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Millions of Afghans are on ‘verge of death’, warns UN chief

NEW YORK: The United Nations chief warned that millions of Afghans are on the “verge of death,” urging the international community to fund the UN’s $5 billion humanitarian appeal, release Afghanistan’s frozen assets and jump-start its banking system to avert

Harry and Meghan meet UN chief in New York

NEW YORK: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the United Nations in New York on Saturday to meet with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the world body’s annual gathering of leaders. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in New York

Glasgow climate summit at risk of failure, warns UN chief

NEW YORK: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said a critical meeting on climate change later this year in Scotland is at risk of failure due to mistrust between developed and developing countries and a lack of ambitious goals among some

Pakistan, India ceasefire accord a ‘positive step’: UN chief

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed as a “positive step” the agreement between the militaries of India and Pakistan to observe a ceasefire at the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, and hoped that it would

Global cooperation on digital technology essential to defeat COVID-19: UN chief

LONDON: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that international cooperation on Information Technology essential to defeat the COVID-19 outbreak. In a video message on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day which falls on May 17, Guterres said: “World Telecommunication and

Debt relief

A few days back, Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed to the leaders of rich countries, the UN Security-General and heads of global financial institutions to provide immediate debt relief to developing countries, such as Pakistan, battling the coronavirus pandemic which

UN Chief raises concerns over violation of human rights in IoK

United Nations General Secretary Antonio Guterres has raised concerns over the violation of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir. Addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi today (Sunday), the UN Chief said, “I have serious concerns

India unwilling for bilateral talks on Kashmir: Qureshi informs UN

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a substantive meeting with Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres on Wednesday in New York on Kashmir issue, he said India was unwilling to negotiate bilaterally on Kashmir. After meeting with

UN chief urges all parties to play role in maintaining peace

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had called all parties to exercise maximum moderation to avoid acceleration of global tensions. While expressing his profound concern over the worsening situation of the Middle East, Guterres appealed relevant countries to play