International news of March 27, 2009 - UK to examine torture claims

2009-03-27 14:27:51 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - World News News)

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International news of March 27, 2009

  • ‘Defamation of religion as a human right violation’ - resolution adapted by UN
  • Peace and stability in Afghanistan - US to seek Iran and India’s help
  • Soyuz launched - US billionaire to reach International space station
  • UK to examine torture claims
  • Obama Afghanistan strategy to defeat, dismantle and disrupt Al-Qaeda

‘Defamation of religion as a human right violation’ - resolution adapted by UN

Geneva (Dawn.com): ‘Defamation of religious is a serious affront to human dignity leading to a restriction on the freedom of their adherents and incitement to religious violence,’ said the draft of resolution adapted by the UN condemning defamation of religion as a human right violation.

Peace and stability in Afghanistan - US to seek Iran and India’s help

Washington (Dawn.com): With the day when President Obama would unveil his administration’s Afghanistan policy, the US seek more partnerships that would be helpful in ensuring peace in Afghanistan. Senator John Kerry stated, ‘We also need to reach out to Afghanistan’s other neighbors, including India, China, and Iran.’

As pre precedents, Iran had helped establish peace in Afghanistan before in 2001 - 2002 and John Kerry looks forward for Iran’s help, he says, ‘And the Obama administration is right to explore how our interests might coincide again on this issue, beginning at the Hague Conference next week,’

Soyuz launched - US billionaire to reach International space station

Baikonur (Dawn.com): Along with Russian and American crew, the US software designer Charles Simonyi took off from Baikonur cosmodrome facility to reach the International Space Station. Simonyi paid $35 million for his second trip. The shuttle will take 2 days to reach the station.

UK to examine torture claims

London (Dawn.com): The London Police received order from UK courts to examine claims of Guantanamo detainee that he was tortured in Pakistan and Morocco before being shifted to Guantanamo. He claim that an officer of M15 knew about the torture.

Obama Afghanistan strategy to defeat, dismantle and disrupt Al-Qaeda

Washington (Dawn.com): Initial reports about the new US strategy for Afghanistan will includes deployment of 4,000 military trainers to be deployed alongside Pakistan Afghanistan boarder to unearth safe havens of the terrorist militant organization.

A US official conditions of anonymity divulged that, “Seven-and-a-half years after September 11, the Al-Qaeda core leadership, Osama bin Laden and others, have moved from Kandahar, Afghanistan, to a location unknown, somewhere in Pakistan.” “From that location in Pakistan, we know they are plotting new attacks against the United States, against our allies, against our forces in Afghanistan, against our Pakistani friends as well.”

President Obama has already promised 17,000 new troops to be sent to Afghanistan earlier.



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