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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.

India "disappointed" as China blocks move on Masood Azhar again

14 Mar 2019

India "disappointed" as China blocks move on Masood Azhar again

China blocked UN Security Council from designating Jaish-e-Mohammed founder, Masood Azhar, a global terrorist for the fourth time on Thursday.

Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

23 Feb 2019

Pakistan writes to UNSC, accuses India of threatening regional security

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) accusing India of threatening regional security, the Foreign Office said yesterday.

#PulwamaAftermath: Pakistan Government takes control of Jaish headquarters amid pressure

22 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAftermath: Pakistan Government takes control of Jaish headquarters amid pressure

Amid immense international pressure, the Pakistani Government has taken over the administrative control of Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit's headquarters on Friday.

China blocks India's bid to declare Masood as global-terrorist, again

15 Feb 2019

China blocks India's bid to declare Masood as global-terrorist, again

On Friday, China refused to back India's bid in the United Nations to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, despite the organization taking responsibility for the deadly Pulwama attack.

Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman

22 Dec 2018

Pakistan PM raised Kashmir issue with UN chief: Spokesman

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned UN chief Antonio Guterres and raised the issue of Kashmir, a UN spokesman has said.

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution over Hamas activities

07 Dec 2018

India abstains from voting on UNGA resolution over Hamas activities

India abstained from voting on a US-sponsored UN General Assembly draft resolution that would have condemned, for the first time, the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza.

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

07 Dec 2018

United Nations launches framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched a framework to combat the scourge of international terrorism and coordinate efforts across the peace and security, humanitarian, and sustainable development sectors.

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

23 Oct 2018

US President Trump's adviser meets Russian Defense Minister in Moscow

US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser has met with Russia's Defense Minister in Moscow just a few days after Trump announced he intended to pull the United States out of a landmark nuclear weapons treaty.

UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay: India

10 Oct 2018

UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay: India

India has said that the UN Security Council needs to be reformed without delay or else it'll be left to nurse its self-inflicted wounds of "diminishing relevance" like terrorism, armed conflicts, and climate change.

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

24 Sep 2018

#RohingyaCrisis: UN has 'no right to interfere', says Myanmar army-chief

Myanmar army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of the country, a week after a UN probe suggested that he be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya minority.

UNSC needs to be more consistent, unbiased in implementing-resolutions: Pakistan

20 May 2018

UNSC needs to be more consistent, unbiased in implementing-resolutions: Pakistan

During a Security Council debate in United Nations, Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi said the UN Security Council (UNSC) must end "selectivity" in implementing resolutions, especially long-standing "disputes" such as J&K and Palestine.

Monsoon threatens tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees: UN

28 Apr 2018

Monsoon threatens tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees: UN

The United Nations said that lives of tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees hang in the balance as monsoon and cyclone seasons threaten their makeshift camps in Bangladesh.

Israel praises Guatemala for deciding to move embassy to Jerusalem

26 Dec 2017

Israel praises Guatemala for deciding to move embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala, a US-ally recently became the first state to announce its decision to shift its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

UN General Assembly resolution opposes Trump's Jerusalem declaration

22 Dec 2017

UN General Assembly resolution opposes Trump's Jerusalem declaration

The UN General Assembly has voted 128-9 in favor of a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump's recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

ICJ election: How India dislodged P5-member UK to win

22 Nov 2017

ICJ election: How India dislodged P5-member UK to win

The re-election of India's candidate Dalveer Singh to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) was the result of New Delhi's biggest diplomatic offensives in recent times, the Times of India has reported.

Big win: India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected as ICJ judge

21 Nov 2017

Big win: India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari re-elected as ICJ judge

India's nominee to the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ), Dalveer Bhandari, has won a re-election bid after Britain withdrew its candidate from a long, deadlocked race.

India battles Britain to get its candidate re-elected to ICJ

20 Nov 2017

India battles Britain to get its candidate re-elected to ICJ

The UN General Assembly (GA) and Security Council (SC) will be convening to hold the 12th round of voting to break the deadlock between India's Dalveer Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood for re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Pakistan agrees to let Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife visit him

11 Nov 2017

Pakistan agrees to let Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife visit him

In a surprise move, Pakistan has offered to arrange a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife.

UN blames Assad regime over chemical attack that killed 80

27 Oct 2017

UN blames Assad regime over chemical attack that killed 80

A UN report has blamed the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack on a rebel-held town on April 4 that killed 80 people.

Nikki Haley: India can help US keep eye on Pakistan

18 Oct 2017

Nikki Haley: India can help US keep eye on Pakistan

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said India can help Washington keep an eye on Pakistan even as President Donald Trump has "taken a tougher approach to Islamabad harboring terrorists."

Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

25 Sep 2017

Pakistan lobbying UN to declare India a "sponsor of terror"

Pakistan is now lobbying the United Nations to designate India as a "state sponsor of terrorism," claimed the country's Express Tribune.

Trump blames bureaucracy and mismanagement for UN's woes

19 Sep 2017

Trump blames bureaucracy and mismanagement for UN's woes

US President Donald Trump said in his first speech at the UN that bureaucracy and mismanagement are preventing the world body from living up to its potential.

India won't stop till Masood Azhar is brought to justice

17 Sep 2017

India won't stop till Masood Azhar is brought to justice

A top Indian diplomat has said that India will not stop till Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar is brought to justice.

US: Will use military force against North Korea if needed

06 Jul 2017

US: Will use military force against North Korea if needed

The US said it will use its military forces against North Korea "if we must," in reaction to Pyongyang's intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch.

UN chief proposes measures to tackle sexual abuse by peacekeepers

10 Mar 2017

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.

UN report identifies North Korean front company in Malaysia

28 Feb 2017

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.

New UN chief to boost gender equality, women empowerment

15 Oct 2016

New UN chief to boost gender equality, women empowerment

After being unanimously voted as Ban Ki-moon's successor, Antonio Guterres vowed to work as a "convener and bridge-builder" prioritizing human dignity, gender equality and xenophobia.

American University in Kabul under attack

25 Aug 2016

American University in Kabul under attack

A car bomb detonated at the front gate of the American University and several armed militants forced their way in.