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Bogota: Ivan Duque, a conservative political newcomer, has been elected as the new President of Colombia, reports said on Monday. more
Is US readying itself to sever ties with UNHRC?

New York: If reports are to be believed, the United States is readying itself to cut down all ties with the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

US President Donald Trump puts 25 percent tariff on Chinese goods

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday said his country will implement a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of goods from China that contain industrially significant technologies. ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets Xi Jinping in China

Beijing: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is currently in China, met country's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday.

India slams Maldives govt for jailing for long term former President and Chief Justice

India has expressed its strong disappointment over the functioning of democracy in the island nation condemning the imprisonment of the former president and Chief Justice of Supreme Cout ...

General Assembly adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians, and deploring Israel’s ‘excessive’ use of force

New York: In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for Palestinians, and deploring any ...

‘True’ peace, requires standing up for human rights, says UN chief Guterres

New York: Achieving peace involves more than “laying down weapons”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, calling for intensified efforts ...

At least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled in 2016, first UN global study shows

New York: According to the first ever Global Study on Smuggling of Migrants, released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Wednesday, at least 2.5 million migrants were smuggled ...

Military escalation will have ‘serious consequences’ for Yemeni civilians, warns UN Special Envoy

New York: An attempt by a Saudi-led military coalition to take control of the Yemeni port of Hodeida from opposition Houthi forces “will have serious consequences” on an alrea ...

UN chief welcomes formation of unity government in Madagascar

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Ministe ...