4 hours ago.Genève, Switzerland
Nearly half of the women in 57 countries around the world face restrictions on what they can do with their bodies, the UN said in a report. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational Image/

  • The UN study has listed attacks on women, from rape to forced sterilisation to virginity tests and genital mutilation
  • The study looks at restrictions on women deciding what to do with their bodies without fear of violence
  • The study said only 56% of the countries examined in the report have laws or policies providing for thorough sex education

United Nations, Apr 14 (PTI) The 46-member grouping of the Least Developed Countries has said it supports a request made by India and South Africa to the WTO to temporarily suspend intellectual ...

12 hours ago.Beijing, China
China's President Xi Jinping with his US counterpart Joe Biden. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • China on Tuesday said it has paid its 2021 dues to the UN
  • It asked the US to do the same to uphold "multilateralism with concrete actions"
  • The exact amount of Beijing's contribution to the United Nations was unknown

21 hours ago

United Nations, Apr 13 (PTI) The United Nations, Turkey and Qatar are co-convening a high level and "inclusive conference" this month between representatives of Afghanistan and the Taliban, ...

1 day ago.Orangeburg, SC, USA
Former US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is considered a powerful presidential candidate for the Republicans. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • Haley has previously served as the US Ambassador to the UN unde the Trump administration
  • Haley is a potential Republican candidate for the 2024 presidential election 
  • She noted that she would not run if Trump ran in 2024, adding that she would talk to him about it

1 day ago.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Saeed Khatibzadeh accused EU of having "stayed silent in the face of" US sanctions. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@IRIMFA_EN)

  • EU imposed sanctions on eight Iranian militia commanders and police chiefs
  • Foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh "strongly condemned" the sanctions
  • Hossein Salami, head of the IRGC, was among those sanctioned

4 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Here is an image of Sheikha Latifa, daughter of Dubai's ruler (Photo credit: 9news.com.au)

  • UN on Friday said it was "very concerned" for Dubai's Sheikha Latifa
  • Sheikh Mohammed is the vice president and prime minister of the UAE
  • The United Nations Human Rights Office asked for evidence about his daughter in February

United Nations, Apr 9 (PTI) The COVAX vaccine facility expects to deliver COVID-19 doses to all participating economies that have requested it in the first half of the year despite reduced ...

United Nations, Apr 8 (PTI) India has contributed an additional USD 500,000 to the United Nations Trust Fund for Counter-Terrorism, taking the country's donation to the UN office set up to ...

6 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Miss Papua New Guinea 2019-20 was stripped of her crown for an inappropriate TikTok video. (Photo credit: Instagram/@lucymaino_misspng19)

  • Miss Papua New Guinea was stripped of her crown over her TikTok video of her twerking
  • Miss Pacific Islands Pageant PNG committee adjudged to ‘release’ her from her duties
  • The committee said that they are focused on developing young women “holistically”