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UN says it fears ‘bloodbath’ in northwest Syria fighting

02 February, 2020 10:43 pm 10:43 pm

GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The United Nations warned on Friday that fighting in northwest Syria could “end in a bloodbath” and called again for a ceasefire, while Moscow denied reports of a mass flight of civilians from a Russian-led Syrian government offensive. Syrian troops backed by Russian air power have been battling since December to eliminate … Read More


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UN report names 112 companies doing business with Israeli settlements

02 February, 2020 10:20 am 10:20 am

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United Nations’ human rights office on Wednesday named 112 companies it said have business ties to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, angering Israel and prompting a Palestinian threat of legal action against the firms. A long-delayed report issued in Geneva said 94 of the companies were domiciled in Israel and … Read More


Europe to avoid taking Iran nuclear dispute to UN, says top diplomat

02 February, 2020 4:10 pm 4:10 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in the Iran 2015 nuclear accord to avoid having to go to the UN Security Council or triggering new sanctions, the EU’s top diplomat said during a visit to Tehran. Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Jan. 14 … Read More


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PM calls upon US president, UN to play role as mediator in Kashmir issue

01 January, 2020 11:34 am 11:34 am

DAVOS (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has once again called upon US President Donald Trump and the United Nations to play role as mediator in the outstanding Kashmir issue. In an interview with American TV channel ‘CNBC’, the prime minister said said Kashmir is a far more serious problem than the people … Read More


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UN experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

01 January, 2020 10:27 am 10:27 am

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – UN experts have demanded an immediate investigation by US and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The UN special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday they had … Read More


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US ready for serious negotiations with Iran

01 January, 2020 7:08 pm 7:08 pm

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The US has said that it is ready for unconditional and serious negotiations with Iran following the countries’ exchange of hostilities. In a letter to the United Nations (UN), the US justified the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani as an act of self-defence. Iran retaliated by firing missiles at airbases … Read More


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US denies Iranian FM Javad Zarif a visa to attend UN

01 January, 2020 8:45 am 8:45 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has denied a visa to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that would have allowed him to attend a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York on Thursday, a US official said. Monday’s comments by the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, came as tensions escalate between … Read More


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HRCP asks world to take notice of worst lockdown in IoK

12 December, 2019 5:59 pm 5:59 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Human Right Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has asked UN and world community to take immediate notice of the worst lockdown by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir for the last 147 days. HRCP Chairperson Dr Mehdi Hasan said the cold weather has added to the woes of the oppressed Kashmiris. He … Read More


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New Indian citizenship law discriminatory against Muslims: UN

12 December, 2019 8:33 am 8:33 am

GENEVA (92 News) – The United Nations Human Rights office has expressed grave concern over India’s new citizenship law that excluded Muslims, terming it ‘fundamentally discriminatory in nature’. The amendment to the Citizenship Act gives priority to Hindus, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians resident in India before 2014, but excludes Muslims, including minority … Read More


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UN hails Pakistan’s steps to meet Climate Change challenges

12 December, 2019 8:40 am 8:40 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Executive Secretary United Nations Climate Change Conference Ms Patricia Espinosa has said the Pakistan is taking bold steps to meet climate change challenges. Talking to Advisor to Prime Minister on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam, she said steps taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Government of Pakistan regarding … Read More


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Pakistan challenges India’s eligibility for UNSC’s membership

11 November, 2019 10:31 am 10:31 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan has challenged India’s qualifications for permanent or non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council (UNSC) at the United Nations (UN). Speaking at UN General Assembly (UNGA) today, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to UN Munir Akram said New Delhi was in blatant violation of 15-member body’s resolutions aimed at settling the … Read More


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UN prepares its charter with guidance from Holy Quran: Firdous

11 November, 2019 3:49 pm 3:49 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Special Assistant on Information Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday that United Nations (UN) has prepared its charter with the guidance from Holy Quran. Addressing a ceremony at Government College Women University Sialkot on Friday, the special assistant on has expressed the government’s commitment to transform Pakistan as per the ideals of … Read More


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Pakistan elected as head of UN Convention on CCW

11 November, 2019 8:59 am 8:59 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to United Nation in Geneva Khalil Hashmi has been elected as head of the Annual Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said that Pakistan’s unanimous election reflects recognition by the international community … Read More


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Pakistan rejects political maps issued by India

11 November, 2019 3:17 pm 3:17 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan has rejected the political maps issued by India, which are incompatible with the UN maps. It is noteworthy that the Indian Home Ministry yesterday issued the political maps. In a statement, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said that the political maps of India displaying Indian Occupied Kashmir region … Read More


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Munir Akram takes charge as Pakistan’s envoy to UN

11 November, 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Munir Akram has taken charge of Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN). He replaced Maleeha Lodhi, who has completed her tenure. It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan’s ambassador to the UN previously as well, holding the office for six years between 2002 and 2008. Besides holding … Read More