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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.