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Major states snub calls for climate action as UN summit grinds to close

The Madrid talks were viewed as a test of governments' collective will to heed the advice of scientists to cut greenhouse gas emissions more rapidly in order to prevent rising global temperatures from hitting irreversible tipping points.

Dec 15, 2019, 18:07 PM IST

We value India's role in maintaining international security: China

India's candidature for a two-year term from 2021-22 was unanimously endorsed by the 55-member Asia-Pacific grouping, including China and Pakistan on Tuesday.

Jun 28, 2019, 17:35 PM IST

UN sanctions on North Korea will remain in place till denuclearisation achieved: Mike Pompeo

Pompeo, who has been leading Trump administration's effort with North Korea, plans to travel to Pyongyang soon to work on another meeting between Trump and Kim.

Sep 22, 2018, 19:46 PM IST

FIR registered against Hafiz Saeed's JuD for displaying banners, asking donations

The development comes after US President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of providing 'safe haven' to terrorists.

Jan 04, 2018, 08:05 AM IST

41 million affected by South Asia flooding, situation could worsen: United Nation

Nearly a thousand people have been killed, and tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals have been destroyed in Bangladesh, India and Nepal.

Aug 25, 2017, 12:11 PM IST

UN calls for immediate de-escalation of violence in Jerusalem

With at least three killed so far and over 100 injured in the violence emanating from Jerusalem, the United Nations has called for an immediate de-escalation of tensions and asserted that all religious liberties must be respected.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:05 AM IST

Russia, US duel at UN over whether North Korea fired long-range missile

The United States and Russia are waging rival campaigns at the United Nations Security Council over the type of ballistic missile fired by North Korea earlier this month as the U.S. pushes to impose stronger sanctions on Pyongyang over the test.

Jul 20, 2017, 10:48 AM IST

North Korea may have more nuclear bomb material than thought: US think tank

Thermal images of North Korea`s main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

Jul 15, 2017, 09:05 AM IST

Suicide bombers kill two, wound 11 in attack in Niger: United Nation

Bombers killed two people and wounded 11 others at a U.N.-managed camp in Niger housing thousands of people who have fled Boko Haram violence in the first suicide attack in the region in a year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.

Jun 30, 2017, 22:40 PM IST

After Pakistan govt, now Pak media sulks over Indo-US bonhomie

After the Nawaz Sharif Government criticized the growing India-U.S. relations following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington, the Pakistan media is also striking the same tone as it seems upset with Syed Salahuddin, a Pakistan-based Kashmiri separatist leader, being declared a specially designated global terrorist by the U.S.

Jun 30, 2017, 22:30 PM IST

UN-hosted Cyprus talks resume in Swiss Alpine resort

Turkey today has over 35,000 troops in Cyprus. Sticking points include security guarantees and hopes among Greek Cypriot leaders for the removal of those forces. 

Jun 28, 2017, 16:47 PM IST

UN chief's meetings with India, Pak PMs sign of his commitment to Kashmir issue: Aide

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' several meetings with Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in the six months since he assumed charge is a sign of his involvement and commitment over the Kashmir issue, according to one of his spokespersons.

Jun 24, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

Democratic Republic of Congo conflict: Over 3,000 dead in Kasai violence

More than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central Congo since August, according to a document released today by the Catholic church, as the UN called for an international investigation.

Jun 20, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

UN accuses IS of executing 163 civilians in Mosul on June 1

IS seized Mosul in 2014, and the operation that began last October to retake the city has pushed hundreds of thousands of residents to flee their homes.

Jun 06, 2017, 15:48 PM IST

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

May 15, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

Pakistan approaches UN against India's move to change demography in Kashmir

Adviser to the Prime Minister on For­eign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has written a letter to the United Nations Secretary General highlighting alleged Indian attempts to bring demographic changes to Jammu and Kashmir, a Foreign Office statement said on Saturday.

May 14, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Philippines drug war under fire at UN rights council

Countries across the world put the Philippines on notice over its deadly drug war today, demanding an end to extrajudicial killings by President Rodrigo Duterte's security services.

May 08, 2017, 18:10 PM IST

Coastal air strikes kill 13 Yemen rebels

Thirteen rebels were killed as air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition struck their positions on the coast of western Yemen on Wednesday.

Apr 05, 2017, 21:05 PM IST

Iraq, United States must avoid civilian deaths in Mosul: UN

The United Nations human rights chief urged the Iraqi government and United States-led coalition on Tuesday to review tactics in Mosul to spare civilians he said were being deliberately put at risk by Islamic State.

Mar 28, 2017, 18:17 PM IST

Head of UN's ESCWA resigns over report on "apartheid" Israel

The head of the United Nation's West Asia commission resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians. 

Mar 17, 2017, 22:38 PM IST