Free Press Journal
  • China blocks terror tag on JeM chief Masood Azhar yet again

    United Nations : China has again extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and UK- backed proposal to designate Pakistan-based JeM terror group chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.

  • UN: Yemen food crisis is man-made, partly as a war tactic

    United Nations: The UN development chief in Yemen says the crisis that has left millions hungry and on the brink of famine is “a man-made disaster” driven not only by decades of poverty and lack of investment but also by economic strangulation used as a tactic of war. Auke Lootsma told UN reporters yesterday by video conference from the capital of Sanaa that “there is no end in sight” to the civil

  • Child trafficking is a $150 billion trade annually: UN report

    Mumbai: According to a report by the United Nations, violence against women and children across the globe accounts for seventy percent of crimes. Fifty percent of women adults are trafficked every year. As per the non-governmental organisation, International Justice Mission (IJM) report, human trafficking across the world generates $150 billion every year.

  • Indore: Dr McGilligan shares struggle of empowering tribal women at UN

    Indore: Global advisor of solar cooker international and director of Jimmy McGilligan Centre for Sustainable Development Dr Janak Palta McGilligan has attended a high-level political forum on sustainable development goals 2017 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world” is the theme of the forum in which McGilligan has been representing the nation.

  • Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris:Sartaj Aziz

    India could not suppress the vigour of Kashmiris for freedom. At last India would have to give freedom to Kashmiris. If India was a democratic country, then it should give chance to people of Kashmir for deciding their future course. Pak PM’s advisor Sartaj Aziz,

  • After 9 months of battle Mosul liberated from ISIS

    Mosul : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the ‘liberated’ city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, in the biggest defeat yet for the Islamic State group.

  • UN adopts treaty banning N-arms, India skips talks

    The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the first multilateral legally-binding instrument for nuke disarmament, have been  negotiated in 20 years.

  • Official: 129 countries set to approve nuclear ban treaty

    United Nations: The president of the UN conference drafting what could be the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons says 129 countries have agreed on the text, which is expected to be formally adopted today although all nuclear-armed nations are boycotting the effort.

  • US warns using military force against North Korea

    The device, launched on Wednesday, was capable of reaching Alaska, and the Korean Central News Agency quoted leader Kim Jong-Un as saying the confrontation with the US had entered the “final stage”.

  • UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today after North Korea said it had successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, diplomats said. The United States — which confirmed it was an ICBM launch — backed by Japan and South Korea, requested the urgent meeting that is scheduled for 3 pm (1900 GMT). North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un oversaw the launch of the Hwasong-14 missile which experts say

  • Pakistan bans JuD front amid int’l pressure to curb terror funding

    Islamabad : Pakistan has quietly banned Tehreek-e-Azaadi Jammu and Kashmir, a new front for Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa, as international pressure on the country grew, including from a global watchdog, to combat terror and its funding.

  • World population to hit 9.8bn by 2050: United Nations

    United Nations: The world’s total population is expected to hit 9.8 billion by 2050 despite universal lower fertility rates, the UN said in a report. The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries — despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe, the report World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision

  • UNICEF goodwill ambassador is a refugee!

    United Nations : The UN children’s agency has announced the appointment of its youngest goodwill ambassador 19-year-old Syrian refugee and education activist Muzoon Almellehan.

  • United Nations seeks more resources for flood-hit Sri Lanka

    United Nations : The United Nations and its humanitarian partners on Thursday appealed for more resources for flood-hit Sri Lanka that last month witnessed the worst torrential rains since 2003 in which over 200 people were killed.