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An Ethiopian woman who fled the ongoing fighting in Tigray region, carries her child near the Setit river on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Hamdayet village in eastern Kassala state, Sudan. (REUTERS)

UNSC expresses 'deep concern' about human rights in Ethiopia's Tigray

AP | , United Nations
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 05:46 AM IST
  • The statement made no mention of Eritrean soldiers in Tigray, though UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and Amnesty International said last week that the troops remain weeks after Ethiopia said they would leave.
The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground, in the Manhattan borough of New York.(Reuters File Photo)
The United Nations headquarters building is pictured though a window with the UN logo in the foreground, in the Manhattan borough of New York.(Reuters File Photo)

UN takes no action on latest North Korea missile tests

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 05:36 AM IST
  • Council diplomats said all 15 members encouraged dialogue and negotiations on North Korea's nuclear program but disagreed on the need for a statement.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 23, 2019 the United Nations flag is seen is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. - The UN Security Council was voting February 25, 2021 on a resolution on improving the availability of Covid-19 vaccines in conflict-wracked or impoverished countries, diplomats said. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 23, 2019 the United Nations flag is seen is seen during the Climate Action Summit 2019 at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. - The UN Security Council was voting February 25, 2021 on a resolution on improving the availability of Covid-19 vaccines in conflict-wracked or impoverished countries, diplomats said. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)(AFP)

Western Countries urge UNSC to discuss North Korean missile issue on Tuesday

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:48 PM IST
  • The Japanese defence ministry sources said that on Thursday a missile, which was probably ballistic, was fired from the territory of North Korea.
Protesters take cover as they clash with riot police officers during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar(Reuters)
Protesters take cover as they clash with riot police officers during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar(Reuters)

UNSC condemns violence against Myanmar protesters, asks army to show restraint

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 10:40 AM IST
More than 60 protesters have been killed and some 2,000 people have been detained by security forces since the Feb. 1 coup against elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners advocacy group said.
The painting “Guernica”, considered one of Picasso’s masterpieces and by many art critics as perhaps the most powerful anti-war painting in history, hangs in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid.(AP)
The painting “Guernica”, considered one of Picasso’s masterpieces and by many art critics as perhaps the most powerful anti-war painting in history, hangs in the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid.(AP)

Iconic tapestry of Picasso's 'Guernica' is gone from the UN

AP | , United Nations
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 12:47 PM IST
The iconic tapestry of Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” is gone from its place of honor outside the U.N. Security Council in the United Nations headquarters complex overlooking New York’s East River.
Reiterating India's stance for a "just and comprehensive solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict", Tirumurti said that India supports "President Mahmoud Abbas' call to hold an international peace conference.(PTI )
Reiterating India's stance for a "just and comprehensive solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict", Tirumurti said that India supports "President Mahmoud Abbas' call to hold an international peace conference.(PTI )

UNSC: India welcomes elections in Palestine, calls for free, fair polls

ANI | , New York
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:00 PM IST
TS Tirumurti, India's Permanent Representative, lauded the peaceful efforts to "two-State solution, through direct negotiations between the two parties" in the UNSC.
Members of the United Nations Security Council during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.(File Photo/Reuters)
Members of the United Nations Security Council during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York.(File Photo/Reuters)

India to chair 3 important committees of UNSC: All you need to know about them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:58 AM IST
India began its eighth term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on Monday with the stated objective of raising its voice against terrorism.
France was the first P-5 country to support India’s claim for a permanent seat in an expanded and reformed UNSC.(REUTERS)
France was the first P-5 country to support India’s claim for a permanent seat in an expanded and reformed UNSC.(REUTERS)

French Ambassador welcomes India’s new stint at UNSC

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 02:43 PM IST
India and France in past had jointly called for reform of the UNSC that would enable India to gain a permanent seat on it.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reforms at the United Nations General Assembly meeting to commemorate 75 years of its formation.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for reforms at the United Nations General Assembly meeting to commemorate 75 years of its formation.(PTI)

‘UN needs to address crisis of confidence’: PM Modi calls for ‘reformed multilateralism’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:05 AM IST
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(REUTERS)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan(REUTERS)

‘Five big lies of Pakistan exposed’, says Indian Mission at UN

New York | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The statement further says that the detailed statement exposed the ‘five big lies’ being peddled and pushed by Pakistan.
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed speaks to supporters during a gathering in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(Reuters File Photo)
Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed speaks to supporters during a gathering in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.(Reuters File Photo)

Bank accounts of Hafiz Saeed, other JuD leaders restored: Report

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 03:31 PM IST
The decision was taken after formal approval of the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council.
Russia has vetoed 16 council resolutions related to Syria since Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad cracked down on protesters in 2011, leading to civil war.(AP)
Russia has vetoed 16 council resolutions related to Syria since Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad cracked down on protesters in 2011, leading to civil war.(AP)

On fifth attempt, UN Security Council renews Syria aid via Turkey

New York, United States | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 12:07 PM IST
The United Nations describes the aid delivered from Turkey as a “lifeline” for Syrians in the country’s northwest. The 15-member council had been deadlocked, with most members pitted against Syrian allies Russia and China, which abstained on Saturday in the council’s fifth vote this week on the issue.
Members of the United Nations Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York(REUTERS)
Members of the United Nations Security Council at the UN headquarters in New York(REUTERS)

Returning to the horseshoe table

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 05:35 AM IST
At UNSC, India brings a unique set of strengths. Leverage it
The WHO pointedly ignored early warnings and alerts from Taiwan, for one, and then helped China obfuscate on its responsibility in the spread of the virus and suppress its numbers(REUTERS)
The WHO pointedly ignored early warnings and alerts from Taiwan, for one, and then helped China obfuscate on its responsibility in the spread of the virus and suppress its numbers(REUTERS)

For India, WHO reforms can be the door to UNSC | Opinion

By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 07:36 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already called for WHO reforms, joining United States President Donald Trump who has temporarily suspended US funding of the world body
The only power capable of partnering with India to balance China is the US. India should indeed partner other powers like Japan, Australia and France, but only the US provides the decisive power capabilities to swing the military balance(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
The only power capable of partnering with India to balance China is the US. India should indeed partner other powers like Japan, Australia and France, but only the US provides the decisive power capabilities to swing the military balance(Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Analysis| India and the US must take bolder steps on China

By Kunal Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 07:50 PM IST
With China threatening US hegemony, the latter has the requisite motivation to halt the former’s ascent
The UN Security Council adopted several resolutions in 1948 and in the 1950s on the dispute between India and Pakistan over Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters)
The UN Security Council adopted several resolutions in 1948 and in the 1950s on the dispute between India and Pakistan over Jammu and Kashmir.(Reuters)

UN Security Council to meet on Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday at China’s request: Report

United Nations | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 10:34 AM IST
The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors for the first time since a similar gathering in August, which was also called by Pakistan ally China, after India removed the decades-old autonomy the area enjoyed under the Indian constitution.
The stinging report comes ahead of FATF’s big plenary meeting between October 13 and 18 where Pakistan, already greylisted for its inability to curb terror financing, faces the possibility of being blacklisted.(AP FILE)
The stinging report comes ahead of FATF’s big plenary meeting between October 13 and 18 where Pakistan, already greylisted for its inability to curb terror financing, faces the possibility of being blacklisted.(AP FILE)

FATF report pans ‘greylisted’ Pakistan, says not taken ‘sufficient’ steps

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 11:48 AM IST
Financial Action Task Force, or FATF’s Asia affiliate, the Asia-Pacific Group (APG) report also skewered Pakistan’s central bank and its market regulator for not having a clear understanding of terror financing.
Pakistan’s efforts to discredit India will fail, but it will keep trying(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s efforts to discredit India will fail, but it will keep trying(REUTERS)

The contours of Pakistan’s new narrative on India | Analysis

By Vivek Katju
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 07:04 PM IST
Islamabad is seeking to paint India as fascist to neutralise its own sponsorship of terror. Delhi can’t be complacent
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then foreign secretary of Britain, Boris Johnson, London, April 18, 2018(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the then foreign secretary of Britain, Boris Johnson, London, April 18, 2018(PTI)

India must counter the UK’s negative approach | Opinion

By Vivek Katju
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The British have always taken the Pakistani side on J&K, either explicitly or implicitly. Why is it so generous on issues that are close to them?
Predictably, India has been condemned by a familiar assortment of New York/London-based know-alls, fringe left activists, Pakistani state agents masquerading as aggrieved neutrals. Despite this, New Delhi is determined to stick to its timelines and not be rushed(ANI)
Predictably, India has been condemned by a familiar assortment of New York/London-based know-alls, fringe left activists, Pakistani state agents masquerading as aggrieved neutrals. Despite this, New Delhi is determined to stick to its timelines and not be rushed(ANI)

Kashmir fallout: The three strands of India’s diplomatic challenge |Analysis

By Ashok Malik
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 12:27 AM IST
It has had to navigate the debate on civil liberties, overcome history, and deal with China’s posture
The government must not lose sight of the need to lift prohibitory orders at the first opportune moment(AFP)
The government must not lose sight of the need to lift prohibitory orders at the first opportune moment(AFP)

Kashmir: Play cards right

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2019 08:26 PM IST
This will ensure that it is treated as a domestic issue by the world
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(HT image)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(HT image)

‘UNSC not waiting with garland’: Pakistan Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi tells countrymen to get real on Kashmir

Muzaffarabad | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:49 AM IST
Qureshi’s comment came a day after Russia becomes the first P-5 member to support India over the abrogation of Article 370. It said all action taken by India was under the constitutional framework.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s comments coming on the heels of a decision by Islamabad to downgrade its diplomatic ties with India, suspend bilateral trade, and expel the country’s envoy.(Reuters Photo)
Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s comments coming on the heels of a decision by Islamabad to downgrade its diplomatic ties with India, suspend bilateral trade, and expel the country’s envoy.(Reuters Photo)

Pakistan rules out military option in row with India over Kashmir

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 07:33 PM IST
The statement from Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi eased fears of an all-out clash between the South Asian neighbours, who have already fought two of their three wars over the Himalayan region.
Pakistan has for long sponsored terrorism in Kashmir. But is it enough for India to point to “causality”, without introspecting on the fact that Kashmir has a long litany of documented human rights violations that have gone unpunished?(AP)
Pakistan has for long sponsored terrorism in Kashmir. But is it enough for India to point to “causality”, without introspecting on the fact that Kashmir has a long litany of documented human rights violations that have gone unpunished?(AP)

Why justice matters in Jammu and Kashmir

PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2019 06:47 PM IST
Violations breed alienation and violence. India must address it, by reaching out and recognising the past
The BJP manifesto is full of details but it lacks a unifying vision(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
The BJP manifesto is full of details but it lacks a unifying vision(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Narendra Modi may win, but BJP’s campaign diminished us

UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 11:29 PM IST
I’ve no idea who’s going to win the elections but I’m fairly certain who’s lost the campaign. The answer is Narendra Modi
The reality is that BJP compromises with terrorism, said Rahul Gandhi.(PTI FILE)
The reality is that BJP compromises with terrorism, said Rahul Gandhi.(PTI FILE)

‘Who sent Masood Azhar to Pakistan’: Rahul Gandhi takes a swipe at BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 11:56 AM IST
Masood Azhar was designated as a global terrorist on May 1 by the United Nations Security Council. Masood Azhar was among the three terrorists who were released in 1999 in exchange for the passengers aboard flight IC-814 which was hijacked to Kandahar in Afghanistan.
Apart from the February 14 Pulwama attack, Masood Azhar has been involved in multiple terror strikes against India(AP File)
Apart from the February 14 Pulwama attack, Masood Azhar has been involved in multiple terror strikes against India(AP File)

Who is Masood Azhar? 10 things to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 08:26 PM IST
The renewed demand for Azhar’s listing was raised at the United Nations Security Council after the deadly suicide bombing at Pulwama on February 14 in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.
United Nations on Wednesday designated Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar as a global terrorist for being associated with Al-Qaida.(AFP file photo)
United Nations on Wednesday designated Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar as a global terrorist for being associated with Al-Qaida.(AFP file photo)

Complete UNSC statement on listing of Masood Azhar as global terrorist

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 07:55 PM IST
The UN’s Sanctions Committee decision came after China, which had blocked the proposal four times, lifted its hold decision following the global pressure, mainly from France, UK and the US.
Masood Azhar led Jaish-e-Mohammad took responsibility of the Pulwama attack in February in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.(AFP)
Masood Azhar led Jaish-e-Mohammad took responsibility of the Pulwama attack in February in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.(AFP)

‘Positive progress’ in Masood Azhar case, says China, faults US for UN move

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The Chinese foreign ministry accused the US of complicating the matter by taking Azhar’s listing directly to the United Nations Security Council saying the US move is against peace in south Asia.
The upcoming UN Security Council’s decision on the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar as a global terrorist could come up in foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale’s meeting with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday.(AFP)
The upcoming UN Security Council’s decision on the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar as a global terrorist could come up in foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale’s meeting with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Monday.(AFP)

UN ban on Masood Azhar could figure in India, US foreign secretaries talks

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 10:09 AM IST
The Azhar designation proposal and a whole host of Pulwama-related issues are expected to dominate Gokhale’s discussions now given the context. Also on the table for discussion will be a whole host of other international issues, such as Syria.
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