According to the report of Baaghi TV, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was strongly criticised from UK MPs after he termed ongoing protests by Indian farmers as a matter between India and Pakistan. During Parliament session on Wednesday, Johnson confused two separate issues when he reiterated the UK government’s stance that any dispute between India and Pakistan was for the two countries to settle bilaterally.
Kinshasa, Dec 9 (AFP/APP): The United Nations on Wednesday hit out at violence that erupted in DR Congo's parliament, pitting backers of President Felix Tshisekedi against supporters of his predecessor Joseph Kabila. Police were sent in to end the clashes on Tuesday, sparked by a months-long tussle over power-sharing. The UN's representative to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Leila Zerrougui, said
London, Dec 9 (AFP/APP): Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says former club Manchester United will be among the favourites to win the Europa League, but questioned the way in which sides who fail to qualify for the Champions League last 16 drop into the competition. United will enter the second-tier European competition at the last 32 after losing 3-2 at RB Leipzig in their final Champions League group game Tuesday.
Geneva, Dec 9 (AFP/APP): The UN human rights chief warned Wednesday that the coronavirus crisis had laid bare serious weaknesses and divisions within societies, including a destructive failure to respect basic rights. "Covid-19 has zeroed in on the fissures and fragilities in our societies, exposing all our failures to invest in building fair and equitable societies," Michelle Bachelet said.
Pakistan rejects the U.S. State Department’s arbitrary and selective assessment under a U.S. domestic legislation on religious freedom. The designation of Pakistan as a “country of particular concern” is completely against the realities on the ground and raises serious doubts about the credibility of the exercise. Such subjective designations do not contribute towards promoting the cause of religious freedom worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS, Dec 05 (APP): UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the efforts and contributions of Kuwait towards defusing tensions in Gulf region and beyond. "The secretary-general is encouraged by the statement by the foreign minister of Kuwait and other reports that the Gulf rift is close to resolution," the Secretary-General's Spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said in a statement issued at UN Headquarters in New York Friday.
London, Dec 4 (AFP/APP): Investors pushed stock markets higher Friday on continued optimism over vaccines and signs of progress on a new US stimulus, though surging infections and deaths highlighted the painful reality of the coronavirus crisis. In foreign exchange, the pound held its own even as European doubts over a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain boiled over.
Washington, Dec 3 (AFP/APP): A drop in new applications for US unemployment benefits offered small comfort to millions of Americans who will see pandemic aid expire without an agreement on a new relief program. With weeks before Joe Biden takes office, Republicans and Democrats remain at odds over what should be included in a new spending package to help businesses and families struggling from the pandemic.
London, Dec 2 (AFP/APP): Prime Minister Boris Johnson is "optimistic" about striking a post-Brexit deal with the European Union but ready for Britain to trade on new terms without one, aides said on Wednesday. "He is optimistic but he's also always said that he is confident and comfortable that we would be OK without a deal," Johnson's press secretary Allegra Stratton told reporters.
GENEVA (30th Nov, 2020): International politicians have expressed outrage following reports that the United States and Germany have employed a Swiss enterprise for spying on governments across the world. According to reports of Baaghi TV, Swiss politicians have demanded an investigation into the matter that a Swiss encryption company has been used to allegedly spy on international governments by the CIA and its counterpart in Germany.
Washington: President Donald Trump said there is enough evidence to win the elections and now we only need a good judge to hear the arguments. According to the details, Trumo spoke by telephone during a public hearing in Pennsylvania. “Despite the recent election results, the US president is not ready to accept his possible defeat. He still looks like he will run for office again.”
Washington, 25th November: Joe Biden has declared that the US is ready to lead the world again. US President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly said the US will not back down from leading the world, but will fight opposition and join hands with allies. Biden also tweeted on his official Twitter account, “Let’s begin the work to heal and unite America and the world.”
Frankfurt am Main, Nov 25 (AFP/APP): The prospect of former Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen becoming the next US Treasury Secretary is "good news for the US and the world economy", ECB vice president Luis de Guindos said Wednesday. Yellen, who would be the first woman in the job, would face the daunting task of steering the world's largest economy through the COVID19 crisis
According to Baaghi TV, Pakistan is active on the diplomatic front to expose Indian terrorism. Permanent Representative Munir Akram presented the dossier containing evidence of Indian state terrorism, to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres who assured a thorough review. Munir Akram asserted that India is violating the ceasefire agreement on the LOC, trying to incite terrorism in Pakistan and to sabotage CPEC.
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 22 (APP):UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Saturday’s rocket attacks into the heart of Kabul that killed at least eight civilians and wounded many more. The rockets reportedly were fired from vehicles, hitting several densely populated areas in the capital city. The ISIL/Da’esh affiliate in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility, according to media reports which cited intelligence sources.
Paris, Nov 16 (AFP/APP): French President Emmanuel Macron said the UN Security Council no longer provides good solutions to global problems, in remarks published Monday, calling for an overhaul of international cooperation mechanisms. Multilateral frameworks "are weakened today, because they are blocked", Macron said in an interview with website Le Grand Continent. "I cannot help but observe that the Security Council no longer produces useful solutions."
Gammarth, Tunisia, Nov 16 (AFP/APP): UN-led talks aimed at appointing an executive to help lead Libya out of a decade of conflict ended Sunday without discussing names, the world body said. "We have agreed to reconvene in about a week in a virtual meeting (to) agree on the selection mechanism for the coming authority", the UN's interim Libya envoy Stephanie Williams told journalists.
Geneva, Nov 13 (AFP/APP): The UN called Friday for urgent measures to protect civilians in Mozambique's northeastern Cabo Delgado province, where militants are wreaking havoc, warning that the population is in a "desperate" situation. "The situation is desperate both for those trapped in conflict-affected areas, with barely any means of surviving, and for those displaced across the province and beyond,"
ISLAMABAD, Nov 11 (APP): Pakistan’s goods and services trade with United Kingdom (UK) witnessed surplus of 4.37 percent during first three months of current financial year (2020-21) as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The overall surplus was recorded at US $252.8 million July-September (2020-21) against US $242.2 million during July-September (2019-20), showing positive growth of 4.37 percent
Brussels, Nov 9 (AFP/APP): EU said Monday it’s pushing ahead with up to $4 billion in tariffs against the US over illegal state aid to Boeing. "The US imposed tariffs following the WTO ruling in the Airbus case. Now, we have a WTO ruling also in our Boeing case, allowing us to impose tariffs and that's what we are doing", EU Executive VP Valdis Dombrovskis, told reporters.
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories, Nov 8 (AFP/APP): Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Sunday called on US president-elect Joe Biden to "strengthen" relations between the Palestinians and Washington which collapsed during President Donald Trump's term in office. In a statement congratulating Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris, Abbas urged the incoming administration "to strengthen the Palestinian-American relationship," and to strive for Middle East "peace, stability and security."
Brussels, Nov 7 (AFP/APP): The European Union and Britain said on Saturday major divergences remain but that post-Brexit negotiations would continue next week to clinch a trade deal in the scant time left. Following a phone call with Boris Johnson, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said the differences were "large", while the British prime minister described them as "significant".
UNITED NATIONS, Nov 02 (APP): Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for better protection of journalists, saying when they are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”. “If we do not protect journalists, our ability to remain informed and make evidence-based decisions is severely hampered”, the UN chief said on Monday, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
ISLAMABAD, Nov 1 (APP): UNICEF Pakistan Country Representative Aida Girma Sunday said it was imperative to protect and ensure healthy environment in order to groom and nurture a healthy and robust society. Regarding the Clean Green Index initiative, she said it was definitely a motivating step towards raising standards of cleanliness and ensuring green environment.
New York, Oct 30 (AFP/APP): Delta Air Lines reached a preliminary agreement with its pilots union to avert furloughs through January 2022, the company and union said Friday. The agreement in principle saves money for Delta at a time when passenger travel is only a fraction of its pre-pandemic level and averts the prospect of involuntary job cuts with the expiration of a federal payroll support plan for carriers.
London, Oct 30 (AFP/APP): Britain's main opposition Labour party on Friday urged shocked members to stand united against anti-Semitism, appealing against a renewal of internecine "civil war" following the suspension of its left-wing former leader. Jeremy Corbyn was exiled pending investigation after he refused to accept all the findings of a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
A Call for Mutual Respect New York – 29 October, 2020 The High Representative is following with deep concern the growing tensions and instances of intolerance triggered by the publication of the satirical caricatures depicting Prophet Muhammed, which Muslims consider insulting and deeply offensive. The High Representative stresses that insulting religions and sacred religious symbols provokes hatred and violent extremism leading to polarization and fragmentation of the society.
Washington, Oct 29 (AFP/APP): After the worst downturn on record, the US economy posted the strongest recovery on record as it expanded at a 33.1 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. That came after a 31.4 percent drop in the April-June period during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a five percent drop in the first quarter.
United Nations, United States, Oct 25 (AFP/APP): An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN said, allowing the "historic" text to enter into force after 90 days. While nuclear powers have not signed up to the treaty, activists who have pushed for its enactment hold out hope that it will nonetheless prove to be more than symbolic and have a gradual deterrent effect.
LAHORE, Oct 24 (APP): The United Business Group (UBG), the largest alliance of chambers and trade associations in the country, Saturday nominated Khalid Tawab from Karachi as its presidential candidate for the annual election of FPCCI being held on December 30, 2020. Iftikhar Malik said that UBG would act as a bridge between traders and government and all out efforts would be made on top priority