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UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Khashoggi death

UN chief ‘deeply troubled’ by Khashoggi death

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said Friday he was “deeply troubled” by Saudi Arabia’s confirmation of the death of prominent dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul.”The Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the confirmation of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. He extends his condolences to Mr Khashoggi’s family and […]

Eradicating poverty not question of charity but of justice: UN chief

Eradicating poverty not question of charity but of justice: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS (APP):UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has stressed the fundamental connection between eradicating poverty and upholding equal rights for all in a message commemorating the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.“Let us remember that ending poverty is not a matter of charity but a question of justice,” the UN Chief said.He said that since […]

15 civilians dead in strikes on minibuses in Yemen’s Hodeida: UN

15 civilians dead in strikes on minibuses in Yemen’s Hodeida: UN

SANAA (AFP) – At least 15 civilians were killed in attacks on minibuses in Yemen s embattled Hodeida province, a UN agency said Sunday, as Huthi rebels blamed air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition.The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs did not specify the type of strikes Saturday in the Jabal Ras district, but Yemeni […]

In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power

In a divided UN, China blazes quiet path to power

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – Criticized by the White House for alleged interference in US politics, China has quietly blazed a path at the United Nations where it is, little by little, becoming one of the most influential members.At the Security Council, where China holds one of five permanent seats, its statements remain bland, often recalling […]

Libya seeks UN ‘security’ support

Libya seeks UN ‘security’ support

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya’s UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country’s UN political mission to transform into a “security and stability” support role.Mohamed Siala, foreign minister of the UN-backed Libyan unity government, did not specify if he had in […]

FM Qureshi meets UN chief, urges to resolve Kashmir issue

FM Qureshi meets UN chief, urges to resolve Kashmir issue

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at a meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York has urged him to play his role in resolving the lingering Kashmir issue according to the wishes of Kashmiris under the UN resolutions.The foreign minister expressed grave concern over the sufferings of the […]

Rohingya crisis: UN should not ‘interfere’: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya crisis: UN should not ‘interfere’: Myanmar army chief

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar’s powerful army chief said the United Nations had no right to interfere in the sovereignty of his country, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya.The defiant response is the army chief’s first public reaction since a UN fact-finding […]

Pakistan backs UN response to Indian allegations against Kashmir report

Pakistan backs UN response to Indian allegations against Kashmir report

Pakistan on Wednesday supported the United Nations’ (UN) dismissal of Indian allegations against its report on the poor human rights situation in Kashmir. The first-ever UN report on alleged rights violations committed by both India and Pakistan in Kashmir released last month focuses mainly on India-held Kashmir (IHK), and accuses Indian troops of being responsible for an estimated […]

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard “unimaginable” accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar.United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived for his visit accompanied by the head of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim. ─ AFP Guterres […]

UN rights chief calls for major probe into occupied Kashmir abuses

UN rights chief calls for major probe into occupied Kashmir abuses

GENEVA;The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in occupied Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged violations in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, “to consider establishing a Commission […]

UN scrambles to avert ‘fierce bloody battle’ for Yemen port

UN scrambles to avert ‘fierce bloody battle’ for Yemen port

UNITED NATIONS ;The United Nations mobilized Monday to avert a “fierce, bloody battle” for a key port in Yemen that provides a lifeline for food, medicine and other vital supplies. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres met with Yemen s foreign minister at UN headquarters in New York amid warnings that an attack on rebel-held Hodeida was imminent. […]

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began: UN

GENEVA (AFP) – More than 920,000 people were displaced inside Syria during the first four months of 2018, the highest level in the seven-year conflict, the UN said Monday. “We are seeing a massive displacement inside Syria… From January to April, there were over 920,000 newly displaced people,” Panos Moumtzis, the UN regional humanitarian coordinator […]

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