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Taliban Likely To Open Secondary Education For Girls: UN Official

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Omar Abdi said Taliban's education minister told him that they are working on a 'framework' to allow all girls to continue their schooling beyond the sixth grade.

UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as part of its own territory.


India Re-Elected To UN Human Rights Council With Overwhelming Majority

India got 184 votes in the 193-member United Nations General Assembly for her election to the Human Rights Council, while the required majority was 97.

We Fail To Recognise Anti-Hindu Phobia: MoS Muraleedharan At UNSC

Oct 12, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

If we choose to be selective about criticising religious phobias or ignoring them, we do so at our own peril,' the minister said.


800+ Indian UN Peacekeepers In South Sudan Get Honoured With Prestigious Medals

Indian Ambassador to South Sudan, Vishnu Sharma said that the country is a “beacon of hope for the communities you are on the ground to serve. You have done the United Nations and your country very proud”

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04 October, 2021

'Murder, Torture, Enslavement, Extrajudicial Killings And Rape': UN Cites Crimes Against Humanity In Libya

Associated Press (AP)

Since the fall of former autocrat Moammar Gaddafi of Libya, the country is in constant political turmoil which often results in brutal crimes. The recent investigation by UN investigators is moving to hold the responsible to account.


01 October, 2021

Myanmar: Crisis On Top Of Crisis On Top Of Yet Another Crisis, Says UN Top Humanitarian Official

Associated Press (AP)

Andrew Kirkwood, a top UN official in Myanmar was referring to the increasing communal strife, military coup and a 'devastating third wave' of the Covid-19 pandemic.


30 September, 2021

Recent High-Level Interactions Between Israel-Palestine Give 'Window Of Opportunity' For Resumption Of Direct Negotiations: India

Outlook Web Desk

The recent high-level interactions between Israel, Palestine and key regional states provide a window of opportunity for the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and Palestine, MEA Joint Secretary Prakash Gupta said.


30 September, 2021

Russia Blocking Independent Experts On Sanctions In Africa: UN Diplomats

Associated Press (AP)

The UN diplomats said the Russia's refusal to sign off on members of new expert panels is already delaying investigations of sanctions violations in South Sudan, Congo and Central African Republic.


29 September, 2021

Cyprus Top Diplomat: Turkey Is Creating New Ottoman Empire

Associated Press (AP)

Nikos Christodoulides invoked the Ottoman empire, which controlled much of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries from Constantinople, which is now Turkey's largest city, Istanbul.


29 September, 2021

World Leaders Hail India’s Covid-19 Combat With Vaccine Exports At UNGA

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Several world leaders expressed their gratitude to India and other nations for helping them to fight Covid-19 by sending vaccine shipments.


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26 September, 2021

At UN, Turmoil In Haiti, Ethiopia Draws Global Concern

Associated Press (AP)

Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry didn't shy away from addressing his country's turmoil following a major earthquake and the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moise, in recent months — alluding to but not directly addressing reports that may implicate Henry himself in the murder.


25 September, 2021

India’s Young Diplomat Sneha Dubey Gives Blistering Reply To Pakistan At UNGA Over Kashmir

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First Secretary Sneha Dubey gave a befitting reply to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan over Kashmir rant inside UNGA.


25 September, 2021

‘Represent Country Proud To Be Known As Mother Of Democracy’: PM Modi At UNGA

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he represents the country that has ‘great tradition of democracy that goes back to thousands of years’.


25 September, 2021

India Calls Pakistan 'Arsonist, Disguising Itself As Fire-Fighter' At UNGA

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'We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august Forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage,' First Secretary Sneha Dubey said in the UN General Assembly on Friday.


25 September, 2021

India Calls Pakistan 'Arsonist, Disguising Itself As Fire-Fighter' At UNGA

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'We exercise our Right of Reply to one more attempt by the leader of Pakistan to tarnish the image of this august Forum by bringing in matters internal to my country, and going so far as to spew falsehoods on the world stage,' First Secretary Sneha Dubey said in the UN General Assembly on Friday.


25 September, 2021

It's Almost Certain Afghanistan's Taliban Won't Speak At UN

Associated Press (AP)

The Taliban challenged the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan's former government, which they ousted on August 15, and asked to represent the country at the assembly's high-level General Debate.


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23 September, 2021

Taliban Having Remote Chance To Take Part In UNGA; Diplomats Of Ousted Govt Still In Office

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A week ago on September 15, Guterres had received a letter from the currently accredited Afghan ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, stating that he and other members of his team, still occupying the Afghan mission at the United Nations, will represent Afghanistan in UNGA.


Photo Gallery

A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.

PTI Photo /Vijay Verma

Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.

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Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
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