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“Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, UN Secretary General

“Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, UN Secretary General

“Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, UN Secretary General Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The UN Secretary General has said that the recent killing of civilians by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir needs to be investigated. “Civilians have to be protected wherever […]

Kashmir Committee will present a Memorandum to the Resident Representative of the United Nations (UN) on 5th February

Kashmir Committee will present a Memorandum to the Resident Representative of the United Nations (UN) on 5th February

  By; Asghar Ali Mubarak : February, 2, 2018 Islamabad, Members of the Special Committee on Kashmir will present a Memorandum to the Resident Representative of the United Nations (UN) on Monday, the 5th February, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Serena Business Complex, Serena Hotel Islamabad.  

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Myanmar abuses

SEOUL: The United Nations’ independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human rights abuses in Myanmar. UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee, who was last week barred by the Myanmar government from visiting the country, singled out China and Russia […]

UN condemns killing of Pakistani peacekeeper in Congo

UN condemns killing of Pakistani peacekeeper in Congo

By: Asghar Ali Mubarak : Islamabad; United Nations has condemned killing of a Pakistani peacekeeper in Congo who was ambushed near Lulimba. In a statement, UN Spokesman said Secretary General António Guterres has also condoled with the family of the deceased and people and Government of Pakistan. The Secretary-General said the attackers should be brought to […]

Pakistan can review cooperation with US, says envoy to UN

Pakistan can review cooperation with US, says envoy to UN

  Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) from Pakistan Maleeha Lodhi has responded in kind to recent tweets by United States (US) President Donald Trump in which he lashed out at Pakistan for protecting terrorist safe havens. The state television on Wednesday tweeted that the country’s ambassador had spoken at the UN, in which she outlined the official […]

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 […]