Tag: United Nations

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...

Possible use of weaponised drones for terrorism calls for serious attention: India at United Nations

The possibility of the use of weaponised drones for terrorist activities against strategic and commercial assets calls for serious attention by the global community, India...

UN rights chief seeks Xinjiang visit this year, says Hong Kong trials key test

The top United Nations human rights official said on Monday she hoped to agree terms for a visit this year to China, including its Xinjiang...

NATO leaders bid symbolic adieu to Afghanistan at summit

U.S. President Joe Biden and his NATO counterparts will bid a symbolic farewell to Afghanistan on Monday in their last summit before America winds up...

Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana and Gabon win UN council seats

The United Nations elected five countries to join the powerful U.N. Security Council on Friday with no suspense because all were unopposed — Brazil, the...

Mozambique urged to use force wisely, aid and dialogue to tackle insurgency

Mozambique should combine its military response to a spiralling jihadist insurgency with aid to disenchanted communities and dialogue with militants to offer them an exit...

Al Qaeda’s Al-Zawahiri likely to be in Afghanistan, Pakistan border region, probably alive but too frail: UN report

A significant part of the Al-Qaeda leadership resides in the Afghanistan and Pakistan border region, including the group’s elusive leader Aiman al-Zawahiri, who is “probably...

UK hits vaccine milestone, warns of ‘deadly’ misinformation

Three-quarters of Britain’s adult population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the government said Wednesday, as it warned that “deadly” misinformation...

India conveys support for re-election of Antonio Guterres as UN Secretary General

India has conveyed its support to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for his candidature as chief of the world body for a second five-year term...

Besieged by Covid-19, India seeks to restore image as a global power

(This story originally appeared in on May 25, 2021) WASHINGTON: Besieged at home by the Covid-19 pandemic, India is boldly seeking to rise above it...

Jaishankar meets UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres; discusses vaccine solutions to combat COVID-19

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday held a comprehensive in-person meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and discussed the challenges posed by the...

Israel-Hamas ceasefire holds, U.N. to launch Gaza aid appeal

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas held into a third day on Sunday as mediators spoke to all sides about extending the period of calm...

Iran says inspectors may no longer get nuclear sites images

Iran’s parliament speaker says international inspectors may no longer access surveillance images of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated...

UN agency says more than 52,000 Palestinians displaced in Gaza, Amnesty wants war crimes investigation

More than 52,000 Palestinians have been displaced by Israeli air strikes that have destroyed or badly damaged nearly 450 buildings in the Gaza Strip, the...

Israeli strikes hit Gaza tunnels as diplomats work for truce

The Israeli military unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday, saying it destroyed 15 kilometers (9 miles) of militant tunnels...

Islamic State committed genocide against Yazidis: United Nations experts

The head of a U.N. team investigating atrocities in Iraq announced Monday it has found “clear and compelling evidence” that Islamic State extremists committed genocide...

EU acknowledges India’s decisive role: Bilateral roadmap to prevent recreation of ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’

India’s key role in stabilising Afghanistan was reaffirmed through an exhaustive joint statement by Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and the EU High Representative for Foreign...

Fears of exploitation grow for children stranded in Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

Hundreds of children separated from their parents are at risk of abuse, exploitation and child labour after fleeing conflict in Ethiopia‘s northern Tigray region, aid...