Sunday, 5 July 2020

Tag Archives: United Nations

Women at risk of secondary abuse when arrested for drugs

JOHANNESBURG: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in South Africa said women suffered sexual abuse at the hands of law enforcement officials when they were processed for drug abuse. With the world marking International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Friday, its emerged 30% more people were abusing ...

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UN atomic watchdog head calls for more access in Iran

BERLIN: The head of the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency reiterated that Iran must provide inspectors access to sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material. International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Mariano Grossi told reporters after a meeting of the agency’s board in ...

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Swedish king speaks up for Kashmir

NEW DELHI: King Carl Gustaf of Sweden said in Mumbai that his country had been observing the situation in Jammu & Kashmir for years, and indicated that the mandate of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), of which it was a part, was too constrained ...

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Tens of thousands rally worldwide against abuse of women

PARIS: Tens of thousands have rallied across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, as France unveiled new measures to combat domestic violence. Demonstrators on Monday gathered in countries as diverse as Guatemala, Russia, Sudan and Turkey, where riot police in Istanbul blocked the ...

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Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge

DHAKA: Myanmar’s government vowed to defend the country from allegations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement on its official Facebook page, Myanmar’s State Counsellor’s Office said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a delegation to the court next month. “The State Counsellor, ...

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Mahira Khan selected as UNHCR Goodwill ambassador

LONDON: Mahira Khan has become the Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan, as per an announcement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The UNHCR made the announcement through a video it posted on its Twitter account. “We’re delighted to announce that @themahirakhan is our newest Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan,” ...

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Mahathir stands by Kashmir comments despite Indian traders palm oil boycott

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in occupied Kashmir despite Indian traders calling for an unprecedented boycott of Malaysian palm oil. The impasse could exacerbate what Mahathir described as a trade war between the world’s second ...

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35 US lawmakers urge govt to reduce tensions in South Asia

NEW YORK: Any US assistance to encourage bilateral discussions between India and Pakistan would help preserve global order and would serve to enhance the safety of Americans, says a letter signed by 35 US lawmakers. The letter, addressed to Kelly Craft, the US ambassador to the United Nations, also conveys ...

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Help Kashmiri children return to school: Malala

LONDON: Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai urged upon the United Nations to act and work towards bringing peace to Kashmir. So that children there may safely resume their schooling. “I am asking leaders, at #UNGA and beyond, to work towards peace in Kashmir, listen to Kashmiri voices and help children ...

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UN Security Council still has a role to play in Kashmir, British MP

LONDON: British Member of Parliament Barrister Imran Hussain said that while the meeting held by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the Kashmir issue earlier this month was a “welcome” development, the council still had a role to play to take the dispute to its logical end. “The fact that this ...

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