21 Dec 2015
Bern: Yemen's warring parties have agreed on a broad framework for ending their war at talks in Switzerland but they first have to agree a permanent ceasefire, after a week-long truce was widely violated, the United Nations said yesterday.
19 Dec 2015
United Nations: UN Security Council members approved a resolution outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damascus government and the opposition, but the draft says nothing on the critical issue of what role President Bashar Assad will play.
13 Apr 2015
Beijing: China, which is yet to fully endorse India's permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council( UNSC), on Monday said it supports India's "desire" to play a bigger role in the United Nations( UN) and will strive to work out a"package plan" to reform the powerful organ of the world body.
09 Dec 2014
Geneva: The year 2014 has been 'devastating' for children, as millions of them were exposed to armed conflicts, Ebola outbreak and torture, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said on Monday.
02 Feb 2016
New York: Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp has reached the milestone of one-billion users, with 42 billion messages being exchanged daily, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today.
18 Dec 2014
JERUSALEM:Israel's foreign minister on Thursday described as a gimmick a Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and an end to the occupation of Palestinian territories by the end of 2017."Certainly this will not hasten an agreement because without Israel's consent, nothing will change," Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement.
24 May 2016
London: Jose Mourinho is on the verge of fulfilling his dream of managing Manchester United after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford came to a bitter end.
05 Apr 2016
Washington: US President Barack Obama has said NATO is 'critical' to the security of America and its allies in Europe, a virtual rejection of Republican front-runner Donald Trump's views that the intergovernmental military alliance has outlived its utility.
29 Sep 2015
New Delhi: India has been advocating for getting permanent membership in the United Nations Organisation for the last few decades. Despite being the largest democracy and an emerging economy in the world, India needs to get over major hurdles in its bid to get permanent UNSC membership.
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.