Sunday, 19 August 2018

Tag Archives: UN

Sikhs Rally Together for Gloabal Independence Reffendum

LONDON: Thousands of people from the Sikh community will rally in Trafalgar square on Sunday 12th August to call for the first ever referendum of the global community of almost 30 million Sikhs to re-establish Punjab as an independent country. Organised by US and Canada based advocacy group Sikhs For ...

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Nikki Haley: Every day I feel like I put body armor on

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump came into office disparaging the United Nations and appointed politician Nikki Haley as the ambassador to carry out his disruptive agenda, but she has also shown Trump how the world body serves his purposes, specifically on North Korea. The UN Security Council’s unanimous adoption of ...

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Mehwish Hayat receives special international award from UN

NEW YORK: Renowned actress Mehwish Hayat has received special international award from United Nations (UN) in America. Talking to newsmen, she said that this award is a great honor and achievement for her. She said that she will work more hard to brighten Pakistan’s name further. She said that she ...

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

(AFP) KABUL: The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country s long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures showed Sunday, with militant attacks and suicide bombs the leading causes of death. The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one percent more than ...

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British-Pakistani appointed UN special rapporteur on human rights

LONDON: British-Pakistani Javaid Rehman has been appointed as the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran. A legal scholar, Rehman obtained his initial education from Pakistan but continued his law studies in the United Kingdom where he became a professor of law and led Brunel’s ...

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UN calls for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief on Thursday called for a major investigation into abuses in Kashmir, as his office released its first-ever report on alleged violations committed in the disputed territory. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he would urge the Human Rights Council, which opens a new session next week, ...

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Saudi Arabia seeks to criminalise sexual harassment

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is preparing to outlaw sexual harassment, officials said Tuesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to ...

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Israel keeps Gaza residents ‘caged in a toxic slum:’ UN

GENEVA: Israel has systematically deprived Palestinians of their human rights, with 1.9 million in Gaza “caged in a toxic slum from birth to death”, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on Friday. Opening a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council that could set up a commission ...

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India leads global decline in child marriages: UN

An underaged bride, right, stands with family members during her marriage at a Hindu temple near Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh state, India.. A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children’s agency said Tuesday. (AP/Prakash Hatvalne) NEW DELHI: A ...

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