The UK, France and Nepal have supported India's candidature as a permanent member of a reformed UN Security Council as member nations expressed frustration at the lack of progress on long-pending reforms in the powerful UN body.
A rare diplomatic charm offensive by North Korea appears to be over after it failed to halt a European and Japanese push for the United Nations General Assembly to support referring the hermit state to the International Criminal Court over allegations of human rights abuses.
Sparring over Kashmir at the UN General Assembly, India and Pakistan have again exchanged verbal volleys over the issue with the Indian delegate dubbing the remarks of his Pakistani counterpart as "unsolicited comments" that were "factually incorrect".
Aid provided by developing countries to their counterparts cannot be subjected to the same norms set for assistance from developing countries, India told a UN General Assembly committee that deals with economic and financial matters Wednesday.
A week after Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for championing the cause of children, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) committee approved a draft resolution strongly condemning violence against children and calling on countries to protect them.
In an apparent reference to the dispute in the South China Sea, which is witnessing increasing flexing of muscles by China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that important areas of resources like sea are becoming issues of conflict.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said that she would not allow the soil of her country to be used for any kind of extremism and hoped that India would also reciprocate on the matter.
Strongly pitching for India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the reforms of the 15-member powerful body should be carried out by 2015 to make it more "democratic and participative".
Talking tough, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for a concerted international effort to combat terrorism and extremism as he decried those states who continue to allow terrorist sanctuaries on their soil or use terrorism as instruments of their policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Saturday that Pakistan should stop making Kashmir a parachute of politics and instead concentrate on resolving their internal conflicts and issues.