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India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice after Britain bows to UN majority

India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to International Court of Justice after Britain bows to UN majority

Bhandari won majorities in the Assembly in the first 11 rounds of voting over two meetings

Nov 21, 2017, 06:31 AM IST

African countries call for support in peace, security efforts

African countries have called for international support in peace-keeping efforts and humanitarian work in the region at the annual United Nations General Assembly.

Sep 23, 2017, 07:36 AM IST

Bangladesh calls on UN to find permanent solution to Rohingya crisis

Raising the issue of the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis in the region, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called on the United Nations and the international community to take immediate and effective measures to find out a permanent solution to the issue.

Sep 22, 2017, 09:00 AM IST
North Korea shrugs off Donald Trump threat as 'dog's bark'

North Korea shrugs off Donald Trump threat as 'dog's bark'

North Korea`s foreign minister has brushed aside US President Donald Trump`s fiery threat to destroy his nation, comparing it to a "dog`s bark" and suggesting Pyongyang would not be deterred by the

Sep 21, 2017, 06:50 AM IST

Iran says it does not expect US to leave nuclear deal

Iran said on Wednesday it did not expect the United States to abandon the Iranian nuclear deal as U.S. officials sent mixed signals on what they plan to do about the international accord.

Sep 21, 2017, 06:03 AM IST
Mahmud Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians

Mahmud Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an "apartheid" regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.

Sep 20, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

South Korea president says Donald Trump's warning to North Korea 'firm and specific'

U.S. President Donald Trump`s speech to the United Nations, where he warned he would "totally destroy" North Korea if threatened, reinforced the need for Pyongyang to realise it must give up its nuclear weapons, South Korea said on Wednesday.

Sep 20, 2017, 12:32 PM IST
Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN amid growing Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi cancels trip to UN amid growing Rohingya crisis

More than 370,000 minority Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence since August 25, according to the United Nations, an average of almost 20,000 a day.

Sep 13, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi unlikely to attend UNGA session in September

The summit was the only forum when Modi and Sharif had come face to face during their visit for the UN General Assembly. 

Jul 26, 2017, 12:22 PM IST

Not bound by July 7 UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons, says India

In October last year, more than 120 nations had voted on a UN General Assembly resolution to convene a conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination. 

Jul 18, 2017, 19:57 PM IST

New high-level UN office set up to fight terrorism globally, India welcomes move

According to diplomats, Russia is lobbying for the crucial new post of Under Secretary General for counter terrorism.

Jun 16, 2017, 00:14 AM IST
Yoga is India's gift to the world: PM Narendra Modi

Yoga is India's gift to the world: PM Narendra Modi

21st June has become one of the known dates across the world, the entire world celebrates International Yoga day. 

May 28, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Can't allow 'bad actors' to have nuclear weapons: Nikki Haley

"Bad actors" cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons at the cost of those trying to maintain peace and safety, US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she voiced opposition to a UN conference negotiating a legally-binding instrument to prohibit such weapons.

Mar 28, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
India welcomes proposal for new United Nations counter terrorism office

India welcomes proposal for new United Nations counter terrorism office

India has welcomed a proposal by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to create a new office headed by an under-secretary-general to ramp up UN`s counter-terrorism efforts.

Feb 23, 2017, 11:27 AM IST

UN General Assembly involved only with processes rather than substance: India

The UN General Assembly is involved only with pious expressions rather than leadership and concrete action, India has said, calling for reinvigorating the world body.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:15 PM IST

Pakistan: PTI, PML-N members clash in National Assembly

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Jan 27, 2017, 13:22 PM IST
UNGA adopts Pakistan's resolution on self-determination

UNGA adopts Pakistan's resolution on self-determination

The resolution is expected to come up for the General Assembly`s endorsement next month.

Nov 22, 2016, 21:07 PM IST

First time in 25 years, United States abstain from voting in UN on Cuba

For the first time in 25 years, the US has abstained from voting on a UN resolution seeking an end to crippling trade embargo imposed by America against Cuba, a move welcomed by India and other nations.

Oct 27, 2016, 16:51 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of Sushma Swaraj's UNGA speech targeting Pak and terrorism - Part II

Analyzing Sushma Swaraj's address targeting Pak and terrorism from UN General Assembly. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Sep 26, 2016, 23:11 PM IST

Watch: Sushma Swaraj addresses the UN General Assembly

Sushma Swaraj speaking from UN General Assembly. Watch complete news story for getting detailed updates!

Sep 26, 2016, 20:20 PM IST

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