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UN experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos

January 22, 2020 10:04 pm

The UN special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday that they had information pointing to the "possible involvement" of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the alleged 2018 cyberattack.

Migration studies need to put in perspective changing patterns of movement

December 18, 2019 9:32 am

Of late, there have been changes in the destination choices of Indian migrants. The preference seems to be for non-Anglophone countries despite the integration challenges.

India ranks 73rd in UN index assessing e-commerce readiness

December 04, 2019 4:23 pm

The index scores 152 nations on their readiness for online shopping, worth an estimated USD 3.9 trillion globally in 2017, up 22 per cent from the previous year.

Trying to convince North Korea not to cut aid staff: UN

September 06, 2019 12:20 am

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.

Masood Azhar blacklisted: Beijing says it studied revised material, decided to end objections

May 02, 2019 7:13 am

Responding to the development, Beijing said “relevant countries” had “revised and re-submitted the materials” for the listing proposal to the 1267 Committee.

Masood Azhar blacklisted: Step by step towards a diplomatic leap — how India got China on board

May 02, 2019 8:41 am

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.

Women continue to remain under-represented in the national parliament: India

March 22, 2019 9:18 pm

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.

Why Congo's Ebola outbreak still going strong

February 01, 2019 4:50 pm

Congo's health ministry reports 759 cases, including 705 confirmed ones and 414 confirmed deaths. Ebola is spread via infected bodily fluids, including those of the dead.

Pak activist Asma Jahangir honoured with top UN human rights award

December 19, 2018 12:13 pm

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.

COP24 summit: ‘Developed nations likely to fall way short of 2020 emission targets’

December 07, 2018 4:43 am

A rise in emissions after that has meant that by the year 2020, the emission levels were expected to be only 11.4 per cent below the 1990 levels, well short of their collective target of 18 per cent.