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North Korea nuclear threat clouds UNGA meet


A US B-1B bomber (right) flies over Osan airbase with a South Korean Air Force jet in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on Tuesday. The US flew nuclear-capable supersonic bombers over ally South Korea in a show of force meant to cow North Korea after its fifth nuclear test. (Photo: AP)

50 million Omrans ‘uprooted’ by war, violence

Omran Daqneesh

Almost 50 million children throughout the world are “uprooted” forcibly displaced from their home countries by war, violence or persecution, the United Nations children’s programme said on Wednesday.

Dawood Ibrahim’s 6 addresses in Pak on UN panel’s list

India’s consistent stand that Dawood Ibrahim is based in Pakistan has got a virtual endorsement from the UN which has confirmed six addresses of the underworld don in Pakistan.

UN strikes through 1 Dawood address

After dropping three of the nine addresses provided by India, the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee did not amend six of Dawood Ibrahim’s addresses mentioned in the listing —

AR Rahman enthrals audience at UN concert

A.R. Rahman and his troupe perform on the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day  at United Nations General Assembly. — PTI

Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman enthralled a packed audience at the iconic UN General Assembly hall with his renditions of Indian Carnatic legend M.S.

PM Modi won’t go for September UNGA session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not attend the annual high-level UN General Assembly session here next month and the Indian delegation will be led by external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, accordi

Setback to India bid for UNSC reforms

India’s push to achieve urgent reforms of the UN Security Council this year and secure a permanent seat has suffered a setback when the General Assembly decided to roll over discussions on reforming t

You covet other's land, use terror as state policy: India snubs Pak at UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (Photo: AP)

India's ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin strongly hit out at Pakistan for its remarks on Burhan Wani's killing at UN.

UN chief always welcomed direct talks between India, Pak: Spokesperson

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I think the Secretary-General is obviously following the situation in Kashmir very closely, says Ban’s spokesman St phane Dujarric.

UN plans to issue Yoga Day stamps in 2017

The UN plans to issue stamps in 2017 in commemoration of the International Yoga Day, celebrated annually on June 21, after the world body adopted an India-led resolution in 2014.

Open discord appears to have begun in the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on the nature of one of its main enemies — the Bharatiya Janata Party — whether it is “right-wing authoritarian” or “no ord

The Akbar-Birbal stories contain some tales of how Birbal solved situational problems by simple methods without breaking any ground rules previously laid down.