UN receives Palestinians` requests to join treaties

The UN`s special envoy on Mideast peace, Robert Serry, has received requests from Palestinian officials to join 13 international conventions and treaties, the UN has confirmed.

Govt committed to ensuring security of diplomats: MEA

India on Wednesday said it was fully committed to ensuring security of all diplomats, including those from the US, within confines of its law and pledged full implementation of the Vienna Convention while asking other countries to do the same.

India bound by apex court direction on Italian envoy

India said it is bound by Supreme Court which pulled up Italian envoy for reneging on undertaking given to court and directed he cannot leave country till April 2, when the matter comes up again.

`Montreal Protocol most successful on ozone layer protection`

The government today termed the Montreal Protocol as the "most successful" treaty on ozone layer protection which could serve as a model for cooperation on issues related to climate change.