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UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

UN, US announce 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

01 Aug 2014

United Nations: The United Nations and United States announced that Israel and Hamas had agreed to an ‘unconditional humanitarian ceasefire’ in Gaza for a period of 72 hours starting on Friday, allowing both sides to negotiate on a ‘durable’ armistice.

United States,   United Nations,   Gaza,   Israel,   Middle-East conflict,   Israel-Gaza conflict ,  
Middle-East crisis: Death toll in Gaza crosses 1,300, UN school hit

Middle-East crisis: Death toll in Gaza crosses 1,300, UN school hit

31 Jul 2014

Gaza/Jerusalem: At least 92 Palestinians were killed, including 20 at a UN-run school, in fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza and the death toll sharply rose to 1,323 despite the Jewish nation agreeing to observe a four-hour humanitarian pause.

Middle-East,   Middle-East crisis,   Israel,   Gaza,   Israel-Gaza conflict,   United Nations,   Hamas,   IDF,  
WTO issue: India remains firm on its stand, US hopes for compromise

WTO issue: India remains firm on its stand, US hopes for compromise

01 Aug 2014

New Delhi: India stuck to its stand on food security issues taken at World Trade Organization (WTO), notwithstanding the pressure by US, which engaged in hectic parleys on the subject with several leaders, hoping for a ‘compromise’.

WTO,   World Trade Organization,   United States,   food security issue,   John Kerry,   Nirmala Sitharaman,   Arun Jaitley ,  
India takes tough stand on US snooping, says spying by friendly nation unacceptable

India takes tough stand on US snooping, says spying by friendly nation unacceptable

01 Aug 2014

New Delhi: Taking a tough stand on the snooping row, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj bluntly told her US counterpart John Kerry that surveillance of political leaders and others in India by American intelligence was totally ‘unacceptable’. Responding to it, Kerry said that any differences that may exist can be resolved by intelligence agencies of both countries.

India,   United States,   snooping,   spying,   India-US,   John Kerry,   Sushma Swaraj,   US Secretary of State,   External Affairs Minister ,  
Israel, Hamas trade fire despite truce in Gaza; 1,060 killed so far

Israel, Hamas trade fire despite truce in Gaza; 1,060 killed so far

28 Jul 2014

Gaza/Jerusalem: Ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid, Hamas agreed to a 24-hour United Nations-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza but despite the truce continued to exchange fire with Israel on the 20th day of the conflict that has killed over 1,060 Palestinians and 46 Israelis, including an Indian-origin soldier.

Israel,   Hamas,   Gaza Strip,   Middle East unrest,   Middle East crisis,   United Nations,   Eid,  
Ban Ki-moon condemns Israeli attack on UN-run school in Gaza

Ban Ki-moon condemns Israeli attack on UN-run school in Gaza

25 Jul 2014

United Nations: United Nations Chief Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned an Israeli attack on an UN-run school in the Gaza Strip in which several women, children and a staff of the world body have been killed, reiterating his demand that attacks against civilians and its premises should be avoided by all sides.

Ban Ki-moon,   United Nations,   United Nations Chief,   Israel,   Gaza,   Israel-Gaza conflict,  
Top UN peacekeeping official to visit India

Top UN peacekeeping official to visit India

22 Jul 2014

United Nations: The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations will visit India this week to acknowledge the contribution of Indian soldiers and civilian staff in various peacekeeping missions across the world and the sacrifices made by them.

United Nations peacekeeping operations,   United Nations,   Herve Ladsous,   Herve Ladsous in India ,  
India ranks 135 in Human Development Index: UNDP

India ranks 135 in Human Development Index: UNDP

24 Jul 2014

New Delhi: In a sign that shows India has a lot of catching up to do, the country's ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) remained unchanged at 135 in 2013, reflecting little improvement in the living standard of its people, says a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report.

India ranks 135,   Human Development Index,   United Nations Development Programme,   BRICS countries,   UNDP ,  
India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

India votes in support of UNHRC resolution on Gaza

24 Jul 2014

Geneva: India along with BRICS countries voted in support of a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution, seeking to initiate a probe into Israel's offensive on Gaza.

UNHRC resolution on Gaza,   Israel-Gaza violence,   India on UNHRC resolution on Gaza,   BRICS on UNHRC resolution on Gaza,   United Nations,   Palestinian deaths in Israel violence ,  
 Prakash Javadekar meets U S envoy for Climate Change

Prakash Javadekar meets U S envoy for Climate Change

31 Jul 2014

New Delhi: Minister of state for Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar on Thursday met U S special envoy for Climate Change, Todd Stern, as the first meeting of the Joint Working Group on combating Climate Change convened in the national capital.

Prakash Javadekar,   US envoy,   Climate Change,   Todd Stern,   United States,  

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