A Rohingya refugee boy desperate for aid cries as he climbs on a truck distributing aid for a local NGO near the Balukali refugee camp on Sept. 20 in Bangladesh.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 4: Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, listens to remarks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on North Korea on September 4, 2017 in New York City. The securty council was holding its second emergency meeting in a week after North Korea announced the detonation of what it called an underground hydrogen bomb September 3. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Hundreds of thousands of desperate Rohingyas have fled their homes in Myanmar to escape what the United Nations describes as a "textbook example" of ethnic cleansing. "When one-third of the Rohingya p...
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The United Nations Security Council on Monday passed new sanctions against North Korea, but refrained from imposing the harshest options the White House had proposed following a month of antagonistic...
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"India wants the same responsibilities, prerogatives and obligations as the current permanent members."
"The issue of veto is important, but we should not allow it to have a veto over the process of Council reform itself."
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Malala Yousafzai, Arianna Huffington and Desmond Tutu were among the signatories.
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A clear message to Islamabad to refrain from stooping to terrorism.
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"The Security Council, can only be described as working randomly on the basis of a mix of ad-hocism, scrambling and political paralysis."
India has reacted sharply to China scuttling its attempt to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as terrorist by the UN, but China stood its ground. Expressing its strong "disappointment" over the de...
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"Al-Nakba" is an Arabic word meaning "the catastrophe". Sixty-eight years ago, on 29 November, 1947, the UN Security Council rolled out Resolution 181 on Palestine, putting wheels on a runaway train that continues to mow down Arabs and Jews alike. By legitimising Israel's declaration of independence a year later, this resolution marked the first Nakba of November for Palestinian Arabs. The second Nakba of November took place 73 years before 1947, with the birth of one Chaim Weizmann in a small village near Pinsk, Russia...
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Rather than hankering after the humiliating goal of second-class citizenship among the permanent members, India can provide leadership to the rest of the world and focus on ensuring that the veto is abolished. If accomplished, it would be an achievement whose ramifications cannot be fully imagined and India would have done the world a gargantuan favour.
India wants Pakistan to freeze the assets of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, Hafiz Saeed and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of masterminding the Mumbai terror attack in 2008. Indian govern...