International News

Barrister Tramboo meets president Zardari

Brussels, June 18 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Centre European Union, Barrister Abdul Majid Tramboo met with the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari in Brussels, today.

Barrister Tramboo told Kashmir Media Service, after the meeting, President Zardari assured him that Pakistan would continue highlighting the Kashmir issue at every forum, so that a conducive atmosphere was created to resolve the dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

US hail revival of Pakistan-India dialogue

Washington, June 17 (APP): The United States has welcomed the resumption of dialogue between Pakistan and India, describing as ‘encouraging’ the high-level engagement between the two South Asian nuclear powers that had stalled in the wake of Mumbai attacks November last year. “A resumption of such high-level engagement in the aftermath of the November Mumbai attacks is encouraging.

Tortured Hamas leader dies in Fatah jail ‘Link Israel ties to human rights’

 ‘Israel, Egypt should lift Gaza blockade: Blair; ‘Netanyahu’s speech scuppers peace hopes’

Tuesday, June 16, 2009  (The News) OCCUPIED-AL-QUDS/GAZA CITY/CAIRO: Any upgrade of EU ties to Israel must be linked to improvements in Palestinian rights, Israeli human rights groups said on Monday as Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman headed to Brussels.

Resolving Kashmir issue must to defeat Taliban:Nazir

London, June 13— Leading British Muslim lawmaker Lord Nazir Ahmed has asserted that resolving the Kashmir issue is a prerequisite to defeating the Taliban in the NWFP. Taking part in a discussion on ‘Pakistan at a cross-roads’ organised by the South Asia and Middle East Forum at the House of Commons last night, he said “seven years of war on terror and the US and NATO led forces have pushed the Al-Qaeda and foreign fighters into the tribal areas of Pakistan. This is the main reason for the continued terrorism within Pakistan.”

Obama speech evokes mostly favorable response from Kashmir

Srinagar, June 6: The United Sates President Barack Obama's speech on Thursday at Cairo University in which he expressed his wish to reach out to the Muslims around the world has evoked a mostly favorable response from Kashmiri Muslims here. 

International human rights bodies approached on situation in Kashmir


London, June 02 (APP): Leading international human rights organisations have been approached on the abuse of human rights in Kashmir and urged to collectively raise their voice.

In launching the appeal to Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the Kashmir Centre/ Justice Foundation said Jammu and Kashmir has once again confronts a completely unacceptable crime when two women were found murdered after they had been probably gang raped by unknown persons in Bonagam.

Amnesty concerns over hr violations in Kashmir

London, May 28: Amnesty international has strongly expressed grave concern over the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
In its annual report for 2009, the international human rights organization, has said that during July and August 2008 protests in Jammu and Kashmir rose to levels unseen in recent years and erupted into violence on several occasions.

Peace in SA at stake due to non-settlement

Damascus, May 24: In Damascus, speaking at a meeting of the Kashmir Contact Group on the occasion of the 36th session of Organization of Islamic Conference’s Council of Foreign Ministers, members of a Kashmiri delegation said that due to the non-settlement of the Kashmir dispute, peace and development of South Asia was at stake.

‘Israel obstacle to ME peace’

‘The world should force Tel Aviv to end its occupation of Arab land: Ihsanoglu

Damascus, May 24: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a tirade against Israel on Saturday, branding it the “major obstacle” to peace in the Middle East and backing the right of resistance to recover occupied land.

He said the current state of Middle East peacemaking had exposed the “true nature of this aggressive state.”