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<strong>United</strong> States , Kuwait pledge over USD 1 billion towards Syria crisis

United States , Kuwait pledge over USD 1 billion towards Syria crisis

31 Mar 2015

Kuwait: The United States pledged USD 507 million and Kuwait promised USD 500 million towards easing Syria's humanitarian crisis at an international summit in the Kuwaiti capital on Tuesday.

United States,   Kuwait,   Syria Crisis,   United Nation,  
India votes in favour of Russian resolution at UN on gay issue

India votes in favour of Russian resolution at UN on gay issue

25 Mar 2015

United Nations: India was among the 43 countries that voted in support of a Russian-drafted resolution that proposed removing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff, but the resolution failed to pass in the General Assembly committee after 80 nations opposed it.

India,   Russian resolution,   United Nations,   gay issue,  
Iran, world powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

Iran, world powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

31 Mar 2015

Lausanne : With a deadline hours away, Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace on Tuesday in negotiations over a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, while officials cautioned that any agreement would likely be fragile and incomplete.

Iran,   World Powers,   Nuclear deal,   Tehran nuclear programme,   United States,   US President,   Barack Obama,  
UN asks Pakistan to reinstate moratorium on death penalty

UN asks Pakistan to reinstate moratorium on death penalty

20 Mar 2015

United Nations: Expressing deep concern at the increasing number of executions in Pakistan, the United Nations has asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif government to reinstate the moratorium on death penalty as soon as possible.

Pakistan executions,   Nawaz Sharif,   death penalty moratorium,   United Nations,   reinstate death penalty moratorium,   Pakistan death penalty,  
UN to have memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers

UN to have memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers

16 Mar 2015

United Nations: At India's initiative, a memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers will be built at the UN headquarters here as a lasting tribute to the sacrifice made by them in the line of duty.

United Nations,   memorial wall for fallen peacekeepers,   tribute to peacekeepers,  UN headquarters ,  
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,  
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.

United Nations,   Libya,   request for weapons,   Islamic State militants,   fighter jets ,  
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.

UN,   United nations,   Terrorism,   Rule of law,   UN counter terror laws ,  
Global food prices dip to nearly 5-year low in February

Global food prices dip to nearly 5-year low in February

09 Mar 2015

New Delhi: Global food prices fell to a nearly five-year low in February this year on increased supply of key food items and strong US dollar, according to the United Nations food agency FAO.

global food prices,   food items supply,   united nations food agency,   FAO ,  
UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

UN warns against complacency as Ebola fight enters new phase

03 Mar 2015

Brussels: The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.

United Nations,   Ebola fight,   Ebola in Africa,   Ebola death toll ,  

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