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Iran Guard warns Netanyahu will be ‘forced into the sea’

AFP| The deputy commander of Iran's revolutionary guards warned Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to "practice swimming in the Mediterranean" because he would...

UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

AFP| The UN voiced alarm Friday over India's deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where...

Meesha Shafi gets support from UN women In ‘Me Too’ campaign

News Desk | After brief deactivation of her social media accounts, Meesha Shafi returned to Twitter as she thanked the International organization, UN Women for...

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...

Imran Khan and Malala Yousafzai: The “World’s Most Popular”

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Chairman, Imran Khan, and youngest noble laureate Malala Yousafzai have made it to the top 20 list of most popular...

Russian ex-spy’s poisoned daughter recovering

AFP | The Russian woman who was poisoned last month alongside her former spy father said she is recovering, in her first public statement since...

Russia calls on UN after joint spy probe rejected

AFP | Russia has called for urgent UN Security Council talks on the spiraling diplomatic crisis sparked by the spy poisoning scandal as a group...

Palestine still remains core issue in Middle East

M K Bhadrakumar | The horrific shooting down of 17 unarmed, peaceful Palestinian demonstrators on Friday by the Israeli security forces has once again underscored that Israel’s...

The Syrian quagmire: Bloody war continues

AFP | Syrian civilians in the last rebel-held pockets of besieged Eastern Ghouta have been urged to flee as Russia-backed regime forces storm into the...

New sanctions on Russia for ‘election hacking’

News Desk | The US has slapped new sanctions on Russia. The move is justified in Washington as retaliation against what the United States says...

Philippines tells UN it will quit ICC

AFP | The Philippines said on Friday it had given official notice to exit the treaty that created the International Criminal Court, which is examining...

How the UN failed Rohingya?

Hammad Zamurrad | For many, the United Nations (UN) is an indispensable international organization ever created that operates at the core of the emerging global...

US urges UN to investigate chemical weapons in Syria

AFP | The United States is asking the UN Security Council to set up a new inquiry of chemical weapons attacks in Syria following reports...

President Bashar al-Assad’s bombing campaign kills more than 500 people in...

AFP | Desperate civilians trapped in one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war awaited aid and medical help Monday after regime airstrikes...

North Korea calls UN chief ‘henchman’ of the US

AFP | North Korea on Thursday accused UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of being a "kind of henchman who is representing the United States" after the...

Turkey court jails top writers for life over coup links

AFP | A Turkish court on Friday, 16th Feb 2018 jailed three prominent journalists for life over links to the group blamed for the 2016...

UN Secretary General pays tribute to Asma Jahangir

AFP | The United Nations Secretary-General has paid tribute to Pakistan's "human rights giant" Asma Jahangir following her death by cardiac arrest at the weekend,...

Angelina Jolie urges UN to solve Syrian crisis

AFP | UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie urged the UN Security Council to "find a way" to solve Syria's nearly eight-year war during a tour...

Kulbhushan pops up as India-Pakistan spar at the UN

News Analysis | At a high-level Security Council meeting, Pakistan has raised the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the RAW officer apprehended by Pakistan on its...

Saudi Arabia announces $2 billion bailout for Yemen government

AFP | Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that it would transfer $2 billion to Yemen's central bank, following desperate calls for funding from the war-torn...

UN report finds Iran in violation of Yemen arms embargo

AFP | Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Huthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at...

Bangladesh ready to send 100,000 Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar

AFP | Bangladesh wants to send up to 100,000 Rohingya back to Myanmar in the first batch of repatriations of Muslim refugees who fled ethnic...

North Korea set to launch satellite: report

AFP | North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite, a Seoul newspaper said Tuesday, as outside observers warn that the nuclear-armed regime's space programme...

US threatens countries who vote against it on Jerusalem decision

AFP | The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to vote on a draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize...

Has Trump’s ‘America First’ security strategy been successful?

AFP | President Donald Trump used the launch of his first National Security Strategy on Monday to laud the benefits of cooperation with Russia, a...

Rare U.N. visit to North Korea ignites hope of mediation role

Reuters | United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope...

Angelina Jolie speaks on sexual violence at UN Summit

News Desk | Angelina Jolie in her powerful speech has pressed peacekeeping negotiators to make extraordinary efforts to safeguard the safety of women in war...

Russia-U.S. deadlock over Syrian chemical weapons inquiry continues

Reuters | Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons...

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot “Sophia”

News Analysis | Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to a humanoid robot. 'Sophia' has become the first robot to gain citizenship and Saudi Arabia has become...

US sets condition for India’s UNSC seat

News Analysis | US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, seemingly enticed India with a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. She said that...

India refuses to sign NPT in order to hang on to...

News Analysis | India has ruled out the possibility of joining the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as a non-nuclear weapon state but said it remains “committed”...

An impressive debut: PM Abbasi ticked the right boxes in his...

News Analysis |  The newly-elected Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is on his first visit to the US to attend the 72nd session of the...

Security Council Expansion; opportunities & risks: Exclusive interview with Ex-Brazilian Foreign...

News Desk | GVS Managing Editor sat down with Antonio Patriota, the former Brazilian Foreign Minister and former Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United...

The Gulf crisis: Fighting it out down and dirty

James M. Dorsey | In the three-month old Gulf crisis, nothing is too expensive or too down and dirty when it comes to buying influence,...

Proud Moment for Pakistan: Gilgit-Baltistan praised internationally for conserving the Snow...

News Desk | Baltistan Wildlife Conservation and Development Authority is among the 15 organizations worldwide that would be awarded an Equator Prize in 2017. The...

Jihadi vows of support for Rohingya add to problems of Pakistan...

James M. Dorsey | A call for action to help Rohingya Muslims by prominent US Treasury-designated Pakistani militant Masood Azhar puts both Pakistan and China on the...

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