Category Archives: General

Security Council calls on Damascus to work with de Mistura on constitutional committee

UN Security Council has called on Damascus to work with UN Special Envoy for Syria on the creation of a constitutional committee.

Sweden’s UN Representative Olof Skoog in informal comments to the media after a Security Council briefing by de Mistura on the situation in Syria said, members of the council have reiterated their full support for his leadership to facilitate a viable enduring political solution to the Syrian conflict.

The briefing included mention of UN Resolution 2254, which calls for a ceasefire along with a political settlement in Syria.

The next meeting on the crisis in Syria will take place on Monday in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi between Russia, Iran and Turkey, where de Mistura will be discussing the constitutional committee as well as the Syrian conflict in general.

Source: Radio Pakistan

11 killed in terror attack on mosque in Nigeria

In Nigeria, at least eleven people were killed today in a suicide attack on a mosque in northeastern state of the country.

All of the victims were worshippers.

Source: Radio Pakistan

CPEC essential for region’s development: Zubair

The Consul General of Germany Ortwin Henning called on Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair in Karachi on Friday.

The matters of bilateral trade relations, investment opportunities in Karachi and other issues of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor project is essential for development and prosperity of region.

German Consul General said nobody can deny the importance of Karachi in the region. He said German investors are taking keen interest in various sectors in Pakistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Trump hails ‘tremendous progress’ on NATO defence spending

US President Donald Trump has hailed “tremendous” progress on defence spending commitments by NATO members.

After emergency talks with NATO leaders in Brussels, he said allies had sharply increased defense spending commitments after he provoked a crisis session with a tirade at European leaders.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron said that discussions at a NATO summit were measured and respectful, despite critical tweets from U.S. President Donald Trump in the run up to and during the gathering.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Comoros National Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States, I congratulate the citizens of the Comoros on the forty-third anniversary of your country’s independence on July 6th.

The United States has worked with you for many years protecting precious marine environments and growing our economies for mutual benefit. Today across the Comoros, U.S. Peace Corps volunteers are welcomed into the homes and work places of hundreds of Comorians. We appreciate this spirit of partnership and look forward to many years of joint achievements yet to come.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Ashrawi: Intervention from the international community can no longer wait

Ramallah, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi condemned on Wednesday imminent plans by the Israeli army to raze the village of Khan al-Ahmar near occupied East Jerusalem that will displace nearly 200 Palestinians, stressing that intervention from the international community can no longer wait.

“The protection of the people of Palestine is long overdue. Seventy years after the creation of Israel and the dispossession and displacement of Palestinians continues, she said in a statement.

Ashrawi added: The expulsion of Palestinian families then and now and the forcible transfer of our indigenous population to a state of homelessness and despair is completely unacceptable.”

The fact that Israel wants to demolish an entire village where its residents have been residing for fifty years for the sole purpose of expanding the illegal West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim is outrageous and inhumane. We call on the Israeli government to immediately cancel its unlawful plans to demolish the Palestinian community of Khan al-Ahmar.

Words of warning to Israel are not enough. If there is no serious intervention from the international community towards the Israeli government and its belligerent military occupation, other villages will be next, and more Palestinian men, women, and children will be displaced for another 70 years to come, she added. Justice for the Palestinian people can no longer wait.

The PLO official urged the international community to intervene and hold Israel accountable for its crimes which are endangering our people, threatening the security of the region, and killing the future of any prospects for peace and stability.”

Source: International Islamic News Agency