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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.

Sanctions slapped on Mullah Fazlullah

The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, mastermind of the Peshawar school massacre, for perpetrating and financing terror acts.

Palestinians seek UN help to end Israel occupation

The Palestinians are “ready and willing” to see if the UN Security Council has “the political will” to adopt a resolution with a deadline for ending Israel’s occupation and establishing a Palestinian

India Contributes $260,000 for Memorial at United Nations

 India is the lead contributor to the trust fund among over 85 contributing countries. (Photo: AFP)

United Nations: India has contributed $260,000 for a permanent memorial unveiled at the UN headquarters here to honour the victims of slavery and transatlantic slave trade.

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.

The dust is beginning to settle on an extraordinary election result in the UK.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re