Wednesday, 19 May 2021

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Malala to be made youngest UN Messenger of Peace

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

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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Dukhtar attracts large audience at UN

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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UN rights chief decries US immigration policies

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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UN chief assures Pakistan of constructive role in region

DAVOS: Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif said the United Nations has longstanding responsibility to play a role in the resolution of this issue. He said this during his meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at ...

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‘I am not a miracle worker’: new UN chief

NEW YORK: The new United Nations Chief, Antonio Guterres, warned Tuesday that the world body faces “very challenging times” and asked for support of reforms to make it better able to deal with them. Before beginning his first day of work at UN headquarters, Guterres, who succeeded Ban Ki-Moon as ...

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Victoria grateful for family

LONDON: Victoria Beckham has admitted she feels ‘’so lucky’’ to have her family members including parents Jackie and Tony Adams, and sister Louise Adams, around her at Christmas. The fashion designer – who has sons Brooklyn, 17, Romeo, 14, Cruz, 11, and five-year-old daughter Harper with husband David Beckham – ...

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Kerry in Oman for Yemen peace talks

MUSCAT: US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with officials in Oman on efforts to end Yemen’s 19-month conflict, state media in Muscat said. Kerry and Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi discussed the “peaceful and humanitarian role played by the sultanate in Yemen,” ONA state news agency reported. ...

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