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Vyapam scam: UN body calls for probe into death of journalist Akshay Singh

The Vyapam scam involves politicians and senior officials in Madhya Pradesh (Photo: PTI)

Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Irina Bokova expressed condolences to Singh's family, friends and colleagues and urged the authorities to investigate his death

Security Council to vote on Iran deal on Monday

The UN Security Council scheduled a vote for first thing Monday morning on a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran under threat of sanctions for 15 years

Iran will remain under the threat of renewed international sanctions for 15 years, according to a letter to the UN from the six countries that reached the accord with Tehran curtailing its nuclear pro

US seeks United Nations action on Syria chemical weapon attacks

The United States circulated a draft UN resolution Thursday aimed at identifying the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria so they can be brought to justice.

India slams UNSC members' 'indifference' in tackling terror


The indifference of some permanent members of the Council to even fetter such terrorists under the Council's own sanctions regimes has questioned the seriousness and ability of the Council to tackle what is perhaps the single biggest threat to international peace and security today, says India.

China blocks India's move seeking UN action against Pakistan on Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

LeT operations commander and Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. (Photo: DC/PTI)

United Nations: China has blocked India's move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in violatio

Yoga doesn’t discriminate, brings satisfaction: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. (Photo: AP)

Emphasising that yoga does not discriminate, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he discovered the “simple sense of satisfaction” it brings when he tried his first “asana” during his visit to In

‘Women spend more time caring for kids than fathers’

New mother Chelsea Clinton helped launch the first report on the “State of the World’s Fathers” which says major inequalities persist between parents with women spending between two and 10 times longe

‘ISIS selling teen girls at any price’

Zainab Bengura, United Nations special repres-entative on sexual violence in conflict, speaks during an interview.  AFP

UN envoy: Rebels use girls to attract men, sell them in slave markets ‘for as little as pack of cigarettes’

Indian Col. injured in S. Sudan firing

An Indian colonel was injured in fresh firing in the troubled Malakal region in South Sudan, with the UN mission expressing concern over the incident and calling all parties to respect the sanctity of

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.