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UN chief warns South Asia of ISIS spread

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan.

United Nations chief: 34 groups now allied to ISIS

Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the ISIS extremist group as of mid-December and that number will only grow in 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-m

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

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The closed-door talks were requested by South Korea as well as council members Japan and the United States.

Syed Akbaruddin presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

 External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin (Photo: PTI)

Akbaruddin, India's 21st Permanent Representative at the UN, succeeds Asoke Mukerji who demitted office on December 31.

15 countries in arrears to UN including Venezuela lose vote

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It means that these countries can't vote in the 193-member world body unless there are exceptional circumstances.

We condemn oppressive use of violence on civilians: India

 India's permanent representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin (Photo: PTI)

India believe that the protection of civilians is primarily a national responsibility.

India diaspora population is largest: UN

India’s diaspora population is the largest in the world with 16 million people from India living outside their country in 2015, according to a latest UN survey on international migrant trends.

Nuclear weapons existential threat to humanity: UN chief Ban Ki-moon

 UN chief Ban Ki-moon. (Photo: AFP)

The Secretary General said that the risks multiply with the emergence of violent and unaccountable non-state actors.

UN awards medals to Indian peacekeepers for courage in Liberia

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India is the largest contributor of troops to UN peacekeeping operations.

UN chief condemns attack on Indian Consulate in Afghanistan

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A group of terrorists stormed the Consulate building on Sunday.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.