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India-Pakistan face-off at UN over terrorism, Kulbhushan Jadhav

India-Pakistan face-off at UN over terrorism, Kulbhushan Jadhav

India urged the UN Security Council to focus on challenges posed by terrorism emanating from the safe havens from across the border.

Jan 20, 2018, 12:07 PM IST
Sexual harassment, assault goes unnoticed at UN: Victims

Sexual harassment, assault goes unnoticed at UN: Victims

Several cases of sexual harassment and assault have been reported at the UN offices around the world.

Jan 19, 2018, 09:45 AM IST
Sexual misconduct, harassment thrives at United Nations, claim staff

Sexual misconduct, harassment thrives at United Nations, claim staff

An investigation into the United Nations revealed a culture where women who report sexual misconduct were made to undergo a hell-like situation.

Jan 18, 2018, 23:43 PM IST
Indian ambassador to UN's Twitter account restored hours after hackers post Pak flag

Indian ambassador to UN's Twitter account restored hours after hackers post Pak flag

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Syed Akbaruddin's verified Twitter handle has now been restored hours after it was hacked.

Jan 14, 2018, 13:29 PM IST
Donald Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea's Kim 'on his toes': Nikki Haley

Donald Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea's Kim 'on his toes': Nikki Haley

U.S. President Donald Trump`s tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un`s has kept Kim "on his toes" and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

Jan 07, 2018, 22:39 PM IST

UN chief concerned by Western Sahara tensions

Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned by a spike in tensions in a buffer zone in disputed Western Sahara.

Jan 07, 2018, 06:59 AM IST
UN to investigate DR Congo attack on peacekeepers

UN to investigate DR Congo attack on peacekeepers

The United Nations has set up a special investigation of the attack that killed 15 UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month and wounded 43 others.

Jan 06, 2018, 11:57 AM IST
Donald Trump calls talks between North Korea and South Korea 'good thing', takes credit for it

Donald Trump calls talks between North Korea and South Korea 'good thing', takes credit for it

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the reopening of a hotline between North and South Korea.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:40 PM IST
War of words in Lok Sabha over making Hindi official language at UN

War of words in Lok Sabha over making Hindi official language at UN

Sushma Swaraj and Shashi Tharoor traded barbs in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over making Hindi an official language at the UN.

Jan 03, 2018, 21:51 PM IST

Over 445,000 Afghans displaced by conflict, insurgency in 2017

More than 1 million Afghans have been displaced due to conflicts since 2001 as worsening security situation has forced the people to leave for safer places.

Jan 03, 2018, 13:28 PM IST
China`s Xi Jinping vows to support UN, boost living standards

China`s Xi Jinping vows to support UN, boost living standards

China will play its part in defending the international order and combating climate change while working to raise living standards for its own people, President Xi Jinping pledged on Sunday in a New Year speech.

Dec 31, 2017, 20:20 PM IST
Donald Trump's tweets 'do not accord with facts': China on allegations of illegal oil sale to North Korea

Donald Trump's tweets 'do not accord with facts': China on allegations of illegal oil sale to North Korea

China calls for proof to back the allegations against it.

Dec 29, 2017, 18:06 PM IST
US condemns attack on Shitte center in Afghanistan that killed 41

US condemns attack on Shitte center in Afghanistan that killed 41

The UNSC urged all states to cooperate actively with the Afghanistan government and all other relevant authorities in this regard.

Dec 29, 2017, 10:18 AM IST
Pakistan shamed at Times Square as 'Free Baloch' billboards pop out in NYC

Pakistan shamed at Times Square as 'Free Baloch' billboards pop out in NYC

Pakistan has been accused of violating basic human rights of Baloch people who continue to strive for their basic rights and self-determination.

Dec 28, 2017, 09:47 AM IST
Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

Since Syria`s conflict erupted in 2011, more than six million people have been displaced internally, many of them multiple times as fighting engulfed the country.

Dec 26, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
UNSC imposes new sanctions on North Korea, cuts off most fuel

UNSC imposes new sanctions on North Korea, cuts off most fuel

The resolution introduced by the United States after intense lobbying won the support of China.

Dec 23, 2017, 09:18 AM IST
Jerusalem vote at UN: Know the countries which voted in US favour while the world united against it

Jerusalem vote at UN: Know the countries which voted in US favour while the world united against it

The United States faced a major embarrassment on Thursday after the UN General Assembly adopted a motion rejecting its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. 128 member nations voted against the US, 35 abstained from voting while only nine in favour of the US.

Dec 22, 2017, 10:40 AM IST
United Nations 'unites' on Jerusalem issue: Defiant US makes it personal, says votes make no difference

United Nations 'unites' on Jerusalem issue: Defiant US makes it personal, says votes make no difference

US ambassador to UN - Nikki Haley - has said her country will keep a close watch on countries that disrespected US by voting in favour of a resolution opposing Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 22, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Israel rejects UN vote, thanks Donald Trump for stance on Jerusalem

Israel rejects UN vote, thanks Donald Trump for stance on Jerusalem

Israel rejected a UN vote on Thursday that called on the United States to withdraw its decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 21, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem

UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem

The UNGA on Thursday adopted by a decisive vote of 128 to 9, a motion rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 21, 2017, 22:59 PM IST