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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 22, 2019, 09.02 AM(IST)

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Members of Council condemn heinous and cowardly suicide bombing: UNSC on Pulwama terror attack

In a major development and victory for India's diplomatic campaign against Pakistan, the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) has not only condemned the Pulwama terror attack but also mentioned Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM), the group responsible for the attack. The motion for the press statement was moved by the United States.

India can't unilaterally end Indus Water Treaty: Islamabad on New Delhi's move to stop sharing water flow to Pakistan

Shortly after India decided to stop sharing water with Pakistan, the neighbouring South Asian nation reacted calling New Delhi's move a political one. 

China sees 'enormous potential' in Saudi economy as crown prince visits

China sees "enormous potential" in Saudi Arabia's economy and wants more high-tech cooperation, the Chinese government's top diplomat said, as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began a two-day trip to Beijing.

After NSC meeting, Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed-led JuD & charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation

Pakistan on Thursday banned the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamat-ud-Dawa and its charity wing Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation, amid intense global pressure to rein in the militant groups following the Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers.

Venezuela's Maduro starts shutting borders to block humanitarian aid

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro threatened to close the border with Colombia on Thursday as opposition leader Juan Guaido and some 80 lawmakers ran a gauntlet of roadblocks trying to get to the frontier to receive humanitarian aid.