Development
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New York: Cooperation over development is critical in delivering the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN deputy chief said on Monday, calling for strengthened “multi-stakeholder” partnerships, and better policy coordination. more
National conversation reveals Libyans’ desire for ‘united and sovereign nation’: UN representative

New York: Conversations taking place across Libya indicate that citizens are “yearning for a united and sovereign nation,” the top United Nations official in the country told ...

US threat to maximise sanctions on Iran under criticism

Washington/Tehran: The United States has come under fire from Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for threatening to maximise sanctions on Iran.

US VP Mike Pence warns North Korea not to play Donald Trump

Washington: The Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to not play Donald Trump, ahead of the historic meeting between the ...

North Korea figures in meeting between US Deputy Secretary of State and South Korean Vice Foreign Minister

Washington/Seoul: US Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan on Sunday met with South Korean Vice Foreign Minister Cho Hyun, where they discussed bilateral ties and the upcoming meeting ...

Judges urge Security Council to serve interests of all UN Member States

New York: The Security Council should act on behalf of the entire United Nations membership rather than prioritizing their own national interests, or those of close allies, international ...

UN chief condemns attack against ‘blue helmets’ in Central African Republic

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Thursday condemned an attack against UN peacekeeping troops in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) that clai ...

US President Donald Trump meets with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, talks trade

Washington: In the wake of a trade row between the United States of America and China, US President Donald Trump on Thursday met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House, repor ...

Putin, Assad meet in Sochi, discuss prevention of terrorism, bilateral ties

Sochi: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad held a summit on Thursday at Sochi, media reports said.

US-North Korea: Donald Trump warns Kim Jong-un with 'decimation' if deal not reached

Washington: Just days before their scheduled meeting in Singapore, US President Donald Trump has threatened North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with "decimation", unless he agrees t ...