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22 Nov 2017

Hafiz Saeed to be released after ten months' house arrest

A Pakistani court has ordered 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest after the government failed to submit any evidence against him.

15 Oct 2017

Pakistan drops charges against 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Pakistani authorities dropped terrorism charges against 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind, Hafiz Saeed, and his outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

30 Jun 2017

Pakistan bans proxy outfit of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Amid the Donald Trump administration adopting a hard stance against Pakistan's support of terror groups, Islamabad has banned the Tehreek-eAzadi-Jammu & Kashmir backed by Hafiz Saeed.

25 Mar 2017

Climate Change
American brewery recycles sewage water for new pale ale

San Diego brewery Stone Brewing recently unveiled Full Circle, a pale ale made with treated sewage water.

19 Mar 2017

Donald Trump
Trump's budget plans to cut foreign aid draws criticism

President Donald Trump's budget outline has drawn sharp criticism even from fellow Republicans.

12 Mar 2017

Boko Haram
UN warns of largest humanitarian catastrophe

The United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien said that the "world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since the end of second world war in 1945."

10 Mar 2017

Antonio Guterres
UN chief proposes measures to tackle sexual abuse by peacekeepers

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has proposed new measures to counter sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers and staff.

06 Mar 2017

Government's resource kit on adolescence receives acclaim

The Indian Government's resource kit on adolescence offers progressive and helpful guidance on several topics that are still considered taboo in Indian society.

28 Feb 2017

South Korea
UN report identifies North Korean front company in Malaysia

A UN report, drafted for the Security Council has identified a property in Malaysia, operated by a front company for North Korea's intelligence agency.

27 Feb 2017

India to use judicial declaration to strengthen case against Azhar

The Mohali court intends to declare JeM chief Masood Azhar as a proclaimed offender in an attempt to strengthen the international case against him.

26 Feb 2017

Bilateral cooperation more important than disputes: China

Acknowledging Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Beijing, Chinese ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said bilateral cooperation is more important than disputes.

17 Feb 2017

Beijing says there is no evidence against Masood Azhar

China clarified that India has not provided sufficient evidence for Beijing to support sanctioning Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the UN.

07 Feb 2017

US moves for sanctions against Masood Azhar, China opposes

USA, supported by UK and France, moved a proposal in the United Nations' Sanctions Committee 1267 in the second half of January to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

07 Feb 2017

Donald Trump
Israel passes controversial bill legalizing Jewish settlements

The Israeli parliament has passed a law that retroactively legalizes thousands of Jewish homes built on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, further diminishing chances of achieving longstanding peace.

05 Feb 2017

Iran to carry out missile exercise

Iran conducted missile tests at a military exercise in the wake of Donald Trump's imposition of fresh sanctions against the country.

04 Feb 2017

Trump imposes sanctions on Iran after missile test

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on 25 individuals and companies linked to Iran's missile program.

03 Feb 2017

South Korea
Ban Ki-moon rules out running for South Korea's President

The former Chief of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon dismissed the idea of running for South Korea's President expressing his disappointment at "the selfish ways of politicians" and complaining of "fake news."

02 Feb 2017

Iran confirms missile test, says no breach of nuclear deal

Iran confirmed that it had tested a missile while also stating that the test was not in violation of its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.

31 Jan 2017

Pakistan places 26/11 plotter Hafiz Saeed on house arrest

Early this year, Pakistani officials placed alleged 26/11 attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on house arrest in Lahore.

29 Jan 2017

Donald Trump
US will show strength at UN- US Ambassador to UN

Nikki Haley, the new US Ambassador to the UN said in a strongly worded message that the US will show its "strength" at the UN and act accordingly against opponents.

29 Jan 2017

Donald Trump
UN Secy General: Populism spreading anti-Muslim hatred

Speaking to Holocaust survivors, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the rise of populism had led to increase in "anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance".

26 Jan 2017

Donald Trump
Israel to build 2500 new settlement homes

In the second such announcement since Trump assumed office, Israel's Defence Ministry stated that it will build 2500 new settlement homes in the West Bank.

25 Jan 2017

Donald Trump
Nikki Haley confirmed as US ambassador to UN

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has been confirmed by the US Senate as the next Ambassador to the UN. She is expected to be sworn in soon.

25 Jan 2017

South Korea
Former UN Sec Gen's goof ups mar presidency run

Former Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon is expected to announce his bid to run for President of South Korea.

23 Jan 2017

Donald Trump
Donald Trump invites Israel's PM to Washington

US President Donald Trump has extended a formal invitation to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu to visit him in Washington in February.

19 Jan 2017

Donald Trump
Nikki Haley opposes Trump's stance during Senate hearing

Donald Trump's nominee to be US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, 44, has received an overwhelmingly respectful reception from both Democratic and Republicans during her Senate confirmation hearing.

09 Jan 2017

UN investigates Indian peacekeepers for entering Haiti without cholera vaccine

The United Nations (UN) is investigating Indian peacekeepers in Haiti for entering the Caribbean country without getting mandatory cholera vaccinations.

31 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
UN Secretary says post midnight 'everything changes'

Outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon jokingly said that he felt like "like Cinderella - tomorrow at midnight, everything changes".

30 Dec 2016

China blocks Azhar vote, India's NSG bid

China once again blocked India's motion to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist at the UN; India said it would continue to push to place Azhar on the global terror list.

29 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Kerry condemns Israel, Trump defends

US Secretary of State John Kerry accused Israel of jeopardizing middle-east peace by constructing settlements on Palestinian land; Israeli PM Netanyahu accused Kerry of showing bias.

27 Dec 2016

South Korea
No Christmas for North Korea

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un banned Christmas celebrations in the country; as per the tradition, the North Korean people honoured his grand mother Kim Jong-suk, an anti-Japanese guerrilla and Communist activist.

26 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Israeli PM summons US Ambassador over UN vote

Angered by the anti-settlement vote at the UN, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned the US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, to discuss the US's abstention at the vote.

26 Dec 2016

Government makes a U-turn; says yoga not a sport anymore

After more than a year of recognizing yoga a sport, the Government of India has reversed its decision.

25 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
US allows UN condemnation of Israeli settlements

Ignoring protests by Israel and calls by Donald Trump to the contrary, the US allowed the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.

24 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Egypt withdraws UN resolution against Israel

A UN resolution drafted by Egypt, condemning Israel for constructing settlements in territories claimed by Palestine, was withdrawn just hours before the vote.

23 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Trump picks Navarro, Spicer for top posts

Donald Trump appointed Peter Navarro, a hard-liner on US-China relations to head the White House's National Trade Council, a move that may irk Beijing.

16 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Nigeria's environment minister now UN chief's deputy

Incoming chief of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres appointed Amina Mohammed, Nigeria's environment minister as his deputy secretary-general today.

14 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Indra Nooyi on Donald Trump's advisory council

PepsiCo chairperson Indra Nooyi has just been inducted on President-elect Donald Trump's advisory council; Trump's transition team made this announcement a short while earlier.

14 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Former Texas Guv is Trump's Energy Secretary

US President-elect Donald Trump picked former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be his new Secretary of Energy; interestingly, during his 2012 Presidential bid, Perry proposed to scrap the the U.S. Department of Energy.

13 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Trump picks Homeland Security chief

Retired Gen John Kelly has been nominated as Donald Trump's new Chief of Homeland Security; Trump said Kelly's service made him the "ideal choice" to serve as the new Homeland Security chief.

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