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Rise in Afghans returning home threatens overstretched resources, UN says

More than 9,400 undocumented Afghans have returned home from Iran and Pakistan in the first week of 2017, raising concerns over how the war-torn Asian nation will cope with the rising influx, the United Nations said Wednesday. The vast majority were young men crossing the border from Iran. Although repatriation …

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Yemen war claims lives of 1,400 children: UN

SANAA: Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children’s fund said on Wednesday. “Attacks on civilian areas continue to kill and injure scores of children in Yemen,” said UNICEF’s representative in Yemen, Meritxell Relano. “Instead of learning, …

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22,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in one week: UN

Democratic members of the US Congress called on Monday for the creation of an independent commission to investigate Russia’s attempts to intervene in the 2016 election, similar to the September 11th panel that probed the 2001 attacks on the United States. Their “Protecting our Democracy Act” would create a 12-member, …

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India’s bid to ban Jaish chief Masood Azhar at UN ‘politically motivated’: FO

Pakistan on Sunday slammed India’s bid to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar at the United Nations, terming it a ‘politically motivated proposal’ aimed at “masking its own terrorist activities in Pakistan”. Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, responding to reports that China had blocked India’s bid to blacklist the …

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China blocks India’s bid at UN to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar

China has blocked India’s request to add the head of the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to a UN Security Council blacklist of groups linked to al Qaeda, India said on Friday. India has accused JeM and its top leader, Maulana Masood Azhar, of masterminding several attacks, including a deadly …

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Israel to re-assess ties with UN: Netanyahu

Israel will re-assess its ties with the United Nations following the adoption by the Security Council of a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday. The vote was able to pass the 15-member council on Friday because the United States broke with …

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No solution for Aleppo without negotiations, say EU, UN

ROME: Top EU and UN diplomats warned on Saturday that there could be no victory in the battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo without negotiations aimed at ensuring a viable future for the war-torn country. “You can win a war but you can lose the peace,” said Federica Mogherini, …

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Pakistani celebs glam up the UN at our first film festival in New York

The first-ever Pakistan Film Festival kicked off Friday night and it was grand! The UN Headquarters in New York had a red carpet reception attended by some Pakistani’s biggest stars, ambassadors accredited to the UN, community members, media and movie buffs. We’re talking stars like Mahira Khan, Mawra Hocane, Nabeel …

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Imran urges UN to halt India’s continuous ceasefire violations along LoC

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Saturday asked United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to take notice of Indian aggression along the Line of Control (LoC) and use of violence in held-Kashmir. “The inaction of the United Nations in the face of a massive abuse of human rights of …

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Amitabh Bachchan’s PINK is headed to the UN for a special screening

Amitabh Bachchan-starrer PINK paved the way for countless discussions and debates in India on violence towards women, the film has now grabbed the attention of the United Nations. The Bollywood actor announced the news on Twitter, saying, “‘PINK’ invited for a special screening of the film at UN Headquarters, in …

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