Indian at UN Gender Equality Agency faces action for “sexual misconduct”

UNITED NATIONS, September 2: An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against an Indian national employed in the UN agency for gender equality and women empowerment has been completed and steps have been taken to initiate “appropriate action” against him.…

UN regrets US decision to stop funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

United Nations, September 1: UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed regret over the US’ decision to provide no further funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, urging other countries to help fill the financial gap. His remarks came after…

US slaps sanctions on 2 Pak firms for nuke, missile-related activities

Washington, September 1: The US on Saturday slapped sanctions on two Pakistani companies by placing them on the export entities list for activities related to nuclear and missile trade. The two companies – Technology Links Pvt Ltd and Techcare Services…

Xi to showcase BRI at China-Africa summit in Beijing

Beijing, September 1: China is all set to showcase its growing influence in Africa at the next Monday’s China-Africa summit to be attended by a number of African leaders where President Xi Jinping is expected to announce new projects under…

Brazil’s Lula da Silva barred from running for presidency

Sao Paulo, September 1: A majority of justices on Brazil’s electoral court voted late Friday to bar ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from running in October’s presidential election, virtually ending any chance that the front-runner will get on the…

6 Indian nationals among several arrested by US immigration authorities

New York, September 1: Six Indian nationals are among over 300 people arrested by American authorities for criminal activities and violating the country’s immigration laws during a month-long crackdown across six states. Federal officers with the US Immigration and Customs…

‘If they don’t shape up, I’m out’: Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

Washington, August 31: President Donald Trump said he would pull out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn’t treat the US better, targeting a cornerstone of the international trading system. “If they don’t shape up, I would withdraw from…

32% jump in child abuse cases in Pakistan in first 6 months of 2018: Report

Islamabad, August 31: A total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in the first six months of 2018, a 32% jump as compared to the first half of 2017, according to a report by NGO working on…

Myanmar military releases 75 child soldiers from service

Yangon, August 31: Myanmar’s armed forces released 75 children and young people from military service on Friday, the United Nations said, amid international outrage over alleged abuses committed by troops in the country’s numerous ongoing conflicts. Myanmar has now discharged…

Pak regurgitating failed approach on Kashmir, says India

United Nations, August 30: Pakistan’s new government must not indulge in “polemics” but work to build a South Asian region free of terror and violence, India has said after Pakistan raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council.…