Articles about United Nations Security Council

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

10 Sep 2021

India tells UNSC Afghanistan still fragile; calls for inclusive government

India has told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the "fragility" of the Afghanistan situation is of great concern to India.

Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

10 Sep 2021

Afghanistan is on brink of 'universal poverty,' says UN envoy

Afghanistan is at the risk of a "total breakdown" of the economy if the international community does not immediately step in and infuse money into the country, the United Nations (UN) has warned.

'We must save our maritime environment,' says Modi at UNSC

09 Aug 2021

'We must save our maritime environment,' says Modi at UNSC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a United Nations Security Council open debate, becoming the first Indian PM to achieve the feat.

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

01 Aug 2021

India assumes UNSC August Presidency; to organize 3 key meetings

India on Sunday took over the rotational Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August.

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

26 Jan 2021

Diplomats, including from Pakistan and China, offered coronavirus vaccines

After starting its vaccination drive on January 16, New Delhi has offered made-in-India vaccines to diplomatic corps, including to those from Pakistan and China.

Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General

12 Jan 2021

Antonio Guterres to seek second term as UN Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that he will be seeking a second term as chief of the world organization.

India to chair UNSC's crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees

08 Jan 2021

India to chair UNSC's crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees

India will chair the crucial Taliban and Libya Sanctions Committees and the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the UN Security Council during its tenure as non-permanent member of the powerful 15-nation UN body.

US welcomes India to UN Security Council

05 Jan 2021

US welcomes India to UN Security Council

The United States welcomed India to the United Nations Security Council, saying that it looks forward to working over shared interests toward a peaceful and secure India-Pacific region and the world.

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan

02 Jan 2021

26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi arrested in Pakistan

The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, has been arrested in Pakistan on Saturday.

India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC

02 Jan 2021

India begins its two-year tenure as non-permanent member of UNSC

India, which has been at the forefront of years-long efforts to reform the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Friday began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the powerful organ of the world body.

'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council

23 Dec 2020

'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council

"Good riddance, Ambassador Heusgen." That is what China's deputy United Nations envoy, Geng Shuang, said to Germany's ambassador as the latter completed a two-year term on the UN Security Council.

Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State

24 Nov 2020

Biden fills key posts, India's "friend" named Secretary of State

Weeks after winning US elections, President-elect Joe Biden filled key positions in the cabinet, naming Antony Blinken as his Secretary of State.

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

29 Oct 2020

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both the nations.

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

26 Oct 2020

India-US 2+2 talks: Defense agreement, regional security on agenda

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in India to participate in the third edition of 2+2 talks.

Pakistan unlikely to avoid FATF's grey-list next year: Indian officials

25 Oct 2020

Pakistan unlikely to avoid FATF's grey-list next year: Indian officials

Turkey was the only country of the 39 members of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) batting for Pakistan's removal from the terror financing watchdog's grey list.

FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

24 Oct 2020

FATF Paris Plenary: Pakistan remains on grey-list; Turkey backs Islamabad

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has decided to keep Pakistan on its grey list after the country failed to fully comply with a 27-point action plan given to it.

India wins a seat at UN's ECOSOC body, beats China

15 Sep 2020

India wins a seat at UN's ECOSOC body, beats China

In yet another diplomatic win for India, the country has now secured a seat at the United Nation's Commission on Status of Women (UNCSW), a body of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

UNSC members block Pakistan's plan to list Indians as terrorists

03 Sep 2020

UNSC members block Pakistan's plan to list Indians as terrorists

Five members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) blocked a move by Pakistan to list two Indians as UN-designated terrorists, reports said on Thursday.

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

18 Jun 2020

India elected to non-permanent seat of UN Security Council, unopposed

On Wednesday, India was elected to the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council, after getting 184 votes in the 193-member strong General Assembly.

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

06 Apr 2020

UNSC to finally take up COVID-19 issue this week

The United Nations Security Council will reportedly take up the issue of the coronavirus pandemic this week.

While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

27 Mar 2020

While world suffers, China blocks discussion on coronavirus at UNSC

A call by Estonia to discuss coronavirus pandemic at the United Nations Security Council was thwarted by China, with a little help from Russia and South Africa.

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

16 Jan 2020

China tries raising Kashmir issue at UNSC, fails again!

Pakistan's all-weather ally China attempted to turn the attention of United Nations Security Council members towards Kashmir, but to no avail, as most participants see the tension in the Valley as a bilateral issue between New Delhi and Islamabad.

How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history

08 Jan 2020

How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history

Over the past few days, tensions have heightened between the United States and Iran.

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

30 Dec 2019

Bipin Rawat named India's first Chief of Defense Staff: Reports

General Bipin Rawat, who will retire as Army Chief on December 31 (tomorrow), was on Monday announced as the first Chief of Defense Staff, according to India Today.

Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

10 Oct 2019

Xi Jinping says he's "watching" Kashmir, India gives stern reply

India has taken a strong offense at Chinese President Xi Jinping's remarks on Kashmir, which he made on Wednesday during his meeting with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

How this Indian engineer was saved from Kulbhushan Jadhav-like fate

27 Sep 2019

How this Indian engineer was saved from Kulbhushan Jadhav-like fate

With an intention to embarrass India on the global stage, Pakistan is desperate to link the former with terrorism.

Hafiz Saeed allowed to use bank account for "monthly expenses"

26 Sep 2019

Hafiz Saeed allowed to use bank account for "monthly expenses"

Pakistan had knocked on United Nations Security Council's doors with a peculiar request related to terrorist Hafiz Saeed.

Kashmir may not be 'major topic' during Xi-Modi meeting: China

18 Sep 2019

Kashmir may not be 'major topic' during Xi-Modi meeting: China

Recently, China dragged the Kashmir issue to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), lending its support to Pakistan.

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

08 Sep 2019

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, China to invest $1bn in Pakistan

Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, China is planning to invest $1 billion in development projects in the latter nation, the Ambassador of China to Pakistan, Yao Jing, reportedly said on Saturday.

Modi, Trump to meet today; will discuss Kashmir and trade

26 Aug 2019

Modi, Trump to meet today; will discuss Kashmir and trade

US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on Monday in France on the sidelines of the G7 Summit and are likely to discuss trade as well as the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Tough situation, tweets Trump after talking to Modi, Khan

20 Aug 2019

Tough situation, tweets Trump after talking to Modi, Khan

The situation in Kashmir is a tough one but conversations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan were "good", tweeted US President Donald Trump on Monday.

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

18 Aug 2019

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reiterated India's tough stand to Pakistan, asserting that bilateral talks, if any, will now focus only on Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and not Jammu & Kashmir.

J&K: After 13 days of clampdown, landlines, internet partially restored

17 Aug 2019

J&K: After 13 days of clampdown, landlines, internet partially restored

As assured earlier, the government eased restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover for days now.

After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

17 Aug 2019

After UNSC's J&K meeting, India says matter 'internal', rebukes Pakistan

On Friday, India reiterated that all issues related to Jammu and Kashmir, specifically the abrogation of Article 370, putting the state under lockdown, and dividing it into two union territories, were the country's internal matter, and Pakistan should stop terrorism to initiate dialog.

UNSC to hold closed-door talks on Kashmir today

16 Aug 2019

UNSC to hold closed-door talks on Kashmir today

The United Nations Security Council will take up the Kashmir issue and hold closed-door talks on Friday, said reports. The meeting has been facilitated on China's request.

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

10 Aug 2019

#KashmirIssue: UN, US, China, Russia snub Pakistan; refuse to intervene

Pakistan suffered a huge setback on the Kashmir issue after being rebuffed in all efforts to seek international intervention against India's decision to revoke Article 370 and split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

Will go to any "extent for Kashmir-cause": Pakistan Army Chief

06 Aug 2019

Will go to any "extent for Kashmir-cause": Pakistan Army Chief

A day after BJP-led Centre took steps to rip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, Pakistan's Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said the country will go to any "extent" to support Kashmiris in their "struggle for freedom".

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

10 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. The three-stage CSE comprises Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test/Interview.

India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

30 Mar 2019

India, US seek 'meaningful action' from Pakistan on terror

India and the United States yesterday underlined the need for Pakistan to take meaningful, irreversible and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from its soil.

Turkey slams Trump's Golan move as 'election gift' to Israeli-PM

26 Mar 2019

Turkey slams Trump's Golan move as 'election gift' to Israeli-PM

Turkey yesterday denounced US President Donald Trump's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights as an "election gift" to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.