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  • Malaysia PM calls PM Modi, sets meeting during Myanmar summit 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held a telephonic talk with his Malaysian counterpart Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, during which he greeted him on Malaysia's election to UN Security Council as a non-permanent member and expressed sympathy over the MH-17 and MH-370 air tragedies. During the phone...
  • Odisha government to recruit 50,000 youngsters by March next 3 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: In the wake of large vacancies in the state administration, Odisha government on Saturday decided to fill up about 50,000 posts by the end of 2014-15 financial year. This was decided at a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) UN Behera...
  • UN elects five new Security Council non-permanent members 4 days ago

    United Nations: Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Spain on Thursday were elected as the new non-permanent members of the Security Council for a two years term by the UN General Assembly. These five countries replace retiring members Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, South Korea and Rwanda, xinhua reported. The newly elected members term...
  • North Korea's Kim makes second walking stick-aided appearance 4 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea's state media on Friday reported another public appearance by leader Kim Jong-Un, his second in four days after an extended absence that has seen him re-emerge with a walking stick. The North's ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun ran front page pictures of a smiling Kim, a black cane...
  • Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads in West Africa: WHO 4 days ago

    Monrovia: A total of 4,493 people have died from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO said a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola had been reported in...
  • UN's $1 billion Ebola fund gets deposit of just $100,000 so far 4 days ago

    United Nations: A United Nations trust fund, seeking $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa, has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up to allow for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs on the ground. As of Thursday, $365 million had...
  • Kim Jong Un's recent public appearance raise speculations over his long absence 5 days ago

    Days after Kim Jong Un made his public appearance after a long period of absence, speculations have arisen over his disappearing act. ...
  • World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council 5 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called on Wednesday in the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola. In a unanimously adopted statement, the 15-member body warned that the world's response "has failed to date to adequately address the magnitude of the outbreak and...
  • UN calls for maintaining links with Ebola affected countries 5 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged member states to maintain trade and transport links with the Ebola affected countries to enable timely utilisation of assistant resources. "The members of the Security Council stressed that the response of the international community to the Ebola outbreak has failed to adequately...
  • Over 1 million Somalis facing starvation risk: UN 6 days ago

    United Nations: The UN envoy in Somalia has warned that despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa country has deteriorated, with over 1 million Somalis who do not have enough to eat. This number is up 20 per cent compared to six months ago,...
  • Sri Lankan military to return Tamil civilians' gold 6 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's military announced it would return unspecified quantities of gold jewellery recovered from a battle site dating to the crushing of separatist Tamil Tiger rebels more than five years ago. Security forces have identified 2,377 "legitimate claimants" and 25 of them were handed back their gold ornaments by...
  • Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US 6 days ago

    Vienna: Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif, quoted by Iran's Fars news agency, was speaking after...
  • Pakistan using 'diversionary tactics' on talks: India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday said that it was willing for a "serious dialogue" with Pakistan on all outstanding issues including Kashmir but maintained that Islamabad was not interested in talks and was using "diversionary tactics" by complaining to the United Nations. It also demanded that Pakistan must take immediate...
  • North Korea leader Kim Jong Un makes public appearance after 40 days sparking speculation about his health; seen walking with a stick 1 week ago

    Pyongyang: A photo published Tuesday by the official Rodong Sinmun newspaper of North Korea showed top leader Kim Jong Un looking healthy except for using a walking stick after disappearing from public view for over 40 days. Kim walked with the stick when he visited a newly built residential district for...
  • Indian police inspector wins UN's international female peacekeeper award 1 week ago

    United Nations: An Indian police inspector has been named recipient of a prestigious international female peacekeeper award by the UN's police division for her "exceptional achievements" in her duty with the UN mission in Afghanistan, including her efforts towards helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Inspector Shakti Devi of the Jammu...
  • After over a month, North Korea leader Kim Jong appears in public 1 week ago

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fuelled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country. Several pictures on the front page of Tuesday's...
  • Pakistan says 12 dead in border clashes with India, appeals to UN October 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Indian firing across a disputed border with Pakistan has killed 12 civilians and injured 52 in Pakistan so far this month, according to a Sunday press release from the Foreign Ministry. Sartaj Aziz, the adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, said that officials from...
  • Liberia: 41 UN staffers under Ebola observation October 11, 2014

    Monrovia: Liberia's United Nations peacekeeping mission says 41 staff members, including 20 military personnel, are under "close medical observation" after an international member of its medical team contracted Ebola. The mission said in a statement that the measures were precautionary and that none of the staff members had shown signs...
  • WHO: Ebola death toll rises to more than 4,000 October 11, 2014

    Monrovia: Liberian lawmakers on Saturday rejected a proposal to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the power to further restrict movement and public gatherings and to confiscate property in the fight against Ebola. One legislator said such a law would have turned Liberia into a police state. The proposal's defeat came as...
  • UN chief hails 'greatest champions' of kids Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai October 10, 2014

    United Nations: Congratulating India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai on being awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday applauded the two child rights activists as the world's "greatest champions" for children. "I congratulate Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi - two of the world's greatest...
  • Islamic State seize Kurdish headquarters in Syria's Kobane October 10, 2014

    Suruc (Turkey): Islamic State captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the battleground Syrian town of Kobane on Friday as a UN envoy warned of a looming "massacre" by the Islamic State group. Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling to prevent the jihadists closing off the last escape route for the thousands...
  • No early sign of 'missing' Kim Jong-Un on key party date October 10, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's ruling party celebrated its 69th anniversary on Friday with no early sign that "missing" leader Kim Jong-Un might finally resurface after more than a month out of the public eye Kim's unexplained absence has fed a cycle of rumour and wild speculation that only a country as...
  • Aamir Khan made Unicef ambassador for South Asia October 9, 2014

    Kathmandu: Bollywood superstar, director and producer Aamir Khan has been appointed Unicef Ambassador for South Asia, the UN agency announced here Thursday. Aamir endorsed the offer, in which capacity he would support Unicef's work to promote the right of South Asian children to nutrition. In a programme organised in Kathmandu Thursday, the...
  • US Senator says UN can play role in calming tempers on LoC violations October 9, 2014

    US Senator Tim Kaine called for UN intervention in the India-Pakistan border standoff. "UN can be a helpful participant sometimes in such issues as a promoter of peace. UN participation should be welcomed in this issue," Kaine said. ...
  • Eyes on Kim Jong Un as North Korea gets ready for 69th anniversary of ruling party October 9, 2014

    Tokyo: As North Korea's ruling party prepares to mark its 69th anniversary on Friday, the world will be watching to see if leader Kim Jong Un will make his first public appearance in more than a month. Kim's absence from the public eye, along with suggestions in the North Korean media...
  • India among top 5 financial contributors to Ebola response October 9, 2014

    Washington: India is among the top five contributors to the UN Ebola response with a contribution of US dollar 12.5 million, according to a fact sheet released by US Secretary of State John Kerry. The US with US dollar 113.8 million tops the list to the UN Ebola response. It is...
  • Ebola an urgent global crisis demands urgent global response: US October 9, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday asked countries to step up their efforts to combat the deadly and fast-spreading disease. "Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United...
  • Ebola 'unavoidable' in Europe, but spread risk low: WHO October 8, 2014

    Geneva: Cases of Ebola in Europe are unavoidable, but the risk of the disease spreading is extremely low, a top UN health official said, amid growing fears over infections in Spain. "Sporadic cases of Ebola virus disease in Europe are unavoidable. This is due to travel between Europe and affected...
  • Vultures face extinction in Indian subcontinent: UN report October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The endangered vultures are on the brink of extinction in Indian continent, a UN report on biodiversity today said regretting that a veterinary drug responsible for their deaths continue to be available in the market despite a ban. The vulture population has, in fact, witnessed one of the "most dramatic...
  • Fully ready to respond to Pakistan provocation: India to UN October 8, 2014

    United Nations: India and Pakistan have sparred at the UN over ceasefire violations along the LoC with India making it clear that its armed forces are "fully ready" to respond to "provocation". India also said that the onus of creating a positive environment for normalisation of relations is on Pakistan....