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UN Security Council condemns ‘in strongest terms’ attacks in Karachi, Orakzai

It called on other countries to cooperate with Pakistan to hold the perpetrators responsible

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November 25, 2018


UN Security Council fails to act on Gaza violence

Seven Palestinians have been killed in Gaza

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November 14, 2018


UN Security Council meets over Syria in remote Swedish farmhouse

Backåkra, Sweden: The UN Security Council met in a secluded farmhouse on the southern tip of Sweden on Saturday in a bid to overcome deep divisions over how to end the war in Syria. In a first for the Council, which normally holds its annual brainstorming session in upstate New York, the 15 ambassadors and Secretary-General…

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April 21, 2018


How Pakistan Army is fighting a multi-front Defensive War?

By Jawad Akram In 1947, when Pakistan came into being, India emerged as a bitter enemy of Pakistan, and since then it maintains the status of chief enemy of Pakistan. Pakistan’s insistence on implementation of United Nations (UN) Security Council’s resolutions about plebiscite in disputed Kashmir valley remains the root cause of this animosity. Kashmir…

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February 21, 2018


U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea over missile test

NEW YORK: The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers abroad. The U.N. resolution seeks to ban nearly 90 percent of refined petroleum exports to North…

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December 23, 2017


US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital undermines its role as honest peace broker: Asif

ISTANBUL: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital undermines its role as an honest broker in the Middle East peace process. He was speaking at the meeting of the OIC Foreign Ministers in Istanbul ahead of the summit convened by Turkey to explore ways to deal with the…

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December 13, 2017


The United Nations and Pak-India dispute over Jammu and Kashmir

By: Nazia Memon Before getting into the nitty-gritty of the on-going Indo-Pak war of words in the United Nations, it’s important to know about the UN itself. Just imagine how the world might look if no opportunities were available for countries to discuss international matters. Would there be cooperation among countries? Would there be consensus…

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September 26, 2017


North Korea threatens to ‘sink’ Japan, reduce U.S. to ‘ashes and darkness’

SEOUL/JAPAN: A North Korean state agency threatened on Thursday to use nuclear weapons to “sink” Japan and reduce the United States to “ashes and darkness” for supporting a U.N. Security Council resolution and sanctions over its latest nuclear test, reported Reuters. Pyongyang’s Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, which handles the North’s external ties and propaganda, also…

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September 14, 2017


North Korea vows to make US suffer over UN sanctions

North Korea Tuesday condemned “vicious” new UN sanctions imposed over its sixth and largest nuclear test, warning it would make the US “suffer the greatest pain” it has ever experienced. The new sanctions imposed unanimously by the UN Security Council Monday ban North Korean textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products. The resolution, passed…

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September 13, 2017


Pakistan, China condemn North Korea’s reported nuclear test

NEWS DESK: Pakistan condemned the reported nuclear test conducted by North Korea on Sunday. “Pakistan condemns the reported nuclear test by the DPRK,” read the statement issued by the Foreign Office spokesperson. “Pakistan has consistently maintained that DPRK should comply with the UN Security Council resolutions and asked all sides to refrain from provocative actions….

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September 3, 2017


China says it’s working with other U.N. Security Council members to discuss North Korea

BEIJING: China is working to discuss North Korea with other members of the United Nations Security Council, after Pyongyang fired a missile that flew over Japan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday, reported Reuters. Speaking at a news briefing in Beijing, Wang urged all parties to stick to peaceful and diplomatic means to…

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August 30, 2017


Pakistan to continue support for Afghanistan peace: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: At the United Nations, Pakistan has reiterated its continued support for the efforts to bring sustainable peace in Afghanistan. Speaking in a debate on Afghanistan in UN Security Council, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative Dr. Maleeha Lodhi said enduring peace in Afghanistan is imperative for the stability in the region. She said Pakistan hosted millions…

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June 22, 2017


Arab League chief says Syria attack ‘major crime’

CAIRO: Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Wednesday that a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in Syria that killed 72 people was “a major crime.” “Targeting and killing civilians with these prohibited methods is considered a major crime and a barbaric act,” Aboul Gheit said. “Whoever carried it out will…

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April 5, 2017


Pakistan for making UNSC more representative

UNITED NATIONS:  Making a strong case against creating new permanent seats in the UN Security Council, Pakistan has reaffirmed its stand for an increase in the number of non-permanent members as the “best” method to make the 15-member body more representative and democratic. “We believe that the best, and the only way, to accommodate legitimate…

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March 8, 2017


Israel PM discusses Syria conflict with Putin

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin spoke on the phone Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflict in Syria and “continued security cooperation”, his office said.

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January 1, 2017


UN Security Council to vote Sunday on Aleppo observers

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council will vote Sunday on a French proposal to send observers to the flashpoint Syrian city of Aleppo to monitor evacuations and report on the protection of civilians, diplomats said.

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December 18, 2016


UN’s Ban hails likely successor Guterres as ‘superb choice’

ROME: Departing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday hailed his likely successor Antonio Guterres as a “superb choice”, ahead of the former Portuguese prime minister’s expected backing by the Security Council. “I know Mr Guterres very well and consider him a superb choice,” Ban, who has served as UN chief since January 2007, said…

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October 6, 2016


Portugal’s Guterres set to be next UN chief

NEW YORK: The UN Security Council was poised Thursday to back Antonio Guterres, a former Portuguese prime minister and head of the UN’s refugee agency for a decade, as the next secretary general. The 67-year-old socialist politician, who will be the first former head of government to become UN chief, has pledged to revamp the…

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October 6, 2016


North Korea test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

SEOUL: North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its east coast early on Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a string of missile launches by the isolated country in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions.

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August 24, 2016


Chilcot Report: Too Little, Too Late

    By: Hasan Abidi  “  The UK went to war in Iraq on the basis of faulty intelligence and with inadequate  planning for  the invasion ”. This according to Sir John Chilcot’, in his long awaited Chilcot Report. Seriously ? No kidding. Mr Chilcot, it took you seven years and all you could offer…

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July 11, 2016


In UN, Maleeha tells US to stop droning Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi told UN Security Council US drone strikes have disrupted the Afghan peace process and further complicated the situation in the region. She was speaking at the debate on Afghanistan as part of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) at UN Headquarters in New…

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June 22, 2016