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'Unprecedented threat': Ban Ki-moon warns of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

Feb 10, 2016

'Unprecedented threat': Ban Ki-moon warns of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan and called for international action against the grave threat. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #UN Security Council #islamic-state #Khorasan Province #Tehreek-e-Khilafat
'Lunar pioneer': Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, one of few men who walked on the Moon, passes away

Feb 06, 2016

'Lunar pioneer': Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, one of few men who walked on the Moon, passes away

US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 people to have walked on the Moon, has died aged 85, his family and Nasa said Friday, calling him a "pioneer." #Nasa #Moon #Astronaut #InMemoraim #Shareworthy #Edgar Mitchell #Apollo 14
Start of a new innings: Akbaruddin presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

Jan 26, 2016

Start of a new innings: Akbaruddin presents his credentials to UN Secretary General

Senior diplomat Syed Akbaruddin has presented his credentials as India's new permanent representative to the United Nations to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Ministry of External Affairs #Syed Akbaruddin #Asoke Mukerji #Permanent Representative at the UN
Flags at half-mast, prayer ceremony: Pakistan mourns Bacha Khan university massacre victims

Jan 21, 2016

Flags at half-mast, prayer ceremony: Pakistan mourns Bacha Khan university massacre victims

Pakistan observed a day of national mourning Thursday for the 21 people killed when heavily-armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism. #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Islamabad #Amnesty International #Charsadda #Peshawar army public school #Mardan #Bacha Khan University #Abdul Wali Khan
'Appalled by such acts of violence': UN chief condemns Bacha Khan University attack

Jan 21, 2016

'Appalled by such acts of violence': UN chief condemns Bacha Khan University attack

Condemning the terrorist attack on a university in Pakistan's restive northwest, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for the perpetrators to be swiftly brought to justice. #United Nations #Pakistan #Taliban #UN #TheySaidIt #Peshawar #Ban Ki-moon #Bacha Khan University
WHO confirms new Ebola death in Sierra Leone, one day after announcing end of outbreak

Jan 15, 2016

WHO confirms new Ebola death in Sierra Leone, one day after announcing end of outbreak

The World Health Organisation confirmed Friday a new death from Ebola in Sierra Leone just a day after west Africa celebrated the end of the outbreak. #NewsTracker #UN #WHO #Africa #Ban Ki-moon #Liberia #World Health Organisation #Sierra Leone #Ebola #Guinea #Langoba Kelly #Tonkolili
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns terror attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

Jan 05, 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns terror attack on Indian consulate in Afghanistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the terror attack on the Indian Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan. #World #India #Terrorism #Afghanistan #TheySaidIt #Ban Ki-moon #Mazar-E-Sharif #UN secretary general #Indian consulate
Peace process stalled? UN fears fallout of Saudi Arabia-Iran standoff on Syria, Yemen

Jan 05, 2016

Peace process stalled? UN fears fallout of Saudi Arabia-Iran standoff on Syria, Yemen

The United Nations moved quickly on Monday to shelter peace efforts in Syria and Yemen from the diplomatic storm unleashed by the dispute between Saudi Arabia and Iran. UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura traveled to Riyadh for urgent talks and was to head later this week to Tehran to seek assurances that hard-fought gains in the Syria peace process had not been derailed. #Syria #NewsTracker #Yemen #Ban Ki-moon #Bashar al-Assad #Riyadh #Tehran #Staffan de Mistura #Javad Zarif
This New Year, United Nations ushers in ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Jan 01, 2016

This New Year, United Nations ushers in ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

With the start of the new year, the UN on Friday ushered in the ambitious 2030 Sustainable Development Goals that aim to end poverty, hunger and assure gender equally while building a life of dignity for all over the next 15 years. #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Sustainable Development Goals
'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances

Dec 18, 2015

'Choke off terrorism': UN Security Council passes resolution to cut Islamic State's finances

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew led the council's first-ever meeting of finance ministers, shoring up a major diplomatic push to end the war in Syria, where IS jihadists control a large swathe of territory and have installed their de facto capital. #United States #United Nations #Al-Qaeda #France #NewsTracker #Russia #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Britain #UN Security Council #George Osborne #islamic-state #IS #Paris attacks #Michel Sapin