19 Apr 2014
Washington: US President Barack Obama has signed legislation aimed at denying US visa to new Iranian envoy to United Nations, Hamid Aboutalebi, because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the American embassy in Tehran.
14 Apr 2014
United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation in eastern Ukraine, cautioning that further disturbances in the region has the ‘potential’ to spark violent clashes, even as the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the crisis.
04 Apr 2014
New Delhi: The World Health Day is celebrated globally on April 7 every year under the sponsorship of World Health Organization (WHO).
22 Mar 2014
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has urged the Centre not to release the Italian marines accused of murdering Indian fishermen, even if United Nations intervened.
13 Mar 2014
New York: In a major relief to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a US court has granted her motion to dismiss the indictment on visa fraud charges, saying she had full diplomatic immunity when the indictment was returned against her on January 9.
27 Dec 2013
United Nations: The year 2013 turned out to be a milestone for the United Nations, as after years of inertia, it found diplomatic solutions to two major issues - Syrian chemical weapons and Iran's contested nuclear programme - but the brazen killing of peacekeepers, including Indians, highlighted complex challenges faced by the world body.
25 Feb 2014
Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday accused United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay of bias after she made public a report calling for an international investigation in the country of the post-civil war scenario.
05 Mar 2014
United Nations: UN Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson on Tuesday stressed the need for a diplomatic solution to the ongoing Ukraine crisis in his meetings with the country's acting leaders, said a UN spokesman.
21 Feb 2014
United Nations: UN agency for Palestinian refugees has resumed its food distribution to Palestinians at Yarmouk camp in Damascus, following after an 11-day hiatus, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.
25 Feb 2014
Geneva: United Nations' human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday called for an international inquiry into war crimes committed by both sides during Sri Lanka's civil war, saying the government had failed to do its own credible investigation.