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UN urges Taliban to end floggings, execution

ISLAMABAD, MAY 8: A UN report on Monday strongly criticized the Taliban for carrying out public executions, lashings and stonings since seizing power in Afghanistan, and called on the country's rulers to halt such practices. In the past 6 months alone, 274 men, 58 women and 2 boys were publicly flogged in Afghanistan, according to a report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, or UNAMA. "Corporal punishment is a violation of the Convention against Torture and must cease", said Fiona Frazer, the agency's human rights chief. She also...

India slams Pakistan for raking up Kashmir issue at UN

United Nations, February 7: India has slammed Pakistan for raking up the Kashmir issue in the UN, saying Islamabad harbours a deep sense of insecurity and orchestrated hatred for India and its secular credentials. Responding to Pakistan’s raising of the Kashmir issue during a UN General Assembly (UNGA) meeting, Counsellor in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, Rajesh Parihar, said on Monday that Islamabad repeatedly utters falsehoods about India. “I’m constrained to take the floor to respond to the frivolous remarks made by the representative of Pakistan against my country....

‘We don’t need to be told what to do on democracy’: India’s Permanent Representative to UN

United Nations, December 2: India does not need to be told what to do on democracy, the country's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj has asserted. India on Thursday assumed Presidency of the 15-nation UN Security Council for the month of December, during which it will host signature events on countering terrorism and reformed multilateralism. The Presidency will bring the curtains down on India's two-year tenure as elected non-permanent member of the powerful UN organ. Kamboj, India's first woman Permanent Representative to the UN, will sit in the...

UN agency to inspect Ukraine nuclear plant amid safety fears

Kyiv, August 29: A team from the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday started its journey to the Zaporizhzhia atomic power plant at the heart of fighting in Ukraine, a long-awaited mission to inspect crucial safety systems that the world hopes will help avoid a catastrophe. Offsetting that rare ray of hope, Ukraine and Russia again accused each other of stoking the conflict by shelling the wider region around the plant, which had already been briefly knocked offline last week. That incident heightened dread of a nuclear disaster in a country...
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