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Donald Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks

Donald Trump envoy heads to Israel for holy site crisis talks

Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the site, which includes Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock, following an attack on July 14 that killed two policemen.

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al Qaeda.

China supports independent, sovereign Palestine: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday voiced support for a political settlement of the Palestinian issue on the basis of the two-state solution.

Iran urges United States to abide by nuclear deal

Iran has said Washington should be committed to its obligations under the nuclear agreement which endorses the removal of sanctions and barriers of banking transactions.

GST intelligence agency gets new chief

GST intelligence agency gets new chief

Senior bureaucrat John Joseph has been appointed Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI), as per an official order.

Donald Trump keeps it friendly with Xi Jinping at G20 on North Korea threat

Donald Trump keeps it friendly with Xi Jinping at G20 on North Korea threat

Trump campaigned in last year's presidential election on cracking down on China for its trade practices, but he softened his rhetoric after taking office, saying he wanted to work with China on the nuclear issue.

Pakistan cautions against expansion of nuclear capabilities

Speaking in the Security Council debate on 'Global efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by non-state actors', Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi on Wednesday criticised one of the P-5 states that had vowed to "greatly strengthen and expand nuclear capabilities by outmatching and outlasting potential competitors", Dawn news reported.

Donald Trump supports India's permanent membership of UNSC

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday supported India's bid for a permanent seat in a reformed UN Security Council and in other multilateral institutions like the Nuclear Suppliers Group.

Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan missile defence drill aims to ease concern over North Korean threat

Japan opened a missile defence drill to the public on Wednesday, a move it says will reassure the country it is ready to counter any missile attack by neighbouring North Korea.

US wary of French push for UN to back Sahel force: Diplomats

The United States is wary of a French push for the UN Security Council to authorize a West African force to combat terrorism and trafficking in the Sahel region because it does not believe it is warranted and does not want the world body to help fund it.

North Korea says launch tested 'new type' of cruise missile

Pyongyang on Friday hailed the successful test of a new type of surface-to-ship cruise missile, which it said was designed to hit "any enemy group of battleships" that threatened North Korea.

Pakistan accuses India of 'devious games' in Afghanistan

Pakistan accuses India of 'devious games' in Afghanistan

 Pakistan on Thursday accused India of playing "devious games" in Afghanistan and using the country's soil to "sabotage" Islamabad's relations with Kabul.

 Nikki Haley warns Russia of 'consequences' for US poll meddling

Nikki Haley warns Russia of 'consequences' for US poll meddling

Haley said that she will support whatever Congress decides to do in terms of sanctions against Russia.

UN expands North Korea blacklist in first US, China sanctions deal under Donald Trump

UN expands North Korea blacklist in first US, China sanctions deal under Donald Trump

The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang`s only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office.

PM Narendra Modi arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

PM Narendra Modi arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Saturday on the last leg of his four-nation tour during which he will hold talks with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron on a host of key issues like terrorism, India's NSG membership bid and climate change.

Russia says will not veto UN North Korea resolution: Report

Russia says will not veto UN North Korea resolution: Report

Russia does not plan to veto a U.N. resolution on North Korea due to be considered later on Friday, the TASS news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying.

Moscow says won`t veto UN resolution on N.Korea sanctions

Tangun was already placed under sanctions in 2009 for its involvement in North Korea`s weapons of mass destruction and missile programs.

China urges North Korea to not violate UN resolutions again

China urges North Korea to not violate UN resolutions again

North Korea on Monday said it had successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic missile.
 

US, Japan, South Korea call 'urgent' UN Security Council meet to discuss North Korea's missile test

The US, Japan and South Korea have called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting -- to be held on Tuesday -- to discuss North Korea's missile test on Sunday, diplomatic officials said.

North Korea missile programme progressing faster than expected, says South

North Korea`s missile programme is progressing faster than expected, South Korea`s defence minister said on Tuesday, after the UN Security Council demanded the North halt all nuclear and ballistic missile tests and condemned Sunday`s test-launch.