Friday, 20 October 2017

Tag Archives: UN

North Korea: Nuclear war may break out any moment

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PYONGYANG: North Korea told other countries on Monday to avoid participating in military action with the U.S. to avoid retaliation and warned that a “nuclear war may break any moment.” The threat was issued at the United Nations where North Korean Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong prepared remarks for ...

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Pakistan Among 15 Nations Elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

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UNITED NATIONS: Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council by the U.N. General Assembly. In a vote Oct. 16, Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine were elected, a Foreign Office ...

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Death toll rises to 231 in Somalia bombing

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MOGADISHU: Somalia’s president declared three days of mourning Sunday as the death toll from a truck bomb blast in Mogadishu rose to more than 230, making the attack the most deadly in the besieged East African nation’s history. “Terror won’t win,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known popularly as Farmajo, said after donationg ...

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US and Israel to withdraw from UN body

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UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pulling out of Unesco after repeated criticism of resolutions by the UN cultural agency that Washington sees as anti-Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While the US stopped funding Unesco after it voted to include Palestine as a ...

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Kim Jong Un praises nuclear program, promotes sister

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SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said his nuclear weapons were a “powerful deterrent” that guaranteed its sovereignty, state media reported on Sunday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said “only one thing will work” in dealing with the isolated country. Trump did not make clear to what he ...

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Rohingya in Bangladesh need ‘massive’ assistance: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter the 436,000 Rohingya who have fled Myanmar in recent weeks, the head of the UN refugee agency said Sunday. UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said there were “immense” challenges after visiting the overflowing camps around Cox’s Bazar ...

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Pakistan tells UN won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

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  NEW YORK: Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abbasi did not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan but made clear his displeasure with ...

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Iran’s Khamenei slams Trump’s gangster speech

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TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader lashed out against US President Donald Trump describing the speech he delivered at the UN this week as full of “gangster and cowboy” rhetoric. “The reason behind the foolish, very ugly, insolent and disorderly speech with cowboy and gangster wording… is their anger (and) desperation,” Ayatollah ...

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Bangladesh PM says Myanmar must take back Rohingya

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NEW YORK: Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a new call for Myanmar to take back the some 420,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in the Buddhist-dominated country. Hasina, speaking to Bangladeshi activists in New York where she is attending the UN General Assembly, also called for greater ...

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