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Reports Of Chemical Weapons Use By ISIL To Be Dealt With Utmost Attention: India

Jan 07, 2022 PTI

ISIL is seeking to rebuild its capabilities in Syria after its major downfall in the last 5 years and with the reports of use of Chemical Weapons in its controlled areas, India is concerned that they could be misused.

West: Syria Must Answer 20 Questions On Its Chemical Weapons

Jan 06, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Western nations accused Syria on Wednesday of refusing for eight years to clear up 20 outstanding issues about its undeclared research, production and possible weaponisation of unknown quantities of chemical weapons.


Afghanistan’s UN Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

Afghanistan’s UN (United Nations) envoy Ghulam Isaczai was appointed last June by President Ashraf Ghani, whose government was ousted by the Taliban on August 15, this year.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres: Climate Change Aggravates Conflict And Terrorism

Dec 10, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a U.N. Security Council meeting that hindrance in the government's ability to provide public services due to climate disruptions fuels grievances and mistrust towards authorities.


World AIDS Day: Fauci Says Covid Diverted Resources From Fighting AIDS

On World AIDS Day, Anthony Fauci told the U.N. General Assembly that tackling Covid-19 has disrupted supply chains and increased the risk for people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, of being infected with another deadly virus.

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17 November, 2021

Terrorists Enjoy Free Pass In Pakistan: India Responds To Pakistan In UNSC On Bringing Up Kashmir

Outlook Web Desk

In the United Nations Security Council, India has slammed Pakistan for giving free pass to terrorists. The rebuttal by India came after Pakistan brought up the Kashmir issue.


16 November, 2021

UN Security Council Condemns Attack On Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Associated Press (AP)

Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the Prime Minister of Iraq was targeted in a drone attack after disputes in his election to power. UN Security Council also condemned the attempt to discredit Iraq's election thereby.


13 November, 2021

United Nations: Crisis In Africa's Sahel Region Remains Volatile

Associated Press (AP)

In July, UN experts said Africa became the region hardest hit by terrorism in the first half of 2021 as the Islamic State and al-Qaida extremist groups and their affiliates spread their influence.


12 November, 2021

'Russia Will Never Invade Ukraine Unless Provoked'

Associated Press (AP)

Russia's deputy UN ambassador Dmitry Polyansky was responding to a question about the buildup of troops along Russia's frontier with Ukraine.


04 November, 2021

WHO Negotiates With Bharat Biotech To Join UN Agency's Tech Access Pool

Outlook Web Desk

Covaxin was assessed under the WHO EUL procedure based on the review of data on quality, safety, efficacy, a risk management plan and programmatic suitability.


03 November, 2021

China, Russia Urge UNSC To End Key Sanctions On North Korea

Associated Press (AP)

The Security Council initially imposed sanctions on North Korea after its first nuclear test in 2006 and made them tougher and tougher in response to further nuclear tests and an increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile program.


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30 October, 2021

Stop Climate Change: It’s Now Or Never, Says Frankie The Dinosaur In UNDP Campaign Video

Suchetana Ray

As the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26) begins in Glasgow, UNDP’s #DontChooseExtinction campaign has a dinosaur driving home the urgency of fighting climate change to save humanity


30 October, 2021

UN Aid Chief Martin Griffiths Urges G-20 For Prevention Of Mass Starvation In Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

Martin Griffiths said half the Afghan children under age five are at risk of acute malnutrition and there is an outbreak of measles in every single province.


16 October, 2021

Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.


16 October, 2021

UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Associated Press (AP)

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as part of its own territory.


15 October, 2021

India Re-Elected To UN Human Rights Council With Overwhelming Majority

Outlook Web Desk

India got 184 votes in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly for her election to the Human Rights Council, while the required majority was 97.


12 October, 2021

We Fail To Recognise Anti-Hindu Phobia: MoS Muraleedharan At UNSC

Outlook Web Desk

If we choose to be selective about criticising religious phobias or ignoring them, we do so at our own peril,' the minister said.


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05 October, 2021

800+ Indian UN Peacekeepers In South Sudan Get Honoured With Prestigious Medals

Outlook Web Desk

Indian Ambassador to South Sudan, Vishnu Sharma said that the country is a “beacon of hope for the communities you are on the ground to serve. You have done the United Nations and your country very proud”


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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