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India most dangerous country for women, according to poll

India most dangerous country for women, according to poll

LONDON: India is the world’s most dangerous country followed by war-torn Afghanistan and Syria for women due to the high risk of sexual violence, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday. Somalia and Saudi Arabia are ranked fourth and fifth respectively in the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey of about 550 experts on

Dawood among Pakistan's 139 entries on UN terror list

Dawood among Pakistan’s 139 entries on UN terror list

Islamabad – The UN Security Council’s updated list of terrorists and militant groups has 139 entries from Pakistan alone, including outfits like Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafeez Saeed’s Lashkar-e-Taiba, according to a media report. The list, headed by Osama bin Laden’s heir apparent Ayman al-Zawahiri, identifies all those individuals who have lived in Pakistan, operated from there

Mehbooba lauds India’s vote in UN defying US on Jerusalem

Jammu, Dec 22, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Friday she was proud of India’s decision to vote in the UN against the US recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.“Very proud to see that India joined over 100 countries at the UN to vote against recognising Jerusalem as the official capital

With 16mn, India tops world in number of migrants abroad

United Nations, Dec 19, Indian tops the world in the number of migrants sent abroad and more than half of the 16.59 million live in the Gulf region, according to a UN report. The 2017 International Migration Report released here on Monday showed that during this century’s period of rapid globalisation, the number of Indian

Mounting evidence of Rohingya genocide: Rights group

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 15, A human rights group on Wednesday reported “mounting evidence” of “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Fortify Rights documented “widespread and systematic attacks on Rohingya civilians” in two Army operations launched after the attacks by Rohingya insurgents in October 2016 and August 2017, reports Efe news.

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UN chief meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Manila, Nov 14, UN chief meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis : UN chief Antonio Guterres urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to allow Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh to return, when they met today at a summit in the Philippines, his office said. The meeting added to global pressure on Suu Kyi to

India demands transparency in UN Security Council reform process

United Nations, Nov 8, India has demanded transparency in the UN Security Council reform process so that the people could know what is preventing the members from translating discussions into a negotiating text for the much- needed revamping of the world body’s top organ. Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin said that even after

UN, gov’t officials meet to drum up funds for Rohingya

Geneva, Oct 23, UN humanitarian officials, government ministers and advocacy group leaders are convening for a conference aimed at drumming up funds to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August.The one-day meeting in Geneva hosted by the European Union, the government of Kuwait and the United

India ‘mother of terrorism in South Asia’ says Pakistan at UN

Pakistan on Sunday described India as the “Mother of Terrorism in South Asia” and urged the international community to stop New Delhi’s provocative and aggressive actions. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi cautioned the international community to act firmly against India if it wanted to avoid a dangerous escalation between the two neighbours. Lodhi, who was exercising her

China snubs Pakistan at UN over Kashmir issue

China snubs Pakistan. China has fiercely lashed out at Pakistan over Kashmir issue. Pakistan’s friend China said twice on the UN forum that the Kashmir dispute is a matter between India and Pakistan. So Pakistan itself dealt with India on this matter. China’s statement on the global stage is believed to be a major setback

UN seeks help from International Community over Rohingya

UN seeks help from International Community over Rohingya

The United Nations has urged for help from the international community over Rohingya Muslim refugees. UN has appealed to the nations that they should help in the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya. The Rohingya people have been forced to leave their homes in Myanmar.Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson to the UN Secretary-General told reporters at the UN

Former Indian diplomat Nirupam Sen dead

Former Indian diplomat, Ambassador Nirupam Sen dead. New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Nirupam Sen, a former Indian Permanent Representative to the UN, passed away here on Sunday.He was 70. Succeeding Vijay K. Nambiar, Sen served as India’s Permanent Representative from September 2004 to March 2009. After retirement, Sen was appointed Special Senior Advisor to the

Israeli ex-PM Olmert freed from jail

Israeli ex-PM Ehud Olmert freed Maasiyahu jail corruption sentence. Jerusalem, July 2 (IANS) Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was released from prison on Sunday after a parole board reduced his corruption sentence by a third. Live broadcasts showed Olmert, who served as the country’s Prime Minister between 2006 and 2009, leaving the Maasiyahu prison

PSGPC Indian government move united nation jatha row

PSGPC against Indian govt. to move UN on jatha row

PSGPC Indian government move united nation jatha row. The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has decided to lodge a complaint against the Indian Government with the United Nations for not allowing Sikh jathas to visit Pakistan, sources said.They said the decision was taken after a meeting of the PSGPC and the Auqaf Board yesterday.

India raises question of terror funding at UN, India’s attack on Pakistan

In a veiled reference to Pakistan India has asked the UN member states to find the source from where the “anti-government elements” in Afghanistan were getting weapons, training and funds to fight one of the biggest collective military forces in the world.“We see a growing tendency of treating violence in Afghanistan as a routine occurrence.

Soldiers shoot attacker in Brussels ‘terrorist’ blast

Belgium Train Station Blast: Soldiers shoot attacker. Brussels, Jun 21 (AFP) Belgian soldiers shot a terror suspect after an explosion rocked the central train station in Brussels in the latest attack to hit Europe. Witnesses said the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) before causing the blast yesterday, with local media saying the individual

4 ‘jihadists’ killed, 5 arrested after Mali resort attack

4 ‘jihadists’ killed, 5 arrested Mali resort attack near Bamako. Jun 19 (AFP) Mali’s government said today five suspected jihadists were in custody after an assault on a popular tourist resort near the capital, Bamako, which left two civilians dead. Four attackers were killed at the scene, Security Minister Salif Traore told AFP, while 36

China kindergarten blast: Bomber among 8 dead, said Police

China kindergarten blast: Bomber among 8 dead, said Police. Beijing, June 16 (IANS) An explosion at the gates of a Chinese kindergarten that killed eight people was caused by a 22-year-old man who died in the blast, police said on Friday. Police identified the suspect as Xu, a local resident of Quanshan District, Xuzhou of

United Nations will stop helping Ethiopia, 78 million-people effected

United Nations will stop helping Ethiopia, 78 million-people effected

United Nations will stop helping Ethiopia, 78 million-people effected. The world is far ahead of many countries where technology, money and all other aspects, there are also some countries in the world where people are dependent for food on other countries. Yes, it is true that Ethiopia is a country that is going through periods

UN warns of increasing civilian deaths in battle for Iraqi city of Mosul

UN warns increasing civilian deaths battle Iraqi city Mosul. Children trying to flee western Mosul have been shot dead by Islamic State militants, the U.N. human rights office said on Thursday, saying it had reports of a “significant escalation” in civilians deaths in the battle for the Iraqi city.It also said it was investigating reports