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Pakistan urges India to allow access to UN investigators for human rights abuse in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Deputy Permanent Representative to UN Tahir Andrabi called on India to stop killing Kashmiri civilians, end the impunity enjoyed by its security forces and allow unfettered access to the UN fact finding team to investigate human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK). Speaking at the 37th Session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, he said India's denial of access to the UN Fact Finding Team is a "desperate attempt" to hide its atrocities in "the most militarized…

Saudi Arabian prosecutor to hire women investigators for first time

RIYADH: The Saudi Arabian public prosecutor´s office said Monday it will recruit women as investigators for the first time, as the kingdom seeks to boost female employment under a reform plan for a post-oil era. "Vacancies are available in women´s positions on the staff of the public prosecution for the rank of lieutenant investigator," the office announced in a statement relayed by the information ministry. The announcement is in line with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman´s "Vision 2030" reform programme that seeks to…

UN war crimes investigators say probing alleged Syria gas attack

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations war crimes investigators said on Tuesday they were looking into an alleged chemical weapons attack on a Syrian town in Idlib as well as reports of a subsequent attack on a medical facility where injured people were being treated. In a statement condemning the attack that killed scores of civilians, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Syria said that the use of chemical weapons as well as any deliberate targeting of medical facilities "would amount to war crimes and serious violations of human…

Russian investigators in Turkey to probe envoy murder

MOSCOW: Russian investigators on Tuesday arrived in Turkey to help probe the killing of the country's ambassador in Ankara, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. "Our presidents agreed that in addition to the actions launched by the Turkish special services, a Russian investigative group would fly to Ankara," Lavrov told Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu at the start of talks on Syria in Moscow. "As far as I understand, it has landed in the Turkish capital." The same plane will bring ambassador Andrei Karlov's…