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Over 100,000 Palestinians seeking UN refuge

Smoke and fire (above) from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday — AFP,AP

The UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees has said that over 100,000 internally displaced people are seeking safety in its facilities amid deteriorating security conditions in the Gaza Strip as it

‘Too many’ Palestinians killed

Relatives mourn during the funeral of four members of the Moamer family  after they were killed in an Israeli airstrike. AFP

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would ask UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to “put the State of Palestine under the UN international protection system” in order to address the violence in

Delhi becomes world's second most populous city

Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo (Photo: AP)

Delhi has become the world's second most populous city in 2014 after Tokyo, more than doubling its population since 1990 to 25 million, according to a UN report.

UN marks WWI centenary, lauds role of Indians

The UN has commemorated the centenary of World War I, lauding the courage and sacrifice of soldiers, including over a million from India, and underscored the importance of reconciliation through diplo

Actress Emma Watson named UN Goodwill Ambassador

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British Actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the 'Harry Potter movie series, has been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women.

Iran violates arms embargo?

A UN expert panel has concluded that a shipment of rockets and other weapons that was seized by Israel came from Iran and represents a violation of the UN arms embargo on Tehran, according to a confid

UN slaps sanctions on Boko Haram leader

The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions against the leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram militant organisation and its splinter group, a month after the UN body designated the outfit as a terrorist gr

Indian among11 set free by Somali pirates

United Nations: An Indian national was among 11 crew members of a ship freed after being held hostage for nearly four years by Somali pirates, with a top United Nations official calling for the releas

United Nation honours 8 Indian soldiers

United Nation honours 8 Indian soldiers

The United Nations honoured 106 peacekeepers, including eight Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in peacekeeping operations, even as India stressed that the Security Council should act to restore p

Qaeda fighters expand globally: United Nations

Qaeda fighters

Al Qaeda’s recruitment of foreign fighters has expanded the terrorist network’s global reach and could lead to new pan-Arab and pan-European networks of extremists, the chair of the UN committee monit

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.