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India at UN: Pakistan 'spews venom', takes to hate speech as fish takes to water

January 23, 2020 11:56 am

The Indian diplomat's strong response came after Saad Ahmed Warraich, Counsellor at Pakistan mission to the UN, raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in his remarks during the session.

Global unemployment projected to rise by around 2.5 million in 2020: UN labour report

January 21, 2020 2:24 pm

165 million people do not have enough paid work, and 120 million have either given up actively searching for work or otherwise lack access to the labour market. In total, more than 470 million people worldwide are affected, the report said.

2019 was second hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming, says UN

January 15, 2020 9:52 pm

"Unfortunately, we expect to see much extreme weather throughout 2020 and the coming decades, fuelled by record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere," said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.

UN thanks India for paying regular budget assessments within specified timeframe

January 11, 2020 3:39 pm

"With a fourth country paying up today, we are going to repeat thanks to Armenia, Portugal and Ukraine, and freshly thank India, which paid up today," Stéphane Dujarric, the spokesman of US Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters Friday.

Pakistan epitomises dark arts, no takers for its malware: India at UNSC

January 10, 2020 11:46 am

Pakistan has been unsuccessfully trying to drum up international support against India for withdrawing Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcating it into two union territories.

Nepal's Seke 'near-extinct': The six degrees of endangerment of a language

January 10, 2020 7:37 am

A press release issued by the UN in December 2019 quoted President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande as saying that despite efforts throughout the year, one indigenous language disappears every fortnight.

At UN, US justifies killing Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani as self-defence

January 09, 2020 1:24 pm

The United States used Article 51 to justify taking action in Syria against Islamic State militants in 2014.

Explained: Why an American attack on Iran's cultural sites could constitute a war crime

January 08, 2020 9:44 am

Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilisations dating back to 10,000 BC. Its rich heritage and culture is an amalgam of Arab, Persian, Turkish and South Asian cultures.

Explained: What is the global refugee meet currently underway in Geneva?

December 18, 2019 6:44 am

According to the UNHCR, the first GRF is being held "at the end of a tumultuous decade in which the number of refugees has risen to over 25 million people worldwide".

Explained: Why COP25, the world's longest climate conference, collapsed

December 18, 2019 12:13 pm

The failure of the talks underlined starkly the massive gap between what scientists say the world's nations need to do on climate change, and what powerful political leaders are prepared to even discuss, let alone actually do.


With little aid, Syria's Raqqa struggles to revive schools

November 28, 2018 6:50 am

More than a year since the United States and its allies defeated Islamic State at Raqqa, many of the city’s schools still look like battlefields with buildings left lying in rubble and playgrounds dotted with wrecked cars


Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and sons perform at the 73rd UN Day concert

October 25, 2018 7:32 pm

Along with him were his sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash and the Refugee Orchestra Project conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya. They were performing at the 73rd United Nations day concert held on Wednesday in New York. This year's theme was

Intl. community should pressurise Pak to arrest Azhar: Defence experts

February 26, 2016 10:23 am

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): Defence expert Qamar Agha on Friday said the international community should pressurise Pakistan to handover terrorist Masood Azhar to India. Another Defence expert Raj Kadyan, echoing similar sentiments, asserted that the United Nations (UN) should put sanctions against Pakistan for not giving away Azhar. Earlier, India's move to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar was banned by the UN, which was later scuttled by China.

UN delegation meets Madheshi protestors to check human rights violation

January 17, 2016 9:08 am

Nepal, Jan 17 (ANI): Since the promulgation of the new constitution in Nepal last year, the Madheshi community has been protesting as their “interests have been neglected”. The United Nations delegation visited the border area near India’s Raxaul district and met agitating protestors. The protestors claimed that not only their demands have been suppressed, but they have also been tortured by the Nepal administration. Talks between the government and the Madheshi community have not yielded any results. The protestors rejected government's plan, saying it did not meet their demands to offer adequate national representation.