The UN estimates 10.3 million people - almost half the country's population - are in need and some 41% of North Koreans are undernourished, while in February Pyongyang said it was facing a food shortfall this year and had to halve rations, blaming drought, floods and sanctions.
For New Delhi, this was a major diplomatic success after hectic negotiations since Beijing had put a technical hold on March 13. The wheels moved slowly but surely in Delhi’s favour — with heavy-lifting from the US, quietly assisted by France and UK.
Today India has 1.4 million elected women representatives. Women constitute around 44 per cent of the total grassroots elected representatives and 43 per cent of the elected heads of villages in India are women, he said.
Jahangir, an outspoken critic of Pakistan's powerful military establishment, fought against religious extremism and for the rights of oppressed minorities in Pakistan. She died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66 in February.
The UN inquiry's report, released in August, called for the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar, impose targeted sanctions and set up an ad hoc tribunal to try suspects or refer them to the International Criminal Court.
The UN refugee agency says crowded and appalling condition for migrants have been fuelling tensions and violence on the Greek border with the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia. The High Commissioner for Refugees has warned that “Europe is on the cusp of a largely self-induced humanitarian crisis.” Sentiments unsurprisingly shared by those stuck on the […]
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has arrived in South Sudan and is meeting with President Salva Kiir. His visit comes a week after 19 people were killed, when they thought they were under the UN’s protection.
Fighting at a United Nations compound sheltering people fleeing conflict in South Sudan has killed 18 people, including two Medicins Sans Frontieres workers, the international medical aid group said. South Sudan descended into civil war in December 2013 when a row between President Salva Kiir and his sacked deputy Riek Machar ended with fighting that […]
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accused India of fomenting instability in his country and proposed a four-point “new peace initiative” including demilitarizing Kashmir and Siachen, and formalizing the 2003 ceasefire, describing these as the “simplest” measures to implement towards peace between the two countries. Read Here