Monthly Archives: January 2018

Pakistan Launches Application to Combat Cyberextremism

In an effort to combat extremism online, Pakistan’s government has launched an application that will allow its citizens to report websites that publish extremist content and hate speech.

Called Surfsafe, it was developed by Pakistan’s National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) …

Saudi official says all detainees in corruption probe released from Ritz

Riyadh, (UNA-OIC) – Saudi Arabia’s authorities have released all remaining detainees from Riyadh’s opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which had been used as an interrogation center in a crackdown on corruption, a Saudi official said on Tuesday.

The news signaled that the …

Pyongyang cancels inter-Korean event over media ‘bias’

Seoul, (UNA-OIC) – North Korea on Monday informed South Korean authorities that it was canceling an inter-Korean cultural event ahead of next month’s PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Pyongyang sent a telegram informing Seoul of the cancelation of the schedule for the …

UN agencies: Hunger continues to intensify in conflict zones

Rome (UNA-OIC) � Food insecurity � or lack of access to enough food � continues to worsen in conflict-stricken places, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) reported on Monday, listing Yemen, South Sudan and …

Arab coalition continues humanitarian aid to Yemen

Riyadh, (UNA-OIC) – More than 19 ships are at Yemeni ports carrying humanitarian aid for the Yemeni people, said Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman for the Saudi-led Arab coalition, on Monday.

In addition, 12 aid flights have been sent to Yemen’s …

US: Refugees From 11 Countries Will Face Extra Screening

The Trump administration is hardening refugee admissions to the United States by looking deeper into the background of applicants from 11 “high-risk” countries.

Officials declined to name the “high-risk” countries during a call with reporters Monday to announce …