New York: At the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi called for a resolution of the Palestinian dispute, describing it as an imperative for regional peace and stability. Permanent representative of Pakistan at the UN, Lodhi said that the “lack of progress on the Palestinian issue had not only betrayed the hopes and aspirations of generations, but had also sowed the seeds of endless hostility and discord in the region.” She was speaking in the Fourth Committee of the General Assembly on the Report of the…
STOCKHOLM: Sweden, a big donor country that has recognized Palestine as a state, warned Tuesday that any US decision to withdraw funds to the UN agency for Palestinians would be destabilising for the Middle East. Sweden's UN Ambassador Olof Skoog said he had raised his concerns with US Ambassador Nikki Haley following reports that the US administration had withheld $125 million in funds due on January 1 for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinians. "My concern is that as we talk about…
UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday criticized Saudi Arabia and its allies for resorting to "undue pressure" to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a UN blacklist by threatening to cut off funding.
DAMSCUS: Islamic State has taken control of 90 percent of a Palestinian refugee camp on the Damascus outskirts where 18,000 civilians have suffered years of bombing, army siege and militia control, a monitoring group said on Saturday.
GENEVA Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighbouring countries as of Friday, an exodus that began in March 2011 and shows no sign of abating, the United Nations said.