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Quad members commit themselves towards expanding UNSC

Quad members commit themselves towards expanding UNSC

Washington: Days after US President Joe Biden stressed reforming the UN Security Council, Quad countries have committed themselves towards expanding the 15-member world body in both permanent and non-permanent categories. A joint statement issued following a meeting of Quad foreign ministers in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly also called for […]

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UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

Geneva: A team of experts commissioned by the UN’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine said Friday its initial investigation turned up evidence of war crimes in the country following Russia’s invasion nearly seven months ago. The experts from the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, mandated by Human Rights Council […]

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Ukraine: 436 bodies exhumed from mass site; 30 show torture

Ukraine: 436 bodies exhumed from mass site; 30 show torture

Kyiv: Ukrainian officials say 436 bodies have been exhumed from a mass burial site in the eastern city of Izium, 30 of them with visible signs of torture. The governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleh Synyehubov, and the region’s police chief, Volodymyr Tymoshko, told reporters in Izium on Friday that three more grave sites have […]

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At least 4 killed, 10 wounded after blast near Kabul mosque

At least 4 killed, 10 wounded after blast near Kabul mosque

Kabul: At least four people are dead and 10 wounded after explosion went off near a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Friday, with a hospital confirming the number of casualties. A column of black smoke rose into the sky and shots rang out several minutes after the blast in the city’s diplomatic quarter. […]

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For what reason, Japan, India, Ukraine not UNSC permanent member: Zelenskyy

For what reason, Japan, India, Ukraine not UNSC permanent member: Zelenskyy

United Nations: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has questioned why countries like India, Japan, Brazil and his own nation are not permanent members of the UN Security Council and said “the day will come when this will be resolved.” “There was a lot of talking about reforming the UN. How did it all end? No result,” […]

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India not sitting as UNSC permanent member ‘not good’ for global body: Jaishankar

India not sitting as UNSC permanent member ‘not good’ for global body: Jaishankar

New York: India not sitting as a permanent member of the UN Security Council is “not good for us” only but also not good for the global body and its transformation is “overdue”, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said, emphasising that he is working on it. He was responding to a question on how […]

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China’s ex-justice minister sentenced to death with 2-year reprieve for corruption

China’s ex-justice minister sentenced to death with 2-year reprieve for corruption

Beijing: China’s former Justice Minister and top public security official, Fu Zhenghua, was on Thursday sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve for corruption and abuse of power, official media here reported. Fu took advantage of his official authority or position to seek gains by helping others with their business operations, official positions, and legal […]

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‘Our world is in peril’: At UN, leaders push for solutions

‘Our world is in peril’: At UN, leaders push for solutions

United Nations: The world’s problems seized the spotlight Tuesday as the UN General Assembly’s yearly meeting of world leaders opened with dire assessments of a planet beset by escalating crises and conflicts that an aging international order seems increasingly ill-equipped to tackle. After two years when many leaders weighed in by video because of the […]

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US, UK join Pacific allies in Fijian military exercise

US, UK join Pacific allies in Fijian military exercise

Canberra (Australia): A military exercise in Fiji involving the United States, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand ends this week as the traditional allies counter China’s growing influence in the region. The 11-day Exercise Cartwheel in Fiji began September 12 and ends on Friday, the US Embassy in the Fijian capital, Suva, said on Wednesday in […]

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The world is in ‘great peril’: UN chief warns global leaders

The world is in ‘great peril’: UN chief warns global leaders

United Nations:  Warning that the world is in “great peril,” the head of the United Nations says leaders meeting in person for the first time in three years must tackle conflicts and climate catastrophes, increasing poverty and inequality — and address divisions among major powers that have gotten worse since Russia invaded Ukraine. In speeches […]