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India slams UNSC members' 'indifference' in tackling terror

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The indifference of some permanent members of the Council to even fetter such terrorists under the Council's own sanctions regimes has questioned the seriousness and ability of the Council to tackle what is perhaps the single biggest threat to international peace and security today, says India.

China blocks India's move seeking UN action against Pakistan on Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

LeT operations commander and Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. (Photo: DC/PTI)

United Nations: China has blocked India's move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in violatio

Yoga doesn’t discriminate, brings satisfaction: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo: AP)

Emphasising that yoga does not discriminate, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he discovered the “simple sense of satisfaction” it brings when he tried his first “asana” during his visit to In

‘Women spend more time caring for kids than fathers’

New mother Chelsea Clinton helped launch the first report on the “State of the World’s Fathers” which says major inequalities persist between parents with women spending between two and 10 times longe

‘ISIS selling teen girls at any price’

Zainab Bengura, United Nations special repres-entative on sexual violence in conflict, speaks during an interview.  AFP

UN envoy: Rebels use girls to attract men, sell them in slave markets ‘for as little as pack of cigarettes’

Indian Col. injured in S. Sudan firing

An Indian colonel was injured in fresh firing in the troubled Malakal region in South Sudan, with the UN mission expressing concern over the incident and calling all parties to respect the sanctity of

India goes to UN over Lakhvi’s release

India has sought the UN’s intervention in the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, saying it was in violation of the norms of the global body and it shou

India ranks 117 out of 158 on happiness index

India has not fared well in a global ranking of the happiest nations, coming in at the 117th spot out of 158 countries on the index that took into account GDP per capita, life expectancy, social suppo

UN tasks Bond to eliminate mines

In this photo provided by the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presents actor Daniel Craig (Photo: AP)

James Bond actor Daniel Craig will now take on a new role as the first UN advocate for elimination of mines, where he will have the “licence to save” through his support for a world free from the thre

World powers turn screw on Houthis

World powers united against Yemen’s Houthi rebels Tuesday, hitting them with a United Nations arms embargo and new United States sanctions.

When it was observed in this column a month ago that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had suffered a precipitous loss of popularity within one year flat, faster than his predecessors who lasted longer tha

Pamela Hartigan, director of the Schwab Foundation, drew up a list of 10 points common to people who become dissatisfied with the world around them and decide to create their own work.