Free Press Journal
  • US makes new push for UN Syria chemical weapons probe 

    United Nations : The United States is asking the UN Security Council to set up a new inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria following reports of suspected chlorine use in Eastern Ghouta, according to a draft resolution.

  • US makes new push for UN Syria chemical weapons probe

    United Nations: The United States is asking the UN Security Council to set up a new inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria following reports of suspected chlorine use in Eastern Ghouta, according to a draft resolution. The US push to establish the new panel comes three months after Russia killed off a previous UN-led investigation by vetoing the renewal of its mandate, arguing that the probe was flawed.

  • UNSC votes for 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow ‘safe’ deliveries of aid

    United Nations : The ten elected non-permanent members (E10) of the UN Security Council pushed the five permanent members (P5) to reach a compromise and got an unanimous vote on a resolution ordering a 30-day ceasefire “without delay” in Syria to allow humanitarian aid to reach areas under siege.  After two days of delays and several postponements, Russia and the three western permanent members — Britain, France and the United States —

  • Compromise on Syria ceasefire resolution eluding UNSC

    United Nations : After a day of hectic negotiations and three delays, the 10 elected members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) failed to get its five permanent members to compromise on a resolution for a 30-day ceasefire in war-torn Syria and to allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged areas.

  • Pak govt trying to please US, India: Saeed

    Islamabad : Mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks Hafiz Saeed on Thursday said that he would challenge the Pakistan government’s decision of a crackdown on his two charities, adding that the government was trying to please America and India by “taking extreme action against us”.

  • United Nations Security Council told Maldives crisis may get worse

    United Nations: A senior UN official warned the Security Council that the situation in the Maldives where the president has declared a state of emergency may deteriorate even further. The top UN body met behind closed doors to discuss the crisis sparked by President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to arrest judges who had ordered the release of his political opponents.

  • Al-Qaeda network still going strong, says UN report

    United Nations : Al-Qaeda’s global network remains “remarkably resilient,” posing more of a threat in some regions than the Islamic State group, UN sanctions monitors said in a report on Thursday.

  • Pak again rakes up Kashmir issue at UN

    United Nations : Pakistan has again raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and accused it of “selectively” implementating its resolution on the matter.

  • Pakistan again rakes up Kashmir during UNSC debate

    United Nations : Days after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres ruled out any mediation effort between India and Pakistan, Islamabad’s top envoy to the world body raised the Kashmir issue during a UN Security Council debate on the Middle East.

  • No mediation on J&K unless both parties agree: UN chief

    As a matter of principle I’m not talking specifically about this issue, but about any issue where there is conflict between parties, the Secretary General’s good offices are always available Stephane Dujarric UN chief’s spokesman.

  • Pak rakes up Jadhav case in UNSC 

    United Nations : Pakistan raked up the issue of Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav in the UN Security Council after it was accused by India, the US and Afghanistan, for providing safe havens to terrorists. Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi was responding to Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin who said Pakistan needs to change its “mindset” of differentiating between good and bad terrorists. India urged the

  • Sexual harassment, assault goes unnoticed at UN: Victims

     United Nations : The cases of sexual harassment and assault are rife in the UN offices around the world, with offenders enjoying impunity in a culture of flawed grievance system, a media report said on Friday.

  • Pakistan newspaper issues calendar with Hafiz Saeed on it

    Islamabad: A Pakistani Urdu newspaper has issued its annual 2018 calendar with United Nations-designated terrorist and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on it. The revelation was made by a Pakistan-based journalist, Omar R Quraishi, who mentioned it on his Twitter handle.

  • The world will be watching what you do, US warns Iran

    The people of Iran are rising up. They are asking for something that no govt can deny them: their human rights and fundamental freedoms Nikki Haley US Ambassador to the UN.