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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

Germany, Brazil push UN for tougher steps

Germany and Brazil are pushing the United Nations to be tougher on spying by beefing up an earlier UN resolution raising concerns that mass surveillance, interception of digital communications and per

India and Pakistan spar at UNGA over Kashmir

Pakistani delegate Diyar Khan raised the issue of Kashmir by saying that he regretted that the people of J&K had been ‘deprived of their right to self-determination’

“Ugliness is in the eye of the beholder But may also be in the looking glass; Vanity thinks it will never grow older And yet that judgment will come to pass!”

US President Barack Obama’s visit to India may be over, but controversies swirl ranging from the cost of the pinstripe button-up suit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to what exactly has been the solut