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  • Narendra Modi likely to address UN General Assembly on September 27 August 2, 2014

    United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, giving his first global speech to an audience of nearly 200 world leaders and foreign ministers at the annual gathering of the world body's policy-making organ. According to a first provisional list of...
  • Devyani Khobragade had full diplomatic immunity at the time of arrest December 26, 2013

    In a new twist, it has now emerged that senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade enjoyed full diplomatic immunity including from personal arrest and detention on December 12 when she was taken into custody by the US authorities in a visa fraud case. 39-year-old Khobragade, who was posted as Deputy Consul General...
  • Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UNSC November 9, 2013

    Pakistan has opposed the creation of new permanent seats in the 15-member UN Security Council during the two-day UN General Assembly debate on Security Council reform. "There should be no new centres of privilege," Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) quoted Masood Khan, Pakistan's ambassador to UN, as telling the 193-member assembly...
  • Nawaz Sharif to travel to the US on Sunday October 18, 2013

    Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will travel to the US on Sunday for a meeting with President Barack Obama, during which key bilateral issues, the drawdown in Afghanistan and Indo-Pak ties are expected to be discussed. This will be Sharif's first bilateral official visit to the US during his current term....
  • Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council October 18, 2013

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the UN Security Council, saying the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war. The move came just hours after the kingdom was elected as one of the Council's 10 non-permanent members on...
  • Fight against terrorism has to be unrelenting: Arun Jaitley October 9, 2013

    United Nations: India has said that the fight against the scourge of terrorism has to be unrelenting and nations cannot adopt selective approaches in dealing with terrorist groups. Talking tough on terror, visiting Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said resorting to the use of terrorism as an instrument...
  • Syria says 'terrorists' eat human hearts and dismember people September 30, 2013

    United Nations: Syria's foreign minister claimed on Monday that his government is fighting a war against al-Qaida-linked terrorists who eat human hearts and dismember people while they are still alive, then send their limbs to family members. Walid al-Moallem, addressing world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York, also...
  • Nawaz Sharif assures action on 26/11 Mumbai attacks September 30, 2013

    New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday assured India of "action" on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case in the wake of a Pakistani judicial commission having visited India. In his talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Sharif said...
  • Poverty alleviation needs to be top priority, says Manmohan to UN General Assembly September 28, 2013

    United Nations: With over a billion people living in abject poverty globally, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday emphasised the need for "inclusive growth" and said poverty alleviation should be a top priority for the international community. "The problems of over a billion people living in abject poverty around the world...
  • UN must be reformed to reflect political realities: Manmohan Singh September 28, 2013

    United Nations: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday made a strong case for urgent reform of the UN Security Council to reflect current political realities by including more developing countries as both permanent and non-permanent members. Addressing the UN General Assembly, he also said multilateral financial institutions should give developing countries...
  • Pakistani media hails India's green signal to Manmohan-Sharif talks September 28, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani media on Saturday praised the Indian government for its decision to go ahead with the talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif despite the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir September 26. The two leaders are scheduled to meet on Sunday on the...
  • India, Pakistan must write their own script: Salman Khurshid September 27, 2013

    United Nations: India and Pakistan must write their own script and should not play into the hands of anyone, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said as he pitched for a "direct" dialogue between the two countries to sort out differences. Khurshid, who is in United Nations to attend the UN General...
  • PM to meet Obama, likely to discuss LoC killings, trade and nuclear issues September 27, 2013

    Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting US President Barack Obama in Washington on Friday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly summit that will be held in New York on Saturday. The Prime Minister who is scheduled to take part in a meeting over lunch with the US...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif, terror talks up for discussion September 26, 2013

    Frankfurt: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting US president Barack Obama and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on his trip to the UN general Assembly in the US. While there are assumptions regarding the agenda for the meeting, the government officials have maintained that there is no breakthrough from the...
  • Meeting between the PMs of India and Pakistan is still a work in progress, says Asoke Mukerji September 23, 2013

    India, on Monday, said a possible meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan on the margins of UN General Assembly was still "a work in progress". "Any meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan is still a work in progress," Indian Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji...
  • World View: Will the Manmohan-Sharif meet in New York be little more than a photo-op? September 20, 2013

    UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed hope that India and Pakistan would discuss ways to address the tension at the LoC during a possible meeting of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly next week. ...
  • Make 'some beginning' on addressing concerns: India to Pakistan September 20, 2013

    India, on Friday, asserted that there has to be "at least some beginning" by Pakistan in addressing its serious concerns including terror infrastructure, a day after Pakistan said a response was awaited from Indian side on a possible meeting between their Prime Ministers in the US. Both Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Mirwaiz urges Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif to meet August 26, 2013

    Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Monday urged the prime ministers of India and Pakistan to meet in New York and to end hostilities along the Jammu and Kashmir border. The chairman of the moderate separatist Hurriyat group also asked both countries to start a dialogue process that would actively...
  • Looking forward to meeting Indian PM: Nawaz Sharif August 14, 2013

    Islamabad: As clashes continued along the LoC, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he was looking forward to meeting his Indian counterpart in New York to turn a "fresh page" in bilateral relations. "I look forward to our meeting in New York to discuss issues of mutual interest. It...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif despite LoC killing August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif next month on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) despite tensions over the killing of five border domination patrol members by Pakistani soldiers. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the UPA government was taking steps...
  • India abstains from voting on Syria resolution May 16, 2013

    United Nations: India abstained from voting on the Arab-backed, US supported resolution on Syria in the UN General Assembly, which called for a political transition. India was joined by 58 other countries who abstained in General Assembly voting on the non-binding resolution, which was passed by 107 votes on Wednesday....
  • Ratan Tata joins global leaders for Global Ocean Comm February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Nearly two months after retiring as the Chairman of Tata Group, Ratan Tata is taking up a new role by joining hands with global leaders, including former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and WTO Director General Pascal Lamy, to launch the Global Ocean Commission (GOC). The GOC brings...
  • United Nations recognises state of Palestine November 30, 2012

    United Nations: The United Nations voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to recognise a Palestinian state, a long-sought victory for the Palestinians but an embarrassing diplomatic defeat for the United States. The resolution upgrading the Palestinians' status to a nonmember observer state at the United Nations was approved by a more than two-thirds...
  • Advani favours voting rights to Indians settled abroad October 9, 2012

    New York: Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said he is in favour of granting voting rights to Indians and people of Indian-origin settled abroad. Advani, who is leading a group of visiting Indian Parliamentarians here to attend sessions of the UN General Assembly, addressed a large gathering...
  • Advani among 13 MPs to attend UN General Assembly October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: India, the only country to send MPs to attend sessions of UN General Assembly, is deputing 13 Parliamentarians this time, including BJP leader LK Advani. The MPs, representing both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, will be in New York in three groups, one after another, from Friday,...
  • Pak reference to Kashmir at UN unwarranted: Krishna October 1, 2012

    United Nations: India on Monday hit out at Pakistan for making an "unwarranted" reference to Jammu and Kashmir at the UN, asserting that the state was an integral part of the country. In an apparent reference to remarks by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Jammu and Kashmir at the UN...
  • Iran is endangering the world with N-programme: Israel September 28, 2012

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that drawing a "clear red line" against Iran was the only way to stop it from acquiring nuclear weapons. Netanyahu was speaking at the UN General Assembly. Elaborating on his statement, the Israeli PM said that there was little difference between Iran and the...
  • 'Pak suffered more than any other nation in terror war' September 26, 2012

    United Nations: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday declared at the United Nations that his country has suffered more than any other nation in the "epic struggle" against terrorism, with US drone strikes on its territory adding to complexities and it should not be asked to do more. "No country...
  • Obama to address UN today, may speak on 'anti-Islam' film September 25, 2012

    Addressing the UN General Assembly on its 67th annual session, the US President is likely to express his views on the repercussions of the film that allegedly mocks Prophet Mohammed. ...
  • UN adopts resolution on Syria, India abstains August 4, 2012

    United Nations: The UN General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria that expressed "grave concern" at the escalating violence in the country but India was among the 31 nations that abstained. The 193-member General Assembly passed the resolution that denounced Syria's crackdown on its people...