Swaraj to meet nearly 100 counterparts during US visit

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawaraj is scheduled to meet nearly 100 Foreign Ministers during her 10-day visit to the US from September 24 and will join the delegation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will reach New York on September 26.

Modi, Hasina to meet in New York on Sept 27

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold bilateral talks with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on September 27 in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Plea for non violence towards all living beings at UN

The UN International Day of Peace celebrations heard an appeal from the International Mahavira Jain Mission for nonviolence towards all living beings as a way of promoting world peace.

Iran, world powers start new round of nuclear talks

Iran and six major countries started a new round of talks towards a comprehensive agreement on its nuclear programme at the United Nations headquarters in New York Friday.

UN Security Council backs Iraq in confronting jihadists

The UN Security Council on Friday expressed support for Iraq`s new government as it confronts Islamist fighters.

Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger UN role

Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry met international standards.

Iran, six powers head into `very tough` nuclear talks

Iran and six world powers returned to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to overcome key differences hindering a deal on curbing Tehran`s nuclear program.

Modi to talk about ending open defecation at global festival

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will highlight the need to bring an end to open defecation during an event here that will be attended by over a dozen world leaders including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Ebola declared ''threat to peace and security''; UN sets up international mission
Ebola declared ''threat to peace and security''; UN sets up international mission

 In an unprecedented action, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has declared the Ebola virus disease "a threat to international peace and security" while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the formation of an emergency mission to fight the deadly disease.

The Filipino `warrior peacekeepers` guarding the world`s war zones

After nearly two decades on the frontlines against Muslim insurgents in the Philippines` violence-plagued south, Army Captain Teodoro Nicor is looking forward to guarding a war zone abroad.

Sri Lanka hasn't asked for help for its reconciliation bureau: UN spokesman

 Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.

Obama not due to meet Iran's Rouhani but open to it: US official

US President Barack Obama is not scheduled to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York during the United Nations General Assembly next week, though the US leader remains open to such a meeting, a senior US official said on Thursday.

Roadside bombs kills 5 UN peacekeepers in Mali

A roadside bomb in northern Mali has killed five UN peacekeepers and wounded several others, a spokesman said of the latest in a string of deadly attacks on the force.

Yemen clashes kill nearly 40 as UN envoy presses rebel talks

Fighting between Shiite rebels and Sunni Islamists backed by troops killed nearly 40 people outside Sanaa on Thursday, as the UN envoy huddled in the rebel stronghold to try to end Yemen's political crisis.

Nawaz Sharif to address UN assembly September 26

 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Sep 26, the day his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi is likely to reach there, an aide to Sharif said Thursday.

Over 2 mn displaced in India due to natural disasters in 2013
Over 2 mn displaced in India due to natural disasters in 2013

About 2.14 million people were displaced in India last year due to natural disasters, according to a United Nations-backed report which said the country was third after the Philippines and China to record the highest levels of displacement in 2013.

Coercion could worsen Ebola epidemic, say experts

Coercive measures to stem the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa, such as confining people to their homes, could backfire badly, experts say.

Homeless Gazans in `endless` wait to rebuild

With much of Gaza in ruins, reconstruction cannot come soon enough for thousands of homeless like Mohammed al-Najjar, a once-proud house owner whose family now huddles in a portable cabin.

World leaders to descend on UN headquarters next week for UNGA

Over 140 heads of state and government, including US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will arrive here next week, with the conflict in Syria and Iraq, Ebola virus outbreak among major issues to take centrestage at the UN's annual gathering.

UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for "bold and courageous" international efforts to fight the epidemic.