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Erdogan claims victory in Turkey referendum, opponents plan to challenge

Erdogan claims victory in Turkey referendum, opponents plan to challenge

The Yes Vote in Turkey Referendum was about 51% as compared to 48% for the No Vote Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won a historic referendum for the constitutional amendment, according to the unofficial results. President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum that will tighten his grip on sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics. ... Read More »

Malala ‘humbled’ by honorary Canadian citizenship, praises refugee welcome

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, left, is presented with an honorary Canadian citizenship by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on April 12, 2017. Photo: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Malala Yousafzai urges Canada to play leading role in girls’ education fight Pakistani education activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has become only the sixth person, and the youngest, to ever receive honorary Canadian citizenship. Canada bestowed the title on Yousafzai, 19, during an honorary citizenship ceremony in Ottawa on Wednesday. “I’m humbled to accept honorary citizenship of ... Read More »

United Airlines lost $800 million in value after passenger dragged off flight

United Airlines

United Airlines faces massive pressure over hospitalized passenger. CEO issued apology statement for ‘horrific event’ after call to boycott the airline United Continental has lost nearly $800 million in total value on Tuesday, the day after a video of a man being dragged off an overbooked flight. Shares in the company had declined about 3.8 percent in mid-morning trading, a steep drop ... Read More »

Malala named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Malala named youngest UN Messenger of Peace

Malala Yousafzai’s appointment will promote peace with a special focus on girls’ education United Nation Nobel Peace award holder Malala Yousafzai has been assigned a new designation ‘Messenger of Peace’ in UN. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed Malala Yousafzai a UN Messenger of Peace on Monday. Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai appointment is the youngest Messenger of Peace will ... Read More »

Pakistani-American doctor honoured with prestigious US award

Pakistani-American doctor honoured with prestigious US award

Dr Adil Haider joins the ranks of seven US presidents, several world leaders and two Nobel Prize winners with the award. A Pakistani-American trauma surgeon in the United States has been awarded one of the country’s most prestigious awards for immigrants “The Ellis Island Medal of Honour” in recognition for his expertise in the field and his service to those ... Read More »

World Water Day: 5 simple ways to reuse wastewater

World Water Day

Cutting back water use is critical to conserving water. Learn how you can collect and recycle water Today marks the annual commemoration of one of the world’s most precious, and most wasted, resources, water. The theme for World Water Day 2017 is wastewater, and the urgent need to reduce and reuse it. Here are some facts on water: Globally, over ... Read More »

Turkey honours 10-year-old journalist Janna Jihad with special Award

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) poses with Janna Jihad (L) after giving an award titled "brave heart journalist" to Jihad in Istanbul, Turkey on March 12, 2017. (Anadolu Agency )

10-year-old journalist Janna Jihad conveys Palestine’s message given to the world Janna Jihad, a 10-year-old Palestinian girl, who highlights her country’s problems via reporting on social media, has been honoured with award titled “brave heart journalist” in Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan awarded the prize to the young journalist during the International Benevolence Awards, organized by Turkey’s Diyanet Foundation, at the ... Read More »

Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

Pakistan and China vow boost military cooperation

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa meets top leaders in China on his first visit to China

Pakistan Army chief meets top leaders in China on his first visit to China Pakistan and China have vowed to further enhance military cooperation especially in weapons and anti-terrorism sectors, after a meeting between two senior military officers of the two countries in Beijing. General Qamar Javed Bajwa held meetings at Beijing with Mr. Zhang Gaoli Executive Vice Premier, General Fan Changlong ... Read More »

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