06 Apr 2016
Beijing: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will visit China later this month to strengthen military ties despite strains in bilateral relations over Beijing's move to block India's attempts in the UN to clamp a ban on Pakistan- based terror group JeM chief Masood Azhar.
05 Apr 2016
United Nations: New Zealand's former prime minister Helen Clark has entered the race to be the next UN secretary-general, touting her decades of leadership as she aims to become the first woman to head the world body.
26 Nov 2015
Rio De Jenario: Mud from a dam that burst at an iron ore mine in Brazil earlier this month, killing 12 people and polluting an important river, is toxic, the United Nations' human rights agency said yesterday.
17 Nov 2015
New Delhi: Senior diplomat and former high-profile spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin has been appointed as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, succeeding Asoke Mukerji.
13 Jun 2016
Beijing: Notwithstanding a US push for India's NSG membership, China today said members of the elite club "remain divided" on the issue of non-NPT countries joining it and insisted that there "was no deliberation" on the bid by India and other nations at the Vienna meeting.
12 Nov 2015
VALLETTA: Progress toward negotiations in Syria offers a glimmer of hope for easing the refugee crisis sweeping into Europe, a senior UN official said on yesterday as diplomats prepared for talks later in the week.
24 Jun 2016
London: Millions of Britons yesterday braved rains to cast their vote in the knife-edge referendum to decide whether the country will stay in or leave the 28-nation bloc, even as the latest survey gave the Remain camp its first solid lead in the bitterly-contested poll.
12 Jun 2016
New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today embarked on a six-day visit to three African nations -- Ghana, Ivory Coast and Namibia -- to boost trade ties with these countries known for having "solid political system, where democracy has taken roots".
20 Jul 2016
United Nations: India has lashed out at the "subterranean universe" of the Security Council's sanctions regimes for not being transparent in their functioning and called for reform, months after China scuttled its bid to get Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN.
10 Jun 2016
Vienna/New Delhi: India yesterday secured Mexico's support for its membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) that controls access to sensitive nuclear technology but as the 48-nation club met in Vienna, China continued to oppose India's bid.