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Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

Violence against Syria’s children ‘at its worst’ in 2016

At least 652 children were killed – a 20 per cent increase from 2015 – making 2016 the worst year for Syria’s children Violence against children in war-ravaged Syria was at its worst in 2016, with at least 652 children killed, the UN’s children’s agency said on Monday as the conflict nears its seventh year. UNICEF said at least 255 ... Read More »

PM Nawaz Sharif inaugurates 340MW Chashma-III Nuclear Power Plant

PM Nawaz Sharif inaugurated Chashma-III Nuclear Power Plant

Chashma-III Power Project Mianwali will contribute 340 MW power to National Grid. Pakistan government endeavors to meet current energy crises in the country with the launch of new power plant. Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif  inaugurated Chashma Nuclear Project – III near Mianwali. Minister for Water and Power Khwaja Muhammad Asif and Advisor for Foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz also attended the ... 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 »

Attack on Syria aid convoy kill dozens as ceasefire fails

Damaged aid trucks are pictured after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

At least 12 aid workers killed in Syria airstrike on a convoy carrying aid to war-torn Aleppo after ceasefire ends The United Nations confirmed Monday that an airstrike hit an aid convoy near Aleppo killing and injuring several people including aid workers, which came hours after the Syrian military declared a one-week truce brokered by the United States and Russia. ... Read More »

Nearly 50 million children are refugees or migrants: UNICEF

Refugee children on the border of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. Photo: UNICEF/Tomislav Georgiev

War and poverty have forced 50 million children around the world from their homes, according to UNICEF. The number of child refugees has doubled in the last decade, the report “Uprooted: The growing crisis for refugee and migrant children” states. Up to 28 million of the children have been uprooted by violent conflict, with nearly as many abandoning their homes in ... Read More »

Photos: Turkey’s military coup attempt captured in dramatic images

People stand on a Turkish army tank in the capital Ankara. Photo: Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Scenes of chaos, mayhem, and anger during attempted Turkey coup At least 265 people have been killed, including 104 pro-coup participants, while 1,440 people were injured in military action in Istanbul and Ankara. Turks across the country took to the streets Friday night, answering pleas to confront the Turkish military as it attempted to take power in a coup. “I urge ... Read More »

Turkey’s government stands strong after defeating military coup attempt

Supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gather, waving Turkish flags, in Istanbul

At least 260 people were killed and 1,440 injured during the attempt while 2,839 members of the army had been detained A coup attempt by an army faction in Turkey has been crushed by government, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, after thousands of people heeded a call from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and took to the streets. Turkey witnessed a ... Read More »

At least 30 killed, 300 injured in Indian occupied Kashmir protests

Protesters clashed with the police in Srinagar on Sunday after Indian security forces killed a separatist leader, Burhan Wani. Photo: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

Death toll in recent wave of violence in Kashmir reaches 30 while more than 300 are injured. Violence has again engulfed Kashmir, which has been a flashpoint for more than 60 years and center of an independence movement that has never completely disappeared in last 6 decades. At least 30 people have been killed and more than 300 injured in clashes between ... Read More »

World Bank approves 200 million for Balochistan water project

Water scarcity in Pakistan

World Bank has approved 200 million dollar for a water management project in Balochistan which will benefit some 43,000 farm households WASHINGTON — The World Bank approved a $200 million credit to strengthen Balochistan government’s initiative for community-based water management for irrigation in the province. Balochistan Integrated Water Resources Management and Development Project will support investment in two of the ... Read More »

West Bank Palestinians in distress as Israel cuts water supply in Ramadan

West Bank Palestinians in distress as Israel cuts water supply in Ramadan

Thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during Ramadan as Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities claim PALESTINE – Israel has cut water supplies to large areas of West Bank leaving thousands of Palestinians without sufficient drinking water during the holy month of Ramadan. Palestinians now ... Read More »

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