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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

#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.

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.

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

14 Mar 2019

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood-Azhar issue

As China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he was "weak" and "scared of" Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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.

US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists

08 Mar 2019

US urges Pakistan to take 'sustained, irreversible' actions against terrorists

The US has asked Pakistan to take "sustained and irreversible" actions against terrorist groups operating from its territory, according to a top State Department official.

US, UK, France move UN Security Council to blacklist Masood

28 Feb 2019

US, UK, France move UN Security Council to blacklist Masood

The United States, United Kingdom, and France moved a fresh plea in United Nations Security Council on Wednesday demanding the blacklisting of Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar, amid rising tension between India and Pakistan.

France to move UN to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar

20 Feb 2019

France to move UN to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar

In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama attack, France, in a major move, has decided to move the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".

On 26/11 anniversary, Trump tweets US stands with Indians

27 Nov 2018

On 26/11 anniversary, Trump tweets US stands with Indians

On the tenth anniversary of 26/11 terror attacks which killed 166, President of United States Donald Trump tweeted his country stood with Indians.

#26/11Attacks: US says guilty haven't been convicted, announces $5-million reward

26 Nov 2018

#26/11Attacks: US says guilty haven't been convicted, announces $5-million reward

On the tenth anniversary of the barbaric Mumbai attacks, the United States of America has said those who plotted the attack have still not been convicted and announced a reward of $5 million for information on preparators.

British Foreign Minister in Saudi for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

13 Nov 2018

British Foreign Minister in Saudi for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, held talks yesterday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Riyadh-based media said, during a visit to press the kingdom over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and the escalating Yemen war.

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

10 Nov 2018

#RepublicDay: Top African leader may attend celebrations after Trump's snub

Days after President of United States Donald Trump said he would not attend India's Republic Day event on January 26 due to prior commitments, India may have finalized the new chief guest.

North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push against Pyongyang

17 Oct 2018

North Korea slams US for 'evil' sanctions push against Pyongyang

North Korea's state media on Tuesday slammed the United States for an "evil" attempt to maintain sanctions against Pyongyang, accusing President Donald Trump of blocking progress in inter-Korean relations.

Trump believes China also meddled in 2016 US presidential elections

15 Oct 2018

Trump believes China also meddled in 2016 US presidential elections

US President Donald Trump has alleged China, in addition to Russia, meddled in the 2016 US presidential elections.

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.

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

29 Sep 2018

China defends blocking move to list Azhar Masood as global-terrorist

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has defended Beijing's repeated blockage of India's bids at the United Nations to list chief of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Azhar Masood as a global terrorist.

North Korea's Kim agrees to shut down missile sites 'permanently'?

19 Sep 2018

North Korea's Kim agrees to shut down missile sites 'permanently'?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will make a historic visit to Seoul "in the near future", he said today after a summit with the South's Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invokes Nehru while addressing Serbian Parliament

16 Sep 2018

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invokes Nehru while addressing Serbian Parliament

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu invoked India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his address to the Serbian Parliament as he underlined the need to strengthen democratic policies by internalizing the concepts of freedom, dialogue, inclusion and the rule of law.

Iran to fight for lifting of US sanctions at ICJ

27 Aug 2018

Iran to fight for lifting of US sanctions at ICJ

Iran will argue today against renewed sanctions imposed by the US, as a bitter legal battle between Iran and the US opens before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands.

New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

14 Aug 2018

New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday, the Red Cross said today.

Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

14 Aug 2018

Al-Qaeda 'ideologically inclined' to carry out attacks in India: UN

Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the terror group's newest affiliate, is "ideologically inclined" to carry out attacks inside India but its capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in India, a UN report said.

UN calls for transparent, credible investigation into Yemen bus attack

11 Aug 2018

UN calls for transparent, credible investigation into Yemen bus attack

The UN Security Council yesterday called for a credible and transparent investigation into the death of at least 29 children in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Yemen on Thursday.

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

21 Jun 2018

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for first time since 2016

South Sudan President Salva Kirr met opposition leader Riek Machar on Thursday in Addis Ababa for the first time in almost two years amid efforts to end a five-year civil war.

Kim Jong-un's two-day visit to China following Trump summit

19 Jun 2018

Kim Jong-un's two-day visit to China following Trump summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is on a two-day visit to China's capital Beijing, only a week after his unprecedented summit with US President Donald Trump, the Chinese state media reported today.

Singapore: US, North Korea officials meet for final summit preparations

11 Jun 2018

Singapore: US, North Korea officials meet for final summit preparations

North Korean and US negotiators met in Singapore today for final preparations on the eve of an unprecedented summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, seeking to bridge the gaps over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal.

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

10 Jun 2018

One-time shot at peace: Trump on summit with Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump's 12 June Singapore Summit for an unprecedented summit is an attempt to address the last festering legacy of the Cold War, with Trump calling it a "one time shot" at peace.

New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

23 May 2018

New report claims "sheer brutality" by Myanmar's Rohingyas on Hindus

In what could potentially change the narrative around Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, a report by Amnesty International has made controversial allegations.

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.

North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

13 May 2018

North Korea to destroy nuclear site ahead of US summit

North Korea will destroy Punggye-Ri nuclear test site later this month, ahead of the US summit, it has said, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.

Modi-Xi summit will look at big picture of Sino-Indian ties

24 Apr 2018

Modi-Xi summit will look at big picture of Sino-Indian ties

The summit between PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan from April 27-28 will mostly be one-on-one where they will devote most of the time to discuss big picture of Sino-Indian relations rather than specific issues, an official said.

Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim feature in UNSC's terrorist list

04 Apr 2018

Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim feature in UNSC's terrorist list

A total of 139 entities from Pakistan have been named in The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) consolidated list of terrorists- individuals and organizations.

Fourfold increase in Liberian-women joining police, thanks to Indian peacekeepers

25 Mar 2018

Fourfold increase in Liberian-women joining police, thanks to Indian peacekeepers

As the UN mission in Liberia successfully completes its mandate, the role of an all-female contingent of peacekeepers from India is being highlighted for inspiring women in the West African nation to become police officers.

#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

25 Feb 2018

#SyriaWar: UNSC unanimously votes for 30-day ceasefire in war-torn country

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria without delay.