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UN Approves Arms Trade Treaty, India Abstains

April 3, 2013, 11:55 am

India abstained from the first global arms trade treaty (ATT) at United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, protesting that the draft is more like a tool in the hands of [...]

Fashion and Government Empower Women

March 21, 2013, 11:55 pm

The issue of education was a recurring one during the discussion. In particular, the focus was on the education of consumers to know and demand more information about how [...]

India Votes Against Sri Lanka at UN

March 21, 2013, 1:17 pm

India, including twenty five other countries, voted against Sri Lanka on Thursday at the U.N. Human Rights Council session in Geneva. The Indian government didn’t move any [...]

Tunisia’s Government Wins Confidence Vote, Stability

March 14, 2013, 12:22 pm

Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh’s new cabinet lineup won a vote of confidence on Tuesday—a tip of the scale in favor of stability amid unrest.

North Korea Threatens Nuclear Attack After UN Sanctions

March 7, 2013, 6:43 am

North Korea threatens ‘pre-emptive’ nuclear attack in response to UN sanctions.

Thousands of Communities End Female Genital Mutilation

March 7, 2013, 1:28 am

The United Nations banned the age-old practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) late last year, heralding a wider understanding of cultural traditions carrying forward into 2013.

21 U.N. Peacekeepers Kidnapped in Syria

March 6, 2013, 4:47 pm

On a regular supply mission in Al Jamlah, Syria, on Wednesday, 21 U.N. Peacekeepers were kidnapped by about 30 “armed elements of the Syrian opposition,” according to U.N. [...]

Syrian War Criminals Should be Investigated by ICC, UN Says

February 18, 2013, 5:41 pm

An independent United Nations panel has identified individuals suspected of carrying out war crimes in Syria and suggested a referral to the International Criminal Court.

Syria Conflict Has Killed Nearly 70,000, Reports UN

February 13, 2013, 8:11 pm

The United Nations reported Wednesday that the death toll in Syria is nearing 70,000, nearly two years after the conflict began.

‘A Highly Provocative Act:’ North Korea Tests Nuke

February 12, 2013, 1:49 pm

North Korea carried out its third nuclear test on Tuesday, saying that it was in response to what it described as threats from the US.

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