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Israel vows to block Palestinian bid to become full UN member

AFP | Israel has vowed to work with the United States to block a bid by the Palestinians for full membership in the United Nations,...

US votes against UN censure of Israel over Golan

AFP | For the first time, the United States voted Friday against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights, dropping its...

‘Game changer’ tuberculosis drug cures 9 in 10

AFP | A new treatment for a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis can cure more than 90 percent of sufferers, according to a trial hailed Monday...

Pastor back on trial in Turkey as US hopeful of release

AFP | An American pastor whose detention for the past two years by Turkey sparked a crisis in ties with the United States went back...

US blames indirect fire for shutting of Iraqi consulate

AFP | The United States on Friday shut its consulate in the protest-hit southern Iraqi city of Basra, blaming "indirect fire" by Iran-backed forces and...

India, Asifa and the UN

Mustansar Hussain Tasir | It was in the Patta Rasana village of Kathua district in Indian-administered Kashmir, where an innocent Muslim nomad child, Asifa, was...

Indian Ocean: Militarization and Regional Implications

Mustansar Hussain Tasir | Significance of Indian Ocean Indian Ocean is the world’s third largest body of water and renders substantial contribution in feeding one-third of...

Maleeha Lodhi slams India for seeking permanent UNSC membership

News Analysis | Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations, reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance on UN Security Council reform on Wednesday. She said...

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