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UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria

The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria’s humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad’s government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.

Syria ‘unlikely’ to meet chemical deadline: UN

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Syria is “unlikely” to meet a December 31 deadline to move its most dangerous chemical arms out of the country, the United Nations acknowledged for the first time Saturday.

Supportive economic environment needed to create jobs: Jaitley

India has underlined the need for an urgent “supportive” multilateral trade regime and enhanced investment flows, saying such global environment is required to sustain economic growth and create jobs in developing countries.

‘Reform UN, reflect political realities’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made a strong case for urgent reform of the UN Security Council to reflect current political realities by including more developing countries as both permanen

Syria chemical cleanup the biggest ever staged

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International chemical weapon troubleshooters will enter war-torn Syria on Tuesday to start one of the biggest and most dangerous disarmament operations ever staged.

India wants global no-first-use

Pitching for a global No-First-Use nuclear treaty, India has asked the international community to demonstrate political will to rid the world of nuclear weapons and all WMDs for a non-violent world or

‘India, Pak must write own script’

India and Pakistan must write their own script and should not play into the hands of anyone, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has said as he pitched for a “direct” dialogue between the two co

UN arms treaty not harmful to India’s security interests: US

The draft of a UN arms treaty that would regulate the multi-billion-dollar global arms trade will not harm India’s national interests, the US today said, allaying New Delhi’s concern over its text.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.