UN humanitarian summit to ‘shape a different future,’ Ban says at opening ceremony

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (APP): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday urged the global community to shape a different future for the world. "We are all here...

Afghan government secretly financing breakaway Taliban faction: Report

WASHINGTON, May 23 (APP): The Afghan government is using US funds in giving financial and military support to a breakaway Taliban faction, a report in...

UN chief says film industry can spotlight humanitarian work

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (APP): Spotlighting a new film by director Sean Penn, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underlined the importance of the entertainment...

World Humanitarian Summit to be ‘launch pad’ for new initiatives

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (APP): Ahead of the opening of the World Humanitarian Summit on Monday, Senior United Nations officials said that the global...

Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit

TOKYO, May 23, (APP/AFP) - US President Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on his landmark visit this week, he told...

Drone attack violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty: PM

LONDON, May 22 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Sunday said that Pakistan strongly protested over a reported US drone attack near Pak Afghan border which...

Pakistan-China ties reflects upward trajectory during past 65 years: Pakistan’s Ambassador to China

By Rafia Haider BEIJING, May 22 (APP): The 65-year of Pakistan-China Diplomatic Relationship has witnessed an upward trajectory, manifesting strong ties between two neighbours in...

Syrian refugees set sights on UN Humanitarian Summit for an end to their...

By Akram Malik ANKARA, May 22 (APP): As the first ever 2-day World Humanitarian Summit opens in Istanbul on Monday, 2.7 million Syrian refugees, living...

UN conference spotlights role of tourism in fighting poverty and building peace

UNITED NATIONS, May 22 (APP): Tourism plays a crucial role in lifting people out of poverty and building peace, participants from more than 100...

UN chief urges talks to end Syria ‘nightmare’

DOHA, May 22, (APP/AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on...

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