Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tag Archives: United Nations

Death penalty has no place in the 21st century : UN chief

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UNITED NATIONS: The death penalty does little to deter crimes or serve victims, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, calling on all countries ,which have not forbidden the extreme practice, to urgently stop executions. “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” Guterres said, while speaking alongside Andrew ...

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British PM Theresa May pays tribute to Benazir at UN

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UNITED NATIONS: British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the United Nations General Assembly the other day and paid tribute to Benazir Bhutto on the tenth year of her death anniversary. In her address, British PM said, “This year is the tenth anniversary of the death of the woman who introduced ...

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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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Pakistan, Iran agree on negotiated resolution of Afghan issue

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NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and a politically negotiated settlement was vital for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of ...

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Pakistan to celebrate Independence Day at United Nations

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UN: Pakistan will mark its Independence Day at the United Nations with a concert in the General Assembly hall on August 14. Organized by the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations, the concert will feature acclaimed Sachal Jazz Ensemble, which is a blend of the traditional and the modern music. ...

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‘Malala Day’ celebrated globally

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LONDON: Yesterday Malala Day was celebrated across the world in connection with the 20th birthday of famous female education activist and noble peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai. The United Nations had declared July 12th as Malala Day to commemorate not only young activist’s birthday, but also the day she delivered ...

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Hafiz Saeed spreading terrorism in name of jihad: Pakistan

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LAHORE: Jamat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides have been detained for “spreading terrorism in the name of jihad”, Pakistan’s interior ministry has told a judicial review board. Saeed appeared before the board yesterday and told it that he had been detained by the Pakistani government+ in ...

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UN officials urge India to lift social media ban in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR: Two United Nations (UN) special rapporteurs are urging the Indian government to lift a ban on social media sites and mobile internet service in the Indian-held portion of Kashmir. The UN special rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression and the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...

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UN Chief appreciates Pakistan for hosting millions of Afghans

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NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his appreciation for Pakistan’s role at the U.N. at a largely-attended dinner hosted by Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi at her residence here. The U.N. chief also said he looks forward to visiting Pakistan when the Pakistani ambassador renewed an invitation to him ...

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UN designates Malala as youngest Messenger of Peace

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday designated 19-year-old Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan as the UN’s youngest Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. In a ceremony held here, Guterres said the designation came for Malala’s service to the ideals and objectives of the United Nations ...

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