UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL
Russian support to India on Kashmir is rooted in history
While the Moscow has formed closer partnership Beijing as part of their global strategy to counter USA, the two do not share similar views on the Kashmir issue. China is in favour of internationalising the matter but Russia has consistently favoured a solution under bilateral format.
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How European economic major Germany nixed Chinese plans on Kashmir in UNSC
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China and Myanmar 'stand together' despite Rohingya backlash
A 2017 military crackdown on the Muslim minority, which UN investigators have called genocide, forced some 740,000 people over the border into Bangladesh. Beijing has stood strongly beside Myanmar and the Asian giant is now the country's largest investor even as distrust of its ambitions lingers among the public.
Kashmir issue should not be discussed at any common platform: Russian Foreign Minister
His made remarks at a press meet in Moscow responding to a query sent by ET on Russia's position on repeated attempts to discuss Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council despite failure at first meeting in August 2019. Lavrov visited Delhi earlier this week. The comments hold significance after yet another Chinese attempt at UNSC to internationalise issue fell flat.
China defends raising Kashmir issue at UNSC to de-escalate Indo-Pak tensions
China's comments came a day after India asserted that Beijing's latest attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the UNSC on Pakistan's behalf has failed, with an overwhelming majority of the 15-member body expressing the view that it was not the right forum to discuss the bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
Not ready for peace with India without resolving Kashmir issue in just manner: Pakistan Foreign Minister
Addressing the CSIS think-tank on Thursday, Qureshi reiterated Pakistan's demand that US President Donald Trump should mediate to resolve the Kashmir issue.Ties between India and Pakistan came under severe strain after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories on August 5, evoking strong reactions from Islamabad.
How US-UK-France-Russia blocked Sino-Pak axis in UN Security Council
China sought a “closed-door consultation” under ‘AOB (any other business)’ at the UNSC after the listed issues were discussed. The meeting was based on an earlier request by Pakistan which was scheduled for December 24 last year but could not take place at the time.
Major differences among UN members over India's permanent membership in UNSC: China
China, which has veto power in the UNSC being one of its five permanent members, has been stonewalling India's efforts to become permanent member of the powerful UN body for years, pointing out lack of consensus even though the other four -- US, UK, France and Russia -- have backed New Delhi's membership.
Outcome is on expected lines: Syed Akbaruddin after China isolated at UNSC over Kashmir
India's permanent representative at the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin spoke on China holding an informal closed-door consultation on Kashm...
Indo-Pacific concept initiated to disrupt existing structure, contain China: Russian FM
The new Indo-Pacific concept being pushed by the US, Japan and others is an attempt to reconfigure the existing structure, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. "Why do you need to call Asian Pacific as Indo-Pacific? The answer is evident -- to exclude China. Terminology should be unifying, not divisive. Neither SCO nor BRICS is exclusionary," Lavrov said.
Russia backs India for permanent UNSC seat
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday advocated for permanent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seats for countries includi...
Delhi-based ambassadors likely to visit Kashmir this week at govt’s invite
Envoys from various parts of the globe have been invited for the visit, ET has learnt. This is the maiden occasion when envoys have been invited to visit Jammu and Kashmir since August 6. The visit of envoys could take place in batches. Earlier almost 100 Delhi-based Ambassadors had visited Amritsar at the government's invite ahead of Kartarpur corridor opening.
Geopolitical tensions at their highest level this century: UN chief amid US-Iran tensions
Warning that even nuclear non-proliferation can no longer be taken for granted, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the "cauldron of tensions" globally is leading more and more countries to take "unpredicted decisions with unpredictable consequences and a profound risk of miscalculation".
As standoff with Iran escalates, US resumes military training for Pakistan
Pakistan military is part of US security plan in West Asia; it is administered under US military based in the Gulf region.
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