Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

Syrian forces seize village in southwest, widening offensive

In Syria, government forces seized Mashara village in Quneitra province today, after heavy shelling. Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the village is about eleven kilometers away from Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

It is first advance of government forces against insurgents in the region since launching a major offensive in the southwest.

Meanwhile, government forces have also shelled al-Haara town in neighboring Deraa province.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Meeting With U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission Troops

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:

Secretary Pompeo met with U.S. and coalition troops yesterday at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. The Secretary thanked the troops on behalf of President Trump and expressed his appreciation for their hard work and sacrifice. He commended them for delivering security to Afghanistan and providing the Afghan people with an opportunity for a peaceful future.

Secretary Pompeo reiterated that the Taliban cannot win on the battlefield, cannot wait us out, and will ultimately have to settle their differences with the Afghan government at the negotiating table.

The Secretary also answered questions from the troops on both internal governmental and global issues such as North Korea in which he underscored the U.S. commitment to developing a peaceful solution on the Korean Peninsula.

Source: U.S. Department of State

FIFA World Cup: Croatia beat host Russia by 4-3

In the FIFA World Cup, Croatia beat host Russia by 4-3 on penalties at Sochi last night and qualifying for the semi-final.

Earlier, England also qualified for the semi final beating Sweden by 2-0 at Samara.

The semi-final round begins Tuesday when France will take on Belgium While on Wednesday Croatia will play against England.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Hussain Lawai, Muhammad Taha handed over to FIA on remand till July 11

Judicial Magistrate South Karachi today (Saturday) handed over known banker Hussain Lawai and Muhammad Taha to FIA on remand till 11th of this month.

Hussain Lawai is accused of facilitating opening of around thirty fake accounts and money laundering.

He was arrested yesterday by FIA and was produced in the court of judicial magistrate south today (Saturday).

Source: Radio Pakistan

Eroding Press Freedom in Russia

The Russian government continues to stifle press freedom and media independence. We condemn the selective targeting of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA) under Russia’s law on foreign agent media outlets. RFE/RL and VOA remain the only media outlets designated under this law, which exacerbates long-standing restrictions on their distribution in Russia. Moreover, on July 3 the State Duma took another step toward approving legislation that would extend the foreign agent designation from media outlets to individual persons taking part in the creation of materials for media outlets. This bill could provide the Russian government a new tool to target independent journalists and bloggers in retaliation for their work.

The United States again calls on the Russian government to uphold its commitments under the Helsinki Final Act and its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights to respect the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, in Russia.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Eroding Press Freedom in Russia

The Russian government continues to stifle press freedom and media independence. We condemn the selective targeting of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Voice of America (VOA) under Russia’s law on foreign agent media outlets. RFE/RL and VOA remain the only media outlets designated under this law, which exacerbates long-standing restrictions on their distribution in Russia. Moreover, on July 3 the State Duma took another step toward approving legislation that would extend the foreign agent designation from media outlets to individual persons taking part in the creation of materials for media outlets. This bill could provide the Russian government a new tool to target independent journalists and bloggers in retaliation for their work.

The United States again calls on the Russian government to uphold its commitments under the Helsinki Final Act and its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights to respect the exercise of fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, in Russia.

Source: U.S. Department of State