Development
New York: Corruption is not only a crime but immoral and the “ultimate betrayal” of public trust, the UN Secretary-General has said, calling on everyone to work together and stamp out the global scourge, in all its forms. more
Social protection coverage in Asia and the Pacific ‘riddled with gaps’

New York: More than half of the people living in Asia and the Pacific lack any social protection coverage, leaving populations vulnerable to ill-health, poverty, inequality and social exc ...

Continued violence strains Colombia peace process, Security Council hears

New York: Enormous challenges remain on the road to lasting peace in Colombia, where despite ongoing attacks and stigmatization, the vast majority of former FARC-EP fighters who laid down ...

Talks begin to resolve disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border

New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the launch of ground-breaking discussions on Wednesday, over the disputed maritime border between Lebanon and Israel in the eastern Mediter ...

Transitional President in Mali appoints new Prime Minister, top UN official tells Security Council

New York: Mali’s transitional President has appointed a new Prime Minister, the UN’s top official in the West African country told the UN Security Council on Thursday, detaili ...

Donald Trump targets China, says US is overtaking them

Washington: US President Donald Trump recently targeted China and said the nation was overtaking Beijing and it was not even close to them.

Risk from Chinese Communist Party is real: Mike Pompeo

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the 'risk' from the Chinese Communist Party is 'real'.

Pakistan: Anti-graft body issues arrest warrant against ex-President Asif Ali Zardari

Islamabad: Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued an arrest warrant against the country's former president Asif Ali Zardari over Rs 8 billion suspicious transa ...

Donald Trump advisor reaffirms 2,500 troops plan in Afghanistan by early 2021

Washington/Xinhua: US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien on Friday reaffirmed that US troops in Afghanistan would be reduced to 2,500 level by early ...

Japan unveils new submarine amid China's growing aggression

Tokyo: Japan on Wednesday unveiled its new submarine amid growing aggressive stance by China in recent times.