Washington D.C., Oct 4 : US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has ordered a probe into the airstrike on a charity hospital in Afghanistan that killed 16 people, including three children.
Washington D.C., Oct 4 : The Vatican has fired a high ranking Church official after he revealed to an Italian newspaper that he was gay and had a male partner.
New York, Oct 4 : US air strikes hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz in Afghanistan, killing nine medical staff, Human Rights Watch said.
Washington. D.C. Oct.3 : Prince William has come forward to help a little girl who was seriously injured in a car crash in England.
Washington, Oct 3 : With Republican controlled Congress unwilling to act on his call to enact tough gun laws, President Barack Obama vowed to keep talking about it and explore what he could do on his own.
New York, Oct 3 : Stressing that 18 months of violence has only led Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged all parties to put aside their differences and act on the draft peace plan they have before them.
New York, Oct 3 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a renewal of the commitment to non-violence and lives of dignity for all, noting that the example set by Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is relevant now as it has ever been.
New York, Oct 3 : The United Nations on Friday voiced concern about an increasing risk of human rights violations connected with the recent banning of the Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan (IRPT), and the arrest and detention of more than a dozen of its members since early September.
New York, Oct 3 : Thanking the international community for strongly condemning the recent coup d'etat in Burkina Faso, and for backing the transition he is leading, President Michel Kafando on Friday called upon the United Nations General Assembly to continue supporting the county's efforts "to anchor true democracy," through to the holding of free and transparent elections.
New York, Oct 3 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia's ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.
New York, Oct 3 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced his deep sadness in the wake of the mass shooting that took place on Thursday at a college in the state of Oregon in the United States.
New York, Oct 3 : The United Nations humanitarian chief called on all those involved in the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to end the hostilities and immediately allow the resumption of assistance.
New York, Oct 3 : The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday that, despite adverse weather conditions, refugee and migrant arrivals in Greece this year are expected to hit the 400,000 mark soon.
New York, Oct 3 : A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Friday reiterated their call on Pakistan to reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and investigate cases where uncertain age determination processes have resulted in children being sentenced to death.
New York, Oct 3 : Delegations from Rwanda and 11 major host countries in Africa, the African Union and the United Nations refugee agency on Friday agreed on a timetable to resolve the situation of Rwandan refugees who fled between 1959 and 1998 - one of the world's longest-standing displacement situations.
New York, Oct 3 : A framework for climate change "cannot wait," Grenada's Foreign Minister said on Friday, joining other leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean calling for urgent action in the United Nations General Assembly.
New York, Oct 3 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the trial judgement handed down by a German court against the President and Vice-President of the Forces democratiques de liberation du Rwanda, also known as FDLR, which has committed war crimes in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
New York, Oct 3 : Two senior United Nations officials on Friday proposed the establishment of a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies that would offer millions of the world's displaced children their first chance of schooling, as well as bridge the gap between relief assistance and development aid.
New York, Oct 3 : A senior United Nations envoy on Friday welcomed an agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that includes provisions not to grant amnesties for the most serious crimes, including sexual violence.
New York, Oct 3 : Leaders from, small island States took their turn at the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to call for the strengthening of cooperation between international organizations in solving global crises, from resolving conflicts to tackling climate change.
New York, Oct 3 : The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that despite his country still being subjected to unilateral economic sanctions "which hinder the realization of its ambitions," it is determined to ensure that the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) complement the process of peace, stability and growth.
New York, Oct 3 : The US stocks reversed deep losses to end sharply higher on Friday, as investors believed that the possibility for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year becomes lower following the poor non-farm payroll report.
Washington, Oct 3 : The US job gains in September came in weaker than expected, indicating that slow global growth and financial market volatility are affecting the economy, data from the US Department of Labour (DOL) said on Friday.
Chicago, Oct 3 : Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rallied strongly on Friday, snapping its five-session losing streak, as a disappointing US job report weighed on the dollar.
New York, Oct 3 : The US stocks reversed part of early sharp losses to trade moderately lower around midday Friday, as Wall Street was assessing the weaker-than-expected US non-farm payroll report.
Washington, Oct 2 : Gun violence in America has claimed a thousand times more lives than Americans killed through terrorist attacks in a decade, yet the country refuses to pass tough gun laws in the face of a powerful gun lobby.
New York, Oct.2 : Recalling Mahatma Gandhi's exhortation that "we must ourselves become the change we seek", Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said Friday that India is living up to the internationalism that Mahatma Gandhi championed.
New York, Oct. 2 : Recalling Mahatma Gandhi's dedication to non-violence, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that it has inspired countless movements for change across the world and it remains an example for all.
New York, Oct. 2 : India' Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has said that after almost seven decades since he left us, Mahatma Gandhi's relevance is recognised more now than ever.
Washington, Oct 2 : Gun violence in America has claimed hundred times more lives than Americans killed through terrorist attacks in a decade, yet the country refuses to pass tough gun laws in the face of a powerful gun lobby.
Washington, Oct 2 : thew father of a student, who was injured in the shooting incident at Umpqua Community College in US state of Oregon, said the gunman was targeting Christians during the attack.
New York, Oct 2 : Ever wondered why you do not find your twin or cousin's crush attractive? That's because the uniqueness of an individual's face preferences is predominantly based on experiences, not genes, according to a new study.
New York, Oct 2 : Pakistan has accused India of "setting preconditions" for bilateral talks and "vitiating atmosphere" between the two countries, and has presented dossier to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon containing alleged evidence of "Indian involvement in terrorism and fomenting instability in Pakistan".
New York, Oct 2 : Geologists from the University of Berkeley have unearthed compelling evidence that an asteroid impact on Earth 66 million years ago accelerated the eruptions of volcanoes in Deccan Traps in west-central India for thousands of years.
Washington D.C., Oct 2 : American President Barack Obama has now urged to make some tougher gun control laws after 10 people died and 7 were left injured in Oregon school shooting.
New York, Oct.2 : After India emphatically stating its firm stand on terrorism and under what terms and conditions bilateral talks can take place with Islamabad, Pakistan has asserted that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir will be always at the top of its agenda for any talks between the two nations.
New York, Oct 2 : In a strong rebuttal of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's speech and his four-point suggestion, External Affairs Minister SUshma Swaraj on Friday said India has only point-stop terrorism- before holding talks between the two nations.
New York, Oct 2 : The United Nations is on Thursday urging countries to improve older persons' accessibility to urban infrastructure, facilities and services as two phenomena - rapid urbanization and ageing populations - are combining to dramatically change the face the world's cities in the coming decades.
New York, Oct 2 : Located on the frontlines of climate change, Pacific island nations have a crucial role to play in efforts to advance a sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the region's leaders as they met on Thursday at United Nations Headquarters.
New York, Oct 2 : As part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the General Assembly on Thursday began a two-day debate to draw lessons from the experiences of the past seven decades in the area of peace and security and take stock of present challenges.
New York, Oct 2 : Terrorism and violent extremism are without any doubt, the most serious of all challenges facing the world on Thursday, Dragan Covic, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina told the United Nations General Assembly, saying that strategies to tackle the twin scourges musty go beyond military responses and include actions that address the root causes.
New York, Oct 2 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday underscored the need for concerted action to prevent a relapse of the "horrific" violence that tore the Central African Republic (CAR) apart, while appealing for support from the country's partners to promote long-term peace and development.
New York, Oct 2 : In his address at the 70th United Nations General Assembly, Irakli Garibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister said his country is building democracy even in the face of security threats in the region, and condemned Russia's ongoing annexation of its territories.
New York, Oct 2 : Noting the progress that has been made to date to secure stability in Mali, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General on Thursday urged all parties to adhere to the peace accord signed earlier this year, while also stressing the need to address development challenges.
New York, Oct 2 : Addressing the General Assembly on Thursday, President Filip Vujanoviy of Montenegro spoke about his country's intensification in efforts to improve human rights for all and to combat rights violations when they occur.
New York, Oct 2 : Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, said his country is striving to bolster regional security and supporting all efforts promoting peace and stability, even as it copes with three complex challenges - an economic crisis, unprecedented migration flows, and huge numbers of refugees from outside the region.
New York, Oct 2 : Denouncing the "warped ideology" of the Islamic State or Iraq and the Levant [ISIL], the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, on Thursday urged the United Nations General Assembly to help spread awareness about the true nature of Islam, "which is nothing like that entity...that usurps its name."
New York, Oct 2 : In her address at the 70th United Nations General Assembly, Sushma Swaraj, India's Minister for External Affairs responded to Pakistan's peace initiative underscoring that while her country remains open to dialogue, Pakistan must eschew terrorism before serious talks between the two sides could begin.
New York, Oct 2 : Taking to the podium at the 70th United Nations General Assembly, James Wani Igga, Vice-President of the Republic of South Sudan congratulated, among others, UN and its Mission in the country for support towards the historic accord signed between South Sudan and opposition groups, ending the prolonged conflict there.
New York, Oct 2 : The Vice-President of Burundi, Joseph Butore, addressed the General Assembly on Thursday, focusing on the elections that took place in his country this year and the upcoming dialogue there.
New York, Oct 2 : United Nations officials on Thursday stressed the ever-growing importance of the Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), especially in light of the rising xenophobia, intolerance and extremism being witnessed in various parts of the world.
New York, Oct 2 : Several European leaders took to the podium on Thursday at the UN General Assembly's annual debate, highlighting that the world is again living in restless times, especially in light of the unprecedented scale of humanitarian crises, including the migrant and refugee crisis.
New York, Oct 2 : Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the submission of national climate action plans by 147 countries, accounting for over 85 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, calling it a "positive first step" towards achieving a universal climate change agreement this December.
New York, Oct 2 : Prime Minister Rui Maria De Araujo of Timor-Leste addressed the annual United Nations General Assembly debate on Thursday and called for renewing efforts in fulfilling all UN principles by introducing reform within the Organization including restructuring the Security Council.
New York, Oct 2 : Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Ri Su Yong, Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced the United States for abusing its powers at the UN Security Council and thereby violating the 'sovereignty, dignity, peace and security of our nation.'
New York, Oct 2 : Addressing a range of issued before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Erlan Abdyldayev, welcomed the new 2030 Agenda, stressed the right of each State to development and underscored the need to combat terrorism and violent extremism.
New York, Oct 2 : The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Namhong Hor highly commended the United Nations on its adoption of Agenda 2030, and stressed that the General Assembly should be more empowered to enhance global governance and managing global issues.
New York, Oct 2 : Noting that the number of least developed countries (LDCs) has grown from 25 to 48 since 1971, with only four countries "graduating" from this status, the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that their struggle has been "unfairly long."
Washington, Oct 2 : Making a strong statement in response to the shooting incident at a community college in Oregon which left 10 people dead, US president Barack Obama said people of the country are 'collectively are answerable' to those families who lose their loved ones because of the inaction.
New York, Oct 1 : Giving a reply to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj while addressing at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday asked the neighbouring nation to give up terrorism before holding peace talks.