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Covid-19 Delays UN Nuclear Treaty Conference Likely Till August 2022

Dec 31, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Covid-19: The organizers are now penciling in an August 1 start date for the already long-delayed conference, according to an email Thursday from the UN disarmament office to entities involved.

Greece: 13 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes In Aegan Sea

Dec 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Greece: The total number of people killed in the boat accidents, which have occurred in the last three days has reached 27. The sinkings came as smugglers increasingly favour a perilous route from Turkey to Italy.


Pakistan To Garner OIC Aid For Afghanistan; Persuading Taliban For Image Makeover

Pakistan's top diplomat said: Several foreign ministers from the 57-member OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) are meeting in Islamabad on Sunday to explore ways to aid Afghanistan while navigating the difficult political realities of its Taliban-run government.

Afghanistan’s UN Envoy Resigns After Taliban Expels Him

Dec 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

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.


Myanmar: Public's Cries For Gas Sanctions Grows Thunderous To Stop Military Funding

Myanmar: The United Nations' top expert on human rights in the country said millions of people across the country are imposing personal sanctions by withholding taxes, refusing to pay power bills and boycotting products linked to the military.

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14 December, 2021

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Linking Climate Change With Int’l Peace, Security

Associated Press (AP)

Russia’s UN resolution rejected on Monday, would have been the first devoted to climate-related security danger as an issue of its own.


11 December, 2021

International Mountain Day: 10 Indians Who Scaled Mt Everest

Outlook Web Desk

International Mountain Day 2021: The United Nations has designated December 11 to be marked as International Mountain Day to highlight the importance of preserving the lives in mountains


10 December, 2021

Human Rights Day 2021: A Brief History

Outlook Web Desk

International Human Rights Day 2021: What is Human Rights Day and why is it celebrated on December 10, every year?


07 December, 2021

US's Joe Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin To Discuss Growing Tensions In Ukraine Today

Deutsche Welle

Ukraine: Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers have been deployed along its border. President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will address the growing tensions — and other issues — in a video call Tuesday.


03 December, 2021

UN Urges Countries To Observe The Olympic Truce During Beijing Winter Games

Associated Press (AP)

A resolution adopted by consensus by the 193-nation world body recalled the ancient Greek tradition of ekecheiria, calling for an 'Olympic Truce,' to encourage a peaceful environment.


02 December, 2021

Kashmir: India Hits Out At UN Human Rights Body Over ‘Baseless’ Report

Seema Guha

The Union Ministry of External Affairs in its reaction to the report on Kashmir said it ‘… betrays a complete lack of understanding on the part of the OHCHR of the security challenges faced by India from cross-border terrorism’.


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26 November, 2021

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

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.


25 November, 2021

Libya: Gadhafi's Son Disqualified From Contesting Presidential Polls

Associated Press (AP)

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


14 November, 2021

Countries Adopt New Climate Deal With Coal Compromise

Associated Press (AP)

Before India succeeded in getting the change made, nation after nation talked about the final provisions not going far or fast enough but a compromise was better than nothing.


13 November, 2021

COP26: Is A Deal In Sight As Climate Talks Go Into Overtime?

Deutsche Welle

Climate negotiations at COP26 are running into overtime in Glasgow. At stake are carbon credits, money for imperiled poorer nations and indeed the future of the planet.


13 November, 2021

Afghanistan: Can The Taliban Avert A Food Crisis Without Foreign Aid?

Deutsche Welle

The UN's World Food Program has warned that half of Afghanistan's population is facing an acute hunger crisis, with millions forced to choose between 'migration or starvation' amid drought and economic collapse.


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.


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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.


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.

PTI Photo

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.

PTI Photo

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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