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OIC should have condemned Indian atrocities in Kashmir: Shehbaz Sharif

Says Pakistan has to act courageously and strategically

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February 28, 2019

 

Are there rules for POWs in war?

What does the Geneva Convention say about the treatment of prisoners of war?

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February 28, 2019

 

Swat’s first-ever social media club doesn’t need old journalists to like it

They make money and tell stories that matter online

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December 29, 2018

 

Pakistan affected by proxy wars in Syria, Yemen: FM Qureshi

Iran and Saudi Arabia are both important to Pakistan

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November 7, 2018

 

US not ready to negotiate directly with Taliban: NATO

NATO’s Afghanistan mission denied Monday reports that its commander has said America is ready to join direct talks with the Taliban. US General John Nicholson spoke with Afghan officials in Kandahar, where he reportedly said the US was “ready” to talk to the Taliban — a shift from the long-held position of Kabul needing to…

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July 17, 2018

 

UN Security Council to hold emergency Syria talks

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the Syrian army’s Russia-backed offensive against rebel groups that has forced some 300,000 people to flee, diplomats said. Sweden, which holds the rotating Security Council presidency, requested the closed-door meeting along with Kuwait, Swedish diplomats said Tuesday. The United Nations estimates that between…

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July 4, 2018

 

Two Gazans shot dead in Israel border clashes: ministry

Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians, one in his early teens, in border clashes Friday in the southern Gaza Strip, the Hamas-ruled territory’s health ministry said. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP a Palestinian youth aged about 13 was shot in the head near the town of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, without giving…

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June 30, 2018

 

Israel says could get tougher on Gaza after warplanes hit Hamas

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel could step up its “intensity” on Gaza, after a new flare-up that saw Israel carrying out air strikes and Palestinians launching rockets and mortar shells. The latest spike in tensions follows weeks of deadly protests and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border as well as the worst military escalation last…

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June 21, 2018

 

Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conflict prevention

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency. “I hope that we can find the strength to find a better way forward together: so that we move into a new era of preventing conflict…

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June 18, 2018

 

Dozens dead in battle for key Yemen port

Yemeni pro-government forces were locked in heavy fighting with rebels that left 39 people dead on Thursday, as they pressed a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub of Hodeida. The clashes came as the UN Security Council met for urgent talks on the military operation and called for the vital Red…

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June 15, 2018

 

Yemen rebel fire kills 3 civilians in Saudi: coalition

Huthi rebels in Yemen fired a “projectile” at the southwestern Saudi province of Jazan killing three civilians Saturday, the Saudi-led coalition fighting the insurgents said. “The terrorist Iranian-Huthi militia has targeted civilians with a projectile” killing three civilians in Jazan, coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said. Malki, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency, did…

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June 10, 2018

 

Air strikes kill 11 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Air strikes in northwestern Syria on Thursday, thought to have been carried out by regime ally Russia, killed 11 civilians including two children, a British-based monitor said. The raids, which hit a residential zone in the area of Zardana in the northwestern province of Idlib, also wounded 50 people, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights…

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June 8, 2018

 

Thousands at funeral for Gaza woman as border tensions simmer

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral Saturday of a young female volunteer medic killed by Israeli fire in violence on the border in southern Gaza. Hours later, Israel said militants in the Palestinian enclave fired projectiles at the south of the country, raising fears of a fresh escalation just days after a ceasefire brought an…

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June 3, 2018

 

US vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

The United States vetoed Friday an Arab-backed UN draft resolution calling for measures to protect the Palestinians after more than 100 were killed by Israeli fire during protests at the border with Gaza. Ten countries including China, France and Russia voted in favor of the draft put forward by Kuwait on behalf of Arab countries…

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June 2, 2018

 

Pentagon warns Syria’s Assad against attacking Kurdish-led forces

The Pentagon on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad not to carry out an offensive agains Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States that control the country’s north-east. “Any interested party in Syria should understand that attacking US Forces or our coalition partners will be a bad policy,” Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, director of the…

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June 1, 2018

 

UN Security Council to meet on Gaza rocket firings on Israel

The UN Security Council will meet Wednesday to discuss Palestinian rocket strikes on Israel, at the request of the United States which wants the top UN body to strongly condemn the attacks. The rocket and mortar firings from the Gaza Strip were claimed by Hamas and Islamic Jihad, prompting Israel to respond with air strikes…

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May 30, 2018

 

Two Palestinians wounded in Gaza border clashes die

Two Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli troops on the Gaza border died Thursday of their wounds, Palestinian health officials in Gaza and the West Bank said. The health ministry in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip said that Ahmed Qutoosh, 23, was shot by soldiers “several days ago” east of Bureij, in the central Gaza Strip,…

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May 25, 2018

 

Istanbul summit urges international force to protect Palestinians

A summit in Istanbul of Muslim heads of state on Friday called for the creation of an international peacekeeping force to protect the Palestinians, as host Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of “brutality” comparable to the Nazis. The 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) — seeking to bridge severe differences within the Muslim…

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May 19, 2018

 

Putin meets Assad, calls for ‘political process’ on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rare meeting with Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad on Thursday and said the situation in Syria is now favourable for the beginning of a “political process” which would lead to the withdrawal of foreign forces. “After the military success (of the Syrian army in recent months) supplementary conditions have been…

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May 18, 2018

 

Turkey and Israel exchange jibes, expulsions in escalating row

Turkey and Israel on Tuesday ordered envoys to leave in tit-for-tat moves and exchanged bitter accusations as a row over the Israeli army’s killing of dozens of Palestinians threatened a 2016 reconciliation deal. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hit back at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter by calling Israel an “apartheid state” as Ankara…

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May 16, 2018

 

US blocks call for independent Gaza inquiry at UN: diplomats

The United States on Monday blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement that would have called for an independent probe of deadly violence on the Israel-Gaza border, which erupted as the new US embassy in Jerusalem was opened, diplomats said. “The Security Council expresses its outrage and sorrow at the killing of Palestinian…

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May 15, 2018

 
 
 
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