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US drone strike kills 3 in North Waziristan tribal region

U.S. unmanned drones Monday fired missiles on a house in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region and killed three people and injured another one.   Security sources said that four unmanned aircraft were flying over the area and later hit the compound in Boya area of North Waziristan, bordering Afghanistan.   There was no report about […]

Pakistan set to raise US drone attacks at UN: Foreign Ministry

Pakistan plans to raise the issue of American drone attacks in the country’s tribal regions at the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The U.S. spy aircraft routinely fire missiles into Waziristan tribal region which Pakistan says kill innocent people and that the attacks are against sovereignty of the country. The U.S. has refused […]

Afghan Taliban condemn massacre in Egypt

Afghan Taliban have strongly condemned massacre of unarmed civilians by military dictators in Egypt and the silence of the US and other so-called champions of human rights. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, besides strongly condemning this inhumane and unethical action, calls on the Egyptian military and government to stop spilling the blood of innocent women, […]

UN ready to aid Pakistan following monsoon rains, floods

The United Nations says that it is ready to assist Pakistan if required, after monsoon rains and floods reportedly killed at least 120 people in the two Asian countries. “The (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and its humanitarian partners are reviewing the situation and stand ready to assist if required,” UN […]

UN Chief: Pakistan’s democratic progress to get boost under Nawaz Sharif

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed the confidence that under Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s leadership, Pakistan would build on its democratic achievements and further strengthen its existing partnership with the United Nations. In a message of congratulations to the Pakistani leader on his assumption of the office of prime minister, the UN chief said he was […]

UN official advises Pakistan to focus on regional trade

A senior United Nations official has advised Pakistan that instead of striving to trade with Europe and the West‚ the country should concentrate on trade within the region.   Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan Marc-André Franche said trade with neighbours and sharing of experiences and innovations also help reduce […]

Pakistanis to show solidarity with Kashmiris

Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed on Tuesday across Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and abroad to express unity with the people of occupied Kashmir in their fight against Indian subjugation.   The Day is being marked in Pakistan since 1990 to pay homage to the Kashmiri martyrs and highlight the plight of Kashmiris for […]

Israel becomes first state in history to ignore human rights review

Israel has boycotted the UN human rights forum over fears of scrutiny of its treatment of residents of the occupied territories, Russia Today has reported.   Israel is now the first state in history to win a deferment of the periodical review of its human rights record. Tel Aviv has refused to send a delegation […]

United Nations to investigate drone strikes in Pakistan

A United Nations investigation into targeted killings will examine drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, Guardian reports.   Ben Emmerson QC, a UN special rapporteur, will reveal the full scope of his review which will include checks on military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in UK operations in Afghanistan, US strikes in Pakistan, as […]

UN chief Bank Ki-moon condemns violence in Pakistan

Condemning terrorist violence in Pakistan, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the world body’s support for the country in countering terrorism.   The spokesperson said in a statement, “The secretary-general is deeply concerned about ongoing terrorist violence in Pakistan. He strongly condemns the multiple attacks in Quetta and the Swat Valley on Thursday.” […]

Pressure mounts on Pakistan, India to deescalate tensions

The United Nations and the United States have urged Pakistan and India to respect the ceasefire in the Kashmir in view of clashes between forces of the uneasy neighbours along the Line of Control.   Pakistan and India signed a ceasefire along the LoC in 2003 and guns had been relatively silent since then. However, […]

President Asif Ali Zardari terms Malala Yousafzai symbol of progressive Pakistan

Announcing the formation of the Malala fund for girl’s education throughout the world and Pakistan, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said Malala Yousafzai was the symbol of a progressive Pakistan.   He noted, “We are facing two forces in the country, Malala represents the forces of peace and we are fighting with the forces […]


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