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Hamza Jahangir
Joined on: Nov 30, -0001 Published stories: 156

Articles By Hamza Jahangir

Human Rights Watch confirms killings of Muslims in Myanmar

Myanmar security forces killed, raped or carried out mass arrests of Rohingya Muslims after deadly sectarian riots in the northeast in June, a rights group said on Wednesday, adding the authorities had done little to prevent the initial unrest.     Aid workers were blocked and in some cases arrested, and Rohingyas bore the brunt of […]

Ban Ki-Moon says that Syrian forces attacked observer convoy

“Yesterday, the convoy of Lt Gen Babacar Gaye was attacked by armed tanks. Fortunately, there were no injuries,” Ban told reporters. He said a dozen armored vehicles used by the observers have been destroyed by blasts and shelling. The UN observer mission’s latest 30-day mandate is due to expire in August. The mission has largely […]

Rehman Malik says that Pakistan will push for no drone strikes

Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Monday that  Pakistan’s spy chief will call for an end to US drone strikes in its tribal areas bordering Afghanistan and push for a sharing of technology and intelligence during a visit to Washington this week. “We will push for no drones. If we (Pakistan and the US) are partners, […]

Ebola virus kills 14 people in Uganda

The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.    The officials and a World Health Organization representative told a news conference in Kampala Saturday that there is […]

Arms deal treaty negotiations end in a stalemate at United Nations

UN negotiations to draft the first international treaty on the multi-billion-dollar arms trade have ended without a deal, with some diplomats blaming the United States for the deadlock. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was “disappointed” that member states failed to clinch an agreement after several years of preparatory work and four weeks of […]

Tehrik-i-Taliban group demand that Pakistan halt relations with Burma

In a rare statement focused on the plight of Muslims abroad, the umbrella Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) group sought to present itself as a defender of Muslim men and women in Myanmar, saying “we will take revenge of your blood”. Spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan demanded that the Pakistani government halt all relations with Myanmar and close down its […]

U.N observers rush out of Syria as civil war expands

“One hundred and fifty observers left Syria on Tuesday evening and Wednesday and they will not come back,” one observer told the media, speaking on condition of anonymity. “They left after a decision was taken to reduce the mission by half,” a second observer said, without specifying who had taken the decision. The UN Supervision […]

U.S warns Syria against the use of chemical weapons and threatens consequences

The warning, a first admission by the Syrian regime that it has weapons of mass destruction, came as regime troops reclaimed to control most of Damascus after a week of heavy clashes. Fighting was still raging in the country’s second city of Aleppo where rebels claimed to have captured several districts, and activists said at […]

Spanish police take action against protestors by firing rubber bullets

Spanish police fired rubber bullets and charged protestors in central Madrid early Friday at the end of a huge demonstration against economic crisis measures. The protest was was one of over 80 demonstrations called by unions across the county against civil servant pay cuts and tax hikes which drew tens of thousands of people, including […]

Syrian Defense Minister dies in a suicide attack

A suicide bomber struck the National Security building in Damascus Wednesday during a meeting of Cabinet ministers and senior security officials, state-run media said. The blast came as the capital has seen four straight days of clashes pitting government troops against rebels, who are trying to bring down the regime by force. The fighting is […]

Germany’s top court to keep EUROZONE waiting till September to decide on debt crisis

Germany’s Constitutional Court will keep Europe waiting until Sept. 12 for its verdict on whether the new tools for fighting the euro zone debt crisis comply with German law or violate parliament’s right to decide on national budget issues. Resisting pressure from politicians and markets for a swift approval of the permanent bailout scheme (European […]

Ban Ki-Moon regrets U.N Security Council’s inaction over the Syrian civil war

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Friday demanded that the UN Security Council act on the Syria conflict, warning that any failure would be giving “a license for further massacres”. Ban joined with UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan to express outrage at the mass killings in the Syrian village of Treimsa and to make an “urgent […]

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