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UN wants drones for peacekeeping

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A UN report is calling for drones to be deployed in most peacekeeping missions as part of a major technological leap needed to help the United Nations confront world crises, the lead expert of the stu

UN: Taliban is linked to illegal gangs

The Taliban are increasing their dealings with narcotics traffickers, illegal mining rings and kidnappers for ransom, in a worrying development for Afghanistan’s new leaders, a UN report said Monday.

Palestinians to join ICC on April 1, says UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said late Tuesday that the state of Palestine will join the International Criminal Court on April 1, a high-stakes move that will enable the Palestinians to pursue war

North Korea denies responsibility for Sony cyberattack

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The FBI issued a statement on Friday holding North Korea responsible for the hack

‘Israel-Palestine quest for peace at crossroads’

The quest for peace between Israel and the Palestinians has reached a “dramatic” crossroad, a top UN official said, emphasising that the two sides should refrain from provocative steps and set conditi

UN: June 21 to be ‘Day of Yoga’

Less than three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea, the UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as “International Day of Yoga,” recog

ISIS earned $45m in ransom, says UN

The ISIS group which controls a large swath of Syria and Iraq has received between $35 million and $45 million in ransom payments in the past year, a UN expert monitoring sanctions against Al Qaeda sa

Tax pact to curb evasion

India signs tax info exchange pact with two Caribbean nations

UN chief sets up Gaza inquiry

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed a five-member panel to investigate Israeli attacks on UN shelters during the Gaza war and the discovery of Hamas weapons at UN sites.

United Nations: Sri Lanka sabotaging probe into war crimes

The United Nations’ human rights chief has accused Sri Lanka of sabotaging a UN-mandated probe into the country’s nearly three decades-long brutal civil war, drawing a sharp reaction from Colombo as i

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