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A Nuclear Affair

BY Muhammad Riaz Pasha No one should be a nuclear supplier or a member of a nuclear supplier group  On June 15, more than 130 nations reconvened at the United Nations for the final session of negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. While the U.S. and other nuclear-armed and nuclear-allied nations boycotted this process,

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U.N. Survey Finds Cybersecurity Gaps Everywhere Except Singapore

By Tom Miles GENEVA, July 5 – Singapore has a near-perfect approach to cybersecurity, but many other rich countries have holes in their defences and some poorer countries are showing them how it should be done, a U.N. survey showed on Wednesday. Wealth breeds cybercrime, but it does not automatically generate cybersecurity, so governments need

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No Military Solution in Afghanistan, U.N. Chief Says on Kabul Visit

By Josh Smith KABUL, June 14 – There is no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan that is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday, during an unannounced visit to the war-torn country. Guterres’ first visit as secretary general comes as the Afghan government

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U.S. Tells U.N. Rights Forum to Remove “Chronic Anti-Israel Bias”

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 6 – The Trump administration gave formal notice on Tuesday that it is reviewing its participation in the U.N. Human Rights Council and called for reforming the body to eliminate what it called its “chronic anti-Israel bias”. “The United States is looking carefully at this Council and our participation in

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Rohingya Refugees Stranded in Bangladesh After Cyclone Wrecks Camps

By Ruma Paul COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, May 31 – Left drenched and near destitute by a cyclone that hit Bangladesh a day earlier, thousands of Rohingya refugees hunkered down in the ruins of their camps on Wednesday, waiting for help after a night in the rain. At least seven people were killed and 50 injured

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Indian Rights Lawyer to Lead U.N. Probe into Rohingya Crackdown

YANGON, May 30 – The United Nations on Tuesday appointed an Indian human rights lawyer and two other experts to a fact-finding mission investigating alleged killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The mission will be led by Indira Jaising, an advocate of the Supreme Court of India,

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Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD, May 29 – Tens of thousands of civilians in parts of Mosul held by Daesh are struggling to get food, water and medicine, the United Nations said, days into a new push by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops to take the northern city. Up to 200,000 people still live behind Daesh lines in Mosul’s

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World Court Orders Pakistan Temporarily Not to Execute Alleged Indian Spy

AMSTERDAM, May 18 – The World Court on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian citizen convicted of spying until it has had time to hear an argument from India that Pakistan violated an international treaty guaranteeing diplomatic help to foreigners accused of capital crimes. The court, formally known as the International Court of

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