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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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Hundreds of migrants storm Spanish enclave in North Africa, one dies

10 October, 2018 8:23 am 8:23 am

MADRID (Reuters) – One African migrant died and three others were injured when around 300 stormed the border fence separating Spanish enclave Melilla from Morocco , the local authorities said. About 200 migrants managed to scale the seven-metre high metal barrier and were taken to a reception centre in Melilla where officials started the process … Read More

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Israel, Syria to reopen Golan crossing on Monday: US envoy to UN

10 October, 2018 8:26 am 8:26 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Israel, Syria and the United Nations have agreed to open the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on Monday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said . Haley said in a statement that the opening “will allow UN peacekeepers to step up their efforts to prevent hostilities in the … Read More

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Pompeo says hopes talks with Kim in Pyongyang will lead to denuclearisation

10 October, 2018 8:34 am 8:34 am

SEOUL (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he expects to hold talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he hopes will lead North Korea to give up a nuclear weapons programme that potentially threatens the United States. Pompeo posted a photograph of himself on Twitter on Sunday waving … Read More

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Iran, major powers labour to keep nuclear deal afloat

09 September, 2018 8:48 am 8:48 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal agreed to keep working to maintain trade with Tehran despite scepticism this is possible as US sanctions to choke off Iranian oil sales resume in November. US President Donald Trump decided in May to abandon the pact and to restore economic sanctions on … Read More

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Among leaders making UN debut: a new mother with baby in tow

09 September, 2018 9:19 am 9:19 am

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – At the United Nations this week, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has to contend with some daunting challenges – her debut before world leaders and the sleep schedule of her 3-month-old baby. The 38-year-old Ardern has made global headlines since coming to power last October when she became only the … Read More

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Some 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

09 September, 2018 8:37 am 8:37 am

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya’s capital while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said as the United Nations called for the warring parties to meet on Tuesday. The inmates forced open the doors of the Ain Zara prison and guards were unable to stop … Read More

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Maleeha lodhi calls on new elected UN Secretary General to convey congratul...

10 October, 2016 12:25 pm 12:25 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi called on the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and conveyed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s congratulation on his election as the new secretary-general and wished him success at the new post. During the meeting, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN briefed him … Read More

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PM Nawaz summons meeting over national security tomorrow

09 September, 2016 11:31 am 11:31 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif summoned an important meeting of the country’s leadership over national security tomorrow (Wednesday). Sources said that Prime Nawaz Sharif will reach Pakistan today after attending the United Nation General Assembly session in New York. The meeting will start tomorrow at 10.30am at the prime minister office. During … Read More

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PM Nawaz Sharif informs Turkish president, Japanese PM of Indian atrocities...

09 September, 2016 11:20 pm 11:20 pm

NEW YORK (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Saudi Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Muhammad Bin Naif Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Tuesday. The prime minister informed the leaders about successes in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the National Action Plan. The prime … Read More

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