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'Murder, Torture, Enslavement, Extrajudicial Killings And Rape': UN Cites Crimes Against Humanity In Libya

Oct 04, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Since the fall of former autocrat Moammar Gaddafi of Libya, the country is in constant political turmoil which often results in brutal crimes. The recent investigation by UN investigators is moving to hold the responsible to account.

Myanmar: Crisis On Top Of Crisis On Top Of Yet Another Crisis, Says UN Top Humanitarian Official

Oct 01, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Andrew Kirkwood, a top UN official in Myanmar was referring to the increasing communal strife, military coup and a 'devastating third wave' of the Covid-19 pandemic.


Recent High-Level Interactions Between Israel-Palestine Give 'Window Of Opportunity' For Resumption Of Direct Negotiations: India

The recent high-level interactions between Israel, Palestine and key regional states provide a window of opportunity for the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine, MEA Joint Secretary Prakash Gupta said.

Russia Blocking Independent Experts On Sanctions In Africa: UN Diplomats

Sep 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The UN diplomats said the Russia's refusal to sign off on members of new expert panels is already delaying investigations of sanctions violations in South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic.


Cyprus Top Diplomat: Turkey Is Creating New Ottoman Empire

Nikos Christodoulides invoked the Ottoman empire, which controlled much of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries from Constantinople, which is now Turkey's largest city, Istanbul.

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29 September, 2021

World Leaders Hail India’s Covid-19 Combat With Vaccine Exports At UNGA

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Several world leaders expressed their gratitude to India and other nations for helping them to fight Covid-19 by sending vaccine shipments.


26 September, 2021

At UN, Turmoil In Haiti, Ethiopia Draws Global Concern

Associated Press (AP)

Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry didn't shy away from addressing his country's turmoil following a major earthquake and the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moise, in recent months — alluding to but not directly addressing reports that may implicate Henry himself in the murder.


25 September, 2021

India’s Young Diplomat Sneha Dubey Gives Blistering Reply To Pakistan At UNGA Over Kashmir

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First Secretary Sneha Dubey gave a befitting reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over Kashmir rant inside UNGA.


25 September, 2021

‘Represent Country Proud To Be Known As Mother Of Democracy’: PM Modi At UNGA

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he represents the country that has ‘great tradition of democracy that goes back to thousands of years’.


25 September, 2021

India Calls Pakistan 'Arsonist, Disguising Itself As Fire-Fighter' At UNGA

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'We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august Forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage,' First Secretary Sneha Dubey said in the UN General Assembly on Friday.


25 September, 2021

India Calls Pakistan 'Arsonist, Disguising Itself As Fire-Fighter' At UNGA

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'We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august Forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage,' First Secretary Sneha Dubey said in the UN General Assembly on Friday.


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25 September, 2021

It's Almost Certain Afghanistan's Taliban Won't Speak At UN

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan's former government, which they ousted on August 15, and asked to represent the country at the assembly's high-level General Debate.


23 September, 2021

Taliban Having Remote Chance To Take Part In UNGA; Diplomats Of Ousted Govt Still In Office

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A week ago on September 15, Guterres had received a letter from the currently accredited Afghan ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, stating that he and other members of his team, still occupying the Afghan mission at the United Nations, will represent Afghanistan in UNGA.


23 September, 2021

G-4 Nations Want To Make UN Security Council More 'Legitimate, Effective and Representative'

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India, Japan, Brazil and Germany, the G-4 nations have again expressed urgency for expanding the number of permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council.


23 September, 2021

Taliban's Envoy To UN Requests Quick Recognition

Associated Press (AP)

If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.


23 September, 2021

UN General Assembly Adopts Anti-Racism Resolution, Israel & US Boycott Meeting

Associated Press (AP)

The participants who were recalling the 2001 Durban anti-racism conference had earlier drafted a declaration that denounced Israel's treatment of Palestinians.


23 September, 2021

PM Modi Arrives In US For Quad And United Nations Address, Will Meet Biden Tomorrow

PTI

US President Joe Biden will also host PM Modi at the White House for their first bilateral meeting on September 24.


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22 September, 2021

Small Aircraft Intercepted In Restricted Flight Area While Biden Was Addressing UN General Assembly

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More than 100 Heads of State and Government, as well as Foreign Ministers and diplomats were present in the UN Building.


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.

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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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