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  • India leads from front on counter-terrorism, climate action at UN in 2019

    India leads from front on counter-terrorism, climate action at UN in 2019

    India | Dec 26, 2019, 03:03 PM IST

    A decade of relentless efforts by India to get Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar listed as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council finally came to fruition in 2019, signifying India's leadership in global counter-terrorism efforts, as New Delhi also led from the front on climate action and sustainable development. The year 2019 will be remembered as a watershed moment in India's fight against terrorism and its commitment to bring those responsible for terror attacks against the country to justice.

  • US ready for any Christmas gift from North Korea: Trump

    US ready for any Christmas gift from North Korea: Trump

    World | Dec 25, 2019, 12:22 PM IST

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be planning to give him “a nice present” such as a “beautiful vase” for Christmas rather than a missile launch. The president was asked what he will do if North Korea does conduct a long-range missile test.

  • Aaj Ki Baat December 19 episode

    Opinion | Mamata's demand for UN-monitored referendum on CAA is preposterous

    Dec 20, 2019, 11:09 AM IST

    People are asking whether only Muslims will be asked to submit documents to prove their citizenship and other communities will be exempted. The answer is: the NRC draft is not yet ready.

  • A file photo of Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee calls for a UN referendum on CAA, NRC

    India | Dec 19, 2019, 05:55 PM IST

    Amid countrywide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called for a United Nations-supervised referendum on the legislation

  • Qureshi again writes to UN on Kashmir issue

    Qureshi again writes to UN on Kashmir issue

    World | Dec 19, 2019, 08:11 AM IST

    Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has again written a letter to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council to raise the Kashmir issue. In a series of letters in recent months, the Foreign Minister has consistently updated the United Nations Security Council and the UN Secretary General António Guterres on the situation in Kashmir.

  • China withdraws request for discussion on Kashmir in UN Security Council

    China withdraws request for discussion on Kashmir in UN Security Council

    World | Dec 18, 2019, 01:30 PM IST

    A European diplomatic official, before heading into the Security Council closed consultations, said that the discussion on Kashmir will not take place as China has withdrawn its request.

  • UN chief wants all govts pursue non-discriminatory laws, but no comment on CAB

    UN chief wants all govts pursue non-discriminatory laws, but no comment on CAB

    World | Dec 11, 2019, 03:07 PM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres wants to ensure that all governments pursue "non-discriminatory laws", but will not comment on India's Citizenship (Amendment) Bill while the domestic legislative process is still underway

  • Rohingya await justice as UN court begins hearing genocide

    Rohingya await justice as UN court begins hearing genocide allegations

    World | Dec 10, 2019, 09:46 AM IST

    The Gambia, a tiny West African Muslim-majority country, filed the case in November at the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing the Myanmar government of carrying out mass murders, rape and suspected ethnic cleansing operations against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, reports Efe news.

  • Trump warns Kim of losing everything if he takes hostile

    Trump warns Kim of losing everything if he takes hostile action

    World | Dec 09, 2019, 09:32 AM IST

    "Kim Jong-un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way," Efe news reported citing Trump as saying in a series of tweets on Sunday. "He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore," Trump continued, referring to the joint declaration in which the two leaders promised to work toward the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  

  • Sea levels rising higher than expected, says UN varsity (Representational image)

    Sea levels rising higher than expected, says UN varsity

    India | Dec 06, 2019, 11:13 PM IST

    Sea levels are rising faster and higher than previously expected. Long-term sea-level rise will vary greatly depending on emissions, but could reach nearly four meters by 2300 if emissions are not reduced, experts with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) said on Friday.

  • Kim Jong-un rides to sacred mountain on white horse

    Kim Jong-un rides to sacred mountain on white horse

    World | Dec 05, 2019, 08:47 AM IST

    On Wednesday, Pyongyang's state media reported that Kim rode to Mount Paekdu and "revolutionary battle sites" where his late grandfather, Kim Il-sung staged anti-Japanese and independence struggles, calling for a fight against "imperialists" and "class enemies", Yonhap News Agency reported.

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

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

    Business | Dec 04, 2019, 03:59 PM IST

    India has ranked 73rd out of 152 countries in a business-to-consumer E-commerce index that measures an economy’s preparedness to support online shopping, moving seven places up in the list.

  • China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest

    China accuses UN rights chief of inflaming Hong Kong unrest

    World | Dec 01, 2019, 11:34 AM IST

    The U.N. commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, wrote in an opinion piece Saturday in the South China Morning Post that Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s government must prioritize “meaningful, inclusive” dialogue to resolve the crisis.

  • Rise in global temperature will bring more destructive

    Rise in global temperature will bring more destructive climate impacts:UN report

    World | Nov 26, 2019, 02:09 PM IST

    The report warned that even if all current unconditional commitments under the Paris Agreement are implemented, temperatures are expected to rise by 3.2 degree celsius by the end of the century.

  • UN chief spotlights partnership to fight terrorism

    UN chief spotlights partnership to fight terrorism

    World | Nov 20, 2019, 01:46 PM IST

    Guterres noted that in the "increasingly complex global peace and security environment," improving understanding of the nexus between terrorism, transnational organized crime and drug trafficking is essential, "so this meeting has a particularly relevant meaning at the present time."

  • Over 10 million Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

    Over 10 million Afghans suffer acute food insecurity: UN

    World | Nov 19, 2019, 09:07 AM IST

    The Afghan Mission to the UN has formed a Group of Friends, comprised of women representatives to the UN and senior UN officials. This group will highlight the importance of protecting and enhancing women's rights and the role that women can play across society and government, including in peace efforts.

  • Shah Mehmood Qureshi

    Qureshi rejects bifurcation of J&K in letter to top UN officials

    World | Nov 19, 2019, 07:50 AM IST

    India maintains that the UNMOGIP, established in January 1949, has outlived its utility and is irrelevant after the Simla Agreement and the consequent establishment of the Line of Control (LoC).

  • Kim Jong-un supervises airborne landing training: Report

    Kim Jong-un supervises airborne landing training: Report

    World | Nov 18, 2019, 03:28 PM IST

    Kim watched "an airborne landing training of sharpshooter sub-units of the Air and Anti-Aircraft Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA)", Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in the report.

  • India pledges to contribute $5 million in 2020 to UN Palestine refugee agency

    India pledges to contribute $5 million in 2020 to UN Palestine refugee agency

    World | Nov 13, 2019, 03:32 PM IST

    India has pledged to contribute USD 5 million in 2020 to the UN Palestine refugee agency, even as it voiced concern over the agency's "dire" financial situation due to the funding gaps that risk its core services to the refugees in the fields of education and health.

  • Very appreciative of India's gift of solar panels, says UN

    Very appreciative of India's gift of solar panels, says UN chief's spokesperson

    World | Nov 12, 2019, 02:39 PM IST

    At a contribution of about one million dollars, India gifted the solar panels that have been installed on the roof of the UN Headquarters, one panel each for every 193 UN Member State.