Taliban to hold diplomatic, humanitarian talks in Geneva

GENEVA: A Taliban delegation arrived in Geneva on Tuesday for a week of NGO-hosted talks on humanitarian access and human rights, as Afghanistan’s new rulers expand their international engagement. The delegation will also meet with Swiss and other European officials

Biden gifts Putin pair of iconic American-made aviators

WASHINGTON: During his first meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva this week, President Joe Biden gifted his Russian counterpart a pair of American-made sunglasses in the US leader’s signature aviator style. Peter Waszkiewicz, head of Randolph Engineering, said he felt

Biden holds ‘constructive’ dialogue with Putin in Geneva summit

GENEVA: US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin decided at a “pragmatic” first summit on Wednesday to hold arms control and cyber-security talks and return their respective ambassadors, while agreeing to differ on other issues. The discussions at

Mazari raises human rights issues with EU special representative

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari has met European Union Special Representative on Human Rights Mr Gilmore in Geneva. During the meeting, the federal minister raised her concerns over violations of Human rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

PM urges rich countries to help avoid refugee crises, conflicts

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said the main idea behind the Global Refugee Forum (GRF) was to make the rich countries realise the problems which were bearing the disproportionate burden of refugees and urged them to play their role

State minister warns global community against growing displacement

ISLAMABAD: Minister of state for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) and Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi on Tuesday warned the global community against the growing trend of displacement. Addressing the participants of 70th Session of the Executive Committee of United Nations

FM Qureshi addresses Human Rights Council in Geneva

GENEVA: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that the international society “must not remain indifferent to the tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes” in occupied Kashmir. Qureshi was addressing 42nd session of United Nations Human Rights Council

Mujtaba Piracha becomes Pakistan’s ambassador to WTO

GENEVA: Dr. Muhammad Mujtaba Piracha has been appointed as a Pakistani ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). A notification stated: “Prime Minister Imran Khan has seen and is pleased to approve the nomination of Dr. Muhammad Mujtaba Piracha, merit