China worked to prevent India from chairing key UNSC terrorism-related body
Monday, 11 January 2021 While India, as announced last week, will still head the counter-terrorism committee and also Taliban and Libya sanctions committees, China's opposition seems to have prevented India from heading the all important al-Qaida sanctions committee that has in the past sanctioned international terrorists like Azhar and Hafiz Saeed and also terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
India on Friday announced that it would be chairing three important committees of the United Nations Security Council during 2021 to 2022. TS Tirumurti, India's envoy to the UN, said the country had been asked to chair three important subsidiary bodies of the Security Council. The committees include...
India called on Myanmar leadership to resolve differences in peaceful and constructive manner. 'Rule of law and democratic process must be upheld and those detained be released'. It urged all stakeholders to restore democratic order. India has been steadfast in support to the process of democratic transition in Myanmar. At UNSC meet on the Middle East, India reaffirmed support to the Palestinian cause. It advised for establishment of a sovereign, viable and independent state of Palestine living side by side in peace and security with Israel. 'Recent diplomatic efforts to revive the stalled peace talks are encouraging'. India also acknowledged Egypt's efforts in facilitating the Cairo agreement. India is in the process of sending another batch of medicines as a grant to the Palestinian people. It will facilitate an early supply of Made in India vaccines to Palestine. At UNSC meet on Somalia, India condemned frequent terror attacks by Al-Shabaab. It said that Somali security forces and institutions need continued support to tackle Al Shabaab and other armed groups. India asked for transition of security from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to Somali security forces, keeping in mind ground realities.
“Climate change is the biggest threat to security” and “those with the least security are now certain to suffer,” Naturalist David Attenborough said to the UN Security Council on Tuesday. Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri breaks down the state of our planet.
Congressman Michael McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, tells CNN’s Dana Bash that President Biden needs to keep US troops in Afghanistan to prevent the Taliban from taking over.
The United States should extend the May 1 deadline for pulling all its troops from Afghanistan, and make force cuts contingent on progress in peace talks as well as by the Taliban in reducing violence and containing al Qaeda, a bipartisan report to Congress said on Wednesday. Bryan Wood reports.
Three terrorists belonging to LeT (Lashkar-e-Taiba) were killed after an encounter broke out between them and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 18. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered. Search operation is still underway. Further details are awaited.
India has once again condemned terrorism at UNSC meet. Recently it was in the event titled 'Threats of International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts' India opined "Easy access to new and emerging technologies have enabled terrorist groups to exploit current conditions. In South Asia, Haqqani Network and its supporters, especially with support from Pakistani authorities have worked along with prominent terrorist outfits like Al Qaeda, ISIL (K) and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan." Perpetration of terrorist activities from safe havens in Pakistan has disrupted the peace process in Afghanistan. India demands UNSC's report on ISIL should cover activities of terrorist entities under ISIL and Al Qaeda Sanctions regime. They include Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and frontal organizations that raise funds for their activities. India also participated in UNSC briefing to mark the anniversary of the Minsk II Agreement. The Agreement provides a basis for negotiated and peaceful settlement of the situation in Eastern Ukraine. India believes that peaceful settlement of disputes is an important tool in the maintenance of international peace and security and in the promotion of the rule of law.
Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the release from prison on Tuesday of a British-born militant who had been convicted in the kidnapping and murder of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl by al Qaeda and Pakistani Islamist militants in 2002. Gloria Tso reports.