Countries should protect human rights: India

India has said UN member countries should fulfil their obligations to protect human rights and eliminate policies that discriminate against women.

India ‘worst affected’ if an asteroid strikes

Scientists at Southampton University have revealed the names of the countries most likely to suffer catastrophic loss of life or be so crippled it will be almost impossible for them to recover.

African countries support India`s bid for permanent UNSC seat

African countries today came
out in support of India becoming a permanent member of the UN
Security Council and appreciated its unstinted assistance
towards their all round developmental programmes.

Dozens of countries curbing the press freedom: Obama

Citing the examples of China and
Iran, US President Barack Obama said that dozens of countries
continue to stand in the way of free press.

EC may support countries in improving election management

The Election Commission on Tuesday
expressed its readiness to support Commonwealth nations,
especially the developing and African countries, in their
efforts to improve election management and democratic
practices.

Terror groups having training camps in neighbouring countries

A number of terrorist groups have training facilities in neighbouring countries including Pakistan, government said.

Countries argue over how to save forests

One hectare of a tropical forest yields us benefits worth $6,120 every year, far more than gained by cutting that forest down.

60 countries pitch in $700 mn for flood-hit Pakistan

More than 60 countries have
committed over USD 700 million in aid for Pakistan in
contrary to belief that international community is not coming
forward for the help of flood-affected people.

People in poor countries have lower IQs: Study

People in poor and disease-prone countries, may have lower IQ levels, a study has claimed.

People in poor countries have lower IQs: Study

People in poor and disease-prone countries, may have lower IQ levels, a study has claimed.

Synthetic drug use on rise, developing countries at risk: UN

Drug consumption is moving away from
cocaine and opiates and increasingly towards synthetic drugs,
a UN report said on Wednesday, while warning of growing drug use in developing countries.

More countries set emission targets for 2020: UN

Seventy-five countries accounting for more than 80 percent of greenhouse gases from energy use have filed pledges to cut or limit carbon emissions by 2020, the UN climate convention said on Wednesday.

13 countries meet in bid to save wild tigers

Efforts to save the wild tiger are at a critical point and it will take greater political will and cooperation from Asian countries to prevent the big cats from becoming extinct, conservationists and World Bank warned Wednesday.

Countries need to focus more on emission targets: Boer

Ahead of the Copenhagen Summit, the UN Climate Chief Yvo de Boer has said that all countries have to increase focus on emission targets.

Japan offers USD 2.7bn to help Low-Income countries

Japan will provide about USD 2.7 billion to the International Monetary Fund`s programme to help low-income countries.

India among major drug producing countries: US

India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are among the list of 20 major drug producing and trafficking countries, the United States Wednesday said.