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Pakistan condemns killing of Advocate Syed Babar Qadri...

( Pakistan )

Islamabad | WTNS | September 26:Pakistan has strongly condemned the killing of prominent Kashmiri lawyer and activist Babar Qadri and sought independent investigation into the incident. Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in a statement, said Babar Qadri was shot dead by unidentified attackers in Srinagar yesterday. He said Advocate Syed Babar Qadri was another voice critical of atrocities and human rights violations in  Jammu and Kashmir, which has been silenced through an extra-judicial...

At UN, Imran Khan called India a sponsor of Muslim hate, Ind...

( Pakistan )

Islamabad | WTNS | September 26:Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government led by Narendra Modi and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders that Islamophobia rules India and threatens the nearly 200 million Muslims who live there. “They believe that India is exclusive to Hindus and others are not equal citizens,”...

Kashmir still a burning issue:Erdogan at UN,Pakistan lauds a...

( Turkey )

Ankara | WTNS | September 23:On day two of the high-level UNGA, the Turkish President said, ‘The Kashmir conflict, which is also key to the stability and peace of South Asia, is still a burning issue.’ In yet another attempt to raise the matter of Jammu and Kashmir at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that “Kashmir conflict is still a burning issue”. On day two of the high-level UNGA, the Turkish President...

UN chief calls for ‘positive’ settlement of Kashmir Disp...

( Geneva )

Srinagar | WTNS | September 18:UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to move in a positive direction to resolve differences with respect to the border issue along the Line of Control. At a time when border issues are the most pressing issues India is facing on both its fronts, with Pakistan as well as China, the United Nations on Wednesday called for a “positive” resolution to the matter. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to move in a positive...

Armed Resistance Only Way to Free Palestine: Sheikh Naim Qas...

( Lebanon )

Beirut | WTNS | September 16:The deputy head of Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah said normalization with Israel has no benefit for the Palestinians and only serves the regime’s interests, describing armed resistance as the sole way to liberate Palestine from Israeli occupation. Sheikh Naim Qassem made the remarks in a virtual address to a summit held in the holy Iranian city of Qom on the strategies for ending Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories. He said that the occupying...

India and China Called for quick disengagement of troops ove...

( India )

New Delhi | WTNS | September 11:India and China issued a joint statement over an ongoing border dispute in the Himalayas, calling for dialogue and disengagement to ease tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. It came after foreign ministers from both countries met at the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Moscow on Thursday. Discussions were “frank” and “constructive” between India’s Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, according...

Saudi Arabia arrests famous clerics in new Crackdown...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh | WTNS | September 5:Saudi authorities recently launched a new arrest campaign, detaining a famous religious figure, a Quran reciter, a university professor and many others, according to the Prisoners of Conscience account on Twitter, which documents human rights abuses in the Gulf kingdom. Middle East Eye reports, In August, authorities arrested well-known academic Dr Abdullah Basfar, an associate professor at the department of Sharia and Islamic studies at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah,...

Using Force against Mourners in Kashmir “worrying̶...

( Iran )

Tehran | WTNS | September 1:Foreign Ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran expresses concern and anger over the indiscriminate use of force by police and forces against mourners in Kashmir. Saeed Khatibzadeh, the spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, voiced concerns on Monday over Indian security forces’ attack on a Muharram procession in Kashmir. “While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tribute to Aba Abdullah [Imam Hussein (AS)] and mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussein have been...

Saudi Crown Bin Salman refuses to meet General Bajwa...

( Saudi Arabia )

Riyadh | WTNS | August 20:Amid strained ties, Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman refused to meet Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and ISI Chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed. Bajwa along with Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief had arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday. The relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia took a hit after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi attacked Riyadh for failing to take action against India over Kashmir issue. The close bilateral ties between...

Iranian Speaker Urges Parliamentary Action on UAE-Israel Dea...

( Iran )

Tehran | WTNS | August 19: Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf called on his Muslim counterparts to condemn an agreement between the United Arab Emirates and the Zionist regime on the normalization of ties and take every possible parliamentary initiative to counter the deal. Qalibaf on Tuesday sent messages to the speakers of parliaments in the Islamic nations, saying the deal between the UAE and the Israeli regime undermines all efforts by the Muslim countries, the Organization...