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UN appeals for USD 20 million for Vanuatu cyclone victims

UN appeals for USD 20 million for Vanuatu cyclone victims

11 Apr 2015

United Nations: United Nations appealed for nearly USD 20 million for victims of  Cyclone Pam which tore through the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu last month, killing 17 people and leaving about 65,000 homeless.

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UN appeals USD 174 million life-saving aid for Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees

UN appeals USD 174 million life-saving aid for Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees

10 Apr 2015

Dakar: The United Nations launched an appeal on Thursday for USD 174 million in what it called "life-saving aid" for almost 200,000 Nigerians who have fled the country due to brutal attacks by Boko Haram jihadists.

Boko Haram refugees,   Nigeria refugees,   United Nations,   life saving aid,   Boko Haram jihadists,  
 Greece needs 36 billion euros more from EU: IMF

Greece needs 36 billion euros more from EU: IMF

03 Jul 2015

Washington: Greece needs 50 billion more euros (USD 55 billion) over the next three years, including 36 billion euros from EU lenders, to stabilise its finances even under existing creditor plans, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said yesterday.

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UN hopes for 'credible' Sri Lanka reconciliation process

UN hopes for 'credible' Sri Lanka reconciliation process

11 Mar 2015

United Nations: Sri Lanka has a "historic opportunity" to set up a domestic reconciliation process that is "credible, accountable and on par with international norms and standards", the UN has said.

United Nations,   Sri Lanka,   reconciliation process,   international norms,  
India elected to four key subsidiary bodies of UN agency ECOSOC

India elected to four key subsidiary bodies of UN agency ECOSOC

09 Apr 2015

United Nations: India has been elected to four key subsidiary bodies of the United Nations' agency on economic and social issues, continuing its impressive record of winning elections at the world body.

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UN puts Libya request for weapons on hold

UN puts Libya request for weapons on hold

10 Mar 2015

United Nations: Libya's request for UN approval to buy fighter jets, tanks and other weaponry to fight Islamic State militants has been put on hold at the request of seven Security Council members led by Spain, diplomats have said.

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Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

Iran, world powers seek to finalise nuclear deal

23 Apr 2015

Vienna: Iran and major powers held a second day of talks on Thursday seeking to finalise a historic deal that would make any attempt by Tehran to make a nuclear weapon extremely difficult and easily detectable.

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Resolute action needed to counter IS terror: India

Resolute action needed to counter IS terror: India

22 Apr 2015

Jakarta: Terming terror organisation Islamic State (IS) as a cause for grave concern, India on Wednesday exhorted a congregation of Asian and African countries to be resolute in combating terrorism and acting against maritime piracy.

IS Terror,   India,   Islamic State,   Terrorism,   Asian African Summit 2015,   External Affairs Minister,   Sushma Swaraj,   United Nations,   ISIS,   Latest World News ,  
WHO fetes Beijing for smoking ban in public places

WHO fetes Beijing for smoking ban in public places

31 May 2015

Beijing: As world observed No Tobacco Day today, the WHO honoured Beijing city for banning smoking in public places from tomorrow, hoping that the award will encourage rest of China, world's largest tobacco producer and consumer with over 300 million smokers to follow suit.

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Rule of law most effective tool to fight terrorism: India tells UN

Rule of law most effective tool to fight terrorism: India tells UN

07 Mar 2015

United Nations: Calling the rule of law the most effective tool to fight terrorism, India has said the national legal systems should be strengthened to apply UN's counter-terror laws.

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