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UN nuclear watchdog's chief plans to step down early: Diplomats

Yukiya Amano's departure raises the question of what future course the agency will take, though few expect its handling of Iran and other sensitive issues to change significantly.

Philippines' top senator chides Iceland for abortion, UN drugs war probe

Sotto's remarks are the latest in a series of comments from lawmakers urging the government to not cooperate after the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted Iceland's resolution to investigate thousands of deaths under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drugs campaign.


India endorsed for non-permanent seat at UNSC: how are countries elected?

The endorsement means that India has a “clean slate” candidature – that is there is no other contestant from the group – for the elections that will be held for five non-permanent members next year, for the 2021-22 term.

Poor nations hosting most refugees worldwide, need more Western help— UN

Developing countries, not rich Western nations, are bearing the brunt of the world's refugee crisis and are hosting most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war and persecution, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Living with half-truths

Pakistan minister’s remarks about terrorism in New York ignored a crucial point: State agencies patronise terror groups.

UN Gandhi Concert: Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan to perform at UN Day Concert

The Permanent Mission of India to the UN is hosting the UN Day Concert 2018, which will feature performance by the sarod maestro and his sons Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at the General Assembly hall.


UN invites Western Sahara parties for new talks in December

UN efforts have repeatedly failed to broker a settlement over the territory, contested between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario since Spanish colonial power left in 1974.

'Terrorism is not bred in some faraway land, but from across our border': Sushma Swaraj's top 10 quotes

Swaraj addressed a range of topics which included implementation of national schemes, guaranteeing women-empowerment, tackling climate change and terrorism that has stalled Indo-Pak talks multiple times. Here are 10 topics that Swaraj covered in her address at the UNGA:

Member states will step in to support UNRWA after US' refusal to provide funds to it: Swaraj

The Trump administration had last month announced that after carefully reviewing the issue it has decided not to make additional contributions to the United Nation Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

United Nations: China's African swine fever outbreak could cross borders

China is the world's biggest pork producer, accounting for about half the world's population of swine at around 500 million head. The meat accounts for more than 60 per cent of animal protein consumed in the country.