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Pakistan asserts for more effective, result oriented UN Peacekeeping

07 July, 2019 11:09 am 11:09 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – At the United Nations, Pakistan stressed that more effective and result oriented Peacekeeping required greater triangular cooperation between the Security Council, the troop-contributing countries (TCCs) and the UN Secretariat. Addressing a Security Council debate on strengthening triangular cooperation in Peacekeeping, Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi said that effective communication … Read More



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Mother, wife of drowned Salvadoran migrants awaits their repatriation

06 June, 2019 11:31 am 11:31 am

SAN LUIS TALPA, El Salvador (Reuters) – Days after she lost her small daughter and husband to the treacherous currents of the Rio Grande, Tania Vanessa Avalos, 23, arrived back in El Salvador to await her family’s return — in coffins. Oscar Martinez, 25, and, Angie Valeria, just shy of 2 years old, died on … Read More



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Pakistan proposes 6-point plan at UN to address faith-based hatred

06 June, 2019 11:35 am 11:35 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan has proposed a six-point plan at United Nations to address faith-based hatred and Islamophobia. The plan was proposed by Pakistan’s Permanent representative to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi at an event “Countering terrorism and other acts of violence based on religion or belie” at UN Headquarters. The event was organized … Read More



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Pakistan reaffirms commitment to UN Peacekeeping Operations

05 May, 2019 2:40 pm 2:40 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan has reaffirmed its commitment to the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in conflict zones around the world. Speaking in the UN Security Council’s open debate on training and capacity building for United Nations peacekeeping missions, Pakistani Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi underscored the need for the UN to undertake political … Read More



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Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

04 April, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organisation was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, and denounced “repeated … Read More



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Angelina Jolie pushes for women to be part of Afghan peace talks

03 March, 2019 9:42 am 9:42 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Academy Award-winning actress and refugee activist Angelina Jolie pushed for the inclusion of women in peace talks to end the conflict in Afghanistan during an address to ministers and diplomats at the United Nations. Peace talks between US and Taliban officials began late last year. However, some women fear the freedoms … Read More



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Death toll from southern Africa cyclone, floods exceeds 700

03 March, 2019 11:19 pm 11:19 pm

BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Mozambique reported scores more deaths on Saturday from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa that have killed at least 732 people and left thousands in desperate need of help, many on rooftops and trees. Cyclone Idai lashed the Mozambican port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 km … Read More



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UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to island

03 March, 2019 9:18 pm 9:18 pm

YANGON (Reuters) – The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis. Bangladesh says transporting refugees to Bhasan Char – … Read More



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Confident Pakistan looks to bright future, says Maleeha Lodhi

03 March, 2019 3:07 pm 3:07 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – On the event of Pakistan Day in New York, Pakistani envoy Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan was well on its way to greater progress under the charismatic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan The reception of Pakistan Day event was held at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nation ahead … Read More



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Growing Islamophobia can be acutely consequential: Maleeha

03 March, 2019 10:45 am 10:45 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi has said that the deadly terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand was another grim reminder of the Islamophobia sweeping the world. Addressing delegates attending the UN Commission on Status of Women, she linked the attack to stereotyping, which … Read More



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India should stop HR violation in Occupied Kashmir: EU

02 February, 2019 11:19 am 11:19 am

BRUSSELS (92 News) – The European (EU) parliament members called upon India to stop gross human rights (HR) violations in Occupied Kashmir and allow the people to exercise their right to self-determination according to the United Nations Resolutions. European Union’s Sub Committee on Human Rights hosted an official exchange of views on situation of human … Read More



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Australia says last asylum-seeker children will soon leave Nauru

02 February, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian government announced on Sunday that there will soon be no children held in its immigration detention camps on the Pacific island of Nauru. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement that the final four asylum-seeker children in the Australian-run camps on Nauru had all had their claims to be … Read More



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Head of UN team to monitor Hodeidah ceasefire arrives in Yemen

12 December, 2018 8:50 am 8:50 am

ADEN (Reuters) – The head of a United Nations advance team tasked with monitoring a ceasefire between the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed government forces in Yemen’s Hodeidah has arrived in Yemen, UN and local officials said. The sides in Yemen’s nearly four-year war agreed during UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden earlier this month to … Read More



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Maleeha apprises UN of drive against defamation of religions in Pakistan

11 November, 2018 11:08 am 11:08 am

NEW YORK (92 News) – Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi has apprised the United Nations of the national campaign against defamation of religions in her country. Addressing the Global Forum of UN Alliance of Civilizations, she spoke of the importance of countering the incitement to hatred being witnessed in some parts … Read More



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Britain pushes for UN Security Council action on Yemen crisis

11 November, 2018 9:11 am 9:11 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday he would push for new action at the United Nations Security Council to try to end hostilities in Yemen and find a political solution to the war there. Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries, is locked in a nearly four-year-old war that pits … Read More



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