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  • UN conducts probe into N Korea jails, people forced to eat snakes 18-02-2014 03:36 PM

    The United Nations conducted an investigation detailing horrific human rights abuses in North Korea where starving women were delivering babies in prison camps. People were forced to eat snakes and rats to survive. The UN now warning Kim Jong Un that he could face prosecution. ...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India 06-02-2014 11:25 PM

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Issues highlighted by PM of utmost importance: Salman Khurshid 28-09-2013 10:39 PM

    Foreign Affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing at the UNGA came up with the topics that were of highest priority for the nation. Khurshid added nothing that the PM said was out of context and to act on the issues highlighted by him...
  • Terror to remain the key for focus for Manmohan at UNGA debate 28-09-2013 05:19 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in New York for the second leg of his visit and the terror emanating from Pakistan is clearly expected to be the big theme of this visit. Singh is expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in order to discuss the stern relations prevailing...
  • PM Manmohan Singh leaves for UNGA, to meet Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif 25-09-2013 08:10 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday left for the UN General Assembly in the United States, where he will meet President Barack Obama and also his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif. ...
  • Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani meeting at UNGA cancelled 25-09-2013 10:19 AM

    US President Barack Obama's meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani has been cancelled. The meeting which was supposed to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly will not happen, as US and Iranian officials found logistics 'too complicated'. Meanwhile there were protests on the first...
  • The Last Word: Are there real grounds for action against Syria? 05-09-2013 09:30 PM

    The Western powers are pushing for air strikes in Syria after 1500 people were killed in the chemical attacks in the country in August. The questions are now being raised about the real grounds behind the strikes in Syria. ...
  • UNSC fails to agree on military action against Syria 29-08-2013 10:30 AM

    The five permanent members of the Security Council have failed to reach consensus on military action against Syrian regime. ...
  • Syria allows UN to inspect chemical attack sites; US questions credibility 26-08-2013 10:55 AM

    Days after an alleged chemical attack left over thousands of people dead in Syria, the government has agreed to allow United Nations officials to inspect the site of the attack on Monday. However, the White House has now said that the offer has come too late for it to be...
  • Pakistani teenage activist Malala addresses UN on her 16th birthday 13-07-2013 10:38 AM

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations on her 16th birthday and said the Taliban can not silence women in Afghanistan. She said Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa are her inspirations and added that she wanted to end child labour in India. ...
  • Actress Halle Berry teams up with designer Michael Kors for a social cause 11-04-2013 03:15 PM

    Academy award winning actress Halle Berry has teamed up with celebrity designer Michael Kors for the United Nations World Food Programme. They are raising awareness on global hunger. ...
  • 'Last-minute changes to UN resolution on Sri Lanka unlikely' 20-03-2013 05:45 PM

    UN envoy Dilip Sinha is in Parliament to meet PMO officials. He is briefing the government on amendments to the UNHRC resolution. ...
  • UPA under siege: Is DMK pullout from govt mere political posturing? 19-03-2013 09:54 PM

    The DMK caught the UPA on the wrong foot on Tuesday as it announced a pullout from the alliance over the Sri Lanka war crimes issue. ...
  • News 360: DMK may pull out of UPA after talks on SL issue fail, say sources 18-03-2013 10:35 PM

    The talks between Congress leaders and DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday evening on the Sri Lankan issue failed to achieve a breakthrough. ...
  • Political reconciliation in SL the only way: PM 08-03-2013 05:12 PM

    The question of which way will India vote on the resolution against Sri Lanka has become more complex after the US circulated its draft. ...
  • Syrian civil war: Two years on, over 1 million refugees 07-03-2013 10:05 AM

    Syria's civil war is pushing more people than ever to flee the country. Over the past few months, the exodus has accelerated and now the UN is reporting a dramatic milestone. The number of refugees from the conflict has passed the one-million mark. ...
  • 'Capt Kalia's torture a violation of Geneva convention' 11-12-2012 05:56 PM

    "Captain Saurabh Kalia and his platoon of six soldiers were brutally tortured during Kargil encounter and this is a serious violation of the Geneva conventions which govern the rules of war between two civilised nations," said Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who has, along with Capt Kalia's father, chosen to...
  • Ban Ki-Moon to launch Aakash 2 at UN headquarters today 28-11-2012 10:08 AM

    India's first indigenously created low-cost tablet Aakash will be showcased at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday. India will be presenting a tablet to the representative from each country at the General Assembly which begins on Wednesday. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will launch the tablet at the invitation of...
  • Watch: Dharmendra Yadav's full Hindi speech in UN 25-10-2012 06:40 PM

    Member of Parliament Dharmendra Yadav spoke in the United Nations in Hindi recently. CNN-IBN caught up with him afterwards to find out why he chose to speak in Hindi at UN. ...
  • 10 years: 100 million child brides worldwide 16-11-2011 09:21 AM

    UN started a campaign to mobilise 150000 teenagers in the US to file a petition the White House to fight against child marriages worldwide. ...
  • India to overtake China's population by 2025: UN 31-10-2011 08:35 AM

    China's population will decline at about 2050, whereas India's population will only begin its decline by 2060 at 1.7 billion. ...
  • Pakistan must not be India-centric: SM Krishna 15-10-2011 08:23 AM

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna also said that India is not sending it's troops to Afghanistan. ...
  • India's quest for permanent UNSC seat a pipedream? 24-09-2011 10:30 PM

    PM Manmohan Singh will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly this week. ...
  • India backs Palestine: PM at UN General Assembly 24-09-2011 07:57 PM

    Addressing the UN General Assembly, Manmohan Singh also urged the UN to evolve effective response to the problem of piracy. ...
  • Barack Obama plays safe on Palestine at UNGA 22-09-2011 08:27 AM

    US president Barack Obama addressed the UN general assembly on Wednesday steering clear of making any commitments on Palestine's entry into the UN. ...
  • India's quest for permanent UNSC seat a pipedream? 20-09-2011 11:03 AM

    PM Manmohan Singh will be addressing the United Nations General Assembly this week. It is the UPA government's renewed push for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council. Does India deserve it? ...
  • Determined to fight terror: United Nations 14-07-2011 01:07 PM

    UN Security Council President Peter Wittig condemned the blasts that shook Mumbai on Wednesday. ...
  • Actor Vikram becomes youth envoy for UN habitat 30-04-2011 07:46 PM

    Actor Vikram has become the youth envoy for United Nations programme UN Habitat. ...
  • Libya: Misrata turns graveyard as death toll rises 19-04-2011 08:21 AM

    As pro-Gaddafi forces try to re-take the city, the rebels' frustration with NATO is also growing. ...
  • US, French forces attack Libya 21-03-2011 06:10 PM

    From air and sea, US and French forces pound the Gaddafi Regime's military forces. ...