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India wins re-election to UN human rights body

India on Tuesday got re-elected to the UN’s main human rights body for the period of 2015-17.

J&K cop wins UN female peacekeeper award

Shakti Devi

An inspector with the Jammu and Kashmir police has bagged the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014 instituted by the UN for her “exceptional achievements” while serving with the UN missi

India to UN: Ready to respond to Pakistan

India and Pakistan have sparred at the UN over ceasefire violations along the LoC with India making it clear that its armed forces are “fully ready” to respond to “provocation”.

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.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra

WikiLeaks found-er Julian Assange will get into trouble, potentially a 35-year sentence in the United States, if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London, which he says he would to mend his health a