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UN official condemns the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, calls on US and Russia for a ceasefire deal

Aug 23, 2016

UN official condemns the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, calls on US and Russia for a ceasefire deal

The UN's top aid official voiced anger on Monday at world powers' inability to agree on a truce to allow aid into Aleppo, warning of an "unparalleled" humanitarian catastrophe in the battleground Syrian city. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #Russia #Security Council #Aleppo #United States of America #Stephen O'Brien
Kashmir unrest: India must respect UN resolutions, shun violence to find solution, says Syed Geelani

Aug 22, 2016

Kashmir unrest: India must respect UN resolutions, shun violence to find solution, says Syed Geelani

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for a lasting solution to Kashmir problem, hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday said it lies in India adhering to the United Nations resolution. #United Nations #Jammu and Kashmir #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Syed Ali Shah Geelani #Hurriyat Conference
Almost 1,800 people die in Philippines' war on illicit drugs, confirms police

Aug 22, 2016

Almost 1,800 people die in Philippines' war on illicit drugs, confirms police

At least 1,779 persons have been killed in the Philippines' war on illicit drugs since 1 July this year, authorities said on Monday. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Philippines police #Rodrigo Duterte #Philippines war on drugs #illicit drugs war #vigilante drug killings
Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN over criticism of his war on drugs

Aug 21, 2016

Duterte threatens to pull Philippines out of UN over criticism of his war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticising his war on crime. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Philippines #Pope Francis #Rodrigo Duterte #UN climate change pact #Manila drug trafficking
United Nations committee seeks push toward nuclear disarmament

Aug 20, 2016

United Nations committee seeks push toward nuclear disarmament

A majority of countries on a UN-mandated panel on Saturday called on the UN General Assembly to consider launching multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament, voting in a process that has been boycotted by the world's nuclear-armed powers. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Nuclear energy #Nuclear disarmament #Member states
Ban Ki-moon expresses concern over Kashmir, calls for dialogue: Pakistan

Aug 19, 2016

Ban Ki-moon expresses concern over Kashmir, calls for dialogue: Pakistan

On Friday Pakistan said UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the loss of lives in the Kashmir unrest and offered his good offices to facilitate dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Ban Ki-moon
Doctors without Borders to evacuate staff from six hospitals in Yemen after Saudi-led air attack

Aug 19, 2016

Doctors without Borders to evacuate staff from six hospitals in Yemen after Saudi-led air attack

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has decided to evacuate its staff from six hospitals in Yemen after the latest Saudi-led air attack on its health facility, the group said. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Yemen #Kuwait #Doctors Without Borders #Saudi #Hajjah
UN: Islamic State studied the 26/11 Mumbai attacks to 'maximise confusion and casualties'

Aug 19, 2016

UN: Islamic State studied the 26/11 Mumbai attacks to 'maximise confusion and casualties'

Islamic State terrorists had "studied" the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and similar "active shooter scenarios" to maximise confusion and casualties before hitting multiple locations in Paris in November, UN member- states have said #Lashkar-e-Taiba #United Nations #NewsTracker #al-Qaida #26/11 Mumbai terror attack #islamic-state #Paris attacks #Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team #Nairobi mall assault
India draws five point agenda for talks with Pakistan on terrorism-related issues

Aug 19, 2016

India draws five point agenda for talks with Pakistan on terrorism-related issues

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar has accepted his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Chaudhry's invitation for talks but has made clear that the agenda should concern only issues related to terrorism, a top official said on Thursday. #India #United Nations #Jammu and Kashmir #Pakistan #NewsTracker #Foreign Secretary #Vikas Swarup