US set to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

GENEVA: The United States is returning to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) three-and-a-half years after its dramatic walkout as China seized the opportunity to assert wider influence. The United Nations General Assembly elects new members of the UN’s top

UN Human Rights Council ends Yemen war crimes probe

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Council voted to end to shut down the body’s investigation of war crimes in Yemen in a blow to Western nations who wanted the probe to continue. The 47-member council voted against renewing the mandate

‘Speak and stand up’ for Kashmiris: Pakistan urges UNHRC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to “speak and stand up” for the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to realise their right to self-determination. Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN office in Geneva,

Pakistan re-elected to UNHRC with overwhelming majority

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly. The elections were held in New York and Pakistan secured the highest number of

Only third party mediation can resolve Kashmir issue: FM Qureshi

GENEVA: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told Swiss TV that Kashmir Issue can only be resolved after third party mediation. He appreciated the inclusion of the Kashmir issue in the agenda of Swiss-India meeting between Indian and Swiss leaders. Shah