Focus on peace-building to protect civilians in armed conflicts: India to UN

India`s newly appointed Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said this on Tuesday in his first address to the Security Council.

Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study

Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study

 Climate change presents substantial threats to physical and mental health, and may also create social instability, conflict and violence, a new study has revealed.

Rockets strike key Yemen airport a day after reopening

Aden`s international airport, a vital aid supply artery for war-torn south Yemen, came under rocket fire Thursday, a day after it reopened following nearly four months of fierce fighting.

Interpol takes deposed Ukraine leader off wanted list

Ukraine vowed on Wednesday to fight to ensure the return and trial of its exiled Russian-backed president after his name was unexpectedly removed from Interpol`s international most wanted list.

Kurdish-US alliance against IS stokes resentment in Syria

A close alliance between the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State jihadist group and Syrian Kurdish fighters has racked up successes, but also stirred resentments that could hamper the campaign.

Memorials for MH17 victims as calls grow for justice

Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine exactly a year ago joined emotional memorials on Friday as calls mounted for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the tragedy.

Exiled president says Aden `key to Yemen salvation`

Yemen`s exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Thursday paid tribute to loyalist forces as they pushed an offensive against Iran-backed rebels in the country`s second city of Aden.

Loyalists advance in Yemen`s Aden

Loyalists of Yemen`s exiled president, buoyed by their recapture of the airport, seized more ground in second city Aden Wednesday as they pressed their biggest fightback yet against Iran-backed rebels.

Car bomb kills at least 5 in Iraq town of Khalis

A car bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least five people in the Iraqi town of Khalis on Tuesday, officials said.

Obama, Saudi King discuss `urgency` of stopping Yemen fighting: White House

US President Barack Obama and King Salman on Tuesday discussed the "urgent" need to end fighting in Yemen, hours after Saudi-backed loyalists retook control of Aden airport.

US does not support Kurdish entity in Syria: General

The United States does not support the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish entity in northern Syria, the US special envoy for the coalition against Islamic State extremists said Tuesday.

Israel jails Palestinian engineer over Hamas rocket design

An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian engineer to 21 years in jail Tuesday for helping the Islamist movement Hamas to improve the range of rockets used against the Jewish state.

Son of US police officer arrested in terror case

The son of a US police officer, who has a history of mental illness and was on probation for drinking, has been charged in connection with an alleged terror plot, officials said Monday.

UN chief `very disappointed` by Yemen truce failure

UN chief Ban Ki-moon is "very much disappointed" by Yemen`s failed ceasefire but was clinging to hope that the fighting might still be halted, his spokesman said Monday.

US-led coalition carries out 29 strikes near Iraq`s Ramadi

The US-led international coalition carried out 29 air strikes against the Islamic State jihadist group near Ramadi, the capital of Iraq`s western province of Anbar, the American military said Monday.

Israel re-arrests freed Palestinian hunger-striker: Police

Israeli police on Monday re-arrested Palestinian Khader Adnan a day after he was freed following a 56-day hunger strike that brought him near death, a police spokeswoman said.

Serbian leader says Srebrenica incident reminds of pre-war times

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said Sunday that an attack on the country`s prime minister at a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre recalled similar incidents ahead of the 1990s Bosnia war.

Serbian PM condemns `monstrous` Srebrenica crime

Serbia`s prime minister on Saturday condemned the "monstrous crime" of Srebrenica, ahead of attending a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the massacre committed by Bosnian Serb forces.

Saudi joins Israel as target of Jerusalem Day protests

Tens of thousands marched in Tehran Friday in annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day demonstrations in support of Palestinians, but Saudi Arabia this year joined arch-foe Israel as the target of protesters.

Top aide apologises for `threats` to missing Israeli`s family

A senior Israeli adviser has apologised for telling relatives of a citizen reportedly held captive by Hamas that he would suffer if they went public, an official said Friday.