14 Nov 2013
United Nations: India has contributed over USD 11 million to various UN bodies for development activities for the year 2014.
11 Jul 2013
Four million adolescent girls in India aged 15-19 years give birth every year in India, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Every hour, three of seven deaths due to complications from pregnancy, child bearing and unsafe abortions occur among girls and women aged 15-24 years, the UNFPA report said.
23 Aug 2016
United Nations: Three of the nine places cited by India as addresses of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan have been found incorrect by a UN committee, which has removed these from its list. One of the addresses which have been dropped by the UN Security Council's Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee was found similar to that of a residence of Islamabad's envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi.
24 Jul 2016
Kabul: At least 80 people were killed and over 230 injured when Islamic State suicide bombers targeted a mass demonstration in the Afghan capital yesterday. IS fighters detonated explosive belts amidst a "gathering of Shi'ites" in Deh Mazang, said the group's Amaq News Agency.
01 Jan 2014
United Nations: A new wave of displacement was triggered by insecurity in Central African Republic (CAR) during the past weeks, as the crisis in the impoverished country remains severe, a UN spokesperson said on Tuesday.
14 Dec 2013
United Nations: More than 40 countries have pledged USD 404.6 million to a United Nations fund that provides immediate money to respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world, from conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic to earthquakes and typhoons.
15 May 2015
Washington: President Barack Obama has reassured worried Gulf allies that the US is committed to helping protect their security as the strategy of engaging Iran will not come at their expense. Obama and the leaders from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain had talks at the White House.
03 Oct 2014
United Nations: As the world grapples with 'increased sectarian violence' and conflict, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to follow Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy of non-violence, saying the Indian leader proved that peaceful protests accomplished much more than military aggression.
03 Oct 2014
United Nations: The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that more than 7,000 people have been diagnosed with infection of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa, a UN spokesperson said on Thursday.
10 Sep 2016
United Nations: The UN Security Council agreed to immediately begin work on a new raft of sanctions on North Korea after its fifth nuclear test drew global condemnation.