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India slams UNSC for taking months to sanction terrorist Masood Azhar

UNITED NATIONS: India has strongly criticised the Security Council for taking months to consider sanctioning leaders of groups it has itself designated as terror entities, in an obvious reference to the “technical hold” on India’s bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. Asserting that the Security Council is stuck in its own “time warp and politics”, ... Read More »

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban

UNITED NATIONS, United States: A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world’s nuclear powers. A resolution presented by Austria, Ireland, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Brazil was adopted by a vote of 123 to 38, with 16 abstentions, following weeks of lobbying by the ... Read More »