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White House announces new sanctions against Iran for violating UN arms embargo
World

White House announces new sanctions against Iran for violating UN arms embargo

The Donald Trump administration said it was imposing sanctions on 27 individuals and entities, including Iran's defence ministry, under a UN resolution

Officials might have an in-person General Assembly meeting to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
science

Officials might have an in-person General Assembly meeting to discuss COVID-19 pandemic

But several diplomats have said their countries are hesitant to meet so soon — especially in the United States, where the virus that causes the disease continues to spread widely.

Narendra Modi likely to address virtual United Nations General Assembly on 26 September
India

Narendra Modi likely to address virtual United Nations General Assembly on 26 September

For the first time in the UN's 75-year history, the annual General Assembly session this year will be held virtually. World leaders will submit pre-recorded video statements for the session

Mexico welcomes ICJ's ruling in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, says court deepened its jurisprudence on consular law through order
India

Mexico welcomes ICJ's ruling in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, says court deepened its jurisprudence on consular law through order

Mexico welcomed the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling in Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

JKLF marchers ignore Imran Khan's warnings, head towards Line of Control to protest abrogation of Article 370
India

JKLF marchers ignore Imran Khan's warnings, head towards Line of Control to protest abrogation of Article 370

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday warned the protesters not to cross the LoC

Imran Khan warns PoK residents against crossing LoC to extend aid to people of Jammu and Kashmir
India

Imran Khan warns PoK residents against crossing LoC to extend aid to people of Jammu and Kashmir

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status on 5 August.

MEA slams Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey's statements on Kashmir at UNGA, says Imran's call for jihad 'provocative, irresponsible'
India

MEA slams Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey's statements on Kashmir at UNGA, says Imran's call for jihad 'provocative, irresponsible'

Hitting out at Imran Khan’s statements at the United Nations General Assembly last month, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the Pakistani prime minister does not know how to conduct relationships

At UNGA, Narendra Modi takes high road: PM makes case for de-hyphenating India-Pakistan, draws stark contrast with Imran Khan
India

At UNGA, Narendra Modi takes high road: PM makes case for de-hyphenating India-Pakistan, draws stark contrast with Imran Khan

India went in to the UNGA session knowing well that Pakistan would hijack the forum for more anti-India rhetoric and threats of nuclear war in South Asia. India

At UNGA, a tale of two speeches: Narendra Modi spoke like a statesman, Imran Khan mired in a maze of contradictions 
World

At UNGA, a tale of two speeches: Narendra Modi spoke like a statesman, Imran Khan mired in a maze of contradictions 

Narendra Modi’s speech — short, crisp and meaningful — was that of a statesman, a global leader with great appeal and vision

Imran Khan’s war rhetoric at UNGA ignores basic principles of UN, reflects futility of Pakistan's Kashmir project
World

Imran Khan’s war rhetoric at UNGA ignores basic principles of UN, reflects futility of Pakistan's Kashmir project

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s impassioned 50-minute speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday seems to be the last ditch attempt by the country to drum up global support for 'the cause of Kashmir'

Imran Khan, Pakistani delegation return to New York after jet given by Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Bin Salman develops fault
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Imran Khan, Pakistani delegation return to New York after jet given by Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed Bin Salman develops fault

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his delegation were forced to return to New York on Friday after the special jet given to him by the Saudi government developed a technical fault

At UNGA, Imran Khan says ‘hijab becoming weapon’ against Muslims, slams use of term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’
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At UNGA, Imran Khan says ‘hijab becoming weapon’ against Muslims, slams use of term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

Islamophobia has grown at an alarming pace after the 9/11 attacks and is creating divisions, with wearing of hijab becoming a 'weapon' against the community in some countries, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said

Donald Trump attacks China, Iran and Venezuela in speech at 74th UNGA session, vows to protect America's borders
World

Donald Trump attacks China, Iran and Venezuela in speech at 74th UNGA session, vows to protect America's borders

US president Donald Trump delivered his third address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. Trump touched upon topics of trade, defence, immigration in an over 30-minute speech

Suspension of parliament illegal, rules British Supreme Court in major blow to Boris Johnson; PM refuses to comment on calls for resignation
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Suspension of parliament illegal, rules British Supreme Court in major blow to Boris Johnson; PM refuses to comment on calls for resignation

In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain's highest court ruled Tuesday that his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks in the crucial countdown to the country's Brexit deadline was illegal

How Sushma Swaraj, other women leaders took Pakistan to task over the years at UNGA on J&K and terrorism
World

How Sushma Swaraj, other women leaders took Pakistan to task over the years at UNGA on J&K and terrorism

Sushma Swaraj and other Indian women who spoke at the General Assembly tailored their statements from time to time as relations between India and Pakistan changed due to incidents including the Pulwama attack, Balakot air strikes and Article 370 revocation

Imran Khan pens NYT op-ed on J&K, says talks with India only after it reverses special status decision
World

Imran Khan pens NYT op-ed on J&K, says talks with India only after it reverses special status decision

In an opinion piece in The New York Times on Thursday, Imran Khan again warned that if the world does nothing to stop India's decision on Kashmir, the two nuclear-armed countries will get ever closer to a "direct military confrontation."

Imran Khan must fix economy, ensure political stability to make pitch against Article 370 relevant, claim Pakistani media reports
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Imran Khan must fix economy, ensure political stability to make pitch against Article 370 relevant, claim Pakistani media reports

In order to garner international support, Imran Khan has to ensure a strengthened Pakistan economy and smooth functioning of the parliament. Economic stability, achieved through political stability is the course correction that may be the way forward for the country

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appreciates India's counter-terrorism work, launches the UNCTT Programme
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appreciates India's counter-terrorism work, launches the UNCTT Programme

Antonio Guterres says programme would help to strengthen international counter-terrorism cooperation, expand multilateral networks for sharing information to detect, identify, disrupt and prosecute terrorists.

'Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists': Nikki Haley says Islamabad shouldn't be given funds until they address issue
World

'Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists': Nikki Haley says Islamabad shouldn't be given funds until they address issue

Pakistan continues to harbour terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, asserting that Washington should not give Islamabad even a dollar until it addresses the issue.

India urges United Nations to impose sanctions on militant organisations carrying out sexual violence
India

India urges United Nations to impose sanctions on militant organisations carrying out sexual violence

Large scale movements of refugees emanating from armed conflicts increase vulnerability of women to discrimination and exploitation, Paulomi Tripathi said.