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Kim Jong Un appointed his sister to ruling body, Defends Nuclear Program as North Korea’s ‘Treasured Sword’

Kim Jong Un appointed his sister to ruling body, Defends Nuclear Program as North Korea’s ‘Treasured Sword’

Leader‘s sister appointed to ruling body during meeting at which he spoke  (Monitoring Desk)North Korea leader Kim Jong Un defended his nuclear-weapons program in a weekend speech, calling it a “treasured sword” protecting the country’s independence, state media reported Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” to rein in Pyongyang’s […]

Imran urges UN to do more to end Rohingyas ‘genocide’

Imran urges UN to do more to end Rohingyas ‘genocide’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has, in an open letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, expressed serious concern over the ‘genocide’ of the Rohingyas in Myanmar. “We [PTI] find this continuing silence and complete inaction by the UN on the continuing plight and persecution of the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar a shameful testament […]

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

By AFP JUBA, SUDAN:  A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including more than 16,000 from the […]

Trump’s UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US

Trump’s UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of US

By Reuters US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration’s priorities in the country wracked by civil war. Defeating Islamic State, pushing Iranian influence out of Syria, and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are priorities for […]

Pakistan slams ‘nuclear doublespeak’ at UN

Pakistan slams ‘nuclear doublespeak’ at UN

By: Web Desk UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi told the UN that some nuclear weapons states are intent upon upgrading and modernising their inventories while preaching non-proliferation to others. Speaking at the annual session of the United Nations Disarmament Commission, Ambassador Lodhi pointed to this “nuclear doublespeak” and said that peace […]

UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

By:  AFP JERUSALEM,: Three months after a landmark UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, the measure has changed little on the ground and some analysts question whether it ever will. Security Council Resolution 2334, passed in December, did little to halt settlement building, with a raft of new projects announced by Israeli officials in the weeks that […]

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Palestinian, UN alarm after Israel backs new settlement

Agency JERUSALEM: The Palestinians and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet’s approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years. The security cabinet gave its unanimous backing to the new settlement late on Thursday as what is widely seen as the most right-wing government […]

At UN moot, India calls Pakistan ‘world’s terrorism factory’

At UN moot, India calls Pakistan ‘world’s terrorism factory’

 At UN moot, India calls Pakistan ‘world’s terrorism factory’ By News Desk NEW DELHI: An Indian diplomat left diplomacy at home on Wednesday as she accused Pakistan of becoming the world’s terrorism factory. Speaking at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, Nabanita Chakrabarti, the Indian diplomat to the UNHRC, also accused Pakistan of supporting cross-border […]

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi vows to investigate crimes against Rohingya: UN

GENEVA: The top United Nations human rights official said Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi promised on Friday to investigate U.N. allegations of atrocities against Rohingya Muslims. Security forces and police have committed mass killings and gang rapes and burned villages in northern Rakhine state, a U.N. investigation published on Friday found. “I did speak […]

UN lifts sanctions on Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

UN lifts sanctions on Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

The United Nations Security Council on Friday dropped sanctions against Afghan strongman Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, potentially paving the way for the notorious warlord to return openly to Afghanistan. The Afghan government requested the move as part of a peace deal with Hekmatyar and his militant group, Hezb-i-Islami, in September. The deal was criticized by some Afghans […]

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran´s test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. The United States requested the emergency consultations after the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations called for council action. “In light of Iran´s January 29 launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, the United States has […]

Two Trump cabinet picks advance, including Haley for UN

Two Trump cabinet picks advance, including Haley for UN

WASHINGTON: Two more of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks advanced toward confirmation Tuesday including US ambassador-designate to the United Nations Nikki Haley, but Democrats delayed consideration of his nominee for attorney general. Haley, a Republican governor of South Carolina, was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a voice vote that advances her […]