Need action, not words on Kashmir: Pakistan envoy to UN

New York,  Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN)Maleeha Lodhi has called for action, and not just words, on the part of the United Nations on the issue of Kashmir. In an interview to American TV Consortium News here, …

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UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet mentions Kashmir, NRC

Geneva,  UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet referred to the Kashmir issue and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, in her opening statement at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council here on Monday. She …

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No-deal Brexit will be failure: Johnson

Dublin, Visiting UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that a no-deal Brexit would be a “failure” that both the British and Irish governments would be responsible for but reiterated that it was essential for the country to leave …

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BA strike cancels nearly 100% flights


London, British Airways (BA) had been forced to cancel nearly 100 per cent of its scheduled flights as pilots held a two-day strike over pay, the UK flag carrier said on Monday. The airline operates roughly 850 flights daily and …

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‘Air strikes’ hit Syria-Iraq border

London, Warplanes on Monday struck positions of Iran-backed militias near Syria’s border with Iraq, a London-based watchdog said on Monday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based monitoring group, said at least 18 Iranian and pro-Iranian fighters were killed …

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Russia, Ukraine exchange prisoners in landmark deal

Moscow/Kiev,  Russia and Ukraine on Saturday swapped 35 prisoners each in what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hoped would be a step towards normalizing fractious ties between the neighbouring nations. “We have taken the first step,” said Zelensky, adding that “now …

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Iran activates advanced centrifuges in n-deal breach

Tehran, Iran announced Saturday that it had activated advanced centrifuges to boost its reserves of enriched uranium, part of its plan to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the …

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Pak denies entry to Kovind’s plane in its airspace

Islamabad,  Pakistan on Saturday rejected a request made by New Delhi to let the airplane of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind fly over its airspace. Islamabad turned down the request based on the “alarming human rights situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir …

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MPs willing to go to court to enforce Brexit delay

London,  UK MPs, including Tories expelled from the party are preparing legal action in case Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to seek a delay to Brexit. According to the BBC, a bill requiring Johnson to ask for an extension to …

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Bhutan PM praises ISRO scientists for Chandrayaan-2

Thimpu,  Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on Saturday praised Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientists for their courage and hard work on Chandrayaan-2 and said that despite a setback, he has no doubt that the space agency will achieve the …

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