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30 Indian officers receive UN Medal for contribution in South Sudan mission

30 Indian officers receive UN Medal for contribution in South Sudan mission

United Nations, Oct 25 (UNI) Thirty officers from India, including women, received the UN Medal for their service to the cause of sustainable peace in South Sudan. The UNMISS, the UN Mission in South Sudan, thanked the 30 Indian officers for their commitment. “30 @UNPOL officers from India received the @UN medal for their service […]

Sudan PM Hamdok reportedly under house arrest in apparent coup

The internet is down in Sudan as demonstrators gathered on the streets to protest the arrests, media reports say. Sudan’s military has placed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok under house arrest and detained members of the civilian government in an apparent coup. Several civilian leaders of the ruling coalition of the Forces for Freedom and Change […]

Russia not considering official recognition of Taliban, says Lavrov

Russia not considering official recognition of Taliban, says Lavrov

Sochi, Oct 20 (UNI) Ahead of the Moscow Format talks being held today, with participation of India, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Russia is not considering any possibility of official recognition of the Taliban. “The official recognition [of the Taliban] is not being discussed and it has been stated publicly,” Lavrov told […]

India, UK discuss UN reforms, counterterrorism at 2nd multilateral dialogue

India, UK discuss UN reforms, counterterrorism at 2nd multilateral dialogue

New Delhi, Oct 20 (UNI) India and the UK discussed issues of mutual interest pertaining to UN reforms, counterterrorism, peacekeeping and climate action during their second multilateral dialogue. Both sides also exchanged views on the Commonwealth Strategic Plan and priorities. The 2nd India-UK Multilateral Dialogue was held on October 18 in London. The UK side […]

Attacks on Hindus symptomatic of growing anti-minority sentiment in Bangladesh: Amnesty

Attacks on Hindus symptomatic of growing anti-minority sentiment in Bangladesh: Amnesty

Dhaka, Oct 19 (UNI) Amnesty International’s South Asia campaigner Saad Hammadi has said the spate of attacks by radical mobs against members of the Hindu community, their homes, temples and Durga Puja pandals are “symptomatic of the growing anti-minority sentiment” in Bangladesh. He has urged the Bangladesh government to take urgent steps to protect the […]

India, Israel, US and UAE join in new four-way cooperation

India, Israel, US and UAE join in new four-way cooperation

Jerusalem/New Delhi, Oct 19 (UNI) Signalling a new four-way cooperation between India, Israel, the US and UAE, their foreign ministers held a virtual meeting during which they discussed working closely together on key economic and global issues, especially in the Middle East and Asia. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is in Jerusalem, along with […]

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Kuril Islands – US Seismologists

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes near Kuril Islands – US Seismologists

Moscow, Oct 18 (UNI/Sputnik) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has been registered in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the Kuril Islands, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The tremor was registered at 17:39 GMT 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of the Russian city of Severo-Kurilsk, with the epicenter located at a depth of 35 […]

Jaishankar urges Indian Jewish community, Indologists to document the heritage of community

Jaishankar urges Indian Jewish community, Indologists to document the heritage of community

Jerusalem/New Delhi, Oct 18 (UNI) External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar urged the Indian Jewish community in Israel and the Indologists to better document the heritage and history of the community and the societal cross flows. In a meeting with the Indian Jewish community here on Sunday, Jaishankar said there is an urgent need to tap […]

3 killed in Bangladesh clashes after desecration of holy Quran

3 killed in Bangladesh clashes after desecration of holy Quran

By Mir Afroz Zaman Dhaka, Oct 14 (UNI) Violent incidents were reported from several parts of Bangladesh following an incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in Cumilla town. Three people were killed on Wednesday and several others injured in Hajiganj upazila of Chandpur as people clashed with the police. Section 144 has been imposed […]

Differences crop up over new ISI chief, Pak PM Imran Khan wants Lt Gen Hameed to stay

Differences crop up over new ISI chief, Pak PM Imran Khan wants Lt Gen Hameed to stay

Islamabad, Oct 13 (UNI) Within days of the announcement of a new chief for its spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), differences appear to have cropped up between Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and the all-powerful army establishment over the new appointment, with Imran Khan keen to continue with Lt Gen Faiz Hameed. On Tuesday, Imran […]

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