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  • PM Modi talks 'strong SAARC' with neighbours; gets Yoga Day support January 16, 1410

    New York: Taking forward his 'neighbourhood first' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed matters of regional and bilateral cooperation with top leaders of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. The three neighbouring leaders also promised their full support to Modi's suggestion to the UN to celebrate International Yoga Day once...
  • UNSC should reflect ground realities of 21st century: Modi 4 days ago

    United Nations: Strongly pitching for the much needed reforms in the United Nations Security Council, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the international community for changes in the 15-member powerful body by next year; when the UN celebrates its 70th anniversary. "We must reform the United Nations, including the Security...
  • We must make the UN Security Council more democratic: Modi at UNGA 5 days ago

    Speaking at the UNGA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said, "UN Security Council must introduce more permanent members to combat terrorism. More nations should be involved in the UN decision making process." ...
  • Swaraj discusses UN Security Council reform with counterparts 6 days ago

    New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of early reform of the UN Security Council during her meetings with counterparts from China and the IBSA and G4 blocs, saying that concerted efforts should be made to complete the reform process by 2015, coinciding with the 70th anniversary...
  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola September 16, 2014

    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...
  • UNSC strongly condemns 'heinous' murder of Briton by ISIL September 15, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the "heinous and cowardly" murder of British humanitarian aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State terror group, saying the outfit must be defeated and violence it adopts "stamped out." "This crime is a tragic reminder of the increasing dangers humanitarian personnel...
  • 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...
  • US's Kerry to woo Modi's India, but quick progress unlikely July 29, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India this week as Washington tries to revitalize ties it sees as a counterbalance to China's rising power, but rapid progress is unlikely, despite the reformist reputation of India's new leader. The visit by Kerry and a trip by Defense Secretary Chuck...
  • UNSC calls for immediate ceasefire as Gaza toll rises to 501 July 21, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Monday called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, even as UN chief Ban Kimoon met Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Qatar in the first leg of his Middle East tour which aims to end the escalating conflict that has killed...
  • Modi to attend BRICS meet; India to take up UNSC reforms July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In his first participation in a global meet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the sixth summit of BRICS countries in Brazil on July 1416 where reforms of the UN Security Council and issues like the BRICS development bank and climate change are likely to be taken up. It...
  • Ukraine's east braces for anti-rebel operation as deadline passes April 14, 2014

    Slaviansk: Towns in eastern Ukraine on Monday braced for military action from government forces as a deadline passed for pro-Russian separatists to disarm and end their occupation of state buildings or face a major "anti-terrorist" operation. As the 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) deadline issued by authorities in Kiev expired, a Reuters...
  • UNSC unanimously approves Syria aid access resolution February 23, 2014

    The UN Security Council achieved rare unity to act on Syria's civil war on Saturday when Russia and China supported adoption of a resolution to boost aid access in Syria that threatens to take "further steps" in the case of non-compliance. Russia, supported by China, has shielded its ally Syria on...
  • Ideas 2014: One should have a sense of value, says Kofi Annan on subsidies in India February 6, 2014

    Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has warned India against too many populist subsidies. In conversation with CNN IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose on Ideas 2014, Annan said that subsidised water and power take away their value. ...
  • Vice President Hamid Ansari arrives in Cuba October 30, 2013

    Havana: After concluding a "landmark" tour of Peru during which four agreements were signed, Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived in Cuba, one of the founders of the Nonaligned movement like India. It is the first ever bilateral visit by any Indian VVIP to the Communist country as earlier trips by Prime...
  • Chile supports India, Brazil as permanent members of UNSC October 5, 2013

    Washington: Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has supported India, Brazil, Germany and Japan's bid for a permanent seat in UNSC. "I think that countries like Brazil, Germany, Japan, India should be part of the Security Council as permanent members," Pinera told the popular Charlie Rose Show in an interview on the PBS. The...
  • UNSC adopts resolution on Syria, demands elimination of chemical arms September 28, 2013

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar alAssad's government if it does not comply. The unanimous vote by the 15member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia and...
  • Western envoys say countries agreed on UNSC resolution on Syria, Russia denies it September 26, 2013

    Envoys from the United States, Russia, France, China and Britain have come to an agreement on the core of a UN Security Council resolution to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, three Western diplomats said on Wednesday, but Russia denied such an accord had been reached and insisted work was...
  • Diplomatic efforts intensify on corralling Syrian chemical arms September 12, 2013

    Geneva: Diplomatic efforts to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control intensified on Wednesday while UN rights investigators detailed what they called war crimes carried out largely by Syrian government forces in the civil war. US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke by phone, the...
  • UN chief takes responsibility for failing to control Syrian war crimes September 12, 2013

    Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart in Geneva on Thursday to discuss Syria issue. ...
  • Nepal freezes assets of 224 persons, 64 groups with links to Dawood, al Qaeda September 10, 2013

    The Nepal government has directed freezing of assets of 224 individuals and 64 groups with links to al Qaeda and Indian underworld don Dawood Ibrahim if they are present in Nepal. Those on the list are individuals and groups identified by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as entities associated with...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria September 7, 2013

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in a joint statement...
  • Russian President warns West against taking action in Syria without UNSC backing September 4, 2013

    President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude" supporting a UN resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press and Russia's state Channel...
  • UNSC fails to agree on military action against Syria August 29, 2013

    The five permanent members of the Security Council have failed to reach consensus on military action against Syrian regime. ...
  • South Africa demands permanent African seats in UNSC August 13, 2013

    South Africa on Monday appealed for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms and inclusion of Africa with at least two permanent seats. The appeal was made by South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite NkoanaMashabane after hosting Vuk Jeremic, president of the 67th session of the UN...
  • Austria to quit UN's Golan force over Syria violence June 7, 2013

    Beirut: Austria said on Thursday it would pull out of a UN force on the Golan Heights after battles between Syrian troops and rebels there, in a blow to a mission that has kept the IsraeliSyrian war front quiet for 40 years. Israel, anxious for the international mission to remain in...
  • Financial sanctions delay North Korea's atom bomb work: UN May 15, 2013

    United Nations: A combination of increasingly tough financial sanctions, an arms embargo and other international restrictions on trade with North Korea have not stopped Pyongyang's illicit nuclear arms program but appear to have significantly delayed it, according to a confidential report by a UN panel of experts seen by Reuters...
  • UN lists Syrian Army and militias as sex predators April 17, 2013

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has listed Syria's Army and intelligence agency and an allied militia as sexual war criminals for assaults on women and children, along with the al Qaeda movement in Mali and various African rebel movements. The "name and shame" tally of sexual predators and outlaws was...
  • IMF recognises Somalia after 22 years of chaos April 13, 2013

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund has announced that it is recognising Somalia's new government after a 22year break in relations with the oncechaotic country, part of a general push by the United States, United Nations and the West toward encouraging rehabilitation there. The US formally recognised the African nation's new government...
  • UNSC condemns Indian peacekeepers' killing in South Sudan April 10, 2013

    New York: Members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the killing of five Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan and asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice. The members condemned the April 9 attack by unidentified armed persons on a UN Mission in South Sudan...
  • Syrian civil war devastates farming, says UN January 24, 2013

    Rome/Beirut: Syria's 22month civil war has ravaged vital infrastructure and halved the output of staple crops, the United Nations said on Wednesday, underscoring the lasting damage from which the country will take years to recover. What began as a peaceful protest movement against President Bashar alAssad has killed more than 60,000...