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Three youth martyred, four journalist injured in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: As a result of the new state terrorism of Indian troops, three youth were martyred while several innocent Kashmiris were injured, including four journalists in Shopian district on Tuesday, Kashmir Media Service (KMS) reported.  As per details, the Indian army killed the youth during a so-called cordon and search operation in Heff Shirmal area of the district. Meanwhile, Kashmiri people took to the streets and staged aggressive protests against Indian atrocities, despite harsh weather of the occupied valley.…

‘Key issues unresolved’, UN chief warns climate talks

KATOWICE: "Key political issues" deadlocking UN climate talks "remain unresolved", UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday after an unscheduled stop at the troubled negotiations in Poland. The fight against climate change is a "matter of life and death today," he told ministers and delegates at the 195-nation UN forum tasked with beating back the threat of global warming, barely 48 hours before the meet in the coal town of Katowice was set to adjourn. The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into…

PM joins UN Circle of Leadership on preventing sexual abuse

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has joined the UN Secretary General’s “Circle of Leadership” on prevention and response to sexual exploitation and abuse in the UN peace operations. According to a UN press release, Imran Khan is the 70th among incumbent or former heads of state and government to join this Circle. The Circle of Leadership represents a symbol of Members’ commitment to strengthen measures to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse, to respond rapidly and decisively to credible reports of such acts, and…

Ceasefire violations by India can lead to dangerous escalation, PM tells UN chief

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said the “deliberate and unprovoked” ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary could escalate dangerously, if not put to an end. He was talking to the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres who called on him on the sidelines of BOAO Forum for Asia. The prime minister said the violations by India were moving towards a dangerous escalation resulting in martyrdom of innocent civilians, a press release issued here from the…

Abbasi urges UN chief to highlight Indian atrocities in IOK

BOAO: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday urged United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to use his good office to highlight unprecedented Indian atrocities in Indian held Kashmir.  . During a meeting on the sidelines of BOAO Forum for Asia in China, the prime minister expressed deep concern over the deteriorating situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and the mindless killing of innocent Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces, according to a statement issued by PM House. He conveyed grave…

UN chief airs concern over killings in held Kashmir, calls for probe

NEW YORK: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed concern over the killing of around 20 people in clashes with Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.  Speaking to reporters at the regular noon briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, the secretary-general spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said: “Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, whether it is in Yemen. It is a basic principle.” “Any loss of civilians needs to be investigated wherever they…