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‘India, Pak must write own script’

India and Pakistan must write their own script and should not play into the hands of anyone, external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has said as he pitched for a “direct” dialogue between the two co

India wants global no-first-use

Pitching for a global No-First-Use nuclear treaty, India has asked the international community to demonstrate political will to rid the world of nuclear weapons and all WMDs for a non-violent world or

Obama, Iran Prez almost met, but it got ‘complicated’

The US and Iranian Presidents, Barack Obama and Hassan Rowhani, came agonisingly close to a historic handshake on Tuesday, officials said.

Malala invokes Gandhi in her UN speech


Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai, in her first public speech at the UN since being shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is inspired by Mahatama Gandhi’s path of non-violence.

UN chief saddened by loss of life in Uttarakhand floods


UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness at the loss of life and the damage to homes and infrastructure in India due to devastating floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand over the last week.

UN arms treaty not harmful to India’s security interests: US

The draft of a UN arms treaty that would regulate the multi-billion-dollar global arms trade will not harm India’s national interests, the US today said, allaying New Delhi’s concern over its text.

1,800 kids worldwide die daily due to unsafe water: UN report

Nearly 2,000 children around the globe, under the age of five, die every day from diarrhoeal diseases linked to unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene, with 24 per cent of the deaths occurring in India alone, a UN report has warned.

India underlines need to address issues of conflict region

India has underlined the need for the UN Security Council to address critical areas arising out of armed conflict including providing humanitarian assistance to civilians, saying the UN body’s responsibility to protect citizens does not end with mere military response.

World leaders express shock over US school shooting

World leaders expressed shock and horror after a gunman massacred 20 small children and six teachers on Friday in the US state of Connecticut, one of the worst school shootings in history.

Abbas wins UN 'birth certificate' for Palestine state


The UN General Assembly on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to make Palestine a non-member state, inflicting a major diplomatic defeat on the United States and Israel.

The victory for president Mahmud A

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