India’s disaster response force to get UN tag

India could soon be a part of the United Nations (UN) mandated international disaster rescue operations as the country’s federal contingency force, NDRF, is expected to obtain a globally recognised standardisation later this year, a top-ranking official has said. Continue Reading

Is 2020 the most hottest year ever?

The year 2020 which shall never be forgotten for all the wrong reasons, is also on course to be one of the warmest ever recorded, one that could even top the record set in 2016. Continue Reading

Editorial: New, clear

The United Nations has announced that 50 countries have ratified a UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers. Continue Reading

Mehsud designated as global terrorist by UN

In a major blow to Pakistan, the United Nations on Thursday (local time) designated Pakistan-based terror organisation Tehrik-e Taliban’s Pakistan (TTP) leader, Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, as a global terrorist. Continue Reading

Syria strike: Turkey-Russia tensions soar after attack

The leaders of Russia and Turkey held crisis talks Friday after 33 Turkish soldiers died in an air strike in Syria, as Ankara ramped up pressure on Europe by threatening to flood in migrants.

The United States and United Nations urged an end to the Russian-backed Syrian offensive against rebel holdouts, but Turkey appeared intent on easing tensions with Moscow by pinning the blame Continue Reading

United Nations condemns abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution on Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention Continue Reading

Editorial: Put an end

Religious terrorism is raising its ugly head once again. The Taliban ambushed a peace convoy in western Afghanistan and abducted 26 activists, members of a peace movement, a police spokesman said Wednesday. Continue Reading