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Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target: US ambassador to UN

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in a session on reforming the United Nations at UN Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo WASHINGTON: Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Sunday that any woman who has…

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December 11, 2017

 

Worst attack on UN in recent history kills 15 peacekeepers in DR Congo

GOMA: The United Nations suffered its worst attack on a peacekeeping mission in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday when suspected Ugandan rebels attacked a base in the restive Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 15 peacekeepers. The UN Security Council said the peacekeepers, who were all from neighbouring Tanzania, were killed…

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December 9, 2017

 

Imran vows to stand with TuQ till the very end on Model Town incident

JARANWALA: PTI chief Imran Khan vowed to stand with Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri on the Model Town issue, calling for Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s resignation, on Friday. Addressing a public rally in Jaranwala, the cricketer-turned-politician slammed Shehbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah for being the driving force behind the Model Town massacre. “Shehbaz Sharif, you…

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December 8, 2017

 

US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

The United States has withdrawn from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies. “The US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration,” the US said in its…

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December 4, 2017

 

US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

NEWS DESK: The administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies, the US mission to the global body announced Saturday, reported AFP. “Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN…

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December 3, 2017

 

Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes. “Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago,” Trump declared, announcing the designation at the start of a White House cabinet meeting. North…

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November 20, 2017

 

Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats in UNSC

NEW YORK: At the United Nations, Pakistan has voiced its firm opposition to the creation of new permanent seats in any reformed Security Council. Speaking in a debate in the General Assembly on Security Council reform, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi reiterated Pakistan’s position on representation to the Council. She said that…

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November 9, 2017

 

U.N. Security Council urges Myanmar to stop excessive military force

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations Security Council urged the Myanmar government on Monday to “ensure no further excessive use of military force in Rakhine state,” where violence has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the Buddhist-majority Asian country, reported Reuters. The United Nations has denounced the violence during the past 10 weeks as…

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November 7, 2017

 

Pakistan’s war against terrorism has dismantled many terror groups: Maleeha

NEW YORK: Brushing aside misperceptions about Pakistan not doing enough to combat terrorism, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi has said that Islamabad’s firm commitment to wipe out the scourge has brought about the destruction of many terrorist groups, including Al-Qaeda.       “The decimation, for example, of Al Qaeda in our region is entirely due to Pakistan’s efforts,…

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November 1, 2017

 

World Cities Day to be mark on Oct 31

ISLAMABAD: World Cities Day will be observed on Oct 31 across the world with an aim to create awareness of the role of urbanization in global sustainable development and social inclusion. World Cities Day aims to highlight the role of urbanization to provide the potential for new forms of social inclusion. These include greater equality,…

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October 26, 2017

 

Pakistani troops mark 72nd founding day of United Nations

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan’s armed forces as contributor to UN Peace keeping efforts join UN on its 72nd founding day. Pakistan Armed Forces peacekeepers have a long and distinguished history of serving with the United Nations. Pakistan support to UN Peacekeeping operations began in 1960 when Pakistan deployed its first ever contingent in United Nations’ Operation in…

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October 24, 2017

 

Tensions at LoC may jeopardize world peace: Maleeha Lodhi

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said the tension on the Line of Control with India is a threat to peace in the region. Talking to the president of UN General Assembly in New York, she urged the world body to play its role in bringing the situation to normal….

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October 19, 2017

 

Pakistan elected to UN Human Rights Council, polling 151 votes

NEW YORK: Pakistan on Monday won a key election by securing a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council when the General Assembly elected 15 countries to serve on the 47-member body. “This victory is a ringing endorsement of Pakistan’s strong commitment to human rights,” an elated Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the…

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October 16, 2017

 

UN fears 2017 will be record year for attacks on schools

UNITED NATIONS: With 500 attacks on schools documented in just six months, 2017 is shaping up as a record year for the number of schools bombed and destroyed in war zones like Yemen, South Sudan and Syria, a UN official said Friday. Last year, the United Nations was able to verify 753 attacks on schools…

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October 14, 2017

 

Former UN chief says Rohingya must return to Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS: Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Security Council on Friday to push for the return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have been driven out in an army campaign. Annan, who led an advisory commission to the Myanmar government, said world powers must work with the country’s military…

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October 14, 2017

 

UNESCO says it regrets U.S. decision to leave its organization

UNESCO, the cultural and educational agency of the United Nations, expressed regret on Thursday over the United States’ official decision to leave its organization. “After receiving official notification by the United States Secretary of State, Mr Rex Tillerson, as UNESCO Director-General, I wish to express profound regret at the decision of the United States of…

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October 12, 2017

 

Iraq forces retake centre of Islamic State bastion Hawija: army

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces said Thursday they had retaken the centre of Islamic State group stronghold Hawija and were pushing forward in their assault on one of the last IS enclaves in the country. Troops, police and paramilitaries “liberated the whole of the centre of Hawija and are continuing their advance,” the operation’s commander, Lieutenant General…

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October 5, 2017

 

Pakistan committed to eliminate terrorism jointly with int’l community: Aizaz Chaudhry

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said Pakistan is committed to eliminate terrorism jointly with the international community. He was addressing a ceremony at Pakistan Embassy in Washington held in connection with the Defence Day of Pakistan. Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan launched indiscriminate and effective operation to curb terrorism and…

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September 28, 2017

 

PM Abbasi says his forceful advocacy of Pakistan’s stance getting acknowledged

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi  on Thursday said his visit had achieved its objective of conveying Pakistan’s strong stance against terrorism as “the international community was now showing its understanding and appreciation of the country’s commitment and its sacrifices.” Winding up his four-day visit to New York, Abbasi told a press conference for…

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September 22, 2017

 

Pakistan seeks early Kashmir settlement; calls for appointment of special UN envoy

UNITED NATIONS : Pakistan has called for expeditious steps towards the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir with the appointment of a special envoy to promote a just and peaceful settlement of the festering dispute that has led to heightened tensions between India and Pakistan. “The international community must act decisively to prevent the…

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September 22, 2017

 

Kim vows to make Trump ‘pay dearly’ for threatening N Korea: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un Friday mocked Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” — and warned he will make the US president “pay dearly” for threatening the destruction of his country at the United Nations. Kim lashed out after Trump stunned the world on Tuesday when he used his maiden UN General Assembly speech to warn…

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September 22, 2017

 
 
 
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