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  • India has the highest number of deaths among children below 5 13 hours 46 minutes ago

    United Nations: India's child mortality rate has dropped by more than half since 1990 but it still recorded the world's highest number of deaths among children below age five in 2013, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, acknowledging the progress made by the world's second most populous nation. The report,...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola Yesterday

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis on Thursday to find ways to scale up the global response to the epidemic, the US ambassador announced. "It is crucial that council members discuss the status of the epidemic, confer on a coordinated international response...
  • The CJ Show: Flood fury in Jammu and Kashmir Yesterday

    We get you citizens' on-ground reports and a status check from the state of Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Evolutionary approach can save earth: Scientists 3 days ago

    Washington: Evolutionary thinking is not just about the past anymore. It is about the present and the future and addressing societal challenges such as food security, emerging diseases and bio-diversity loss in a sustainable way, says a significant study. The age of the Anthropocene - the scientific name given to our...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • FIFA, UN to cooperate in fight against Ebola 3 days ago

    Madrid: FIFA, football's world governing body, said that it looks forward to cooperating with the UN to combat the Ebola virus outbreak that has killed over 2,000 in West Africa. The Antoinette Tubman stadium in Monrovia, the Liberian capital, will host two Ebola treatment units after the World Health Organisation (WHO)...
  • Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi to meet in US 3 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi are scheduled to meet in New York this month during the UN General Assembly (UNGA), media reported on Saturday. This would be the first meeting between Modi and Hasina after the BJP came to power in India in May. Permanent...
  • UN names new envoy for West Africa 4 days ago

    United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as his special representative and head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA). Chambas will succeed Said Djinnit of Algeria to whom the Secretary General is grateful for his dedication and effective leadership at...
  • Pakistan teenage activist Malala's attackers arrested: Army 4 days ago

    Islamabad: The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 have been arrested, the army announced in Friday. Malala, then 15, was shot in her head by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen in October...
  • India has second-highest number of child marriages: UN report 4 days ago

    United Nations:India had the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunisation coverage and stop gender-based sex selection. The report 'Improving Children's Lives, Transforming the Future...
  • 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria, says UN 5 days ago

    Beirut: Al-Qaeda-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the UN's fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of its 40-year-old monitoring mission there. The Fijians were captured on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights...
  • US wins Arab support for Syria/Iraq military campaign 5 days ago

    Jeddah: The United States signed up Arab allies on Thursday to a "coordinated military campaign" against Islamic State fighters, a major step in building regional support for President Barack Obama's plan to strike both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier. After talks in Saudi Arabia's summer capital Jeddah, Secretary of State John...
  • Ozone layer on track to recovery: UN 6 days ago

    Geneva: The Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades, thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, said a UN report on Wednesday. The conclusion was made in the assessment published Wednesday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World...
  • Indian economy to grow 5.6 pc in 2014: UNCTAD 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian economy will grow at a rate of 5.6 per cent in 2014 while developing economies as a whole will see between 4.5-5 per cent rise in economic expansion, a report by United Nations body UNCTAD said on Wednesday. The UNCTAD Trade and Development report 2015 forecasts...
  • J&K floods: India shouldn't make it a prestige issue and take UN's help, says Hurriyat 6 days ago

    Srinagar: Amidst reports that the United Nations has extended help to the flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the government should take their help. "If the UN has said that they are willing to help, we appeal to the Government of India to not...
  • UN to hold high-level Ebola event on outbreak 1 week ago

    United Nations: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will hold a high-level event later this month to spur international efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, which starts on September 24,...
  • UN Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters 1 week ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws. The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, obtained...
  • UN chief calls for more support to fight Ebola September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called leaders of some countries and organisations to urge more support in the fight against the deadly Ebola, a spokesman said on Monday. "He spoke to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Cuban President Raul Castro and President of the...
  • UN chief hails new government in Iraq September 9, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday welcomed the formation of a new government in Iraq, saying that it "is a positive step towards political stability and peace in the country". "The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement of the formation of a new inclusive government in Iraq and congratulates Haider...
  • Ukraine's leader rallies for unity in key city September 9, 2014

    Mariupol, (Ukraine): Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port on Monday that has been assaulted for days by Russian-backed separatists and declared the city would remain a part of Ukraine. After a series of military defeats to increasingly confident rebel forces in the country's eastern regions,...
  • J&K floods: UN system stands ready to help India, Pakistan 1 week ago

    United Nations: The UN system stands ready to help governments in India and Pakistan in their efforts to provide relief and assistance to the hundreds impacted by the severe floods in Kashmir, a spokesperson for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday. A large-scale rescue operation has been launched by...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meeting in New York: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday did not rule out a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session later this month, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying the government will respond according to the situation that develops. Talking to...
  • Declining likelihood of El Nino by year-end: UN September 8, 2014

    Geneva: The "El Nino" phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, could take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year, but the likelihood has declined since June, the UN said on Monday. There is now a 55-60 percent likelihood that El Nino could begin between September...
  • New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority September 8, 2014

    Geneva: The Jordanian prince taking the helm of the UN's human rights office urged the world on Monday to set as its first priority bringing a halt to the gruesome and conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria. Newly appointed UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid al-Hussein, in his first speech...
  • Sri Lanka to counter allegations at UN rights sessions September 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka, which has vowed not to cooperate with an international probe into its alleged rights abuses during the final phase of its military campaign against LTTE, will counter the charges at a UNHRC session beginning on Monday in Geneva. The External Affairs Ministry sources said that Sri Lankan Ambassador...
  • UN chief hails initiative for dialogue in Sudan September 6, 2014

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Friday welcomed the initiative of holding a comprehensive national dialogue in Sudan to achieve sustainable peace as well as the progress being made by Sudanese stakeholders to prepare for this process. He welcomed in particular the signing of "an agreement between representatives of...
  • Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan September 6, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced. The announcement came at a joint briefing with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday, bdnews24.com reported. In a first visit to Bangladesh by any Japanese prime minister in...
  • Drug and vaccine makers in race against Ebola September 6, 2014

    Geneva: Drug and vaccine companies are racing to conduct clinical trials of potential treatments for Ebola but it will be 2015 before there are any initial results and much later before significant quantities could be available, executives said on Friday. In interviews on the sidelines of a meeting hosted by the...
  • Ebola outbreak to get worse before it gets better: UN officials September 3, 2014

    United Nations: Top UN officials have warned that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa "will get worse before it gets better" as they called for international action to deal with the crisis, saying misinformation about the disease will only exacerbate an already fragile situation. "The fear factor plays a strong role...
  • 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...