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Pak welcomes UN recommendation for inquiry commission for HR violations in IOK

Pak welcomes UN recommendation for inquiry commission for HR violations in IOK

GENEVA: Pakistan's Permanent Representative Farukh Amil has welcomed the recommendation made by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Speaking...
U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

U.S. quits U.N. human rights body, citing bias vs. Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS: The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform, a move activists...
President urges world to join hands to address public welfare issues

President urges world to join hands to address public welfare issues

DUSHANBE: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday called upon international community to join hands in striving to end poverty, provision of quality healthcare and sustainable development across the globe. He was addressing the inaugural session of...
Pakistan’s cooperation vital to achieve stability in Afghanistan: Gen. Miller

Pakistan’s cooperation vital to achieve stability in Afghanistan: Gen. Miller

WASHINGTON: The commander nominated to take command of Resolute Support Mission on Monday stressed the importance of Pakistan’s cooperation to the success of the South Asia strategy, saying without Islamabad’s support, it would be...
Prospects for U.S.-Taliban talks rise after Afghan ceasefire

Prospects for U.S.-Taliban talks rise after Afghan ceasefire

KABUL/WASHINGTON: Prospects have risen for negotiations between the Taliban and the United States after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called a ceasefire and allowed militants to roam into cities in a gamble to encourage peace...
Israeli jets hit Gaza Hamas positions after militants fire rockets

Israeli jets hit Gaza Hamas positions after militants fire rockets

JERUSALEM: Israeli jets struck 25 Islamist Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Wednesday after militants launched rockets and mortar shells at Israeli territory, the military said. Two Hamas security men...
Governor's rule imposed in Jammu and Kashmir | Khyber News

Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir after Mufti’s resignation

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir was brought under governor's rule today, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pulled out of its alliance with the PDP, the Home Ministry said. In a surprise move, the...
North Korea's Kim briefs China's Xi on Trump summit

North Korea’s Kim briefs China’s Xi on Trump summit

BEIJING: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un briefed Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday about his historic summit with US President Donald Trump, a visit that underscores Beijing's efforts to remain at the centre...
128 missing as rescuers hunt continues for victims of ferry disaster in Indonesia

128 missing as rescuers hunt continues for victims of ferry disaster in Indonesia

PEMATANG SIANTAR, Indonesia: Indonesian rescue workers struggled in rain and two-metre waves on Tuesday to search for at least 128 passengers from an overloaded ferry that sank in Lake Toba, a tourist destination in...
Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump

Iran says no plans to increase missile range, rejects talks with Trump

LONDON: Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-km (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting U.S. pressure...

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