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Thousands of worshippers surge into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, 113 injured

Thousands of Muslim worshippers surged into Jerusalem`s Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and at least 113 were hurt in scuffles with police after Israel lifted security measures imposed at the sacred site in the face of days of violent protests.

PM Narendra Modi unlikely to attend UNGA session in September

The summit was the only forum when Modi and Sharif had come face to face during their visit for the UN General Assembly. 

UN expert slams Myanmar gov't for worsening rights situation

The situation of the Rohingya people from Rakhine State, many of whom have been forced from their homes amid reports of grave human rights violations, had hardly improved since January.


US Congress agrees on combined Russia, Iran, North Korea sanctions bill

The US Congress reached an agreement to impose new sanctions on Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and its actions in Ukraine, a plan that is to be voted on this week in the House of Representatives.

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

Malnutrition is one of the main challenges in containing the disease.

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

India among 10 nations accounting for more than 95% of new HIV infections: UN

The report by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, 'Ending AIDS: Progress towards the 90?-90-90 targets', gives a comprehensive analysis of the 2014 targets to accelerate progress so that by 2020, 90 per cent of all HIV-infected people know their status, 90 per cent of all HIV-diagnosed people are accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) and 90 per cent of those taking ART are virally suppressed.

Global community with India on terror emanating from Pakistan: MEA

A report by the US clubbing Pakistan among nations providing "safe havens" to terrorists validated India's position, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al Qaeda

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions against eight individuals and businesses linked to the Islamic State extremist group and al Qaeda.

Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in Northwest

Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in Northwest

Officials say Rohingya insurgents are behind this and a slew of killings in the area that has been racked by violence in recent months, with security forces accused of committing atrocities against civilians.

India presents national review report on SDG implementation in UN

India has presented its national review report on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the UN, underscoring that as the fastest growing major economy it is "uniquely placed" to deliver on its commitments.

United States student imprisoned in Iran is scholar, not spy - Colleagues

The Chinese-born US citizen previously worked as a Pashto translator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and spent time in Uzbekistan while a student at Harvard University.

Afghanistan civilian deaths hit new high: United Nations

Deaths in the capital Kabul accounted for nearly 20 per cent of the toll, according to the report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), which has been documenting civilian casualties in the war-torn country since 2009.

Cannot overlook what is happening in Myanmar: Nikki Haley

The UN estimates that more than 90,000 Rohingya have been forced to flee their homes in northern Rakhine State since last October.

Sudan may return to war if US keeps sanctions: Foreign Minister

Sudan could fall back into war if Washington fails to lift decades-old sanctions, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour has said, insisting that Khartoum sees the embargo as "unacceptable".

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

China says 'China responsibility theory' on North Korea has to stop

US President Trump took a more conciliatory tone at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, but he has expressed some impatience that China, with its close economic and diplomatic ties to Pyongyang, is not doing enough to rein in North Korea.


US aims for UN vote on North Korea sanctions within weeks: diplomats

Diplomats said Washington proposed such options to Beijing two months ago, but that China had not engaged in discussions on the measures.

Suspected Islamist militants attack Kenya village, behead nine men

Suspected Islamist militants beheaded nine men in an overnight attack on a village in the Kenyan coastal district of Lamu, police said, days after Somali militants killed three policemen in an attack on a nearby village. 

United Nations: Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the "historic" vote - 122 nations in favour, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.


Nearly two-thirds of UN states agree treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Nearly two-thirds of UN states agree treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Pyongyang`s latest missile tests and claims that its newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) can carry a nuclear warhead have alarmed the United States and other countries.