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World facing greatest humanitarian crisis since 1945

NEW YORK-UNS – The world is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, the United Nation’s humanitarian chief said as he pleaded for help to avoid “a catastrophe”. Stephen O’Brien said more than 20 million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, …

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Hunger persists in chronic conflict zones despite strong global harvests: UN

NEW YORK -UNS : Despite robust food supply conditions, droughts are worsening food security across swathes of East Africa, and access to food has been dramatically reduced in areas suffering civil conflicts, a United Nations report has found. “This is an unprecedented situation. Never before …

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Indian bid for permanent SC seat defy democratic norm, UN told

NEW YORK -UNS : Pakistan has told the United Nations that the campaign by a group of countries for permanent seats on the Security Council defies the 21st century principle of achieving democratic representation through periodic elections. Without naming them, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, …

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Egypt wishes to join CPEC: CPEC manifests integration from ‘shores of Nile to sole of Kashghar’

ISLAMABAD : CPEC manifests integration from ‘shores of Nile to sole of Kashghar’ Egypt’s participation in CPEC will assign substantive meanings to the ‘transcontinental game-changer’ project by connecting Sino-Pak economic corridor to Africa, Europe and Middle East. The Speaker remarked that Egypt’s proposal to join …

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Muslim world loses faith in US values as Trump visa ban bites

TEHRAN: Families split, a father unable to reach his son’s wedding and officials warning of a “gift to extremists” — President Donald Trump’s visa ban on seven Muslim countries has triggered shock and confusion. “There is mass hysteria among the Iranian-American community — that’s no …

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Attorneys General in 16 US States condemn Trump’s Muslim visa ban

NEW YORK-UNS – Attorneys General from 16 US states have condemned Donald Trump’s executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries travelling to the US. The White House has remained defiant over the travel ban, which prevents people from Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria …

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China’s gamble for global supremacy in era of Trump

By Carrie Gracie At his inauguration last week President Trump reframed the American mission from leadership of a global rules-based system in the interests of all, to ‘America first’. Meanwhile the leader of Communist China rebranded his prickly protectionist power as the defender of globalisation …

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CELAC Fifth Summit Ends with demand to end US economic blockade against Cuba

BAVARO-UNS –  The Fifth Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) concludes in the eastern city of Dominican Republic, with the adoption of a political declaration and other special pronouncements. After the analysis by coordinators and foreign ministers in their respective …

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2016 was warmest yet, UN confirm

ISLAMABAD -UNS- Last year was Earth’s warmest on record, according to data compiled by the UN, confirming US findings that heat records were broken for a third year in 2016. The study by the World Meteorological Organization found that global average temperatures were about 1.1 …

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Eight men own half the world’s wealth : Oxfam

DAVOS, Switzerland -UNS/AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by …

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