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Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

By: Younas Khan United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education. “You have been to the most difficult places …visited several refugee camps. Your foundation has schools in Lebanon, in the Beka’a Valley,” said Mr. Guterres at a ceremony in ... Read More »

Bashar al-Assad no place to stay in power: US

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer SPICER: Welcome back, everyone. Good to see you all after a few days — for those of you who didn’t get a chance to go down to Florida. This morning, in the Rose Garden, the President was honored to host the swearing-in of Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch.  His confirmation was the culmination of ... Read More »

APS Live: President Trump Statement on US action against Syria

Washington:(APS)April 6,2017-US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from which a deadly chemical attack was launched and added there could be no dispute that Syria had used banned chemical weapons. “It is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and ... Read More »

9th Round of Pakistan-Norway Bilateral Political Consultations

Oslo:(APS)April 5, 2017-The 9th session of Pakistan-Norway Bilateral Political Consultations (BPC) was held in Oslo from 03-04 April 2017. The Pakistan delegation was led by Ambassador Zaheer A. Janjua, Additional Secretary (Europe), while the Norwegian side was led by Ambassador Tine Morch Smith, Director General (Department of Regional Affairs), Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The talks were held in ... Read More »

Blast in Saint Petersburg metro station, killed 11

Moscow :(APS)April 3,2017-At least 11 people were killed and 50 injured when an explosion tore through a train carriage in the St Petersburg underground system on Monday, Russian authorities said. Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying the blast was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel. Ambulances and fire engines descended on the concrete-and-glass Sennaya Ploshchad metro ... Read More »

Speaker NA Ayaz Sadiq visited Maulana Rumi Mausoleum

ISLAMABAD:(APS)March 29, 2017- Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, who is currently visiting Turkey along with a Parliamentary delegation, visited Konya today. According to the message received from Konya, Turkey; Governor Konya Mr. Yakup Janpolat received Speaker Ayaz Sadiq and exchanged views on promoting Pakistan-Turkey ties. Special emphasis was laid on enhancing economic collaboration with the ... Read More »

Three Kashmiri martyred by firing Indian forces

SRINAGAR (APS) March 28, 2017- Three civilians were martyred and at least 28 people were injured on Tuesday in clashes between freedom-protesters and occupying Indian forces in Indian-held Kashmir. According to AFP that the clashes started when soldiers cordoned off a house in a village in central Kashmir s Chadoora area in which at least one armed militant — who ... Read More »

London attack near Parliament:4 killed including attacker

LONDON:(APS)March 22, 2017-At least three people were killed and 20 injured in a “terrorist” attack in the heart of London Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians on a bridge, then stabbed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead. Police guarding the iconic House of Commons building shot the man but several people were left with “catastrophic” injuries ... Read More »

Pakistan’s role is praiseworthy for peace and regional stability:China

RAWALPINDI:(APS)March 17, 2017- Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at Chinese Foreign Office Beijing and discussed bilateral relations.  The Army Chief thanked the minister and China on their acknowledgements and support. He said that Pakistan greatly values its strong friendship with China and looks forward to carry on with same zeal. Qamar ... Read More »

Chairman KC-EU for raising rights of Kashmiris through art and Culture

Brussels, Belgium:(APS)March 13, 2017-Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Mr Ali Raza Syed emphasized that art and culture could be effective tools for raising the rights of the people. He was talking in a panel debate with German Professor Max Kramer on “70 Years of Resistance against Indian Occupation of Kashmir” in Berlin, Germany. The event was arranged by Theater X ... Read More »

Bombing kills 74 in Damascus

Damascus:(APS)March 12, 2017- The death toll from twin bombs targeting Shia pilgrims visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday, with over 100 people wounded in the attacks. Most of the dead in Saturday’s attack were Iraqi Shias who were going to visit a cemetery near the Old City ... Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize : Women Who Changed the World

A photo of renowned scholar and Pakistani human rights ambassador Rabab Mehdi Rizvi with Gro Harlem Former Prime Minister of Norway,Special Envoy United Nations during Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Minnesota, United States. Associated Press Service on 07-03-2017 Read More »

Demonstrators protest against trump immigration policy

NEW YORK (APS) March 7, 2017- Hundreds of people demonstrated in New York against Trump administration’s anti-Muslim and immigration policies. A unity rally was held on the appeal of the president of nominated US institution Queens Borough, Melinda Katz. It was attended by a large number of people including Muslims, Sikhs, trade unions and representatives of human rights organizations. The ... Read More »

Canadian Prime Minister talks to empower women at the White House

Washington:(APS) Feb 13,2017-During today’s roundtable at The White House President Donald J. Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau launch the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. Women’s empowerment is central to economic growth and job creation. Read More »

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