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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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Malala to be made youngest UN Messenger of Peace

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LONDON: Youngest Nobel Prize winner Pakistani Malala Yousafzai is to become the youngest messenger of peace for the United Nations, the organization’s chief said. Malala, who is 19, will be appointed by UN Secretary Atonio Guterres, and will help promote girls’ education around the world. Yousafzai came into prominence when ...

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US to mediate over Kashmir issue: Nikki Haley

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NEW YORK: Instead of waiting until “something happens”, the United States said it would try and “find its place” in efforts to de-escalate strains between Pakistan and India. “It’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see how ...

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US Mediation In Kashmir

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks to the crowd after being sworn in for her second term as governor, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the state Capitol in Columbia, S.C.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

While addressing a news conference in New York, Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, talked about the possibility of the US mediating between India and Pakistan. “It’s absolutely right that this administration is concerned about the relationship between India and Pakistan and very much wants to see ...

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Pakistanis are happier than people in India: United Nations

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LONDON: Pakistan continues to be happier than India, according to the United Nations-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2017. Out of a list of 155 countries, Pakistan has been ranked at 80 while India stands at 122. Interestingly last year, Pakistan came on 92 while India was placed at 118. The latest ...

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Dukhtar attracts large audience at UN

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UNITED NATIONS: A screening of Afia Nathaniel’s feature film Dukhtar was held at the United Nations on Wednesday evening before a large and distinguished audience. Organized by Pakistan’s Mission to the UN, it was a side event in the spacious Trusteeship Council Chamber during the 61th annual session of the ...

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Malala Yousafzai receives offer to study at Oxford

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BIRMINGHAM: Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize winning activist who narrowly avoided death after being shot by the Pakistani Taliban, has received an offer to study PPE at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH). Speaking at an education conference in Birmingham today, Yousafzai told the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL): “I’m studying right now, ...

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UN rights chief decries US immigration policies

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UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations human rights chief has warned that US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies could lead to collective expulsions of migrants that would amount to a breach of international law. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said on March 8 that he was also ...

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Pakistani doctor ready to take on the world

LONDON: The World Health Organization announced that three finalists are in the running to become the next director general of the global health agency. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 51, of Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar, 53, of Pakistan, and Dr. David Nabarro, 67, of Britain were selected as finalists in the competition to ...

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