UN restrictions on arms, missiles to stay in Iran deal: US

UN sanctions on arms trade and missile sales that are related to nuclear activity will remain in place in any Iran deal, a US official said Tuesday.

NITI Aayog's Debroy slams UN's development goals

Noted economist and NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy on Tuesday slammed the United Nations' new development goals, saying so many goals and targets would drive governments "nuts".

India, China played central role in poverty reduction: Report

According to the final report on the Millennium Development Goals, Southern Asia has made remarkable progress in moving towards the achievement of the MDGs in some areas.

UN tribunal mulling hearing South China Sea territorial dispute
UN tribunal mulling hearing South China Sea territorial dispute

A United Nations (UN) tribunal is reportedly mulling hearing a legal case challenging territorial claims in the South China Sea.The Philippines urged the Permanent Court of Arbitration in 2013 to declare most of China`s maritime claims in the disputed water invalid, reported the BBC.

UN expert asks China to follow UN principles while lending

China, which has emerged as a major international lender, should incorporate the UN's guiding principles on business and foreign debts and its national human rights action plan, particularly while lending to high-risk countries, a UN independent expert has said.

`Fake` UN troops in attack on C Africa radio station

 Armed men, some disguised as UN peacekeeping soldiers, raided the state radio facilities in the capital of the restive Central African Republic overnight, a police source said Tuesday.

UN council headed for showdown over Srebrenica

The UN Security Council was headed for a showdown on Tuesday over a British-drafted resolution that aims to mark 20 years since the Srebrenica genocide but faces stiff opposition from Russia.

UN notes progress on MDGs, but says challenges remain for India

India has made notable progress towards realising the Millennium Development Goals, including of reducing poverty by half and securing gender parity, but the achievements across the goals vary, a major UN report has revealed.

India made impressive progress in providing primary education: Report

India has made "impressive" progress in providing primary education to its children but it is still struggling to achieve similar results in lower secondary education and has the largest number of out-of- school adolescents, a UN study said today.

Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of UN war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback

Sri Lanka`s August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months if criticised for war crimes in a UN report, said government sources.

Saudi-led strikes kill 30 in northern Yemen, Houthis say

Air strikes by Saudi-led forces killed 30 civilians in an attack on a market in northern Yemen on Sunday, the Houthi-run news agency Saba said, as U.N. mediators pushed for a humanitarian pause in fighting that has killed nearly 3,000 since March.

Fighting grips Yemen`s Aden as UN envoy presses truce bid

Fighting gripped Yemen`s second city Aden on Sunday as the UN envoy was expected in the rebel-held capital Sanaa to press his efforts to broker a ceasefire.

End in sight as powers cite progress on Iran nuclear deal
End in sight as powers cite progress on Iran nuclear deal

Global powers and Iran hit the final straights of marathon talks Saturday, amid signs some of the toughest hurdles blocking a deal to curb the Iranian nuclear programme may been resolved.

UNHRC adopts resolution on Palestine, India abstains

India for the first time on Friday abstained from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the UN rights body that calls for accountability by parties involved in last year's conflict in Gaza.

UN `best option` for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM
UN `best option` for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Friday for the creation of an international tribunal to try those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last year.

UN declines comment on Amnesty report over Kashmir

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declined comment over an Amnesty International report that blames India of not taking action against troops accused of atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir state.

UN says Burundi election was not free, fair or credible

Burundi`s parliamentary election was not free, fair, transparent or credible and violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms were committed, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Six UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Militants killed at least six United Nations soldiers on Thursday in northern Mali, in one the deadliest ever attacks on the world`s most dangerous peacekeeping mission, claimed by Al-Qaeda`s north African arm.

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Malaysia told the Security Council on Thursday that it plans to present a draft resolution soon on creating a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.

Syria rejects UN criticism of barrel bombs, says ''technical'' issue

Syria rejected a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution condemning its aerial bombing tactics record on Thursday, saying the use of barrel bombs was a "technical" issue that was no business of the Geneva-based body.