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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.

RIC Meeting: India, China, Russia Reminds Afghanistan To Create Inclusive Government

Nov 26, 2021 Seema Guha

The meeting between three Eurasian powers India, China and Russia reminded the Taliban to not allow terrorist groups to function from Afghan soil.


Libya: Gadhafi's Son Disqualified From Contesting Presidential Polls

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi appeared on a list of ineligible candidates issued by the country's High National Elections Committee.

G4 Countries Knock At The UNSC Door For Entry As Reforms Awaited For Over Two Decades

Sep 23, 2021 Seema Guha

It is over two decades since the talk of UNSC reforms began, but so far nothing has changed. Despite demands by other major countries, like the group of four(G-4) promise of expansion of the UNSC remains just talk, nothing substantial has happened yet.


UN Convenes Emergency Session To Review Somalia's Exacerbating Political Crisis

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Barbara Woodward, who called for the closed briefing by U.N. special envoy James Swan, expressed serious concern about 'the rising tensions between the prime minister and the president.'

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10 September, 2021

Taliban Must Not Allow Use Of Afghan Soil For Terrorism: India

Outlook Web Desk

The Security Council resolution has underlined that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter or train terrorists, or to plan or to finance terrorist acts.


09 September, 2021

Being The Immediate Neighbour, India Plays A Pivotal Role In Afghnanistan's Development: Meenakshi Lekhi

Outlook Web Desk

Lekhi noted that under India’s Presidency of the Security Council last month, the Council adopted Resolution 2593 which unequivocally underlined that Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any country or to shelter, train terrorists, or plan or finance terrorist acts.


01 September, 2021

India’s Month-Long Tenure As UNSC Chair Ends With Many Achievements Including Strong Resolution On Afghanistan

Outlook Web Bureau

India’s achievements as UNSC chair included a strong resolution on the situation in Afghanistan demanding that the Afghan territory not be used to threaten any country or shelter terrorists.


09 August, 2021

Narendra Modi To Be First Indian PM To Chair UNSC Meet, Debate On Maritime Security Today

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the first Indian prime minister to preside over a UN Security Council Open Debate


05 August, 2021

India Uninvited To Russia's 'Extended Troika' Meeting On War-Torn Afghanistan

Outlook Web Desk

Last month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Tashkent that Russia will continue to work with India and other countries which can influence the situation in Afghanistan.


03 August, 2021

Prime Minister Modi To Chair An Open Debate At UN Security Council On August 9

Outlook Web Bureau

The debate’s theme is ‘Maintenance of international peace and security: Maritime security’ and it will be held on August 9


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01 August, 2021

India Assumes Presidency Of UN Security Council For A Month

Outlook Web Desk

This is the tenth time that India assumed the rotating Presidency of the United Nations Security Council after completing nine tenures earlier from 1950 to 2012.


12 June, 2021

Brazil, UAE, Albania, Ghana And Gabon Elected To UN Security Council

Associated Press (AP)

It will be Albania's first time serving on the council and Brazil's 11th time, which will tie Japan as the country elected to the council for the most two-year terms.


04 June, 2021

Watchdog: Syria Has Likely Used Chemical Weapons 17 Times

Associated Press (AP)

After Syria joined the Chemical Weapons Convention, 17 cases of chemical weapons use was detected by U.N Security Council


02 April, 2021

UN Expresses Concern Over Situation In Myanmar, Condemns Deaths Of Protestors

Associated Press (AP)

The press statement followed Wednesday's closed council meeting at which Schraner Burgener warned that Myanmar faces the possibility of civil war “at an unprecedented scale”.


01 April, 2021

India Condemns Violence In Myanmar, Demands Release Of Leaders

Outlook Web Bureau

Myanmar's military toppled the country's elected government on February 1 and seized power for one year, detaining top political figures, including de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and President U Win Myint.


31 March, 2021

India Has Been 'A Bridge' In Polarised UNSC: Indian Envoy At UN

Outlook Web Bureau

India has completed three months as an elected non-permanent member of the 15-nation Security Council.


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13 March, 2021

Afghanistan: Car Bomb Kills At Least 8 In Kabul, Injures Several Others

Associated Press (AP)

The UN condemned an “alarming” increase in attacks in the country targeting civilians.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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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