01 May 2015
Aden: The United Nations warned fuel shortages threaten to halt all relief operations in Yemen "within days" as Saudi Arabia reported the first retaliatory cross-border attack of its five-week air war.
29 Apr 2015
Indonesia: An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug traffickers, including seven foreigners, in the early hours of Wednesday, sparking condemnation from Australia and Brazil who had made final, desperate pleas to save their nationals.
22 Nov 2014
United Nations: The United Nations has adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice.
18 Feb 2015
United Nations: With the post-2015 development agenda set to be adopted later this year at the UN, India has said developing nations must be given the "necessary space" to pull their people out of poverty while pursuing socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth.
24 Feb 2015
United Nations: India has called for an urgent action to reform the UN Security Council this year, arguing the most-powerful body of the United Nations itself embodies the undemocratic stranglehold of the privileges of a few, forged by a wartime alliance that no longer exists.
26 Apr 2015
United Nations: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon assured quake-hit Nepal that the world body will mount a major relief effort and support it in dealing with the humanitarian crisis.
25 Jul 2015
Athens: Greece has submitted an official request to the International Monetary Fund for a new loan as it seeks a huge third bailout from its creditors, the Finance Ministry said yesterday.
08 Jun 2015
Washington: Over 95 percent of the world's population has health problems -- with over a third having more than five ailments, according to a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet.
06 May 2015
United Nations: The international community should not spare any effort to defeat terrorism which threatens to engulf the world in a carnage similar to the one witnessed during the two World Wars, India has told the UN.
16 Mar 2015
United Nations: At India's initiative, a memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers will be built at the UN headquarters here as a lasting tribute to the sacrifice made by them in the line of duty.