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At UN, India calls Pakistan a 'hub of terrorism', says Islamabad spreads false narrative about Kashmir
India

At UN, India calls Pakistan a 'hub of terrorism', says Islamabad spreads false narrative about Kashmir

Pakistan is a "hub of terrorism" in South Asia and beyond and its "cynical" attempts to spread a false narrative about Kashmir have always been unsuccessful, India has said at the UN.

Indian govt failed to stop attacks on minorities which killed 10 in 2017, says Human Rights Watch report
India

Indian govt failed to stop attacks on minorities which killed 10 in 2017, says Human Rights Watch report

Human Rights Watch on Thursday said the Indian government failed to stop or credibly investigate vigilante attacks against minority religious communities in 2017 which killed 10 people.

Donald Trump will 'go to great lengths' to stop Pakistan funding if it continues to harbour terrorism: Nikki Haley
World

Donald Trump will 'go to great lengths' to stop Pakistan funding if it continues to harbour terrorism: Nikki Haley

US president Donald Trump will go all out to cut off aid to Pakistan if it continues to back terrorists, US permanent representative Nikki Haley has warned.

US hails United Nations' $285-million budget cut, points to 'well-known' inefficiency and overspending at world body
World

US hails United Nations' $285-million budget cut, points to 'well-known' inefficiency and overspending at world body

The United States has applauded a $285-million-cut in the UN core budget, saying it was "a big step in right direction."

Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to ICJ after UK withdraws candidate; election a setback for Security Council
World

Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to ICJ after UK withdraws candidate; election a setback for Security Council

Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the ICJ as the General Assembly rallied behind him, making Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate.

Dalveer Bhandari's prospects of win in ICJ re-election unnerving Security Council permanent members: UN observers
India

Dalveer Bhandari's prospects of win in ICJ re-election unnerving Security Council permanent members: UN observers

The permanent members of the UN Security Council are 'unnerved' by the prospect of India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari winning against Britain's candidate in the election to the last seat of the World Court as it would set a precedent that may challenge their power in the future, observers in the United Nations feel

ICJ elections: New round of balloting scheduled for Monday; Dalveer Bhandari, Christopher Greenwood in fray
World

ICJ elections: New round of balloting scheduled for Monday; Dalveer Bhandari, Christopher Greenwood in fray

A new round of balloting for the judgeship of the ICJ in the reelection bids of Judge Dalveer Bhandari and Judge Christopher Greenwood is to be held on Monday.

India's Dalveer Bhandari in tight race for ICJ seat against Britain's Christopher Greenwood
India

India's Dalveer Bhandari in tight race for ICJ seat against Britain's Christopher Greenwood

India's Dalveer Bhandari and Britain's Christopher Greenwood are locked in a neck-and-neck fight for re-election to the ICJ.

Pakistan brings up Kashmir issue in UNGA discussion on decolonisation, India refuses to engage
India

Pakistan brings up Kashmir issue in UNGA discussion on decolonisation, India refuses to engage

Pakistan has again tried to sneak the Kashmir issue into a UNGA debate with no relevance to the topic, but India refused to be drawn into a "distraction".

After Pakistan uses fake photo, UNGA president says he will 'think' about dealing with such issues
World

After Pakistan uses fake photo, UNGA president says he will 'think' about dealing with such issues

General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak has said that he will "certainly think" about how to deal with erroneous use of pictures.

Sushma Swaraj calls Pakistan a 'terror exporter': Full text of EAM's speech at UN General Assembly
India

Sushma Swaraj calls Pakistan a 'terror exporter': Full text of EAM's speech at UN General Assembly

Here is the full text of Sushma Swaraj's statement at the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Sushma Swaraj at UNGA: External affairs minister calls for early start to negotiations for UNSC reforms
India

Sushma Swaraj at UNGA: External affairs minister calls for early start to negotiations for UNSC reforms

India Saturday called for an early start to text-based negotiations for UN Security Council reforms with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expressing hope that a revamp of its top organ will be a "priority" for the world body

Kim Jong-un calls Trump 'mentally deranged': N Korean leader's statement was actually relatively gentler then before
World

Kim Jong-un calls Trump 'mentally deranged': N Korean leader's statement was actually relatively gentler then before

On the surface it seems like more of the same rhetoric by Kim Jong-un. But here are five things to know about the North Korean leader's statement.

Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina asks UNGA to create safe zones for Rohingyas, says Myanmar must stop 'ethnic cleansing'
World

Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina asks UNGA to create safe zones for Rohingyas, says Myanmar must stop 'ethnic cleansing'

Bangladesh's prime minister on Thursday proposed creating UN-supervised safe zones inside Myanmar to protect Rohingya Muslims.

UNGA agenda for China, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea: Kim Jong-un, Kashmir and a whole lot more
World

UNGA agenda for China, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea: Kim Jong-un, Kashmir and a whole lot more

Trump delivered a 'fire and brimstone' speech that threatened Kim Jong-un's North Korea with 'total destruction' if it did not abandon its quest for nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump's tough talk on North Korea counterproductive, threats only justify Pyongyang's 'self-defence' narrative
World

Donald Trump's tough talk on North Korea counterproductive, threats only justify Pyongyang's 'self-defence' narrative

With his threats to "totally destroy" North Korea, Donald Trump is playing into Pyongyang's hands by offering justification for a nuclear weapons programme

Donald Trump speech at UNGA: Fiery biblical rhetoric on North Korea shows we're nearing point of no return
World

Donald Trump speech at UNGA: Fiery biblical rhetoric on North Korea shows we're nearing point of no return

The subject matter of what Trump had to say about North Korea was something he's covered on many occasions, but the context is what's different

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani calls for international action, long-term strategy against terrorists
World

Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani calls for international action, long-term strategy against terrorists

Afghanistan president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has called for international action and a long-term strategy to counter terrorist organisations.

Donald Trump at UNGA: Full text of US president's speech threatening 'total destruction' of North Korea
World

Donald Trump at UNGA: Full text of US president's speech threatening 'total destruction' of North Korea

On Tuesday, US president Donald Trump made a combative debut speech to the UN General Assembly. This is the full text of that speech.

New York prepares for 'Super Bowl of security' as dignitaries arrive for UN General Assembly
World

New York prepares for 'Super Bowl of security' as dignitaries arrive for UN General Assembly

New York police and a host of federal agencies are preparing for the the United Nations General Assembly, featuring a week of speeches by dignitaries.