US-led coalition drops ammo to anti-IS Syrian rebels

US-led coalition forces have parachuted ammunition to rebels fighting Islamic State jihadists in northern Syria, a US military spokesman said today.

State-sponsored cross-border terrorism of special concern: India

State-sponsored cross-border terrorism is of particular concern, India has told the UN as it called upon the world community to have zero tolerance towards those who aid and abet terrorist acts and provide safe havens to their perpetrators, in a veiled attack on Pakistan.

'Climate deal cannot be achieved by passing burden of action'

India has said it would reduce carbon emissions relative to its GDP by 33 per cent to 35 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.

UN proposes National Unity Government for Libya's warring factions, obstacles remain
UN proposes National Unity Government for Libya's warring factions, obstacles remain

The United Nations on Thursday proposed to a national unity government to Libya's warring factions meant to end their conflict, but any deal must overcome resistance from hardliners and pass a vote in their rival parliaments to succeed.

UN denies 5 civilians killed in UN copter attack in DR Congo

The MONUSCO force carried out a helicopter-backed raid on rebels on Monday in the villages of Musanga and Minova in eastern DR Congo.

UN council eyes vote on European Union action against migrant smugglers
UN council eyes vote on European Union action against migrant smugglers

The text drafted under Chapter 7 of the UN charter, which authorizes use of force, would limit the UN mandate to a period of one year.

UN welcomes US release of 6,000 nonviolent prisoners

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday welcomed the United States government's decision to release about 6,000 inmates to ease prison overcrowding, said a statement of Ban's spokesperson.

Countries worldwide must put children first: Satyarthi

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi today said he will write to the heads of government of all 193 United Nations member countries asking them to ensure adequate financial and human resources for the effective implementation of child-friendly sustainable development goals (SDGs).

No foreign aid agencies left in Afghanistan's Kunduz: UN

All international aid organisations have left the embattled Afghan city of Kunduz following a US air strike on a hospital run by medical charity MSF and amid heavy fighting, the UN said today.

US protests Baghdad opening Green Zone to traffic

The four-square-mile International Zone of Baghdad was the seat of government power underSaddam Hussein and became known as the Green Zone after the 2003 US-led invasion.

UN asks Iran to help peace in Syria

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has urged Iran to pressure its ally Syria to reach a peaceful resolution of the brutal civil war there.

UN releases a draft for potential agreement on climate

The 20-page document published today is set to be "the basis for negotiation", the UN stressed in a written statement.

BJP slams Azam over letter to UN on communal incidents

The BJP on Monday lashed out at Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan for writing to the UN on "communal incidents" in the state.

Panel discussion on Azam Khan politicizing Dadri lynching case

Taking the political slugfest over Dadri lynching incident to another level, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, Monday, declared that he will approach the United Nations to seek justice.

Dadri is second Babri, will raise issue in UN: Azam Khan
Dadri is second Babri, will raise issue in UN: Azam Khan

Asserting that the Dadri incident is no less than the demolition of Babri Masjid, Khan said that the RSS has declared that they will create 'Hindu Rashtra'.

Exploitation of oceans undermines island nations: Maldives to UN

The illicit exploitation of oceans undermines the peace and security of small island countries, Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon told the UN on Saturday.

Iran expels Bahrain envoy: Report

Iran has expelled a senior official from Bahrain's embassy in Tehran in apparent retaliation after the Sunni-ruled Gulf state did the same to its envoy in Manama.

Lanka rights abuse probe to be 'completely domestic': Sirisena

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asserted that the judicial mechanism to probe the alleged rights abuses during the last phase of civil war with LTTE will be "completely domestic", ruling out the possibility of a special hybrid mechanism involving foreign judges.

Sushma Swaraj thanks PM Narendra Modi for "inspirational" message

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "inspirational" message, a day after Modi praised her for "wonderfully" highlighting India's contribution to the UN.

Pakistan accuses India of 'interfering' in its internal matters

Pakistan has said it was regrettable that instead of responding to its goodwill gesture, India is "interfering" in its internal matters and accused it of supporting terrorism.