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  • Now you will see Beyonce, Antonio Banderas, Stevie Wonder making public service announcement on Doordarshan 7 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: International celebrities like Beyonce, Nicole Kidman, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Antonio Bendaras will be seen on Doordarshan making public service announcement on the United Nation's Millennium Goals. The announcements will be made during a new programme which will be aired from August 29 at 9 PM, every...
  • UN chief asks India-Pakistan to resolve issues through dialogue Yesterday

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has asked India and Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue, against the backdrop of cancellation of foreign-secretary level talks between the two nations and continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along border posts. "The Secretary-General calls on both sides to solve the issues...
  • UN accuses Islamic State of mass killings Yesterday

    Geneva: The United Nations condemned on Monday "appalling, widespread" crimes by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners that could amount to war crimes. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay condemned "grave, horrific human rights violations" being committed by Islamic State, a Sunni Muslim group which has seized...
  • UN Council condemns 'heinous and cowardly' James Foley murder 4 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants and called for the immediate release of all hostages. In a unanimous statement released, the 15-member council said the murder "demonstrates the brutality of ISIL," the Islamic State...
  • 469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF 5 days ago

    United Nations: A senior official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is "dire" because of its debilitating effect on the one million Gaza Strip inhabitants under the age of 18. "This situation...
  • UN Security Council urges resumption of Gaza talks 6 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council deplored the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant read a council statement yesterday expressing "grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of the Egyptian-brokered humanitarian...
  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention 6 days ago

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • 2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN 1 week ago

    United Nations: The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said on Tuesday. "WHO is working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that people in the quarantine zone receive...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 1 week ago

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • UN chief urges restraint after protests over teen's killing in US August 19, 2014

    United Nations: As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to Ban's spokesperson, the UN chief is aware that US federal authorities have announced...
  • Unless blockade ends, Gaza faces years of misery: UN August 19, 2014

    Gaza: Unless negotiations to end the Gaza war succeed in lifting a blockade of the territory, Gazans will not see any improvement in their lives for at least another 15 years, the head of a UN relief agency said on Monday. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in Egypt trying to secure...
  • UN urges exit screening for Ebola at some airports August 19, 2014

    Geneva: Ebola-affected countries should immediately begin exit screening all passengers leaving international airports, sea ports and major ground crossings, the UN health agency said on Monday. The agency didn't spell out which countries should start screening passengers, but noted that the Ebola outbreak involves transmission in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leona...
  • UP: Six married women return to parents due to lack of toilet at in-laws' place August 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Six newly-wed women have returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their in-laws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. Neelam, Kalawati, Shakina, Niranjan,...
  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill August 17, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • UN approves measure to combat al-Qaeda fighters August 16, 2014

    United Nations: Responding to the growing terrorist threat in Iraq and Syria, the UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on six men for recruiting or financing foreign fighters, and threatened additional sanctions against those supporting terrorist groups. The UN's most powerful body, in a resolution adopted unanimously on Friday, also demanded...
  • UN chief commends al-Maliki's decision to quit as Iraq's PM August 15, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commended the decision of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to give up his candidature and support Haider al-Abadi to succeed him. "The secretary general commends the decision of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to withdraw his candidature and his pledge to support Haider al-Abadi...
  • Nuri al-Maliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to a new leader August 14, 2014

    Baghdad: An increasingly isolated Nuri al-Maliki again protested his removal as Iraqi prime minister on Wednesday, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed a successor who many in Baghdad hope can halt advancing Sunni jihadists. Although abandoned by former backers in the United States and...
  • More than one million people affected by Ebola outbreak: WHO August 14, 2014

    United Nations: With more than one million people affected by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the WHO has warned that there is "no early end in sight" to the severe health crisis and called for "extraordinary measures" to stop the transmission of the disease. According to the latest update...
  • Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes August 13, 2014

    Caracas: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Wednesday that a probe by the UN Human Rights Council will prove that Israel committed war crimes and violated humanitarian law during its Gaza offensive. Speaking after Israel complained that the inquiry was biased, Maliki said the Palestinians were confident in the commission,...
  • US ready to help new Iraq leader, Iran welcomes choice August 13, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-Abadi still faces opposition closer to home, where his Shi'ite party...
  • It's ethical to try untested Ebola medicines: UN August 12, 2014

    Madrid: The World Health Organisation on Tuesday declared that it's ethical to use unproven Ebola drugs and vaccines in the outbreak in West Africa provided the right conditions are met. The statement from the UN health agency came amid a worldwide debate over the medical ethnics surrounding the Ebola outbreak,...
  • Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki replaced but refuses to go August 12, 2014

    Baghdad: Iraq's president named a new prime minister to end Nuri al-Maliki's eight-year rule on Monday, but the veteran leader refused to go after deploying militias and special forces on the streets, creating a dangerous political showdown in Baghdad. Washington, which helped install Maliki following its 2003 invasion that toppled Saddam...
  • Maliki defiant as his special forces deploy in Baghdad August 11, 2014

    Baghdad: Special forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki were deployed in strategic areas of Baghdad on Sunday night after he delivered a tough speech indicating he would not cave in to pressure to drop a bid for a third term, police sources said. Pro-Maliki Shi'ite militias stepped up patrols...
  • Saving the Ganga: The majestic and mystical world of Sundarban August 9, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Environment Editor Bahar Dutt tracks the river Ganga, from the Himalayas down to the Sunderbans. The Sundarban is a UN World Heritage site over parts of India and Bangladesh. The name Sundarban comes from the Sundari tree found in the mangroves here. ...
  • Libya calls for UN-supervised ceasefire August 7, 2014

    Tobruk: The newly inaugurated Libyan parliament has threatened to act against warring militias who don't abide by its call for an immediate cease-fire, which it says would be supervised by the United Nations. The parliament's call late on Wednesday is among its first since it convened in the eastern city of...
  • Palestine, Israel trade charges of breaking Gaza truce August 4, 2014

    Gaza: Palestinians and Israel accused each other of breaking a seven-hour ceasefire intended to allow humanitarian aid into the battered Gaza Strip soon after it came into force on Monday. Palestinians said Israel had bombed a refugee camp in Gaza City, killing an eight-year-old girl and wounding 29 other people, while...
  • Ban Ki-moon calls Israeli attack on UN-run school a 'criminal act' August 4, 2014

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned an Israeli attack on a UN-run school in the Gaza Strip that killed 10 Palestinians, terming it as a "moral outrage and a criminal act" and demanding that those responsible for the act should be held accountable. "It is a moral outrage...
  • Islamic State militants seize small towns in northern Iraq August 3, 2014

    Irbil (Iraq): Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said. The fresh gains by the Sunni extremist militants have forced thousands of residents to flee from...
  • Egyptian initiative 'real chance' to end Gaza crisis: Sisi August 2, 2014

    Cairo: President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on Saturday said the Egyptian ceasefire initiative is a "real chance" to end the crisis in the beseiged Gaza Strip, where Israel and Hamas are locked in an intense fighting for the past 26 days. "The Egyptian proposal is the real chance to find a solution to...
  • 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...