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Sri Lanka to urge UN to remove war crime charges against its troops

Sirisena, who will lead a delegation to the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York, will address general debate on September 25.

15 Sep 2018 1:26 PM

India raises concern over China-Pakistan economic corridor project at UN

India at United Nations reaffirmed its commitment to the implementation of the Right to Development.

15 Sep 2018 1:05 PM

Suu Kyi says handling of Rohingya could have been better

The army is accused of committing mass rape, killings and setting fire to thousands of homes.

13 Sep 2018 1:14 PM

Citing Kerala floods, UN chief says climate change nearing point of no return

In his message, Guterres highlighted the huge economic costs of climate change and the opportunities presented by climate action.

11 Sep 2018 11:11 AM

Mumbai second most populated city in world

With a population density of 44,500 people per sq km, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the most crowded city in the world.

10 Sep 2018 5:09 AM


Myanmar says court was 'independent' in Reuters journalists' case

A judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching the law on state secrets and sentenced them to seven years in prison.

09 Sep 2018 1:57 PM

Ban Ki-Moon ‘deeply impressed’ by Delhi’s Mohalla Clinic project

Mr Kejriwal told Mr Moon and Ms Brundtland about “several political obstructions and interventions” created in setting up mohalla clinics.

08 Sep 2018 5:11 AM

Yemen tragedy is escalating amid growing Mideast mess

The scale of the humanitarian tragedy in Yemen, however, extends far beyond the direct carnage of conflict.

07 Sep 2018 6:53 AM

Hope SC ruling on gay sex boosts efforts to eliminate stigma: UN

UN hoped the ruling will be first step towards guaranteeing full range of fundamental rights to LGBTI persons.

06 Sep 2018 3:02 PM

US to lead Security Council talks on Iran in September: Nikki Haley

'President Trump is very adamant that we have to start making sure that Iran is falling in line with international order,' Haley said.

05 Sep 2018 2:02 PM


Donald Trump warns Syria, Russia, Iran against Idlib 'tragedy'

UN and aid groups have warned that full assault on Idlib could spark humanitarian catastrophe not yet seen in Syria's 7-yr-old conflict.

04 Sep 2018 9:48 AM

Philippines’ Prez apologises for cursing Obama, calls Trump ‘good friend’

Duterte said his nation’s relationship with US has since improved under Trump, who he described as 'good friend' who 'speaks my language'.

03 Sep 2018 1:27 PM

Myanmar Army chief had 'genocidal intent': UN probe on Rohingya killings

A year ago, government troops led a brutal crackdown in Myanmar's Rakhine state in response to attacks by Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army.

27 Aug 2018 2:35 PM

Islamic State leader Baghdadi resurfaces, urges supporters to attack West

Baghdadi’s speech was mainly focused on decline of American influence around the world and claimed credit on behalf of the Islamic State.

23 Aug 2018 2:00 PM

US sanctions against Russia ‘counterproductive, senseless’: Putin

Putin added that he hoped Washington would eventually realise 'this policy has no future'.

23 Aug 2018 11:07 AM


Looking forward to work with new civilian govt in Pakistan: US

Pak-US relations nosedived Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to US but 'lies and deceit' and providing 'safe haven' to terrorists.

19 Aug 2018 1:09 PM

Annan was a conscience keeper of international peace: Modi

Modi described him as not only a great African diplomat and humanitarian, but also a conscience keeper of international peace and security.

19 Aug 2018 1:44 AM

UN chief 'saddened' over destruction caused by Kerala floods

Kerala is witnessing the worst flooding in 100 years and over 3.14 lakh people have been moved to relief camps.

18 Aug 2018 2:27 PM

Al-Qaeda ‘ideologically inclined’ to carry out attacks in India: UN report

The report said AQIS' capability is believed to be low and is relatively isolated owing to increased security measures in the region.

14 Aug 2018 12:42 PM

Former Chilean Prez Michelle Bachelet nominated to be next UN human rights chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres chose Michelle Bachelet to be the next high commissioner of human rights.

09 Aug 2018 12:53 PM