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Pakistan opposes creation of new permanent seats at UN Security Council

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi on Monday said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security Council. Lodhi was addressing the General Assembly session on Security Council Reforms. She termed the creation of new permanent seats “the antithesis of principles enshrined in the UN Charter”. She, however,

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Iraq peshmerga attack Islamic State town as army battles in Mosul

BASHIQA, IRAQ (Web Desk ) – Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked an Islamic State-held town northeast of Mosul on Monday, trying to clear a pocket of militants outside the city while Iraqi troops wage a fierce urban war with the militants in its eastern neighborhoods. The first waves of a 2,000-strong peshmerga force entered Bashiqa,

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Hong Kong lawmakers barred by Beijing from office

(Web Desk ) – Beijing has made an unprecedented intervention in Hong Kong politics to block two lawmakers from taking office. Pro-independence elected lawmakers Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching have refused to pledge allegiance to Beijing when being sworn in. Beijing has now interpreted a section of Hong Kong law to mean any official who

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US election 2016: Trump cries foul as FBI clears Clinton

(Web Desk) – Donald Trump has accused the FBI of impropriety after it once again said that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges over her emails. The FBI director said a fresh inquiry into the Democratic candidate’s communications found nothing to change the bureau’s conclusion this summer. The Clinton campaign said it was “glad”

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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish HDP partially boycotts parliament after arrests

(Web Desk ) – Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition announced a partial boycott of parliament on Sunday, saying it was “halting its legislative efforts” after its leaders and other lawmakers were detained in a move which drew international condemnation. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the second-largest opposition grouping in Turkey’s parliament, said it would not fully withdraw,

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Delhi smog: Schools closed for three days as pollution worsens

(Web Desk) – Delhi’s chief minister has shut all schools in the Indian capital for three days as its citizens struggle with choking smog. After an emergency cabinet meeting, Arvind Kejriwal promised a raft of measures to combat the extreme air pollution. All construction and demolition work has been banned for five days in the

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Syria conflict: Rebel force targets IS ‘capital’ Raqqa

(Web Desk)- A US-backed Kurdish and Arab force says it is starting an operation to capture Raqqa, so-called Islamic State’s “capital” in Syria. The Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) say they will be aided by US-led coalition air strikes and will begin in hours. They have also warned civilians to steer clear of areas where IS

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Trump rushed off stage in frenzied final days of campaigning

NEVADA (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump was rushed off stage by security agents at a rally in Reno, Nevada, on Saturday night after a perceived security threat as he and Democrat Hillary Clinton swept across states that could prove decisive in Tuesday’s presidential election. Two security agents seized Trump by the shoulders and hustled him

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Kashmir Council to raise latest facts concerning atrocities in IHK

BRUSSELS (Sarzameen News) – Most Recent data collected from Indian held Kashmir (IHK) would be raised during programs being arranged by Kashmir Council EU in connection with upcoming Kashmir EU-Week in European Parliament in Brussels. According to a press release issued here on Saturday, the Kashmir EU-Week’s programs comprising international conferences, seminars, debates, workshops, video

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‘Dramatic’ action needed to cut emissions, slow rise in global temperature: UN

UNITED NATIONS (Monitoring Desk) – As the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change comes into force on Friday, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has urged the world to “dramatically” step up its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions “by some 25 per cent more than those pledged in Paris last year”, to meet the

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