.

Son of Equatorial Guinea's president on trial in France

The son of Equatorial Guinea's president is going on trial in France accused of buying real estate, sports cars and other luxury goods with public funds from his country.