UAE, Italy sign sustainable development cooperation agreement

The United Arab Emirates and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the area of sustainable development, on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Emirates news agency

25,000 displaced as clashes surge in Libya’s Tripoli: UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that the number of Libyans to have been displaced by on-again, off-again clashes in Tripoli � which first erupted late last month � has risen to 25,000, about half of them

Process of airlifting pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Peshawar completed

The process of airlifting pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Peshawar has been completed as last Hajj flight on board with two hundred sixty-two pilgrims landed at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar this afternoon.A spokesman of Hajj Directorate Khyb...

UN hails Maldives’ peaceful elections, as opposition wins out

The United Nations on Monday commended "the commitment of the Maldivian voters to democracy after opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen in Sunday's presidential election.We congratulate the Maldivian people for turn...

Initial response to govt’s tree plantation drive phenomenal: Amin

Prime Minister's Advisor on Climate Change, Amin Aslam says initial response to the government's tree plantation drive "Plant4Pakistan" has been phenomenal.Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said people from all walks of life overwhelmingly...


Pakistan on Monday launched a massive nationwide anti-polio vaccination drive touted as the final push against the crippling disease to cover 38.6 million children under five years of age. The drive will last for three days but a 2-5 day

Second Swiss canton votes to adopt ‘burqa ban’

A Second Swiss canton will introduce a regional "burqa ban," after voters in St. Gallen on Sunday emphatically backed prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces.In the northeastern canton of St. Gallen, nearly 67 percent of voters came out...

U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Seventh Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program

From September 24 to October 31, international sports leaders and American mentors in the sports sector across the country will take part in the annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP). In its seventh year,