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  • Devyani Khobragade had full diplomatic immunity at the time of arrest 26-12-2013 05:32 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan opposes new permanent seats in UNSC 09-11-2013 05:33 PM

    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...
  • Nawaz Sharif to travel to the US on Sunday 18-10-2013 10:19 PM

    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...
  • Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council 18-10-2013 08:43 PM

    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...
  • Fight against terrorism has to be unrelenting: Arun Jaitley 09-10-2013 05:25 PM

    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...
  • Syria says 'terrorists' eat human hearts and dismember people 30-09-2013 11:57 PM

    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,...
  • Nawaz Sharif assures action on 26/11 Mumbai attacks 30-09-2013 12:14 AM

    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...
  • Poverty alleviation needs to be top priority, says Manmohan to UN General Assembly 28-09-2013 11:47 PM

    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...
  • UN must be reformed to reflect political realities: Manmohan Singh 28-09-2013 11:39 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani media hails India's green signal to Manmohan-Sharif talks 28-09-2013 05:42 PM

    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...
  • India, Pakistan must write their own script: Salman Khurshid 27-09-2013 12:11 PM

    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 Nationsto attend the UN...
  • PM to meet Obama, likely to discuss LoC killings, trade and nuclear issues 27-09-2013 07:59 AM

    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...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif, terror talks up for discussion 26-09-2013 08:20 AM

    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 23-09-2013 11:27 PM

    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...
  • World View: Will the Manmohan-Sharif meet in New York be little more than a photo-op? 20-09-2013 09:36 PM

    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 20-09-2013 05:38 PM

    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...
  • Mirwaiz urges Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif to meet 26-08-2013 03:23 PM

    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...
  • Looking forward to meeting Indian PM: Nawaz Sharif 14-08-2013 08:21 PM

    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....
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif despite LoC killing 07-08-2013 05:09 PM

    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...
  • India abstains from voting on Syria resolution 16-05-2013 07:20 AM

    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....
  • United Nations recognises state of Palestine 30-11-2012 03:25 AM

    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...
  • UN budget cut by 5 per cent for 2012-13 28-12-2011 11:50 AM

    United Nations: Adjusting to tough economic times, the United Nations has taken a five per cent cut in its budget for 2012-2013 at $ 5.15 billion, making it only the second time in 50 years that the world body's budget has declined over the previous year. The budget was approved...
  • Turkey apologises for raising Kashmir issue in UN 03-11-2011 12:46 AM

    Istanbul: Turkey on Wednesday expressed apologies for raking up the Kashmir issue in the UN General Assembly after India conveyed its "unhappiness" over the matter. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on the sidelines of Istanbul conference during which Krishna conveyed the country's "surprise and...
  • Gaddafi advocated 'independent Kashmir' 20-10-2011 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed on Thursday, once caused a major diplomatic embarassment to India when he supported the idea of an 'independent state' for Kashmir and said that it should be a 'Baathist state' between India and Pakistan. In his maiden address to the UN...
  • US asks India to modify nuclear liability regime 27-09-2011 09:10 AM

    New York: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday asked India to ensure that its nuclear liability regime conforms with the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. She made the call in a 40 minute meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session with Indian External...
  • PM leaves for Frankfurt en route to India 26-09-2011 07:22 PM

    New York: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left the US on Monday for Frankfurt on his way back home after concluding a five-day visit during which he attended the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly. Singh will have a technical overnight halt in Frankfurt before leaving for home on Tuesday....
  • Don't teach us democracy lessons: Krishna to Pak 29-09-2010 08:53 PM

    New York: India struck back at Pakistan for its Foreign Minister's remarks in the UN General Assembly. A day after External Affairs minister S M Krishna said he was disappointed by S M Qureshi's speech that criticised India for the violence in Kashmir, Krishna got tougher during his address at...
  • India tells Pak to end illegal occupation of J&K 23-09-2010 02:44 PM

    New York: Stating that Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter of India, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna asked Pakistan to end its illegal occupation of some parts of the state before advising New Delhi. "Kashmir is an internal matter of India," said Krishna, who is here on a...