Tag: United Nations

US believes in UN, its value: Biden tells Guterres

The US believes in the United Nations and its value, President Joe Biden has told UN chief Antonio Guterres, underlining that the strong bonds between...

taliban: Five challenges for the Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban have won the war — now they have to govern Afghanistan. The transition presents an enormous test for the Islamists in a desperately...

taliban: Family: Taliban kills Afghan folk singer in restive province

A Taliban fighter shot dead an Afghan folk singer in a restive mountain province under unclear circumstances, his family said Sunday. The killing reignited concerns...

Seeking global recognition, Taliban take a new approach: Making nice

The Taliban may occupy Afghanistan‘s border crossings and government offices, but what they control falls far short of a fully functioning country. Services like water,...

Don’t place blocks & holds without any reason on requests to designate terrorists: India at UNSC

In a swipe at China, India told the UN Security Council on Thursday that countries should not place “blocks and holds” without any reason on...

Taliban announces ‘amnesty’, urges women to join government

The Taliban announced Tuesday an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join its government, trying to calm nerves across a nervous capital city that...

U.N. Security Council pushes for talks to form new Afghan government

The U.N. Security Council on Monday called for talks to create a new government in Afghanistan and an end to fighting and abuse after U.N....

Afghan refugees in Delhi urge family, friends to flee as Taliban advance towards Kabul

It has been 51 days since Dawood Mohammed landed in Delhi, but his family in Kabul is still waiting for their visa documents to be...

Iran will impose 6-day ‘general lockdown’ over coronavirus

Iran says it will impose a six-day-long “general lockdown” in cities across the country after being hit by what it describes as its fifth wave...

Taliban: Afghanistan: India has no immediate plan to shut Kabul embassy, readies contingency plan

India has no immediate plans to shut down its embassy in Kabul amid the Taliban surge in Afghanistan. However, New Delhi has a contingency plan...

afghanistan: Taliban sweep across Afghanistan’s south, take three more cities

The Taliban have captured another three provincial capitals in southern Afghanistan, including in Helmand, the scene of some of the heaviest fighting in the past...

UNSC: PM puts forward five principles to prepare roadmap for maritime security cooperation

Chairing a high-level United Nations Security Council open debate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday put forward five principles, including removing barriers for maritime trade...

As Taliban captures cities, U.S. says Afghan forces must fend for themselves

If the Taliban had seized three provincial capitals in northern Afghanistan a year ago, like they did Sunday, the U.S. response would most likely have...

For enduring Afghan peace, terrorist safe havens in region must be dismantled immediately: India

Asserting that “the future of Afghanistan cannot be its past,” India on Friday said terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries in the region must be dismantled...

U.S. Says Drone Fragments Recovered From Israeli-Linked Tanker Point to Iran’s Role in Attack

WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said Friday that drone fragments recovered from an Israeli-linked merchant vessel damaged in a fatal attack in the Arabian Sea last week...

US for consensus on ‘modest’ expansion of UN Security Council provided it does not alter or expand the veto

Amid India’s push for UN Security Council reforms, the US has said it supports building a consensus for a “modest” expansion of the Council for...

Return of terror camps in Afghanistan will have direct impact on India: Envoy to UN

The situation in Afghanistan is of deep concern to all members of the UN Security Council, India‘s Permanent Representative to the UN and President of...

International community must come together to assist Afghan people: UNGA president-elect

The international community must come together to assist the people of Afghanistan in realising their aspirations, president-elect of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid said...

View: India needs an Olympic fan base

The world’s attention is on the Tokyo Olympics. More than any other event, the Olympic Games symbolise an inclusive and global movement. More nations (205)...

Terrorism compounds twin problems of violence against humanitarian personnel, lack of accountability: India at UN

Terrorism compounds the twin problems of violence against humanitarian personnel and lack of accountability and sanctioning those responsible for violating humanitarian law should have wider...

Taliban offer three-month ceasefire in return for prisoner release

An Afghan government negotiator on Thursday said the Taliban had offered a three-month ceasefire in exchange for the release of 7,000 insurgent prisoners, as the...

Rebel forces in Ethiopia’s Tigray launch new offensive

Tigrayan forces claimed Tuesday to have launched a new offensive in the conflict-torn northern region of Ethiopia, two weeks after the federal government declared a...

WHO: Rich countries should donate vaccines, not use boosters

Top officials at the World Health Organisation say there’s not enough evidence to show that third doses of coronavirus vaccines are needed and appealed on...

UN: World hunger was dramatically worse in pandemic year

The United Nations on Monday lamented what it called a “dramatic worsening” of world hunger last year, saying much of that is likely connected to...

‘What was the point?’ Afghans rue decades of war as US quits Bagram

As American troops left their main military base in Afghanistan on Friday, marking a symbolic end to the longest war in U.S. history, locals living...