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Syria: UN Security Council to meet on Aleppo crisis

A surge of violence that erupted on April 22 has left more than 270 people dead in the divided northern city and undermined efforts to revive peace negotiations.

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Iran urges ballistic missile improvements, UN rules it ‘dangerous’

Ballistic missile tests are considered a means for Iran’s military to demonstrate that the nuclear agreement will have no impact on its domestic defence plans.

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Working on ‘specific initiatives’ to de-escalate Syrian violence: US

Kerry had made clear the United States wanted Russia to apply pressure to the Assad government to get it to stop “indiscriminate aerial attacks” in Aleppo, a spokesperson said.

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Respect local conditions for negotiations between India, Pakistan: UN on Kashmir Issue

We reach out to as many of the institutions within the subcontinent to support this peace process moving forward, Macharia Kamau said.

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UN blacklists Indian-flagged cargo vessel carrying Libyan oil

A senior Indian official said that the ship is on a time-charter agreement for a UAE-based company.

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India to dominate working-age population growth in Asia Pacific by 2050: UN

Asia-Pacific’s population size has tripled in the last 65 years, and is expected to reach 4.84 billion in 2050.

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UN to distribute food to earthquake survivors in Ecuador

The UN found that about one in every 30 Ecuadorians, or half a million people, were in need of food assistance after the quake disrupted their livelihoods

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The world is now watching: Leonardo DiCaprio tells leaders at UN

Leonardo DiCaprio spoke in his role as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s “messenger of peace with a special focus on climate change.”

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UN Special Rapporteur on right to adequate housing: ‘No law or policy in place to ensure homeless have access to housing’

Both the Central and state governments fail to collate any kinds of data on the number of households evicted each year.

In this photo taken on Sunday, April 17, 2016 migrants ask for help from a dinghy boat as they are approached by the SOS Mediterranee's ship Aquarius, background, off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa. The European Union's border agency says the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Italy more than doubled last month. Frontex said in a statement on Monday that almost 9,600 migrants attempted the crossing, one of the most perilous sea voyages for people seeking sanctuary or jobs in Europe. (Patrick Bar/SOS Mediterranee via AP)

Witnesses tell UNHCR about 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Survivors from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt described seeing “a large shipwreck that took place in the Mediterranean Sea claiming the lives of approximately 500 people”.

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UN battles to save Syria peace talks as opposition walks out

With fighting surging around Syria’s second city Aleppo and negotiations in Geneva stalled over the fate of President Bashar al-Assad, the opposition said they had had enough.

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‘Small nation can bring a great power to ICJ’

The statement assumes significance in the context of lawsuits filed at the ICJ in April 2014 by the Republic of Marshall Islands against nine nuclear-armed nations, including India.

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ICJ turns 70: Judge asks India to play greater role in framing international laws

Justice Bhandari said that India needed to “cover a long distance” on bringing a consonance between international and domestic laws

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United Nations makes selection of its new chief more transparent

For the first time in 70 years, all member countries have the chance to question prospective candidates on important issues grappling the world.

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UN envoy welcomes Yemen truce as opportunity to rebuild violence-torn country

The coalition began a military campaign a year ago with the aim of preventing Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemen’s ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh from taking control of the country.

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