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Donald Trump elected US President in biggest political upset

Donald Trump elected US President in biggest political upset

Donald Trump’s victory brings to an end eight years of Democratic Party rule of the White House Americans have elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States. The Republican Party candidate defeated the Democratic Party nominee, Hillary Clinton. The result is a shock to most political experts, polls and journalists as most major polling groups were ... Read More »

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

UNICEF ramps up water, sanitation, health, education and protection services PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Haiti) – One month after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, nearly 600,000 children remain in need of humanitarian assistance, stalked by disease, hunger, and malnutrition, UNICEF said. “One month after the hurricane, life for more than half a million children in Haiti is still far from back to normal,” said Marc ... Read More »

World’s largest marine park to be created in Antarctic Ocean

World's largest marine park to be created in Antarctic Ocean

World’s largest marine park will be created in the Ross Sea in Antarctica in landmark deal The European Union and 24 countries have reached a landmark international agreement to create the world’s largest marine park in the Southern Ocean, providing protection to 1.5 million square kilometers (0.6 million square miles) of the Ross Sea around Antarctica. The area, which is ... Read More »

Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF

Two-thirds of wildlife may be gone by 2020: WWF

Wildlife populations have dropped by almost 60% in 40 years, WWF warns The latest report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London said that the global wildlife population declined by nearly 60 percent over the past four decades, largely because of human activity. The five main drivers of wildlife decline are habitat loss, overconsumption, pollution, invasive ... Read More »

Urdu Scholars attend International Congress on Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi at Pakistan House in Ankara

Urdu Scholars attend International Congress on Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi at Pakistan House in Ankara

ANKARA (Turkey) – Urdu writers, poets, and scholars attended International Congress on Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi at Pakistan House in Ankara, Turkey. Pakistan’s Ambassador to Turkey Sohail Mahmood hosted a scholars evening at Pakistan House for participants of the International Urdu Congress, held in Antalya from 13-16 October in connection with centenary birthday celebrations of Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi. The guests included ... Read More »

Investing in 10-year-old girls can unlock billions for national economies

UNFPA annual State of the World Population Report 2016

UNFPA urges countries to focus on scaling up interventions to reach more girls, particularly those who are poorest and most vulnerable. ISLAMABAD –  By investing in the health, education and empowerment of its 10-year-old girls today, Pakistan has the potential to receive high individual returns, transforming not only the lives of individuals but the whole economy. These girls, who complete secondary school, can earn ... Read More »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Colombia’s President

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize for bid to end half-century conflict Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end a 52-year-old war with Marxist rebels, a surpise choice after Colombians voted against the accord in a referendum. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Santos had brought one ... Read More »

Singapore is the best place in the world for expats to live and work

Singapore is the best place in the world for expats to live and work

Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic and Switzerland are the top five destinations for Expats Singapore has topped the list of best expatriate destinations for the second year. Among nearly 27,000 expats in 190 economies, Singapore is the best place to live, work and raises a family abroad, according to the latest and ninth edition of HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer report. ... Read More »

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Pakistan demands independent inquiry into Indian atrocity in Kashmir

Peace and normalization between Pakistan and India cannot be achieved without resolution of the Kashmir dispute: PM Nawaz Sharif NEW YORK – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strictly demanded an independent inquiry and a UN fact-finding mission to investigate extra-judicial killings and brutalities by security forces in Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK) to punish those found guilty. In a firm speech at the 71st ... Read More »

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