Free Press Journal
  • Bashar al-Assad

    France probes Bashar al-Assad regime for crimes against humanity

    Paris: France has launched a probe into Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for alleged crimes against humanity, a judicial source said today, after world powers sparred at the United Nations over the embattled leader’s fate.

  • UN Security Council

    United Nations: Piggy back ride on G-4

    For years now, India has staked its claim for a seat on the UN high table – a permanent seat at the UN Security Council. But resistance to reform, both by an international pecking order that reflects the global power realities of the last century as well as the opposition of the usual set of spoilers has blocked not just India’s entry as a permanent member of the UNSC but also any

  • Modi-Obama vow to push strategic co-op

    New York :  Climate change and cooperation in combating terrorism and boosting defence ties were high on the agenda of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama here on Monday that saw both leaders renew the warmth of ties with hugs.

  • Seven seas away, PM slams Gandhis

    New Delhi:  For all his exertions over the last week in the United Nations and United States, the loudest message that reverberated back home from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches has been his targeting of the Gandhi family. At San Jose while addressing the Indian community, he said: “In our country it doesn”t take much for allegations to come up against politicians…This person made 50 crore, that son made 250 cr, that

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif raises Kashmir issue with Ban Ki-moon

    United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif raised the Kashmir plebiscite issue with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday and wanted the United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) strengthened, Pakistani media reported.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    Hold talks, UN chief Ban Ki Moon tells India, Pakistan

    United Nations; UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged India and Pakistan to continue their peaceful dialogue, a media report said.  A statement issued by his office said that in a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the secretary-general also advised Pakistan to stay engaged with Afghanistan, Dawn reported on Monday. A Pakistani official said Sharif also raised the Kashmir issue during the meeting. Both also spoke on fight against terrorism and violent

  • Narendra Modi

    There is no good or bad terrorism, Narendra Modi at SAP Centre

    San Jose: Terrorism cannot be defined as good or bad terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said and took a dig at the UN, saying if the world body takes so long to define terrorism how will it uproot the menace.

  • At UN, PM pitches for UNSC reforms

    His assertion for reforms comes amidst India’s strong bid for a permanent seat in the  powerful world body.

  • Pak says India building wall along the International Border    

    United Nations : Introducing a new irritant into the bilateral ties, Pakistan has complained to UN Security Council alleging that India was building a wall along the International Border in violation of the world body’s resolutions.

  • Syrian Refugees

    Refugees must blend into national matrix

    The pressure on Europe to take in thousands of displaced Asians and Africans is a reminder of the almost permanent refugee problem nearer home involving Hindus from Pakistan and Bangladesh, Sri Lankan Tamils and Tibetans. The European crisis also reminds us that the refugee situation everywhere can be solved harmoniously only if it adjusts to a national context.

  • IOC president Thomas Bach to speak at UN General Assembly

    Lausanne: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach will speak at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 in New York on Saturday, according to its official website.

  • Ban ki-moon

    UN slams attack on Yemeni mosque

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN Security Council have condemned the terrorist attacks on a mosque in Sanaa city of Yemen Thursday, which left at least 30 people dead.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi meets leaders of Bangladesh, Guyana and Vincent and Grenadines

    New York: Taking a break from his economic agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned to diplomacy for a while Thursday to further India’s goal of a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, holding bilateral meetings with leaders of Bangladesh, Guyana and St. Vincent and Grenadines.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Sharif likely to propose new measures to India at UNGA for defusing border tensions

    Karachi : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to propose new measures to India in order to bring tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) and working boundary under control during his address at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. According to The Express Tribune, a senior official who has seen the draft of the prime minister’s speech confirmed the prime minister’s plans. Sharif is expected to suggest better coordination

  • United Nations

    India slips in broadband penetration rankings: United Nations

    United Nations: India has slipped in global rankings on broadband penetration but has made slight progress in the percentage of individuals using internet in the country, according to a United Nations report.

  • cyber security

    China declares international stance in position paper

    Beijing: China’s position on international issues, including terrorism and cyber security, was expounded in a paper, which experts say will be closely linked to President Xi Jinping’s speech to be delivered at a UN summit following his US visit.