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United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

United Nations receives 138 allegations of sexual misconduct

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has vowed to toughen the UN response to allegations of misbehavior by peacekeepers and UN personnel whose mission is to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones.

Mar 14, 2018, 06:53 AM IST
India hits back at Pakistan in UN, says 'terrorism fundamental violation of human rights'

India hits back at Pakistan in UN, says 'terrorism fundamental violation of human rights'

"Terrorism is the most fundamental violation of human rights and we overlook its egregiousness at our own peril," said New Delhi.

Mar 09, 2018, 06:49 AM IST
Baloch activists take their fight against Pakistan to the UN

Baloch activists take their fight against Pakistan to the UN

Balochis have repeatedly accused Pakistani establishment of imposing economic sanctions, committing genocide and neglecting the socio-economic needs of Baloch people and region.

Mar 08, 2018, 09:34 AM IST
Confidential helpline for UN staff on sexual harassment

Confidential helpline for UN staff on sexual harassment

The UN has been in the spotlight for several years over allegations of sexual abuse by its peacekeepers, and there have been complaints by staff of sexual harassment.

Feb 28, 2018, 11:17 AM IST
Ahead of Paris terror meet, Pakistan nods to law banning charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

Ahead of Paris terror meet, Pakistan nods to law banning charities linked to Hafiz Saeed

The move has come ahead of the crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting scheduled to be held in Paris from February 18 to 23.

Feb 14, 2018, 17:02 PM IST
Pakistan tightens ban on Hafiz Saeed-led JuD, other terrorist outfits; matches its ban list to UNSC

Pakistan tightens ban on Hafiz Saeed-led JuD, other terrorist outfits; matches its ban list to UNSC

The move spells bad news for several terror entities such as LeT, FIF, etc

Feb 13, 2018, 08:49 AM IST
Al-Qaeda a bigger threat than Islamic State, says UN report

Al-Qaeda a bigger threat than Islamic State, says UN report

Al-Qaeda`s global network remains "remarkably resilient," posing more of a threat in some regions than the Islamic State group, UN sanctions monitors said in a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.

Feb 08, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
N. Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN

N. Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 mln from banned exports: UN

North Korea is flouting UN sanctions by exporting coal, iron, steel and other commodities banned under UN sanctions, earning nearly $200 million in revenue last year, a UN report said Friday.

Feb 03, 2018, 06:16 AM IST
90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

90 migrants feared dead in boat capsize off Libya: UN

Twenty-eight migrants have died in 2018 on the western route that links North Africa to Spain, IOM said.

Feb 02, 2018, 16:28 PM IST
Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue again despite UN's refusal to mediate

Pakistan rakes up Kashmir issue again despite UN's refusal to mediate

Pakistan brought up the topic during a debate on the volatile situation in the Middle East.

Jan 27, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
Russia asks for new probe into Syrian chemical attack

Russia asks for new probe into Syrian chemical attack

Russia has proposed a new probe body under the auspices of the Security Council to determine the perpetrators of the April 2017 chemical attack in Syria that killed over 80 persons.

Jan 24, 2018, 09:36 AM IST
India-Pakistan face-off at UN over terrorism, Kulbhushan Jadhav

India-Pakistan face-off at UN over terrorism, Kulbhushan Jadhav

India urged the UN Security Council to focus on challenges posed by terrorism emanating from the safe havens from across the border.

Jan 20, 2018, 12:07 PM IST
Two bike-borne men snatch Indian diplomat's cell phone in Delhi

Two bike-borne men snatch Indian diplomat's cell phone in Delhi

Gambhir is posted as First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. 

Dec 25, 2017, 22:36 PM IST
Pak says Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting with family not the last, will decide on consular access

Pak says Kulbhushan Jadhav meeting with family not the last, will decide on consular access

Pakistan on Monday described Kulbhushan Jadhav as "the face of Indian terror" and said it would decide on consular access to him at an appropriate time. It added that the meeting between Jadhav and his family was not the last.

Dec 25, 2017, 18:40 PM IST
North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war'

North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war'

The resolution was drafted by the United States and negotiated with the North's closest ally, China.

Dec 25, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
United Nations 'unites' on Jerusalem issue: Defiant US makes it personal, says votes make no difference

United Nations 'unites' on Jerusalem issue: Defiant US makes it personal, says votes make no difference

US ambassador to UN - Nikki Haley - has said her country will keep a close watch on countries that disrespected US by voting in favour of a resolution opposing Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 22, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
UEFA and UN to stage 'Match for Solidarity' in April

UEFA and UN to stage 'Match for Solidarity' in April

Two star-studded teams, managed by Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti and France coach Didier Deschamps and captained by Luis Figo and Ronaldinho, will take to the field at the Stade de Geneve in a match whose proceeds UEFA says will help "finance international humanitarian and development projects".

Dec 12, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
UN appeals for $22.5 bn humanitarian aid for 2018

UN appeals for $22.5 bn humanitarian aid for 2018

United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) The United Nations has appealed for a record $ 22.5 billion in humanitarian aid for 2018.

Dec 02, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
I'm not a terrorist: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed appeals UN to take his name off terror list

I'm not a terrorist: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed appeals UN to take his name off terror list

The Mumbai attack mastermind was was freed by Pakistan last week after being under house arrest for 297 days

Nov 28, 2017, 09:24 AM IST

Rohingya refugees 'drained' by trauma, says UN refugee chief

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh from violence in Myanmar have been "drained" by the trauma they suffered during the crisis and a struggle to overcome desperate want, the United Nations refugee chief said on Wednesday.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:59 PM IST