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UN human rights chief wants Pulwama attackers brought to justice

UN human rights chief wants Pulwama attackers brought to justice

By Arul Louis United Nations: UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet has called for bringing those responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers, to justice. Her spokesperson Rupert Colville said in Geneva on Tuesday that Bachelet “strongly condemns the suicide bomb against the Indian security[Read More…]

UN members adopt Global Compact on Refugees

UN members adopt Global Compact on Refugees

United Nations,  An overwhelming majority of the UN member states on Monday voted in favour of the Global Compact on Refugees, affirming international solidarity and cooperation for refugee protection and host community development. The compact on refugees, aimed to reduce the burden on host nations, received 181 votes in favour[Read More…]

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

Washington: Nikki Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday. CNN said that Haley sent her resignation directly to President Donald Trump. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted: “President Trump and Ambassador Nikki Haley[Read More…]

Aung San Suu Kyi

UN Security Council members meet Suu Kyi

United Nations: The members of the UN Security Council have met Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the issue of more than one million Rohingya refugees who have fled into neighbouring Bangladesh, the chief UN spokesman said. “The Security Council, as you know, has a mission that[Read More…]

Pakistan raises Kashmir at UN, attacks India

United Nations: Using a two-pronged tactic in the Human Rights Council, Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue while speaking on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and then for itself. In its reply during the debate on Wednesday at the UN in Geneva, India rejected the OIC statement[Read More…]

India is 'mother of terrorism': Pak UN Ambassador

India is ‘mother of terrorism’: Pak UN Ambassador

Responding to Sushma Swaraj’s comments at the UN, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, accused India of sponsoring terrorism in various parts of her country. She termed India as the “mother of terrorism” in South Asia. Exercising her right to reply after Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj hit out at[Read More…]

India to become the largest producer of milk by 2026

India to become the largest producer of milk by 2026

According to a report by the UN and OECD report, India is expected to be the world’s largest milk producer by 2026 and will account for the biggest increase in wheat production globally in the coming decade. The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 said the world’s population will increase from 7.3[Read More…]

Nigerian women displaced by Boko Haram hold protest

Boko Haram jihadists drove out a thousand of Nigerian women forced from their homes to hold a protest against the authority demanding better conditions as UN Security Council envoys visited their camp. The demands of the demonstrators were strictly accusing the local authorities and aid agencies of making worse one[Read More…]

Pakistan: Kashmir unrest threatens regional peace

A Kashmiris is denied its right to self-determination, Pakistan’s envoy to the UN has alleged that this is the cause of ‘flare-up’ which threatened regional peace and security. “Denial of the right of self-determination” to the people of Kashmir through an “independent plebiscite, promised to them by various Security Council[Read More…]

Afghan civilian casualty toll rises steeply reports UN

The toll of civilian casualties in Afghanistan in 2016 has increased horrifically said the UN on Monday. More than 11,500 non-combatants — one third of them children — killed or wounded. The leading cause of casualty would be the constant fighting between Afghan security forces and militants, especially in populated[Read More…]

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