Tag: United Nations

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...

The world rejects Trump’s Jerusalem decision

News Analysis | The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday rejected US president Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by a decisive vote, inflicting a...

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

  Reuters with additional input from News Desk | President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of...

Indian politician caught urinating in public

AFP | An Indian ruling party politician has been left red-faced after a video of him urinating in public went viral on World Toilet Day, despite...

Calling Kashmir issue a territorial dispute is in itself dehumanizing?

Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai |  November 12, 2017. New York. “It was an honor to have an hour-long meeting with Ambassador Yusuf Buch at his...

China: A story of a great transformation

Umair Aslam | I recently embarked on a journey to China for three weeks to attend a Seminar on New Energy Industry Cooperation for Developing...

China turns desert into land rich with crops

Drawing a roadmap to combat the spread of deserts worldwide. It’s the mission of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in the Inner Mongolian...

Myanmar government refuses to accept Rohingya Muslims as its own citizens

Mong Palatino | On September 19, 2017, Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivered a widely anticipated speech in front of diplomats, United Nations officials,...

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...

Trump’s Italian mafia style warning to ‘Rogue’ states

Ousama Khursheed |  There’s a custom within the Italian mafia that has gained notoriety and widespread recognition due to its frequent use in mass media....

Should Abbasi have held his meeting with Vice President Pence?

News Analysis |  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met US Vice President Mike Pence on the fringes of the ongoing session of the United Nations...

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...

100 days of Qatar crisis

Ambreen Shabbir | The Qatar-blockade, the diplomatic crisis of 2017 that jiggled the world in different ways, approached its 100 days. There has been no...

Is there a Muslim-Buddhist conflict brewing in South East Asia?

Talha Ahmed | Myanmar and Rankine state background The tears of Rohingya Muslims shook the world once more. UN and other human rights organizations are really...

BRICS potentially strengthens Trumps’ hand in tackling Pakistani support of militants

James M. Dorsey | Pakistan, already furious and reeling from US President Donald J. Trump’s threat to sanction it for supporting militants, has been dealt...

Urbanization in Pakistan

Saud Bin Ahsen| Urbanization can be defined as the increase in population in urban areas rather than rural areas. Urbanization results from three different and not...

Chabahar: A new transit route

Dr. Zafar Jaspal | India, Iran, and Afghanistan have been laboring to establish a new transit route. The new transit route would link Afghanistan and...

Iran disallows UN inspections of its military sites as tensions simmer

News analysis | Iran has rejected the US demand of a UN inspection campaign of Iran's military sites, calling it wishful thinking and "merely a...

China contributes to doubts about Pakistani crackdown on militants

James Dorsey |  China, at the behest of Pakistan, has for the second time this year prevented the United Nations from listing a prominent Pakistani militant...

What led to 1965 war? – Part 1

Saleem Akhtar Malik l The 1965 War Kashmir is simmering with a brazen homegrown resistance movement against the Indian state. Since last year, Kashmir is back...

World development from the lens of Young photographers

Recently United Nations organized an international photography contest welcoming the young photographers to encapsulate their ideas and feelings about the optimistic sustainable development goals....

Refugee or migrant? Sometimes the line is blurred

A dozen years before the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe’s shores would force policymakers to take heed, Michael Winterbottom’s 2002 docudrama In this World brought the...

U.S Iran nuclear deal: what will be its implications in the...

Jawaria Waheed | 13 years after the nuclear activities of Iran were exposed an agreement was finally concluded on 14th July 2015 in Vienna, Austria which...

North and South Korea, what divides them

Why is there a North and a South Korea? Before there was a South and North Korea, the peninsula was ruled by a dynasty known...

Pak-Afghan blame game: who reaps the benefits?

Dr. Zafar Nawaz Jaspal | Pakistan and Afghanistan relations worsened incalculably in the recent weeks. Both Islamabad and Kabul have been accusing each other. Neither...

Jerusalem: Trump decided to abstain from another campaign promise

President Donald Trump has decided to abstain from shifting the U.S embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel-Aviv. “I hereby determine that it is necessary,...

ICJ’s verdict: Can Pakistan unmask India on the global platform?

Usman Ashraf Chattha | The whole country seems to be in a state of despondency after ICJ called upon Pakistan to hold the execution of...

Pakistan and India skirmish at the Hague

Pakistan and India faced off in the International Court of Justice on Monday. Representatives from both countries presented their arguments to the ICJ. Pakistan’s counsel...

ICJ has not taken a position against Pakistan on Yadhav: Yet!

On the Indian government's application to the ICJ to ask for the release of the Indian spy, Kulbashan Yadhav, amongst other things, Sartaj Aziz...

Kashmir: An “integral part” of India, the most militarized zone in...

A sweeping social media gag; dozens of Kashmiri female students defiantly protesting Indian military troop presence; and a Kashmiri man tied to an Indian military vehicle as a human shield against...

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News Desk | Nadir Magsi, Pakistan Peoples’ Party member for Sindh Provincial Assembly, won the Cholistan Desert Rally in the prepared category for the second...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

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Declaring Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism will lead to an irreversible...

News Desk | In a seminar on “Changing Patterns of Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan” at Woodrow Wilson Center on February 13, 2018, three renowned...

MQM drama continues: Farooq Sattar elected party chief again

News Desk | Farooq Sattar has been elected as the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener in the intraparty elections held on Sunday. The elections were...

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