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  • Delhi rape convict's remarks 'unspeakable': UN Yesterday

    United Nations: The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convict blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women. Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric refused to further comment on the remarks made...
  • Black money: Luxembourg offers to send financial experts team 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Luxembourg, one of the biggest routes for investments into India, on Monday offered to send a team of experts in New Delhi to brief the government on measures taken by it to curb illegal financial transactions. The offer was conveyed by Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to his Indian...
  • Barack Obama endorses India's bid for UNSC permanent membership February 25, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama endorses India's candidature as a permanent member of the reformed UN Security Council, the White House has said. "As it relates to India's membership in the security council, I know the President endorsed that...The Security Council in the context of a variety of other important...
  • Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions February 23, 2015

    Moscow: Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, the state defence company said on Monday. Any such a deal is likely to go down badly in Washington as Western countries seek to keep up the...
  • UN climate experts meet despite chief's absence over sex case February 23, 2015

    Kenya: Climate scientists went ahead with a scheduled meeting in Kenya at Nairobi despite the absence of the United Nations' top climate change official, Rajendra Pachauri, who faces sexual harassment allegations. Experts gathering in Nairobi on Monday said the absence of Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...
  • Baghdad's first female mayor set to take the reins February 21, 2015

    Baghdad: A woman has been named as mayor of Baghdad for the first time, a government spokesman said on Saturday, amid widespread corruption and rampant violence. Zekra Alwach, a civil engineer and director general of the ministry of higher education, becomes the first female to be given such a post in...
  • Sri Lanka's former President Rajapaksa vows political return February 18, 2015

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday vowed to return to politics following his stunning defeat in last month's presidential election and said he may contest for prime minister later this year. Rajapaksa told a rally of tens of thousands of supporters urging him to return that he is...
  • UN Security Council reform: Stick to a time-table, says India February 14, 2015

    United Nations: With UN General Assembly (UNGA) President Sam Kutesa reporting he was "heartened" to find support for a Security Council reform process based on a negotiating document, India has said that the text should be given the mandate of an Assembly resolution and the negotiations should stick to a...
  • News 360: China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Ahead of Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing has no problem...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories February 12, 2015

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  • Ahead of PM Modi's visit, China says will back India for UN Security Council permanent membership February 12, 2015

    Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Beijing visit, China on Thursday softened its stand on India's bid for a permanent membership in United Nation's Security Council. After decades of denial, it is for the first time that China said it supported India's bid. A senior Chinese official said Beijing...
  • Will ensure ban on groups proscribed by UN: Pakistan February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid confusion over the status of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led militant outfit JuD, Pakistan government on Tuesday said it will ensure that all organisations proscribed by the UN are banned in the country. "There is some confusion regarding the list of banned outfits but I want to make...
  • People respect governments that punish corruption: UN chief Ban Ki-moon February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Highlighting that people respect governments that punish corruption, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for increased government transparency and cooperation between the public sector and private enterprises to drive economic growth. "The most respected governments are those that ensure equal rule or law and justice for all, and those...
  • Rape, acid attacks, kidnap: Girls face rising violence in fight for education, says UN February 10, 2015

    Geneva: High-profile attacks such as the abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office said on Monday. Many of the attacks are done in...
  • UN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,375 in January February 1, 2015

    Baghdad: The United Nations mission to Iraq said on Sunday that violence in the country amid the war against the extremist Islamic State group killed at least 1,375 people in January. The UN Assistance Mission in Iraq, known as UNAMI, put the number of civilians killed at 790, while identifying...
  • India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014: UN January 29, 2015

    Geneva: Notwithstanding the decline in global foreign direct investment inflows, India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014 to an estimated $35 billion with maximum growth in the services sector, a UN report said on Thursday. China toppled the US in 2014 as the world's largest recipient of FDI...
  • Talks not possible until Pakistan addresses our concerns: India January 27, 2015

    Islamabad: India on Monday said that talks with Pakistan were not possible until Islamabad addresses concerns highlighted by New Delhi, including that of terrorism. Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan said that negotiations with Pakistan were not possible in a climate of terrorism. The talks with Pakistan did not...
  • Progress on Ebola but no scope for complacency: India to UN January 22, 2015

    United Nations: India has lauded the progress made by the international community in containing the Ebola epidemic - that has claimed over 8,000 lives so far - but said there is "no scope for complacency" since the crisis is not over yet. "It is reassuring to hear of progress made in...
  • US hoping for development in climate negotiations with India January 22, 2015

    Washington: The United States is hoping to make significant progress in climate negotiations with India ahead of a major UN conference taking place later this year in Paris, a senior White House official has said. "President Barack Obama will have a chance to review with Prime Minister Narendra Modi what the...
  • UN reports significant drop in Ebola cases January 22, 2015

    Geneva: The deadly Ebola epidemic is slowing significantly in the three west African countries at its epicentre, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, adding that those countries were now adequately equipped to stem the tide. The UN health agency said in its latest update that a total of 8,626 people had...
  • IS targeting educated women in new wave of horror: UN January 20, 2015

    Geneva: The UN on Tuesday warned educated women, particularly those who have run for elections, that they risk executions, cruel and inhuman punishments from the Sharia courts established by the Islamic State militants in areas controlled by them. In the first two weeks of 2015 three women lawyers were executed by...
  • Global unemployment to go up in next five years: UN report January 20, 2015

    Geneva: Global unemployment is expected to increase by 11 million in the next five years as the world economy continues to grow at "tepid rates", a latest UN report released has warned. According to the World Employment Social Outlook report compiled by International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 212 million...
  • Last year was Earth's hottest on record: US scientists January 17, 2015

    Cape: Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two US government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies, by the US space agency NASA and the National Oceanic...
  • Vibrant Gujarat summit: Modi exhibited forward looking leadership, says Ban Ki Moon January 11, 2015

    Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhibited forward looking leadership. He also said, "All world leaders are inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's teachings." ...
  • Gujarat a cultural crossover to the world: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said Gujarat could also be a crossroad for a new era of sustainable development while it has long been a cultural crossover to the world. "This dynamic state has long been a cultural crossover to the world. Today, it can also be a...
  • David Cameron asks new Sri Lanka president to aid UN rights probe January 10, 2015

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has asked Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country. In his congratulatory message released by Downing Street, Cameron expressed hope that the issues of the past will be addressed. In his statement, he said,...
  • Speak up to pay real tribute to Charlie Hebdo journalists: UN January 9, 2015

    Geneva: Describing the attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as an assault "on all of us", the UN office on Friday stressed on the importance of continuing to speak up to pay a real tribute to the slain journalists. The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) held a commemoration...
  • Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as head of a UN department for peacekeeping missions January 8, 2015

    United Nations: Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body. Khare, 55 will succeed Bangladesh's Ameerah...
  • Palestine to join International Criminal Court in April: UN chief January 8, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted the request by Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the ICC admission will take place April 1, a move that could lead to possible war crime complaints against Israel, according to a UN source. The world organisation on Friday confirmed...
  • N. Korea Blasts US for Sanctions Over Sony Attack January 4, 2015

    Seoul, South Korea: North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures - the latest fallout from a Hollywood movie depicting the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader. An unnamed spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry, in rhetoric...