UN RESOLUTION

  • UN to send team to investigate Islamic State crimes in Iraq September 2, 2014

    Geneva: The United Nations agreed on Monday to send investigators to Iraq to examine crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on "an unimaginable scale", with a view to holding perpetrators to account. "We are facing a terrorist monster," Iraq's human rights minister, Mohammed Shia' Al Sudani, told the UN Human...
  • Syrian Prime Minister survives Damascus bombing, 6 die April 29, 2013

    Beirut: Syrian Prime Minister Wael alHalki survived a bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus on Monday, state media and activists said, as rebels struck in the heart of President Bashar alAssad's capital. Six people were killed in the blast, the Britishbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, the latest in...
  • Italian govt has been very sensible: Khurshid on marines row March 31, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says India knows how to take pressure when it comes to its foreign policies. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Khurshid called the Italian government sensible in connection with the marines row. Below is the full text of the transcript: Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome...
  • UNHRC to vote on Sri Lanka resolution today March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA-II regime continues to be on life support as it is now completely dependent on outside support after the DMK pulled out and the all-party meet on Wednesday failed to reach a consensus. While the UPA-II's fate hangs in balance, all eyes are on the UN Human...
  • Is UPA-II a lame duck government? March 20, 2013

    The government's attempt to reach a consensus on the Sri Lankan resolution failed on Wednesday as party after political party opposed a country-specific resolution. ...
  • Protests against Sri Lanka have taken form of terrorism: Envoy March 20, 2013

    Sri Lankan High Commissioner Prasada Kariyawasam spoke to CNN-IBN and slammed the US-sponsored resolution against the island country by calling it "unnecessary". He added that the protesters demonstrating against Sri Lanka are all "uninformed" and their agitations have taken form of "terrorism". ...
  • The UNHRC can just urge Sri Lanka to take action: Suhasini Haidar March 20, 2013

    Why is India not in favour of a strong UN resolution against Sri Lanka? CNN-IBN's senior editor Suhasini Haidar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Why no nation is bringing a strong UN resolution against UK, USA etc killing so many innocents allover world? including Iraq,...
  • War crimes: From the killings of Lankan Tamils to a teen's torture March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka has been in the line of fire over alleged human rights violations against Lankan Tamils for almost four years now. Allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses have swirled and eddied around the Sri Lankan Army since the killing of LTTE supremo Prabhakaran, but the...
  • Don't know why DMK changed stand, talks on SL still on: Chidambaram March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that the government intends to amend the resolution on Sri Lankan war crimes, but was still holding talks with other parties to come to a conclusion. "The position of the party is that we intend to amend the resolution. The opinion...
  • SL row: Highlights of the day March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: 10.25 pm: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accepts resignations of five DMK ministers and forwards them to the President. Union Minister Srikant Jena gets additional charge of chemcials and fertilizers portfolio, held earlier by DMK chief's son MK Alagiri. 9.58 pm: Sources said that the Trinamool Congress may ask for...
  • Govt working on SL resolution to placate DMK March 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The UPA government is still working on a resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue in a desperate last ditch effort to get the DMK back on board. But a breakthrough looks unlikely at the moment. The UPA government is likely to move amendments to the US-sponsored resolution...
  • UPA at mercy of SP, BSP after DMK withdraws support March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The DMK, the second largest constituent of the ruling coalition, the UPA, has officially withdrawn support from it. A delegation of DMK leaders, led by TR Baalu, handed over the letter of withdrawal of support from the UPA to President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 pm on Tuesday. The...
  • Resolution against Sri Lanka 'unnecessary', says country's envoy March 18, 2013

    Sri Lankan envoy to India Prasada Kariyawasam called resolution against the island country unnecessary and said it will create ill-will among certain communities. He also said that those protesting against Sri Lanka in Tamil Nadu are taking the form of terrorism. ...
  • China's Xi hints at backing Lanka against UNHRC resolution March 17, 2013

    Beijing: Newly-elected Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday offered his support in protecting Sri Lanka's national sovereignty, hinting at Beijing's backing to stave off a US-backed resolution against the country at UN Rights Council. Xi told his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahenda Rajapakse over phone that China supports his country's efforts to...
  • Sri Lanka accuses US of human rights violations March 11, 2013

    Colombo: Days before a US-sponsored resolution will be taken up against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council, Colombo accused Washington of committing human rights abuses. Cabinet Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena Monday said that there were reports that the US had killed civilians during its military operations in Afghanistan. He noted...
  • Debate on Sri Lankan Tamils issue in Lok Sabha on Thursday March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid sustained pressure by political parties from Tamil Nadu, Government on agreed to have a discussion on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in Lok Sabha on Thursday. "The issue is planned to be discussed tomorrow. It will be discussed tomorrow," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath told the House. The...
  • North Korea threatens 'stronger' measures than nuclear test February 5, 2013

    Seoul: North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric on February 1 threatening to go beyond carrying out a promised third nuclear test in response to what it believes are "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch. The North frequently employs fiery rhetoric aimed at South Korea and the United...
  • UN asks nations to abolish death penalty November 22, 2012

    United Nations: As India executed 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab, the UN Secretary General Ban KiMoon has called on nations who still use the death penalty to abolish the practice. Ban welcomed a UN General Assembly resolution, passed earlier this week, that called on all member states to establish a moratorium...
  • India must move UN resolution on Sri Lanka: DMK August 12, 2012

    Chennai: Ratcheting up pressure on the Centre, UPA key ally DMKorganised proEelam TESO meet on Sunday accused it of remaining "silent" to the sufferings of Sri Lankan Tamils and asked the government to play a more proactive role to ensure their wellbeing, including moving a UN resolution. "...This conference points out...
  • UN schedules vote on new Syria resolution July 18, 2012

    United Nations: Russia remained at loggerheads with the US and its European allies ahead of a scheduled vote on Wednesday afternoon on a new Syria resolution and there appeared to be little hope that the UN's most powerful body would unite behind a plan to end the 17month civil war...
  • PM reminds Rajapaksa India's key role in Geneva March 25, 2012

    New Delhi: India played a key role to introduce "an element of balance" in the USsponsored resolution in Geneva on Sri Lanka rights violations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said. In a letter to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Manmohan Singh said he had instructed the Indian delegation "to remain in close contact...
  • India made all efforts to balance UN motion: PM March 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday offered Sri Lanka an olive branch explaining India's vote against it at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The PM in his letter said that Delhi made every effort to ensure the resolution was balanced. The PM said that it is India's...
  • UN resolution: Lanka blows hot and cold against India March 24, 2012

    Colombo: Sri Lanka is blowing hot and cold against India following the passage of a resolution in Geneva that raised questions over rights violations during the war on the Tamil Tigers. While President Mahinda Rajapaksa warned that countries which voted for the resolution will have to worry about consequences of terrorism,...
  • 'India is a loser', says Sri Lankan media March 23, 2012

    Colombo: 'India is a loser', the Sri Lankan media on Friday proclaimed in comments, a day after Colombo faced censure at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, saying New Delhi had failed to carry other South Asian nations with it on the issue. "India has failed to carry Asia,...
  • India's stand on UN resolution unfortunate: Sri Lanka March 23, 2012

    Sri Lanka is disappointed not just with India's stand but the resolution adopted at the UNHRC itself. ...
  • UN motion: SL upset, opinion divided in India March 23, 2012

    New Delhi: India voted in favor of a USsponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council against Sri Lanka calling for Colombo to investigate human rights violations during the war with LTTE. While Colombo has called India's antiLanka vote a big disappointment, the opinion is divided back in India with some...
  • The Last Word: PM's stand on UN antiSL resolution a mistake? March 20, 2012

    Is the PM's decision to support an antiSri Lankan USsponsored resolution at the UN a wise concession or an unfortunate mistake? ...
  • Puducherry bandh as planned, says AIADMK March 20, 2012

    Puducherry: Opposition AIADMK on Tuesday said the dawn to dusk bandh on Wednesday, urging the UPA government to back the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC at Geneva on March 23, would be held as scheduled. This was stated in a party press release in Puducherry. Functinoaries of AIADMK's...
  • Karuna to go on fast on Lanka resolution issue March 19, 2012

    Chennai: Stepping up pressure on the UPA government over the issue of US resolution against Sri Lanka at UNHRC on its alleged war crimes, its key ally, DMK, on Monday announced a statewide fast led by party patriarch M Karunanidhi on March 22. The party's announcement came even as Prime Minister...
  • UN war crimes resolution: India to vote against SL March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: In a victory for the DMK and the AIADMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said that the government intended to vote in favour of the USled resolution against Sri lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), but the final draft of the resolution was awaited. "We...