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SL claims victory ahead of crucial UN rights vote

Sri Lanka has described the adoption of its periodic review of human rights at Geneva's United Nations Human Rights Commission sessions without a division as a victory and an acknowledgment of its......

Sri Lanka objects to UN Human Rights Council resolution

Sri Lanka on Wednesday stoutly opposed a United States sponsored resolution coming up against the country at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council, terming it as "unfair and unjust". Addressing the......

Making amends: Myanmar govt takes first hesitant steps

In an attempt to rectify the anti-democratic policies and human rights violations of the past by the military junta that ruled the country for 23 years till a few months ago, the government of......

Purulia case: India lodges protest with Denmark

India has lodged a strong protest with Denmark over the remarks made by Danish High Court about the human rights conditions in this country while rejecting plea to extradite Purulia arms drop......

Myanmar allows UN rights expert's visit

Myanmar's military junta has agreed to the visit of an independent human rights expert from United Nations to look into the recent pro-democracy protests and action taken by the government against......

Add human rights to FTA talks: EU

A draft report prepared by Members of the European Parliament could potentially derail negotiations between India and the European Union, the country's largest trade partner, on a Comprehensive......

'Pranab's exit will not affect economic reforms'

Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao assured audience at the Asia Society in Washington, DC on Thursday that the accession to the presidency by India's Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, would not in any......

ASEAN focuses on restoration of Myanmar democracy

The annual ASEAN summit opened on Tuesday in the shadow of the Myanmar issue with the 10 Southeast Asian member countries expected to ink a landmark Charter to transform the loosely bonded club......

Vikram is the youth envoy of UN Habitat

Catch the action in the Tamil film industry right here! Tamil actor Vikram has been selected as the Youth Envoy for the UN Habitat (United Nations Human Settlement Programme). Out of the four......

Shashi Tharoor: The Magic of Bollywood

Shashi Tharoor delivered this speech at the IIFA inauguration in Colombo on Sunday: Aayu Bovan, Vanakkam, Namaskaram, Good evening! At one level it might seem a little odd for me to be addressing......
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UN chief appoints Staffan de Mistura as special envoy for Syria crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday announced that he has appointed veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new special envoy... ...

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Obama offers US help negotiating Israel cease-fire

President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and... ...

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US presses China on human rights, maritime tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping said relations must be viewed in the long term so the world's two largest economies can keep moving in the same... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/xTo5J7HTYLOiI516UAf2cL/Xi-Kerry-start-USChina-talks-looking-past-current-tensions.html
Russia approves new US envoy as tensions high over Ukraine

MOSCOW: Russia said Wednesday it had approved the candidacy of the former US ambassador to Kiev as Washington's new envoy to Moscow, at a time of... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/russia-approves-new-us-envoy-as-tensions-high-over-ukraine/articleshow/38083028.cms
US diplomat says Bahrain expulsion `not about me`

Manama: A senior US diplomat ordered to leave the Middle Eastern nation of Bahrain after meeting with a leading Shiite opposition group said today... ...

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/us-diplomat-says-bahrain-expulsion-not-about-me_946103.html

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