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UN does not confirm Iran link to Yemen missiles: Report

UN officials who examined debris from missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen have not confirmed that they were Iranian-made but are still analyzing the information, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP on Monday.

Dec 12, 2017, 06:34 AM IST

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon heads IOC ethics commission amid ongoing probes

Ban, who had close ties with the IOC during his time as U.N. head from 2007-2106, was elected on a four-year term at a meeting in Lima and succeeds Senegal`s Youssoupha Ndiaye.

Sep 14, 2017, 23:10 PM IST

UN Secretary General calls for more aid as people flee Mosul

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on world powers to increase aid to help people fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul which government forces have been battling to retake from Islamic State.

Mar 31, 2017, 20:13 PM IST

UN General Assembly involved only with processes rather than substance: India

The UN General Assembly is involved only with pious expressions rather than leadership and concrete action, India has said, calling for reinvigorating the world body.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:15 PM IST

South Korean court to mull impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, ruling party split

South Korea's Constitutional Court will tomorrow start hearings into whether to confirm the impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, with her ruling conservative party deeply split on the issue before a likely fresh election.

Dec 21, 2016, 14:25 PM IST

220 million children live in conflict zones: UN official

Secretary General`s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, has said that over 220 million kids reside in 20 conflict zones around the world.

Dec 19, 2016, 10:47 AM IST

Pak forms committee to formulate "a doable and sustainable India-Kashmir policy"

The committee would regularly brief the two committees, which Senate had originally recommended including chairpersons of the defence and foreign affairs committees, said Aziz.

Nov 23, 2016, 13:11 PM IST

India Welcomes Antonio Guterres as Next UN Secretary General

Guterres, the 67-year-old former head of UN's refugee organisation for 10 years, emerged as a leading candidate in all of the Security Council's straw polls.

Oct 06, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

Portugal's Antonio​ Guterres poised to be next UN Secretary-General

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is poised to be the ninth United Nations Secretary-General and is expected to be formally recommended to the 193-member General Assembly for election by the Security Council on Thursday, diplomats said.

Oct 06, 2016, 01:29 AM IST

UN secretary general presses US, Russia to help unblock Syria aid

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday he was in talks with Russia and the United States to turn up the pressure on all sides in Syria to guarantee the security of a UN aid convoy to Alepp

Sep 14, 2016, 23:45 PM IST

Pakistan taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives: Khurshid

Lashing out at Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz for calling upon the international community to take appropriate steps to fulfil its commitments towards the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the UNSC resolutions, former union minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Thursday said this is extremely unacceptable as Islamabad has been taking unpleasant interest in imposing upon India their vicious motives through the acts of terrorism.

Jul 22, 2016, 11:19 AM IST

India challenges UN to act unitedly on terror, adopt convention

India has challenged the world body to rise above the differences of its members over fighting terrorism and adopt an international convention to unitedly combat the spreading menace.

Jan 16, 2016, 02:35 AM IST

UN chief welcomes Modi-Sharif meeting in Paris

UN chief has welcomed the meeting between PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit.

Dec 01, 2015, 10:18 AM IST

UN chief in surprise visit to calm Israel-Palestinian unrest

UN chief Ban Ki-moon was to make an unannounced visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Tuesday to try to calm nearly three weeks of violence that has raised fears of a full-scale uprising.

Oct 20, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Pak submits dossier alleging Indian hand in terrorism to UN

The representative accused India of using the "terrorism bogey" for not only staling the bilateral dialogue but also mitigating the overall atmosphere between the two countries.

Oct 02, 2015, 07:12 AM IST

'Count on India's leadership' in South Asia, UN chief tells Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met UN chief Ban Ki-moon who said he "counted on India's leadership" in South Asia, at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) summit here marking the world body's landmark 70th anniversary session.

Sep 26, 2015, 02:53 AM IST

'UN Secretary General always encourages India, Pakistan for talks'

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has always encouraged for dialogue with the Assembly sessions providing a "great opportunity," a top global body official has said, even as there is "no bilateral meeting on the schedule."

Sep 25, 2015, 07:36 AM IST

UN chief seeks urgent funding for Palestinian refugees

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday raised alarm over a $100 million shortfall in funding for the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees and called for urgent donations.


Aug 05, 2015, 03:15 AM IST

Ban Ki-moon reiterates stand against death penalty after Yakub hanging

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon while emphasising that he stands against the death penalty, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 23:53 PM IST

UN chief praises Ireland's marriage equality referendum

Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised the result of Ireland's marriage equality referendum, describing it as "truly historic moment".

May 25, 2015, 07:49 AM IST