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UN credentials panel fails to recognise Taliban envoy; Kabul regime left without an international voice

In a diplomatic setback to the Taliban yearning for international recognition for its three and a half-month-old regime in Kabul, the deadlocked  UN credentials committee failed to act on the Islamic group's request to recognize its representative, giving the permanent representative of the previous democratically-elected government of Afghanistan Ghulam Isaczai a temporary reprieve

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UN calls upon Bangladesh to protect minorities amid anti-Hindu violence

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Taliban assures UN officials of allowing older girls in secondary schools

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India criticises selectiveness on religious phobias, says 'anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist, anti-Sikh phobias' ignored

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Terrorism will continue as most crucial threat for peace: India at UN

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UN signs deal with Bangladesh to provide basic services to Rohingya refugees in Bhasan Char island

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UN seeking wheat from India for food-starved Afghanistan

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Bangladesh affirms a no-tolerance policy on terrorism; says it should not be associated with any religion or faith

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India asks UN panel to condemn Pakistan for disrupting disarmament efforts

India has called on the UN committee dealing with disarmament to condemn Pakistan for its “nefarious and vicious” attempts to disrupt its work