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Shoe thrown at Ahsan Iqbal during speech

Zardari defends government for sending Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan could evict, rather than kill, militants: US official

Act now or face action in 90 days: FATF

At least 23 killed in multiple suicide bombings, attacks in Afghanistan

Pakistan: The royal playground for the Arabs

Can talks in Oman end the war in Yemen?

‘Don’t kill terrorists in Pakistan; get them into Afghanistan’

Saudi Arabia now opens doors of military jobs to women

Amnesty International demands Saudi Arabia to halt execution of 14 Shia activists

Israel suffers major setback in Syria

Another threat of surgical operations: Is India challenging China in the backdrop?

A weak denial: Is Pakistan hiding facts behind sending troops to Saudia?

Saudi regime faces certain defeat in Yemen

TAPI ceremony brings Pakistan and India closer despite LoC violations

Saudi enslavement of Pakistan

White Helmets Ready for False-Flag Chemical Attack in Syria

Did Nawaz seek Modi's help to rescue him?

Saudi Arabia using Israeli language against Iran, Senator Aitzaz says

Peshawar Zalmi take on Multan Sultans in PSL 2018 opening fixture

Democracy was harmed for saving a person: Imran Khan

Nawaz Sharif seeks confrontation in judiciary, Parliament: Bilawal

ECP dismisses PML-N plea, declares its Senate candidates Independent

48 million Americans suffer from hunger

South Africa to cut diplomatic ties with Israel

Is Shahbaz Sharif stabbing Nawaz in the back?

Ghouta residents ‘wait for death’ amid holocaust

Pakistan adopts latest IAEA’s protocols on nuclear trade

Pakistan Deploys 1,000 Troops to Saudi Arabia amid Yemen War: Reasons, Consequences

Religious scholars to assist IHC in election act case

Nawaz Sharif: A Victim of his own Dirty schemes and Avarice

Supreme Court bars disqualified Nawaz Sharif from heading PML-N

Nawaz Sharif disqualified from party leadership

Iran and Qatar launch joint chamber of commerce

Hindu temple opens in Abu Dhabi .. Why the UAE seeks to appease Hindus?

Sharif family is a master of lies, deceit and hypocrisy, says Bilawal Bhutto

Syria blames West support for terrorists in a letter to UN

US motion to put Pakistan on terror financing watchlist differed

Senator fears Pakistani troops could get pulled into Yemen conflict

Russia will continue to boost Pakistan’s counterterrorism capacity, says FM Lavrov

Why US not trustworthy ally for Turkey

We can’t fight war of others on our soil, says Khawaja Asif

Constitution more supreme to parliament, remarks CJP

China woos Baloch militants to secure CPEC projects

PSL 3 trophy unveiling ceremony held in Dubai

Pakistani troops in the kingdom: A sudden and unexplained missive

Imran Khan suggests direct Senate elections to avoid horse-trading

Does parliament need judges’ say to legislate, asks PM

Pakistan, Azerbaijan enjoy cordial relations: Afzal

Why does Maryam relate all thief references with Nawaz, wonders Aitzaz Ahsan

Interior ministry refuses to put Sharif family’s names on ECL

PSL 2018: All you need to know about leagues, players

Photo of four women playing board game at Khana-e-Kaaba goes viral

Details of troops' deployment in Saudi Arabia can't be revealed: Senate told

Australia, US, India and Japan in talks to counter China’s spreading influence

Khawaja Asif leaves for Russia on 4-day visit

The tourist, found her way in Mashhad

French Noha at Imam Khoi Culture Center on Shahadat of Lady Fatima (S.A)

Pakistan looks to China, Saudi Arabia for succour

Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining Islamic State

Impending crisis stopped PM from banning JuD, FIF

Yemen war: Trial time for Saudi Arabia?

US Muslims raise funds to assist Florida terrorist attack victims, Families

People to take revenge of my disqualification in 2018 polls: Nawaz

Imran’s third wedding news confirmed, Pictures released

Sharifs assets worth Rs58m 18 years back, court told

Who will keep Asma’s flame burning?

Sunnis are assured of Imam Mahdi’s reappearance: Sunni cleric

Bahraini Regime Committed Some 1,000 Human Rights Abuses in 1 Month: Report

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead, says airline

Martyrdom of Hazrat Fatima (S.A)

The Story of Hazrat Fatima (sa), daughter of the Holy Prophet (pbuh)

US meddles in foreign nations elections for 'democracy': Ex CIA director

Zardari retracts statement calling Rao Anwar ‘brave kid’

PM sanctioned troop deployment to Saudi Arabia for ‘advisory purpose’

Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB brand ambassador

‘Bajwa Doctrine’ working well against American blackmail

No militant camps exist on Pakistani soil: COAS


Cannot wait to lift PSL trophy in Karachi: Sammy

Are Young People Abandoning Facebook or Not?

What’s behind Iranian President’s India visit?

Abbasi decides to abolish Gilgit-Baltistan Council

Why Asif Zardari defended Rao Anwar?

Zainab’s murderer sentenced to death by hanging on four counts

The View of Islam on the People and the Government

Senate summons defence minister over sending troops to Saudi Arabia

Abbasi gives go-ahead to PIA, PSM privatisation

US security services express fear of Pakistan’s nuclear program

Myanmar ready to take back Rohingya refugees

Why Shia-Sunni Unity Is Necessary & Important? Ayatollah Khamenei's Opinion

Farooq Sattar backs down; withdraws from selection of Senate candidates

PML-N instigated me to speak against army, offered Senate ticket in return: Ayesha Gulalai

Kuwaiti Emir hails Iran’s role in war on ISIS terror group

Supreme Court issues contempt notice to Rao Anwar

US, UK joint efforts to put Pakistan on terror watchlist

Florida school terrorist supports Trump, white supremacy, hates Muslims

Hasan Ali doubtful for initial PSL matches, Umaid Asif joins as cover

PRESS TV | Takfiri groups, a creation of West to divide Muslims: Iran president

Supporting terrorists, main objective of US-led coalition: Syria


A herculean task: Can Pakistan resist US hegemony at UN?

1396/11/16 | 14:26
  Pakistan has criticised the aspirants for permanent seats in an expanded UN Security Council – India, Brazil, Germany and Japan – for opposing reform of the 15-member body based on the principles of democracy, and vowed to resist any move that serves the interests of a few countries to the detriment of the larger membership. “We will continue to uphold values of democracy, equal opportunity and non-discrimination for as long as it takes, but we will not be complicit in any exercise that places narrow self-serving interests of a ...

UN calls on Iran, Russia, Turkey to allow aid into Syria

1396/11/14 | 14:26
The UN has appealed to the major international players in the Syrian conflict to allow aid through to territories still under attack, according to Reuters.   Humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland yesterday called on Russia, Turkey and Iran to de-escalate the fighting, particularly in the Idlib governorate, which he said was “screaming for a ceasefire.”   A UN humanitarian taskforce has been unable to make deliveries to besieged areas across the country for over two months, as Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government has withheld ...

UN warns sanctions starving North Korea children to death

1396/11/11 | 14:26
The United Nations Children’s Fund has warned that hundreds of thousands of children could starve as a result of sanctions on North Korea. UNICEF said the inability of humanitarian staff to deliver aid there had put many children in lethal malnutrition condition. Manuel Fontaine, director of UNICEF emergency programs worldwide, said Tuesday that an estimated 60,000 children face lethal starvation in North Korea mainly due to economic sanctions imposed over the country’s missile and nuclear programs. “We are projecting that at some point ...

100,00 Rohingya refugees in grave danger from monsoon rains, UN warns

1396/11/9 | 14:26
The United Nations has warned that more than 100,000 Rohingya Muslims in Bangladeshi refugee camps will be in grave danger with the mid-year monsoon season on its way. “Landslide and flood risk hazard mapping reveal that at least 100,000 people are in grave danger from these risks and require relocation to new areas or within the neighborhoods that they live in,” the UN warned in a humanitarian report on Monday. “A high percentage of the land is unsuitable for human settlement as risks of flooding and landslides are high and are further ...

Trump’s remarks would take back world to eve of WWIII: UN's rights chief

1396/11/7 | 14:26
  The United Nations human rights chief has warned that US President Donald Trump’s speech in Switzerland would take the world back to the eve of World War One. Zeid Raad al-Hussein expressed the alarm on Friday after Trump said in a speech at the Swiss ski resort of Davos that countries should pursue their own self-interest. ”It’s the script of the 20th century,“ Prince Zeid said. “He (Trump) urged all countries to pursue their own interest, almost without reference to the fact that if you do all of that, if each country is ...

US and Pakistan clash at UN over Afghanistan

1396/11/1 | 14:26
  The United States has urged Pakistan not to give sanctuary to terrorist organisations while Pakistan has demanded that the Trump administration address safe havens inside Afghanistan and its income from the narcotics trade. The exchange took place Friday at a Security Council meeting on the issue of Afghanistan’s relations with its Central Asia neighbours and the link between peace and security, according to AP. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said the US cannot work with Pakistan if it continues to give sanctuary to terrorist ...

Russia, France Slam US Over Emergency UN Meeting on Iran

1396/10/18 | 14:26
  An emergency meeting at the UN Security Council on the subject of week-long protests in Iran saw a series of speeches, including the US reiterating its previous public statements backing demonstrators and threatening Iran, and other nations wondering why this was worth an emergency meeting. French Ambassador Francois Delattre insisted the Iran protests had nothing to do with international peace and security, warning against “attempts to exploit this crisis for personal ends,” which many see as a direct rebuke of the US. Russian ...

US freezes $125 million in funding to Palestinian refugees: Report

1396/10/16 | 14:26
The US has reportedly cut off $125 million in funding for a UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, less than a week after US President Donald Trump threatened to hold back future aid payments to the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Axios news website, citing three unnamed Western diplomats, said on Friday that the sum -- a third of the annual US donation to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) which was expected to be delivered on Monday -- was frozen until the White House finishes its review ...

Iran UN envoy slams US 'grotesque meddling' in its internal affairs

1396/10/14 | 14:26
  Iran’s UN ambassador has condemned the US support for protests in the Islamic Republic as "grotesque" meddling in the country's internal affairs and a violation of international law. Gholamali Khoshroo made the remarks in a Wednesday letter to the UN Security Council and to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. Last week, a number of peaceful protests over economic problems broke out in several Iranian cities, but the gatherings turned violent when groups of participants, some of them armed, vandalized public property and launched ...

Israel gives Nauru $72,000 ‘gift’ ahead of UN vote on Jerusalem

1396/10/12 | 14:26
  Israel bought a sewage treatment system for the small island of Nauru in the Pacific just two weeks before it voted against a UN General Assembly resolution on Jerusalem.   Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported yesterday that the Tenders Committee at the Israeli foreign ministry approved the purchase of the sewage treatment plant at a cost of $72,000 without a tender.   Nauru is only 21 square kilometres large and has a population of only 11,359.   The paper quoted the ministry’s Tenders Committee as saying ...

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 68 civilians in one day of Yemen’s ‘absurd’ war

1396/10/10 | 14:26
  United Nations condemns mounting casualties after intensive air campaigns and says conflict has no military solution. Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two air raids by the Saudi-led coalition in one day, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has said, as he condemned what he described as “an absurd and futile war”.   Jamie McGoldrick’s unusually direct criticism came in an update citing initial reports from the UN human rights office of the two strikes earlier this week. The first hit a crowded market in ...

Muslims in Philippines face HR abuses amid military crackdown: UN

1396/10/10 | 14:26
  Two UN-appointed experts have warned that an extension of a martial law imposed on territories populated by a Muslim indigenous community in the southern Philippines may intensify the massive human rights abuses currently committed against members of the ethnic community.     Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, the UN Human Rights Council’s special rapporteurs on the rights of indigenous peoples and internally displaced people, said late on Wednesday that Muslim Lumads living on the huge island of Mindanao could even ...

Pro-Saudi Yemeni Officials Endorse Airstrike Against Market

1396/10/10 | 14:26
Officials from the Saudi-backed Yemeni government have issued a statement on this week’s Saudi attack on the Taiz marketplace, which the UN reported as having killed 56 civilians. The officials claimed 32 civilians were killed in the attack.   The statement gave the impression they were entirely comfortable with the 32 civilians being killed, saying the civilians were surveying the damage from a previous attack on the market, which was closed at the time, when the new attack happened. They further insisted the Saudis were targeting ...

Arab League prepares to block Israel UN Security Council bid

1396/10/9 | 14:26
  The Arab League yesterday completed a draft proposal to block Israel’s 2019-2020 bid to join the UN Security Council, the Bahraini News Agency reported.   Israel is the only country in the Middle East that has never obtained a non-permanent Security Council seat.   According to the news agency, the proposal will be submitted to a general meeting of the Arab Parliament in order to adopt it.   In the session yesterday, the Arab Parliament also directed its speaker, Mishaal Bin Fahmy El Selmy, to “contact the UN ...

Agony of Yemenis: Saudi war crimes exceeds Israel

1396/10/6 | 14:26
It would not be wrong to say that Yemen today is hell on the earth.Overall, by UN estimates, 22m people are desperately in need of some kind of help.    Even worse is the condition of the sick, especially children, since all Yemeni ports are not open to commercial ships or even to UN aid organisations, thus denying food, medical supplies and fuel to the distressed.     The non-availability of medicines has led to an outbreak of cholera, considered the worst in modern times, with over 2, 000 dead since it broke out in April this ...

War of words: Why Pakistan can be more dangerous for US than Iran?

1396/10/4 | 14:26
  Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi on Saturday emphasised that peace in Afghanistan cannot be restored by the continuing resort to military force.   She said neither Kabul and the Nato coalition, nor the Afghan Taliban, could impose a military solution on each other.     She said the violence and terrorism afflicting Afghanistan are the consequences of foreign military interventions, occupation and an imposed war.   Sustainable peace in Afghanistan is only achievable through ...

UN General Assembly calls on Myanmar to stop military campaign against Rohingya Muslims

1396/10/4 | 14:26
The United Nations General Assembly has called on Myanmar to halt its military campaign against Rohingya Muslims. On Sunday, a resolution forwarded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) was adopted by a vote of 122 to 10 with 24 abstentions. It calls for Myanmar to grant aid workers access and to give Rohingya Muslims full citizenship rights. The resolution also calls on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to assign a special envoy to the country. China, Russia, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Belarus, Syria ...

A united rejection: A strong slap in Trump’s face

1396/10/3 | 14:26
  A Clear majority of the global community — in fact, over half of the UN’s members — voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reject the unilateral US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.       A General Assembly resolution, spearheaded by Egypt and co-sponsored by Pakistan, termed any attempts to alter the status of Jerusalem as “null and void” while calling on all states “to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City. ...”       The vote lacks any ...

UNSC to vote on resolution aimed at nullifying Trump's Jerusalem al-Quds move

1396/9/26 | 14:26
The United Nations Security Council is mulling a draft resolution aimed at legally voiding any unilateral decisions on the status of Jerusalem al-Quds. The Egyptian-drafted resolution was circulated among council members on Saturday and will probably be put to vote early next week. According to Reuters, the draft "affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered, the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with ...

UN official rejected Haley’s ‘Irrefutable Evidence’ that Iran is arming rebels in Yemen

1396/9/25 | 14:26
    The deputy spokesman for the UN Secretary-General said there is no solid reason to determine the source of the missiles.   According to the United Nations Secretary-General’s spokesman, Farhan Haq, the UN rejected US’s allegation that Iran had supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia last month.   Haq said at a press conference in the UN headquarters in New York that the UN Secretary General has given a written analysis to the Security Council which pretenses a half-yearly report on the implementation of Resolution ...

Saudi jets continue to bomb Sana'a despite calls for humanitarian ceasefire

1396/9/15 | 14:26
The UN has stressed that despite calls for a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen, Saudi Arabia continues to bomb the capital Sana'a. “Airstrikes have continued while ground fighting and shelling have been reduced,” said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Tuesday. He added that Saudi Arabia had bombed the capital over 25 times in less than 24 hours, adding that some of the strikes had hit close to the UN's compound in the city. Dujarric added that UN food supplies in Yemen were running out, and that seven vessels carrying food requirements are ...

UN hints no one can rule out elements of genocide against Rohingya in Myanmar

1396/9/14 | 14:26
The United Nations' human rights chief has suggested that “elements of genocide” are present in a state-sponsored campaign of violence against minority Rohingya Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. “Can anyone — can anyone — rule out that elements of genocide may be present?” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told a special session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva on Tuesday. Ra’ad al-Hussein said none of the roughly 626,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled the brutal atrocities by state forces ...

Why dozen Arab states have secret ties with Israel?

1396/9/9 | 14:26
  A dozen of Arab and Muslim countries have covert ties with Tel Aviv despite their refusal to officially recognize the occupation power as a state, the regimes envoy to the UN Danny Danon has claimed.   “They still do not vote with us, but I can say that we have a relationship with them,” Danon told the Israeli news website Ynet on Monday, adding that those Muslim and Arab countries “understand the potential of relations with Israel.”   Tel Aviv’s UN envoy said that some Arab ambassadors used to cross to the other ...

Saudi Arabia eases blockade, reopens Yemen’s Hudaydah port

1396/9/3 | 14:26
  [caption id="attachment_54189" align="alignnone" width="2000"] The Saudi Arabian government has allowed humanitarian aid to enter the strategic Yemeni port of Hudaydah in addition to resuming UN flights to Sana’a airport after announcing it will ease the military blockade on Yemen.[/caption]   Saudi Arabia levied an air, land and sea blockade on the country in early November after the Iranian-backed Houthi group fired a ballistic missile into the Saudi Arabian city of Riyadh.   The Hudaydah region is controlled by the ...

Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel in three weeks: UN

1396/8/25 | 14:26
The UN has warned that Yemeni hospitals will run out of fuel within three weeks unless Saudi Arabia removes its blockade on the war-tron country. On Wednesday, UN spokesman Farhan Haq stressed that fuel is critical to the hospitals for generating electricity as well as pumping and purifying water. He added that stocks of diphtheria vaccines will become depleted within two weeks unless aid deliveries resume. Meanwhile, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced that prices have soared in the Yemeni capital, ...

South Sudan using food as weapon of war -UN report

1396/8/22 | 14:26
  South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Friday.   During 2016 and 2017, the UN monitors said a military campaign by government troops in the northwestern town of Wau and surrounding areas in Western Bahr el-Ghazal targeted civilians on ethnic grounds and displaced more than 100,000.   “The denial of aid had caused ...

World’s criminal silence on Collapsing Yemen

1396/8/21 | 14:26
  The Saudi sanctions coupled with the ongoing civil war have destroyed Yemen’s social and economic infrastructure. The kingdom has defended the blockade, which bars aid groups from delivering aid to the starving civilians.      Cautioning against the fatal consequences of Saudi actions, international aid organizations in Yemen said they were "greatly alarmed" by Saudi Arabia's decision, warning it could "bring millions of people closer to starvation and death."   In a similar warning issued by the UN, Millions of ...

UN warns over mass famine in Yemen over Saudi blockade

1396/8/18 | 14:26
The UN’s aid chief has warned that Saudi Arabia's blockade on Yemen is putting millions of people in danger of a mass famine. The UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock, on Wednesday stressed that unless the war-torn country’s borders are reopened, "it will be the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims." On Sunday, Saudi Arabia announced that it was shutting down Yemen’s air, sea, and land borders, after Yemeni fighters targeted an international airport near the Saudi capital. Lowcock ...

Will India's new representative in Kashmir be able to bring 'normalcy' to the disputed region?

1396/8/13 | 14:26
  India’s federal government has appointed Dineshwar Sharma, a former intelligence chief familiar with the region, as its new representative to engage with Kashmiri groups from across the political spectrum.   As reported by Voice of America, his task will undoubtedly be an uphill struggle. One of his predecessors, Radha Kumar, has called his job “hugely daunting”, adding, “We are at a point of alienation I could not have even dreamed of 15 years ago.” However, she was hopeful that it would be a step in the right direction, ...

Iran rejects UN distorted reports on human rights by Asma Jhangir

1396/8/5 | 14:26
  Iran has rejected a recent report by a UN rights rapporteur, saying it has failed to take into account US sanctions on Tehran and thousands of victims of terrorist attacks in the Islamic Republic. On Wednesday, Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur on the Iran human rights situation, submitted a report to the world body, condemning alleged harassment of journalists and torture. Jahangir said she had not assessed the impact of sanctions on human rights in Iran as she was not allowed to visit the country. Hassan Nejad, Iran’s envoy ...

More than 11 million Yemeni children in dire need of aid, warns UN

1396/8/2 | 14:26
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that more than 11 million Yemeni children are in dire need of relief aid as a result of Saudi Arabia’s aggression against the impoverished country. In a statement published on Monday, the agency described the conflict in Yemen as “devastating,” and said the Yemeni children were facing “the largest food security crisis in the world and an unprecedented cholera outbreak.” The OCHA also pointed to the uncertain future of millions of schoolchildren in Yemen as ...

False assumptions about Iran nuclear deal

1396/7/26 | 14:26
  Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo on Sunday questioned Trump administration authority to certify Iran nuclear deal, saying the sole authority for verifying Iran’s compliance is the International Atomic Energy Agency.   He made the remarks in an article published by New York Times on Sunday a few days bdore US president is to decide on Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.   Full text of the article which deals with three ‘false assumptions’ of the US ...

Kabul protesters want foreign forces out of Afghanistan

1396/7/15 | 14:26
Afghans have taken to the streets of the capital Kabul to protest against the presence of foreign troops in the country. The rally was held ahead of the anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan 16 years ago. The protesters on Friday chanted slogans against "occupation," while holding anti-US and anti-NATO placards. “We cannot bear occupation anymore,” said one protester from the Solidarity Party, which organized the rally. "Every day we witness them bombing our cities and thousands of innocent people are killed … we want justice ...

China ousts all North Korean companies

1396/7/12 | 14:26
  The Chinese authorities announced the closure of all North Korean companies on the territory of China against the backdrop of UN sanctions against Pyongyang due to continuing nuclear tests in the DPRK, a message posted on the official website of the Ministry of Commerce of China said.   Officials with the Chinese department said that all legal entities from North Korea, including joint ventures with the participation of Chinese capital in the country and beyond, should be closed until the end of 2017. Last week, pursuant to the ...

Dozens of Cases Approve Myanmarese Forces Rape Rohingya Women: UN Medics

1396/7/7 | 14:26
  United Nations doctors’ have confirmed numerous reports of sexual assaults committed by Myanmarese military against Rohingya women.     According to Reuters, doctors treating some of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinicians and other health workers said.   Over 429,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar regime forces and extremist ...

Israel refuses to stop arms sales to Myanmar despite Rohingya massacre

1396/7/6 | 14:26
The Israeli regime will not put an end to its sale of ammunition to Myanmar in light of incontrovertible evidence and United Nations data that the Southeast Asian nation’s military has perpetrated various forms of atrocities, including systematic rape and expulsions, against Rohingya Muslims. English-language Haaretz daily newspaper reported that a group of human rights activists had filed a petition in the so-called High Court of Justice, demanding an end to the arms sales. Senior Israeli official Shosh Shmueli, in return, said the court ...

UN sees early warning signs of genocide in Central African Republic

1396/7/5 | 14:26
  Stephen O’Brien, the UN Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs, announced on August 7th, that he has seen the “early warnings of genocide” in the country.   Renewed clashes in the Central African Republic (CAR) are early warning signs of genocide, the UN aid chief said on Monday, calling for more troops and police to beef up the UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.   Some 180,000 people have been driven from their homes this year, bringing the total number of displaced in the CAR to well over half ...

If US Nukes North Korea, radiation will affect China, Russia, South Korea

1396/7/3 | 14:26
  The US’ foreign policy may lead to a nuclear nightmare in Asia Pacific, compared to which the Fukushima disaster is a “firecracker,” an expert told Sputnik, adding that in his UN speech Donald Trump had repeatedly contradicted himself by calling upon nations to maintain their sovereignty while at the same time threatening to destroy North Korea.     US President Donald Trump’s threat to “totally destroy” North Korea in case the US is “forced to defend itself or its allies” means a potential atomic Armageddon ...

Swaraj hits back: Did Pakistan fail to unmask Indian terrorism in Pakistan?

1396/7/3 | 14:26
  India's foreign minister took a swipe at Pakistan SatuhuHrday, telling the United Nations (UN) that Islamabad had given the world "terrorists" while India was producing top-notch doctors and engineers.     "Why is it today India is a recognised IT superpower in the world, and Pakistan is recognised only as the pre-eminent export factory for terror?" Sushma Swaraj told the General Assembly.     Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically after the Uri army base attack in Sept ...

North Korea Threatens Potential Hydrogen Bomb Test Over Pacific

1396/7/2 | 14:26
World’s last atmospheric nuclear detonation carried out over three decades ago. North Korea says it may detonate a nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday at the United Nations.   On Friday Pyongyang’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho stated that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was considering testing “an unprecedented scale hydrogen bomb” following Trump’s vow to “totally destroy” the country if the U.S. needed to defend itself or its allies.     Kim had ...

US bombers fly off N Korea coast, Pyongyang calls war 'inevitable'

1396/7/2 | 14:26
  The US Air Force has flown its B-1B Lancer bombers, escorted by F-15 jet fighters, off North Korea’s coast “farthest north of the Demilitarized Zone,” in what the Pentagon describes as a show of “US resolve” while Pyongyang’s top diplomat insists at the UN that targeting US mainland with missiles is “inevitable.” "This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the president has many military options to defeat any threat," Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said on Saturday. "We are prepared to use ...

Palestinian President Abbas Says One-State Solution Is an Option

1396/7/2 | 14:26
  Speaking at the UN, President President Mahmoud Abbas took an unprecedented position in the course of what have become increasingly common warnings over the lack of progress on a two-state solution. He conceded that the one-state solution is an option.   That’s not a position Palestinian officials historically like to talk about. For a long time, establishing an independent Palestine next to Israel has been the only game in town. Israeli policies, Abbas warned, are “gravely undermining” the two-state solution.   But ...

Tragic story of infant drowned as his family fleeing Myanmar Regime’s Genocide

1396/7/1 | 14:26
  Heartbreaking images circulated on Thursday showing a young Rohingya couple mourning death of their infant, as their boat capsized fleeing the Myanmar regime's genocide against minority Muslims.     One-month-old Abdul Masood died after the wooden boat delivering his family to Bangladesh overturned Thursday in the waist-deep water of the Bay of Bengal on Shah Porir Dwip island, close to shore.     Their boat was one of the dozens of boats carrying persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees’ boats that were sank off ...

Donald Trump : A president or a goon?

1396/6/31 | 14:26
US President Donald Trump’s disregard for institutions and fondness for reckless rhetoric meant that his maiden appearance at the annual UN General Assembly was a closely watched affair.      The US president chose to spare the UN for now from direct verbal attack, but in his extraordinary threats against North Korea, Iran and Venezuela he undermined the very principles and values on which the UN was created.   Meanwhile North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called U. S. President Donald Trump´s address to the United ...

Netanyahu Says Trump Promised to ‘Fix’ Iran Deal

1396/6/30 | 14:26
  President Trump was very coy about his intentions on the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran today, speaking at the UN General Assembly. He would only say that “we’re talking about it constantly” and that the world would “see very soon.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom Trump met before the comments, was a lot more eager to talk, saying Trump had assured him that he would “fix” the Iran deal.Netanyahu said he presented the US with a detailed plan on how to do that. Netanyahu has been pushing Trump to scrap the ...

UNICEF says 240,000 Rohingya kids in dangerous situation

1396/6/25 | 14:26
UNICEF has warned that more than half the nearly 400,000 Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are children in dire condition. About 240,000 children, of whom 36,000 are less than a year old and 92,000 are under five years old, are living in squalid conditions where they are vulnerable to the spread of disease, the UN children's agency said on Friday. There are also about 52,000 pregnant and lactating women among the refugees. According to latest estimates, about 391,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since violence erupted ...

China Backs UN Call for Justice in Yemen; US, Saudis Object to Move

1396/6/24 | 14:26
Calls by the UN human rights chief to set up an international inquiry into war crimes committed in the Saudi War in Yemen are nothing new. A sudden endorsement of the move by China may give this effort a new lease on life, however, after being quietly killed in recent years.   This is the third straight year right chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein had made such a call, and the last two times, the US and Saudi Arabia buried the idea, agreeing the Saudis could investigate themselves in the war. The civilian deaths have continued to mount.     The ...

Israel’s war against the United Nations

1396/6/23 | 14:26
  In Israel’s propaganda narrative, the apartheid state attempts to portray itself as upholding law and order in the “rough neighbourhood” that is the Middle East. In explicitly racist terminology, Israeli leaders talk about themselves as the “villa in the jungle,” as Ehud Barak once put it. But a simple look at the reality of what Israel has done and continues to do to the indigenous peoples of the Middle East shows the very opposite of law and order: death, destruction and disorder are the reign of the day. Israel has meant ...

UN's inaction on Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen 'striking': HRW

1396/6/23 | 14:26
Human Rights Watch has slammed the United Nations for its inaction on Yemen's ever-worsening humanitarian situation due to the Saudi war. "Yemen is a humanitarian disaster of really epic proportions," said Human Rights Watch chief Kenneth Roth on Wednesday. "What is striking to me is the incongruity between the severity of the disaster and the weakness of the response by the UN Human Rights Council" so far, he added. “What everybody is aware of is that the situation is just so much dire today than it was the last time the Human Rights Council ...

UN human rights chief calls for probe into Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen

1396/6/21 | 14:26
  The UN’s human rights chief has called for urgent investigation into Saudi Arabia’s airstrikes against civilians in Yemen. Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein made the remarks during a Monday speech to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva after the global body attributed over 5,000 civilian deaths to Saudi Arabian airstrikes. “The minimal efforts made toward accountability over the past year are insufficient to respond to the gravity of the continuing and daily violations involved in this conflict,” he said. The latest call for an investigation ...