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Int’l Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict being observed today

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is being observed today (Saturday). The aim of observing the day is to raise awareness about the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence and honour the survivors and victims of sexual violence across the globe.

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Int’l Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict being observed today

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is being observed today (Saturday). The aim of observing the day is to raise awareness about the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence and honour the survivors and victims of sexual violence across the globe.

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Voting underway in Iran’s 2021 presidential election

In Iran, voting for the presidential election is underway. Four candidates including Abdolnasser Hemmati, Mohsen Rezaei, Amir Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi and Ebrahim Raisi are in the run. About 59 million people are eligible to vote in presidential election.

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UN Special Envoy calls for ending war in Yemen without delay

United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths has called for ending the war in Yemen without delay. During Briefing to United Nations Security Council, he said Yemen needs a pluralistic political future, and the UN-facilitated political process must pave the way for them to achieve peace.

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NATO meeting to be held in Brussels today

A meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government will be held in Brussels today (Monday). Leaders from thirty member states will discuss NATO 2030 agenda which will draw the roadmap that the alliance will follow for the next 10 years. US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will also attend the summit.

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Russian President dismisses reports regarding supply of advanced satellite to Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia and US relations are at their lowest point in years. He stated this in an interview with NBC News ahead of his meeting with US President Joe Biden next week. He also dismissed a report in the Washington Post this week that Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite that would...

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G7 Group to provide at least 1bln Covid-19 doses to world: Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the Group of Seven leaders will announce to provide at least one billion Covid-19 doses to vaccinate the world by the end of 2022. In a statement before opening of G-7 summit in England on Friday, he said the UK government would donate at least one hundred million surplus doses within the next...

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US doesn’t want tensions with Russia: Biden

United States President Jeo Biden says his country does not want tensions with Russia. Addressing US Air Force personnel and their families in Sufflok, he said rather it desires stable and predictable relations with Moscow. He said Washington will cooperate with Europe to overcome toughest problems and issues that are the most important for their future.

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World Food Safety Day being observed today

World Food Safety Day is being observed today (Monday) under the theme of ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow. According to World Health Organization, the aim behind observing the day is to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable...

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US urges Afghan leaders, Taliban to accelerate progress toward a negotiated political settlement

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Afghan leaders and the Taliban to accelerate progress toward a negotiated political settlement and permanent ceasefire to bring an end of the conflict. In a statement in Washington, US Secretary of State said ceasefire act will allow refugees to return to their homes safely. He also announced more than two hundred sixty-six...

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Fire breaks out at Tehran oil refinery; no reports of casualties

In Iran, a huge fire broke out at state-owned Oil Refinery in Tehran last night. The State TV reported that all operations have been suspended in the refinery. Firefighters are attempting to douse the fire. No casualty has been reported so far.

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World No Tobacco Day being observed today

World No Tobacco Day is being observed today (Monday) to highlight the hazards associated with use of tobacco. This year theme for the Day is ‘Commit to quit.’ The day spotlights the efforts being made by governments, civil society and individuals across the globe to safeguard the health of people through preventive, persuasive and punitive measures against the use of...

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Saudi-led coalition destroys explosive-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthis

Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Yemeni Houthi rebels. The drone was fired targeting the King Khalid Airbase in southern city of Khamis Mushait.

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UNHRC holding special session on Palestine-Israel conflict

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold a special session on the Palestine-Israel conflict today (Thursday). The session has been called on the request of Pakistan, as Coordinator of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the state of Palestine.

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UNGA President undertaking three-day official visit to Pakistan

President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Volkan Bozkir is undertaking a three-day official visit to Pakistan from today (Wednesday). He is visiting Pakistan on the invitation of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. During his stay, Volkan Bozkir will have detailed talks with the Foreign Minister and call on the leadership. The interactions will cover a wide...

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Pakistan urges ‘high priority’ for UN peacekeepers’ safety, security amid uptick in deadly attacks

Pakistan has called for according “high priority” to the safety and security of the UN peacekeepers serving in hotspots around the world, pointing out that the blue helmets were facing an increasing number of attacks in their operations to maintain peace and security. “Threats to peacekeepers have escalated,” Ambassador Munir Akram warned in a written statement submitted to the UN...

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Exports increase 16.57% to Rs3.359 trillion in 10 months; 116% in April

The exports from Pakistan in rupee term increased by 16.57 percent during the first ten months of the current fiscal year as compared to corresponding period of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported. The exports from the country during July-April (2020-21) were recorded at Rs3,359,862 million as against Rs2,882,285 million during the corresponding period of last year, showing...

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