Pakistan risks Basmati export as India applies GI tag in EU

Despite the fact that Pakistan produces a wide range of Basmati rice in the country and benefits from its export to the EU and... Read more »

Iran & Saudi Arabia: China’s new launch pads in the M-E

Faced with renewed pressure from the United States, which has attempted to disrupt Iran's economic lifelines, including critically important oil and gas exports, and... Read more »

NATO forces’ M4 gun falls in JeM hands in Kashmir

The UN Security Council (UNSC) designated international terrorist and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) founder Maulana Masood Azhars three nephews, each carrying a US-made M4 sniper, have... Read more »

Pak premier to rake up Kashmir dispute at 75th UNGA session

"The Foreign Minister will participate virtually in the high level meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations,"... Read more »

Increased racism against Asian-Americans amid pandemic: Report

As of August 5, the report said, 2,583 incidents of anti-Asian discrimination nationwide had been self-reported, in which over 40 per cent, namely 1,116... Read more »

China admits to have send around 1.3 million Uyghur Muslims to ‘re-education’ (detention) camps since 2014

Though the paper used euphemisms like "vocational training centers" for concentration camps and "education and employment training" for coercive mind rewiring practices and human... Read more »

Guterres “We need to silence the guns and focus on our common enemy: the virus”

The annual meeting of world leaders at the UN is going virtual this year for the first time in its 75-year history because of... Read more »

Guterres warns world body is facing its own “1945 moment”

"We must show unity like never before to overcome today's emergency, get the world moving and working and prospering again, and uphold the vision... Read more »

B’desh urges India to revoke ban on onion export

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) of India on Monday issued a notification imposing restrictions on onion export with immediate effect. This decision... Read more »

Unabated violence overshadows intra-Afghan peace talks

The intra-Afghan talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban-held on September 12, ironically one day after the 19th anniversary of the September 11... Read more »

UNGA’s 75th anniversary session begins amid global crisis

Just before the 75th session of the Assembly began on Tuesday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: "The Covid-19 pandemic has cut a swathe through our... Read more »

Pre-existing inequalities should be effectively addressed

"A number of states have been able to count on adaptable human rights-based systems for key services, such as healthcare and social protections. The... Read more »

Afghanistan wins seat at UN’s Commission on Women

"AFG wining with the highest votes the competitive CSW election today, represents a victory for the process started 19 years ago when, along with... Read more »

Khalilzad seeks Pak help to get Taliban to announce ceasefire

Khalilzad appreciated Pakistan's "sincere and unconditional support" for Afghan peace, adding that the peace process would not have been possible without Islamabad's support. Read more »

Trump and Biden are both gaffe-prone

Biden keeps a lower profile and shies away from unscripted encounters and his strategists hope it will minimise embarrassing errors while watching Trump shoot... Read more »

Afghan children not getting education during pandemic

The report by Save the Children NGO said that kids from the poorest households have missed out the most on education and face the... Read more »

Bangladesh FM “Failure to solve Rohingya crisis may lead to terrorism”

So far, Bangladesh has signed three deals with Myanmar for the repatriation of the Rohingya, while the latter has also agreed to take the... Read more »

UN concerned over excessive use of force against E.Libya demonstrators

"The UNSMIL reminds all parties in Libya that the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights and fall within... Read more »

Arab-Israeli normalization intended for Trump, Netanyahu’s political interests

"The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain normalize their ties with Israel to support Trump's re-election campaign and improve Netanyahu's internal political situation," Read more »

Yoshihide Suga elected as new leader of Japan’s LDP

The 71-year-old was elected at a joint plenary meeting of party members from both houses of the Diet (Parliament) and delegates from local chapters... Read more »