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United Nations inscribes Yoga in UNESCO's Representative List as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

United Nations inscribes Yoga in UNESCO's Representative List as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

UNESCO has inscribed Yoga in its list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

UN raises alarm as civilians flee Aleppo assault

The Syrian government offensive to recapture rebel-held parts of Aleppo sparked international alarm on Tuesday, with the UN saying nearly 16,000 people had fled the assault and more could follow.

Horn of Africa migrants flocking to Yemen despite conflict: UN

More than 100,000 migrants from the Horn of Africa have flocked to Yemen this year despite a raging conflict in the country, the UN said Tuesday. 

500,000 children under siege in Syria, UNICEF calls for help

In the absence of safe spaces, children are turning to basement playgrounds, schools and hospitals to continue playing, learning and seeking medical care when necessary.

UN Security Council to vote Wednesday on North Korea sanctions: Diplomats

North Korea has been under U.N. sanctions since 2006 over its nuclear and missile tests.

21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

21 million people worldwide in contemporary slavery: UN

They also announced an upcoming event which will showcase the extent of modern-day slavery, Xinhua news agency reported.

UN urges halt to Aleppo fighting, says aid needed

The UN is "extremely concerned" about the estimated 275,000 civilians trapped in "horrific conditions."

Rattled Pakistan says will kill three Indian soldiers for every Pak soldier they kill

Rattled Pakistan says will kill three Indian soldiers for every Pak soldier they kill

Pakistan's Defense Minister Khawaja Asif accused India of creating hurdles in the way of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

United Nations concerned over India-Pakistan border tension

UN Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon expressed serious concern over the prevailing situation at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said on Friday.

Deeply concerned about situation along LoC in Kashmir: Ban Ki-moon

Deeply concerned about situation along LoC in Kashmir: Ban Ki-moon

The tension between India and Pakistan has increased after the attack on an Indian Army base in Uri on September 18 and the resultant "surgical strike" on terrorist launchpads in PoK.

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Up to 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, says the UN.

Pakistan reaches out to UN over LoC tension with India

Alarmed by the escalation of tension with India along the LoC, Pakistan on Thursday asked the UN to act before the situation snowballs into a "full-fledged crisis".

Indo-Americans hail Donald Trump for picking Nikki Haley as US envoy to UN

Indo-Americans hail Donald Trump for picking Nikki Haley as US envoy to UN

Cutting across party-lines, Indian-Americans in the US has hailed President-elect Donald Trump for nominating Nikki Haley as US envoy to the United Nations.

Asian transport projects may endanger tiger conservation efforts, warns WWF

Asian transport projects may endanger tiger conservation efforts, warns WWF

The WWF has warned that a massive infrastructure boom in the days to come may thwart years of efforts made in protecting the big cats in Asia.

Donald Trump picks South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be US ambassador to United Nations

Donald Trump picks South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be US ambassador to United Nations

President-elect Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will nominate South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations.

Donald Trump picks South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be US ambassador to UN: Report

Donald Trump picks South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be US ambassador to UN: Report

Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be the US ambassador to the United Nations

'Nikki Haley leads Donald Trump's pick for US Ambassador to UN'

'Nikki Haley leads Donald Trump's pick for US Ambassador to UN'

Born Nimrata "Nikki" Randhawa, Haley is the first minority and female governor of South Carolina, a deeply conservative state with a long history of racial strife.

Russia says United Nations sabotaged Syrian peace negotiations

Russia on Tuesday accused the United Nations of sabotaging peace negotiations between the Syrian regime and rebels.

UNGA adopts Pakistan's resolution on self-determination

UNGA adopts Pakistan's resolution on self-determination

The resolution is expected to come up for the General Assembly`s endorsement next month.