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  • Indonesia faces heavy criticism for executing foreign prisoners for drug peddling 6 days ago

    Indonesia is facing heavy criticism from the international community for executing seven foreign prisoners for drug peddling. The island nation executed seven convicts including two Australians and four Africans by the firing squad. Indonesia turned a deaf ear to appeals against the execution from the international community led by UN...
  • UN chief Ban Ki-moon condoles deaths in Nepal earthquake April 26, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday condoled the deaths in Nepal after a major quake hit the Kathmandu Valley causing wide-scale destruction. Ban, on behalf of the UN, conveyed the condolences in a specially issued statement. "Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and neighbouring countries today...
  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet April 24, 2015

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief April 17, 2015

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • Unusually short total lunar eclipse dazzles skywatchers April 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: The total eclipse of the moon lasted only a short time, but it still dazzled. Early risers in the western US and Canada should have been able to catch a glimpse before dawn Saturday. The moment when the moon was completely obscured by Earth's shadow lasted several minutes, making...
  • At least 62 children killed in Yemen in past week: UNICEF April 1, 2015

    United Nations: At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured in Yemen over the past week as fighting has escalated with a Saudi-led air campaign, the UN children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. "Children are in desperate need of protection, and all parties to the conflict should do all...
  • UN chief lauds 'largely peaceful' Nigerian elections March 29, 2015

    Nigeria: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday congratulated Nigerians for holding "largely peaceful and orderly" elections despite Boko Haram attacks and urged them to continue to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. Ban condemned attacks carried out by "Boko Haram and others who have attempted to disrupt" the presidential and parliamentary polls. But...
  • Ban Ki-moon condemns 'terrorist attacks' at Yemen mosques March 21, 2015

    United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Friday the "terrorist attacks" on Yemeni mosques that killed at least 142 worshippers. Friday's suicide bombings, claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, were among the deadliest attacks yet in Yemen. In a statement from his spokesman Farhan Haq, Ban called on all...
  • UN chief urges Benjamin Netanyahu to renew support for two-state deal United March 20, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday and urged him to renew Israel's commitment to a "two-state solution" to the Middle East conflict. Netanyahu won re-election this week after a close-fought parliamentary campaign in which he toughened his stance, vowing he would thwart the...
  • UN Secretary General condemns terror attack on churches in Pakistan March 17, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on two churches in Pakistan and called on the government to bring the perpetrators to justice while ensuring that religious minorities are protected. The Secretary-General noted with "grave concern" the Pakistani Taliban's claim of responsibility for Sunday's...
  • India has never imposed restrictions on women: Rajnath Singh March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Contending that India has never imposed restrictions on women, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said women like Maharani Lakshmibai should be brought out of the pages of history and made an inspiration for the new generation. Speaking at Delhi Police's 'Say No To Fear' event where nearly...
  • UN rules out inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Rajendra Pachauri March 5, 2015

    United Nations: The United Nations has ruled out an inquiry into the allegations against former chair of the UN's panel on climate change Rajendra Pachauri and said a a new head will be elected later this year to replace him. "We're aware of the allegations, which refer to incidents that may...
  • Delhi rape convict's remarks 'unspeakable': UN March 5, 2015

    United Nations: The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convict blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women. Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric refused to further comment on the remarks made...
  • Apollo 11 artifacts discovered in Neil Armstrong's closet February 10, 2015

    Washington: Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon, had kept a secret stash of personal mementos - hardware items from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission - which were supposed to be left behind on the Moon. The artifacts discovered by Armstrong's widow, Carol, after his death...
  • People respect governments that punish corruption: UN chief Ban Ki-moon February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Highlighting that people respect governments that punish corruption, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for increased government transparency and cooperation between the public sector and private enterprises to drive economic growth. "The most respected governments are those that ensure equal rule or law and justice for all, and those...
  • NASA unveils 'dark side' of the Moon February 10, 2015

    Washington: NASA has released an incredibly detailed video of what the Moon looks on the side that is never visible from the Earth. As the Earth spins around and around, it only ever faces one side of our orbiting Moon. Just like the near side, the far side goes through...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 13, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Are right-wing politicians getting regressive? January 13, 2015

    Goa sports minister sparked off a row after he pushed for government centres to 'normalise' LGBT youth and give them medical attention to make them "normal". Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 13, 2015

    Catch the day's stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Goa minister takes a U-turn on 'curing' LGBT remark, UN flays India's intolerance towards homosexuals January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone in the society. "I am proud to stand for the equality of all people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. I...
  • Vibrant Gujarat summit: Modi exhibited forward looking leadership, says Ban Ki Moon January 11, 2015

    Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhibited forward looking leadership. He also said, "All world leaders are inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's teachings." ...
  • Investors across the world attend 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 11, 2015

    Addressing at the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wooed investors from across the world by presenting his government as business-friendly and portraying India as the idle place for an investment. ...
  • Gujarat a cultural crossover to the world: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said Gujarat could also be a crossroad for a new era of sustainable development while it has long been a cultural crossover to the world. "This dynamic state has long been a cultural crossover to the world. Today, it can also be a...
  • Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Day 1: As it happened January 11, 2015

    Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurated the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit on Sunday, a flagship programme of the state government, in Gandhinagar, which will be attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Ban Ki-Moon, John Kerry among attendees January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit on Sunday, a flagship programme of the Gujarat government, in Gandhinagar, which will be attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and 50 CEOs of top Indian as...
  • Ban Ki Moon to inaugurate canal top solar power plant in Gujarat January 10, 2015

    Vadodara: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will inaugurate Gujarat's first 10 MW solar power plant on Narmada river canal on Sunday, state Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said on Saturday. "The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SNNL), an agency created by the Gujarat government for...
  • Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as head of a UN department for peacekeeping missions January 8, 2015

    United Nations: Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body. Khare, 55 will succeed Bangladesh's Ameerah...
  • Palestine to join International Criminal Court in April: UN chief January 8, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted the request by Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the ICC admission will take place April 1, a move that could lead to possible war crime complaints against Israel, according to a UN source. The world organisation on Friday confirmed...
  • 2015 must be a 'time for global action' against terror, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon December 18, 2014

    United Nations: The year 2015 must be a "time for global action", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said and asked the international community to do more to counter extremism and work on reforms of world body to adapt it to a new global landscape. Highlighting the key imperatives for...
  • Massive asteroid not a threat to earth: NASA December 10, 2014

    New York: A massive asteroid discovered by Russian researchers is not a threat to the Earth, NASA has confirmed. According to media reports, a Russian researcher discovered a 400-metre space rock named Asteroid 2014 UR116 coming towards the Earth. "Some press reports have suggested that an asteroid designated 2014 UR116, found on...