UK universities accused of complacency over sexual misconduct

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 15:24

London, Dec 9 (IANS) UK universities have been accused of complacent and inadequate response to sexual harassment and gender violence after a media investigation found inconsistencies in the support and services offered to victims across the country.


UN political chief concludes visit to N. Korea

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 13:00

Pyongyang, Dec 9 (IANS) The UN Undersecretary General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, on Saturday concluded his five-day visit to North Korea, during which both parties agreed to remain in regular contact.


N.Korean fishermen arrested in Japan for stealing

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:58

Tokyo, Dec 9 (IANS) Police in Japan on Saturday arrested a group of North Korean fishermen for allegedly stealing on an uninhabited islet, where the suspects took shelter after their boat went adrift.


Rohingya crisis: Red Cross faced with 'real challenge'

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:22

New Delhi, Dec 9, The Red Cross is faced with a "real challenge" following the Rohingya refugee crisis triggered by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, a senior official of the international humanitarian organisation has said.


UNSC members warn against US' decision on Jerusalem

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 08:24

United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) Members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) have criticised Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned that it would raise tensions in the area even as Washington stood alone steadfastly defending its decision.


US Sikh group raises $210,000 for student scholarships in Punjab

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:52

New York, Dec 9 (IANS) The Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) has raised over $210,000 for underprivileged students pursuing higher education in Punjab during its latest fund drive, according to the organisation's chairman, Gajinder Singh Ahuja.


UN rejects US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 07:32

United Nations, Dec 9 (IANS) The United States found itself isolated at a special United Nations Security Council meeting in its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that set off alarms about the risk of escalating conflict in the Middle East.