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N Korea defends missile launch as 'tough counter-measures' against US-S Korea drills

'My hope is that North Korea ends this provocative behaviour,' US ambassador Robert Wood said.

29 Aug 2017 4:54 PM

UN prosecutor finds ‘enough evidence’ to convict Syria’s Assad of war crimes

Carla Del Ponte said that without an international court or prosecutor to try the Syria war crimes cases, justice would remain elusive.

13 Aug 2017 6:33 PM

Islamic State outsources terror attacks to Pakistan based outfits: UN

The 20th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team was submitted to the UNSC Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee here.

12 Aug 2017 4:26 PM

Five injured in Swiss chainsaw attack: Reports

Authorities were first alerted about the attack in the old quarter of Schaffhausen at 10:39 am (0839 GMT), the ATS news agency said.

24 Jul 2017 6:49 PM

Arab states urge Qatar to accept 6 principles to combat extremism amid Gulf crisis

Al-Mouallimi stressed that stopping incitement to violence is essential, but he said closing Al-Jazeera might not be necessary.

19 Jul 2017 12:44 PM

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Make appropriate amendments: Russia blocks UN sanctions on N Korea

The draft statement included a strong condemnation of launch, setting the stage for a draft resolution on tougher sanctions on North Korea.

07 Jul 2017 8:05 AM

India ratifies UN trade treaty; becomes 71st country to join group

TIR will help India to integrate with Myanmar and Thailand as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

19 Jun 2017 8:23 PM

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Of the total, some 10.3 million people were newly displaced in 2016, around two-thirds fleeing within their own countries.

19 Jun 2017 11:21 AM

India wins re-election to UN organ on economic, social issues

The Council’s 54 member Governments are elected by the General Assembly for overlapping three-year terms.

16 Jun 2017 1:05 PM

Pakistan using terror to destabilise Kashmir: India tells UNHRC

India accused Pakistan of 'misusing' the UN platform to pursue its political objectives.

15 Jun 2017 11:41 AM

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Kashmir integral part of country, Pak remains illegal occupant: India at UNHRC

India's Permanent Representative at the UN, Rajiv K Chander noted at the session that the entire state of J&K is an integral part of India.

07 Jun 2017 5:23 PM

UN accuses ISIS of executing 163 civilians in Mosul on June 1

'The brutality of Daesh and other terrorist groups seemingly knows no bounds', said Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

06 Jun 2017 3:47 PM

US' Paris accord exit may lead to 0.3 degree rise in global temperatures: UN

A WMO official, however, said that the likely impact of Trump's widely-condemned decision remains far from clear.

03 Jun 2017 11:43 AM

Yemen: Cholera outbreak kills 124, more than 7 million in high-risk areas

The World Health Organization said last month that fewer than 45 percent of health facilities in Yemen are now fully functioning.

17 May 2017 8:49 AM

At UNHRC, India says it's secular state with no state religion

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi led the Indian delegation at the UN Human Rights Council.

05 May 2017 8:44 AM

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For the first time ever, UN rights expert to visit North Korea

Catalina Devandas-Aguilar is scheduled to arrive in the isolated nation on Wednesday.

27 Apr 2017 8:17 PM

North Korea tests rocket engine: US officials

The reclusive state has conducted five nuclear tests and a series of missile launches in defiance of UN resolutions.

28 Mar 2017 3:45 PM

Pyongyang undeterred by sanctions, Washington explores new approach

This includes developing a “pre-emptive first strikecapability” and an inter-continental ballistic missile, said Choe Myong Nam.

23 Mar 2017 1:30 AM

Syria has become 'torture chamber': UN rights chief

The UN and other organisations have repeatedly accused the Syrian authorities of widespread torture.

14 Mar 2017 3:49 PM

UN chief mulls talking to India, Pak officials on Kashmir issue

UN chief's Deputy Spokesman said that UN chief Antonio Guterres would talk to different officials if it helped move the process along.

10 Mar 2017 4:06 PM

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