No negotiations with ‘hostile’ US: North Korean envoy
North Korea has told the United Nations that it will never negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless...
Trump to host meeting on UN reform with world leaders mid-September
US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the United Nations, will seek to gather global support for reforming...
Over 100 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons
A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from the United...
No negotiations with ‘hostile’ US: North Korean envoy
North Korea has told the United Nations that it will never negotiate the dismantling of its nuclear weapons unless the United States reverses its “hostile” policy towards it. Speaking in the General Assembly ‘s First Committee, which deals with disarmament issues, North Korean Deputy UN Ambassador Kim In Ryong... Read more
UN chief hopes for ‘constructive’ message from Trump to world leaders
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he is hoping for a constructive message from US President Donald Trump when he makes his first address to world leaders at the United Nations next week. Trump will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, taking to the podium of the global... Read more
Trump to host meeting on UN reform with world leaders mid-September
US President Donald Trump, a frequent critic of the United Nations, will seek to gather global support for reforming the world body when he hosts an event at UN headquarters in New York on September 18, a day before he formally addresses the 193-member organization. Countries will be invited... Read more
Over 100 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons
A global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted at the United Nations on Friday despite opposition from the United States, Britain, France and other nuclear powers that boycotted negotiations. The treaty was adopted by a vote of 122 in favor with one country — NATO member The Netherlands voting... Read more
After Israel vote, Trump promises change at UN
US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday vowed that the country’s policies at the United Nations will change after he takes office. “As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,” he said on Twitter, referring to the date of his inauguration. The tweet came after the United... Read more
India begins campaign at United Nations to isolate Pakistan
India began a campaign to isolate Pakistan at the United Nations on Monday, telling the 193-member General Assembly it was time to identify nations who nurture, peddle and export terrorism and isolate them if they don’t join the global fight. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the arrest of... Read more
North Korea ready for another nuclear test any time – South Korea
North Korea is ready to conduct an additional nuclear test at any time, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said on Monday, three days after the reclusive North’s fifth test drew widespread condemnation. Pyongyang set off its most powerful nuclear blast to date on Friday, saying it had mastered the ability... Read more
US, Japan call emergency UN meeting on North Korea
The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss Pyongyang´s launch of a ballistic missile that for the first time landed in Japanese-controlled waters, diplomats said. The United States and Japan called for the urgent talks, which are expected to be held around 4 pm... Read more
Indonesia rejects appeal to halt execution of Pakistani national
Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the United Nations and European Union to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including a Pakistani national and other foreigners. The group, including foreigners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, have been placed in isolation on a prison island... Read more
Afghan refugees should not to be labeled ‘terrorists’, insists UN refugee Chief
The United Nations refugee chief urged Pakistan not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, amid growing public calls for their deportation along with ever  worsening relations between the two neighbors. Warning that the roughly 2.5 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan risked becoming a “forgotten” crisis, UN... Read more
At UN, Pakistan slams ‘nuclear doublespeak’
United Nations: Pakistan has assailed the double standards practiced by some states, which preach nuclear disarmament but fail to take necessary steps themselves. Speaking in a session of the UN Disarmament Commission, a subsidiary of the General Assembly, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said that a handful of nuclear weapon states... Read more
Ex interior minister Rehman exhorts UN chief to thrash out strategy against ISIL
The former interior minister Rehman Malik has written an open letter to United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to ‘thrash’ out a strategy against  the sadistic terror outfit Daesh (ISIL). In the letter, he also expressed sorrow over the loss of precious lives in recent terrorism attacks in... Read more
India to move UN for ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar
Seemingly not intimidated by China blocking its earlier attempt, India has once again decided to move the United Nations (UN) to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar. “We will be moving the 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list,” Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson... Read more
Pakistan’s own: Fiza Farhan appointed member of UN’s first-ever panel on women empowerment
A Pakistani woman has been named as a member of the prestigious United Nations body dedicated to the economic empowerment of women. Fiza Farhan was elected as a member of the first ever High-Level Panel of the UN Secretary-General on Women’s Economic Empowerment, according to a communiqué released  earlier... Read more