Hasina, Modi likely to meet on UNGA sidelines: Bangladesh official

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to hold first meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 27 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a foreign ministry official said here on Saturday.

Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State

America's top diplomatic and defense leaders are pressing a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially.

Modi-Sharif meeting on margins of UNGA unlikely

A meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York later this month is unlikely given the current state of bilateral relations.

US looks forward to welcoming PM Narendra Modi

The US has reiterated that it looks forward to welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite an online petition seeking cancellation of his visit.

Cancellation of Indo-Pak talks casts shadow on Modi-Sharif meet at UNGA

India on Monday cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan after the latter`s envoy here met Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of the bilateral parleys.

US looks forward to `welcome` PM Narendra Modi; no announcement on timing yet

A day after reports claimed that Narendra Modi will hold a summit meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington in September this year, the US announced that it is looking forward to welcoming the new Indian Prime Minister.

PM Narendra Modi accepts Obama invite, to visit US in September

After surprising everyone by inviting SAARC leaders on the occassion of his swearing-in, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken yet another significant foreign policy decision by accepeting the invitation of US President Barack Obama to visit Washington.

German, Brazilian UN draft urges halt to excessive spying

Germany and Brazil circulated a draft resolution to a UN General Assembly committee that calls for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, data collection and other gross invasions of privacy.

Five new members elected to UNSC

The UN General Assembly elected Chad, Chile, Lithuania, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to a two-year term in the UN Security Council.

‘Pakistan special forces occupying ghost village along LoC in J&K’

The Indian Army is currently in the midst of one of the largest anti-infiltration operations in Jammu and Kashmir as they attempt to flush out around 30 to 40 militants who have occupied a ghost village along the Line of Control in Keran sector.

Syria rakes up 9/11 attacks, rebels `eating human heart` issue at UN

Four months after a macabre video of a Syrian rebel eating a human heart surfaced, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem raked up the issue of ruthless act again while addressing the United Nations.

Was ousted because of peace talks with India in 1999: Pak PM

Ahead of crucial talks with his Indian counterpart, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said he was ousted from power in a military coup in 1999 because he started peace talks with India.

India warns Pak to shutdown `terror machinery`

Hitting hard and without taking any soft approach, Manmohan Singh on Saturday, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly, asked Pakistan to shutdown `terrorist machinery` on its soil while making it clear that there can `never, ever` be a compromise on the territorial integrity of India of which Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part.

Will raise Pak-sponsored terror issue with Sharif, Obama tells PM

US President Barack Obama has promised to take up with Nawaz Sharif in a "frank" manner the issue of continued Pakistan-based terror directed against India as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told him that progress in dialogue will depend on action on this front.

PM to address UN General Assembly today

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will address the United Nations General assembly today.

Pakistan troops fire unprovoked at LoC again

A day before the prime ministers of India and Pakistan are to meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Pakistan again violated the bilateral ceasefire at two places on the LoC, the international border in Jammu and Kashmir.

Nawaz Sharif seeks "new beginning", says Pakistan, India can prosper together

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan`s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he is looking forward to meeting his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.

US, Russia agree on Syria UN chemical arms measure

Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia agreed on Thursday on a UN Security Council draft resolution that would demand Syria give up its chemical arms, but does not threaten military force if it fails to comply.

US, Iran hold highest-level talks in six years

After a gap of nearly six years, Iran and the United States held their highest-level talks on Thursday, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sudan denies president called off UN trip

Sudan`s foreign ministry denied on Thursday that President Omar al Bashir, who faces an international arrest warrant, has called off a trip to New York to address the United Nations General Assembly.