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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

UN backs Indian general in Golan

The head of UN peacekeeping operations has commended General Iqbal Singh Singha, the Indian force commander of the UN mission in the Golan Heights, for his “strong leadership” and “good and sound judg

UN seeks help to free abducted peacekeepers

The Nusra Front abducted the Fijian peacekeepers and surrounded two Filipino contingents serving in the UN force known as UNDOF

Mallika Sherawat talks on women’s rights at UN

Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat highlighted the sufferings of women in India at the 65th United Nations DPI/NGO Conference, saying strong implementation of laws is required and men should be part o

UN rights chief slams Security Council

In her last address to the Security Council, the UN human rights chief sharply criticised the body for its ineffectiveness on Syria and other intractable conflicts, saying its members have often put n

New Turkey flotilla for Gaza to challenge Israel

A Turkish aid group said on Monday it would send ships again to challenge the Israeli blockade of Gaza, four years after Israeli commandos stormed its flotilla bound for the Palestinian territory and

United Nations urges world to help government

The UN Security Council has urged governments to help Iraq cope with a humanitarian crisis sparked by a jihadist offensive that has left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis on the run.

Prime Minister to address UNGA September 27

Prime Minister Naren-dra Modi is expected to address the United Nations General Assem-bly on September 27, giving his first global speech to an audience of nearly 200 world leaders and foreign ministe

Kashmir’s history is dotted with natural calamities and man-made disasters. And over the centuries the people of Jammu and Kashmir have perfected the art of rising from the ashes. They have seen famines and epidemics, floods and earthquakes, blazes and mayhem, organised violence and massacres, forced and voluntary migrations, incarcerations and worse.