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South Sudan food crisis worst in the world: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 08:05

South Sudan`s food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council has said as it called for urgent funding to step up deliveries of desperately-needed aid.

Iraq gets new president, UN chief urges more urgency

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:55

Kurdish politician Fuad Masum became the new president of Iraq today, in a step towards forming a new government that visiting UN chief Ban Ki-moon said must be inclusive for the country to survive.

Pakistan yet to grant MFN status to India: Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 16:10

Pakistan has yet to grant the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

Pakistani daily concerned over India`s hiked defence budget

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 10:58

New Delhi`s rationale for increasing the defence budget is "consistent with the shift in the Indian government`s ideology to more nationalistic elements under Prime Minister Narendra Modi", said a Pakistani daily Monday.

Put Palestine under international protection: Abbas to UN

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:06

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the United Nations to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza, the PLO said Sunday.

UN chief deeply concerned over Iraq crisis

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:17

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Sunday voiced deep concern at "the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries", calling for an immediate end to the "persecution of civilians based on their religion or ethnic background".

UN urges Afghanistan, Central Asia to fight drugs

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 13:19

The UN has urged close coordination between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking, media reported Friday. <br><br> "The members of the Security Council underlined the threat posed by illicit drug production, trade and trafficking to international peace and stability in the region," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the UN as saying.

UN chief appalled by Badaun rape case, demands action

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 12:58

Appalled by the brutal rape and murder of two teenaged girls in India, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has demanded action against sexual violence and appealed to the society to reject the destructive attitude of "boys will be boys".

Burkina opposition in mass rally against extending president`s mandate

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:36

Tens of thousands of people Saturday answered a call by Burkina Faso`s opposition to protest against any move by President Blaise Compaore to get a fifth term in office.

Malawi president scraps election, orders new vote

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 21:01

Malawi`s president said today that she has nullified an election because of alleged irregularities and has ordered that a new vote should be held within 90 days in the southern African nation.

UNSC condemns attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 09:51

The UN Security Council has condemned an attack by gunmen on an Indian consulate in Afghanistan, stressing that "terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is criminal and unjustifiable", media reported.

UN says forced labour USD 150 billion-a-year business

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 20:35

Trafficking, forced labour and modern slavery are big business generating profits estimated at USD 150 billion a year, the UN labour agency said today.