Free Press Journal
  • Myanmar army should be removed from politics: UN

    Yangon : Myanmar’s powerful army should be removed from politics, UN investigators said Tuesday, as they released the final part of a damning report reiterating calls for top generals to be prosecuted for “genocide” against the Rohingya Muslim minority. A brutal military crackdown last year forced more than 700,000 Rohingya to flee over the border to Bangladesh.

  • Child death below 5 declined faster in India: UN

    New Delhi: India continues to show impressive gains in reduction of child deaths with under-five deaths falling below the one million mark for the first time, the UN said in a new report. It said India’s share of global child deaths continues to steadily reduce, declining from nearly 22 per cent in 2012 to 18 per cent in 2017, which is for the first time equal to its share of the total

  • 4 million refugee children unschooled: UN

    Geneva: Barely three fifths of child refugees are receiving a primary school education and the number who do not attend school has jumped by 500,000 in the past year to reach four million, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. “Education is a way to help children heal, but it is also key to rebuilding their countries,” said Filippo Grandi, the head of the UN refugee agency UNHCR. “Without education, the future of

  • Breast is best: Pamela Anderson writes to UN

    Los Angeles: As US President Donald Trump’s administration officials opposed a breastfeeding resolution of the World Health Organisation (WHO), actress Pamela Anderson on behalf of PETA wrote a letter to UN stating the importance of breastfeeding for newborns.

  • Qatar urges UN’s top court to end UAE ‘climate of fear’

    The Hague, The United Arab Emirates has spread a “climate of fear” among Qataris living there during a year-long blockade, splitting families and causing “substantial pain,” the UN’s top court heard today. As the bitter Gulf crisis moves to the world tribunals, Doha is appealing to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to order emergency measures to lift restrictions imposed on Qataris in June 2017 by Abu Dhabi. “Many

  • UN report on alleged rights violations in Kashmir is ‘motivated’: Army chief Rawat

    New Delhi, Army Chief Bipin Rawat today slammed the recent UN report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir as “motivated” and said that India should not be too concerned about it. Rawat also asserted that the Army’s human rights record is “absolutely above board”. “I don’t think we should get too concerned about the report. Some of these reports are motivated,” Rawat said when asked about the recent

  • Yoga is very apt for United Nations: Deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed

    United Nations: Yoga is “very apt” for the UN and in today’s complex world where stress and delusion are prevalent, the ancient Indian physical and mental practice plays a central role for wellness and peace of the mind and body, UN Deputy Secretary-General has said.

  • UN report: Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in US in 2017 

    United Nations: Over 7,000 people from India filed applications for asylum in the US last year, according to a report by the UN refugee agency which said America was the largest recipient of new asylum requests in 2017. The UN Refugee Agency said in its annual Global Trends report that 68.5 million people globally were displaced as of the end of 2017. Among them were 16.2 million people who became displaced during

  • Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani by Mehr Tarar- Review

    Gripping. Yes, it is. Every chapter has to be finished in one go, but you cannot read the whole book at once. It is not a one night read. It’s heavy. Easy to understand, but difficult to swallow. The harsh realities of women in the 21st-century country, ‘where movement of female body is prohibited’, Mehr Tarar encloses pity, fear, anger and disgust with every chapter.

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    UN warns of critical Syria refugee budget shortfall

    Amman: The United Nations made an “urgent and critical” appeal today for donations to its main aid budget for Syrian refugees, currently four-fifths short of the total needed for the year.

  • Violence against Afghan women carried out with impunity: UN

    Kabul: The United Nations issued a blistering report today accusing the Afghan state of violating women’s rights by failing to prosecute criminal violence against them, underscoring widespread gender brutality nearly 17 years after the Taliban’s fall.

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    Myanmar ready to take back verified Rohingyas: Suu Kyi

    Nay Pyi Taw : Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi told a visiting UN delegation that the country was ready to allow the return of Rohingya refugees after they complete a verification process, her office said on Tuesday.

  • Thousands flee fresh clashes in northern Myanmar, says UN 

    Yangon: Thousands of people have fled renewed fighting between Myanmar’s army and ethnic insurgents in the country’s remote north, a United Nations official said, as a long-simmering conflict intensifies. More than 4,000 people have been displaced in Myanmar’s northernmost state of Kachin near the border with China in the last three weeks, Mark Cutts, the head of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), told AFP late last night.