.: World

Date: 9 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The United Nations has once again warned that the human crossings/traffickings via Bay of Bengal to neighboring Thailand and further to Malaysia have reached an alarming level. The Bengal Bay is considered most dangerous sea route in the world.



Date: 8 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – The 70th anniversary of end of the second world war in Europe was observed Friday with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling the event 'tremendous shared sacrifice and the huge price of victory over fascism, paid by the millions of lost lives'.



Date: 6 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – Prompted by the rising agonies of the earthquake-suffering children in Nepal both the UNICEF and the EU have flown 80 metric tonnes of relief to Kathmandu to tackle the emergency requirements. About 1.7 million children affected by the April 25 earthquake in Nepal are being airlifted in to the capital,



Date: 5 May 2015

Al-Khor, Qatar—Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan’s long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops still clouds the prospects for a ceasefire.



Date: 5 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - United States has reiterated that the procession of journalism is basic towards evolving good governance. This observation was made by the US Secretary of State Mr John Kerry in observing worldwide press freedom day in Washington.



Date: 5 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – For the first time the United Nations has formally warned of the dangerous of growing e-waste dumps, calling upon nations to 'limit the use of harmful chemicals and to find a solution to the masses of electronic waste' building up around the world. The caution came in a Conference of Parties to three major Conventions on the subject beginning in Geneva today.



Date: 2 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - As the entire globe is dotted with rising political, territorial and ethnic conflicts the streams of refugess continue to swell in regions and across continents. The latest in the series is the outflux of South Sudan refugees to Ethiopia numbering over 200,000 as per UN estimate.



Date: 1 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - A silver lining appeared on Friday on the darkened horizon of Syria when an announcement came from United Nations headquarters in New York that the Special UN Envoy on Syria will open in Geneva on May 4 inclusive rounds of consultations with various stakeholders in Syrian imbroglio.



Date: 1 May 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The United States has described ground situation in Syria and in 'communities around it' as 'very compelling and tragic' having profound negative impact particularly on Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.



Date: 29 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - Responding quickly to the deteriorating plight of the affectees of the devastating Nepal earthquake the United Nations on Wednesday released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need.



Date: 26 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - In a bid to assert an international role in seeking out a peaceful negotiated solution to the deepening Yemen crisis, the UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon has appointed a veteran diplomat Mr Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania as his Special Envoy for Yemen.



Date: 23 Apr 2015

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia - Paternal grandmother of U.S. President Barack Obama attended an exhibition detailing the life of the Prophet Mohammad at the end of a pilgrimage in the Saudi city of Makkah, local media reported.



Date: 23 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – Stressing the role of the faith leaders across the globe the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged on them, gathered in the General Assembly, to stand up for the collective good and amplify their voices in support of moderation and mutual understanding, warning



Date: 21 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday warned that 'prospects of a two-State solution in the Middle East are getting dimmer with potentially explosive consequences for the entire region' and urged the international community to boost efforts at bringing both Israeli and Palestinian delegations back to the negotiating table.



Date: 18 Apr 2015

Hameen Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – Visibly moved by the deteriorating plight of the inmates of the Yarmouk camp including its large segment of children the UNRWA has launched an urgent appeal for $30m life-sustaining assistance to 18,000 civilians from besieged Yarmouk refugee camp, including 3,500 children, says a UN report.



Date: 17 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – Drawing attention of all the groups involved in ongoing Yemen fighting the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr Ban Ki-moon has urged all elements to cease fire saying 'hundreds have been killed while deliveries of humanitarian supplies were being blocked.'



Date: 16 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – Human tragedies are going on across the globe unabated. Conflicts drive out millions from their ancestral homes and hearths in a twinkle of an eye; Kashmir, Palestine, other Middle Eastern trouble spots, and now the Ukrainian crisis setting a toll on a major chunk of population standing uprooted.



Date: 15 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD – At the midst of bloodiest phase of the ongoing Yemen crisis, the United Nations has intervened when on Tuesday it urged upon all parties in the conflict to return to the UN-backed peace talks.



Date: 13 Apr 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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1. Weapons of mass destruction (WMD)

Nuclear weapons are the deadliest tool developed by nuclear powers to end human race and destroy all living beings on earth, do not target only select person in a crowd but annihilated masses in one go and hence they are known as weapons of mass



Date: 9 Apr 2015

New York—Pakistan has voiced concern over the policies of certain countries that have contributed to instability and military imbalances in South Asia. Speaking in the opening session of the UN’s Disarmament Commission, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative, Maleeha Lodhi, said that “waivers and exemptions to long-held non-proliferation principles”, were contributing to insecurity in certain regions – especially South Asia.



Date: 7 Apr 2015

Hameed Shaheen

ISLAMABAD - The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani received on Tuesday at the OIC residence in Jeddah, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and his accompanying delegation. The Secretary General held a formal luncheon ceremony for the President with the attendance of high OIC officials,



Date: 7 Apr 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Palestine issue cannot be resolved by the bogus talks being offered by Israel that seeks to prolong the illegal occupation of Palatine territories through its strategic partner USA that so far only pretends to be the honest brokers for the cause of Mideast peace,



Date: 4 Apr 2015

Ankara—As part of his consultations with the brotherly countries on the evolving situation in the region, particularly Yemen, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif paid a day-long visit to Turkey. During his stay in Ankara, the Prime Minister had in-depth consultations with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.



Date: 2 Apr 2015

6500 foreigners fighting in Yemen, Libya, Pakistan and Somalia


UNITED NATIONS: More than 25,000 foreign fighters from some 100 countries are linked to al Qaeda and ISIS, United Nations experts reported to the U.N. Security Council. Along with some 22,000 foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, there were also 6,500 in Afghanistan and hundreds more in Yemen, Libya, Pakistan and Somalia.



Date: 29 Mar 2015

-Dr. Abdul Ruff

Notwithstanding opposition from some quarters, the nuclear deal between Iran and US led big powers is on its way, with some modalities remaining to be decided. One issue is US refusal to end sanctions and Iran’s refusal to compromise on sanctions as Tehran wants the sanctions dropped forthwith while the opposite side of big powers prefers a gradual approach.



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