December, 2021

 

OIC leaders laud Pakistan’s efforts, call for unified action on Afghanistan crisis

Islamabad: ISLAMABAD, Dec 19 (APP): The Muslim world leaders attending the extraordinary session of OIC countries’ foreign ministers, Sunday called for an immediate and unified action to avert the looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan which otherwise could impact world peace. Addressing the opening session of the 17th extraordinary Session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers to discuss the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the leaders were unanimous to call for the OIC’s role to protect the brotherly country from an economic collapse. In his address, Saudi ForeignRead More


Vaccine inequity is giving Covid-19 variants a free pass to run wild — UN chief

New York:   Report by Muhammad Moazzam Ali UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed his concern over inequality in sharing and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, saying more than half of the world’s countries have not met vaccination targets. In his last press conference of the year in New York on Thursday, the UN chief said as the fast-spreading Omicron variant raged on, the inequalities keep rising. “Vaccine inequity is giving variants a free pass to run wild – ravaging the health of people and economies in every corner of the globe”,Read More


UNGA’s adoption of Pakistan-sponsored resolution a hope for IIOJK people: FO

Islamabad: The Foreign Office on Friday said the adoption of Pakistan-sponsored resolution by consensus of United Nations General Assembly would provide people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) “a hope in their just struggle for self-determination and freedom from Indian oppression and occupation”. The Pakistan-sponsored resolution entitled ‘Universal Realization of the Right of the Peoples to Self-Determination’ was adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly in New York. It was co-sponsored by 72 countries from all regions. “The resolution unequivocally supports the right of self-determination forRead More


The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States (AFPC-USA) provides annual scholarships to foreign journalists who are completing their Master’s level studies in a U.S.-based academic institution.

Report by: Muhammad Moazzam Ali “Receiving the AFPC’s scholarship is great encouragement to keep pursuing my goals Natalia Sánchez Loayza is a Peruvian journalist, editor, and writer. In 2021, she received an Annual Scholarship Award from the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the USA. She’s a master candidate in Bilingual Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism as a Future Journalist Fund Scholar. Additionally, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from NYU. She focuses her journalistic work on gender inequality, labor issues, and reproductiveRead More


The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States (AFPC-USA) provides annual scholarships to foreign journalists who are completing their Master’s level studies in a U.S.-based academic institution.

Report by: Muhammad Moazzam Ali “AFPC’s support will equip me with new skills to become a better storyteller” Mercy Adhiambo Orengo from Kenya is a student at the graduate school of Journalism at Columbia University. She is in the MA-Science cohort. In 2021, she received an Annual Scholarship Award from the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the USA. She has a first degree in journalism from the United States International University in Nairobi. She has worked as a reporter for various media houses in Kenya; writing human interest storiesRead More


The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States (AFPC-USA) provides annual scholarships to foreign journalists who are completing their Master’s level studies in a U.S.-based academic institution.

Report by: Muhammad Moazzam ALi “My scholarship from the AFPC is a motivation and an encouragement award Idris Muktar is a master’s student at U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Prior to graduate school, he worked as a journalist across Africa for DW, CNN, among other national, regional and international news outlets. In 2021, he received an Annual Scholarship Award from the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the USA. Specifically, he reported on prominent issues across the continent including the 2015 President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya, Pope Francis’sRead More


The Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the United States (AFPC-USA) provides annual scholarships to foreign journalists who are completing their Master’s level studies in a U.S.-based academic institution.

Report by: Muhammad Moazzam Ali The AFPC’s scholarship will help me connect with journalists from all over the world” Khushboo Razdan is a multimedia journalist with over a decade of work experience in India and China. She is presently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Politics at the Columbia School of Journalism. In 2021, she received an Annual Scholarship Award from the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents in the USA. In India, she worked for NDTV 24×7, Times Now, and India Today. As an International reporter for China GlobalRead More


UN General Assembly adopts Olympic Truce for Beijing 2022, highlighting the contribution of sport to the promotion of peace and solidarity

By, Muhammad Moazzam Ali New York: The resolution entitled “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal” was adopted today by consensus and co-sponsored by 173 Member States at the 76th Session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly (GA) in New York. It calls for the observance of the  Olympic Truce for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2022, from seven days before the start of the Olympic Games, on 4 February 2022, until seven days after the end of the Paralympic Games. The resolution “underlines the importanceRead More