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India contributes USD 1 million to UN women's body

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

Underscoring its commitment to the UN's body on gender equality and women empowerment, India has contributed USD 1 million to the organisation for the current financial year.

Islamic group backs ICC way for Palestine

Forum with Abbas’ stance for UN deadline over Israeli withdrawal

PM Narendra Modi rebuffs Pakistan, invokes yoga at UN

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute at Ground Zero, the 9/11 memorial, in New  York on Saturday. 	— PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday rebuffed Pakistan for raising the Kashmir issue at the United Nations.

United Nations summit to widen use of clean energy

A United Nations summit on climate change agreed on Tuesday to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects fo

Barack Obama: Fight ISIS ‘network of death’

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama called on the world Wednesday to join the US-led coalition to defeat jihadists in Iraq and Syria, branding them terrorists engaged in a “network of death.”

Sushma Swaraj begins US visit, meets counterparts from seven nations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (Photo: PTI)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has begun her 10-day trip to the US with back-to-back meetings here with her counterparts from seven nations, including the UK and the Maldives.

World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit

Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York City— AP

The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opened at the United Nations on Tuesday facing calls for action to put the planet on course towards reversing global warming.

John Kerry for Iran role in ISIS fight

Followers of radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr burn US, Israeli flags and wave Iraqi flags while chanting anti-US slogans — AP

Washington’s arch-foe Iran has a role to play in tackling ISIS militants who have overrun large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, US secretary of state John Kerry said.

‘India on brink of urban revolution’

India is on the “brink of an urban revolution” with its population in towns and cities expected to reach 600 million by 2031, according to a new United Nations-backed report which pegged the gap in ur

United Nations says up to 700 children killed or hurt in Iraq

Up to 700 children have been killed or maimed in Iraq since the beginning of 2014, some of them used as suicide bombers by the Islamic State militant group, formerly known as ISIS, a UN envoy said Mon

Between 2 pm on October 1 and 10.30 am on October 2, Central government offices in New Delhi remained closed. Why? Because Prime Minister Narendra Modi, concerned about widespread filth in India, is “launching” the nation-wide “Swachchh Bharat” (Clean India) campaign today.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the Indian diaspora in New York with a grand promise: “India will touch new heights.” The crowd of 20,000 Americans of Indian origin erupted in re