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UN urges Maldives to repeal regulation o New York, Apr 30 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday voiced deep concern about a new regulation in the Maldives that effectively overturns a 60-year moratorium on the use of capital punishment in the country and allows for children as young as seven to be sentenced to death for certain crimes. 30-Apr-2014
British chopper crashes in Afghanistan Kabul/London, Apr 26 (IBNS): The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) on Saturday said a British helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Saturday. 26-Apr-2014
Afghanistan: UN condemns deadly attack o New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned the killing of three civilians by a gunman on Thursday at a private hospital in Kabul. 26-Apr-2014
Blast in Karachi kills 4 Karachi, Apr 25 (IBNS) At least four people were killed in a blast in the Delhi Colony area of Pakistan's Karachi city on Friday, media reports said. 25-Apr-2014
Golf: Chikkarangappa on the verge of vic Kathmandu, Apr 25 (IBNS): “Chikka” means small in Kannada, the mother tongue of the 20-year-old Chikkarangappa S and the word gels with his build. 25-Apr-2014
Pakistani military jets attack militant Peshawar, Apr 24 (IBNS): At least 23 extremists were killed as Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts in Khyber Agency on Thursday, media reports said. 24-Apr-2014
Bangladesh: UN welcomes payments to surv New York, Apr 24 (IBNS): One year after the global garment industry's worst industrial accident, the fund chaired by the United Nations to compensate victims of Bangladesh's Rana Plaza factory collapse has begun issuing its initial round of payments, as efforts to address the root causes of the disaster continue. 24-Apr-2014
Myanmar: UNICEF concerned over Kachin ch New York, Apr 23 (IBNS): Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. 23-Apr-2014
Pakistan test -fires Hatf III Rawalpindi, Apr 22 (IBNS): Pakistan on Tuesday conducted a successful training launch of Short Range Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf III (Ghaznavi), which can carry nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 290 kilometers. 23-Apr-2014
Pakistan Army chief visits ISI headquart Rawalpindi, Apr 22 (IBNS) Pakistani Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited Directorate General Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) on Tuesday. 23-Apr-2014
UN urges Afghan women to engage in polit New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): With the results still being counted from Afghanistan's recent presidential election, the top United Nations official in the country on Monday urged women to remain meaningfully engaged in the political process and improve political life there. 22-Apr-2014
UN welcomes safe return of abducted staf New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Monday that two of its national staff who were abducted last Thursday in the Pakistani port city of Karachi are now safe and well. 22-Apr-2014
Hamid Mir attack probe: Names of three j Islamabad, Apr 21 (IBNS): Three Pakistan Supreme Court judges have been named for the judicial commission to investigate the attack on country's celebrity journalist Hamid Mir, media reports said on Monday. 21-Apr-2014
Pakistan: 41 killed in road mishap Sukkur, Apr 20 (IBNS): At least 41 people were killed as a bus collided with a trailer on National Highway in southern Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said. 20-Apr-2014
Hamid Mir attack: PM orders judicial inq Islamabad, Apr 20 (IBNS) A day after celebrity Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir was shot at by unknown armed men in Karachi city, country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered a judicial inquiry into the attack, media reports said on Sunday. 20-Apr-2014
Hamid Mir undergoes operation Karachi, Apr 19 (IBNS) Celebrity Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir, who was injured after being shot at by four unknown armed men in Karachi city, underwent an operation on Saturday. 20-Apr-2014
Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir shot, inj Karachi, Apr 19 (IBNS): Celebrity Pakistani journalist and TV presenter Hamid Mir was injured after he was shot at by four unknown armed men in Pakistan's Karachi city on Saturday, media reports said. 19-Apr-2014
Nepal : 14 killed in Mount Everest acc Kathmandu, Apr 18 (IBNS): At least 14 people were killed and several others were injured in a avalanche on Mount Everest, media reports said. 18-Apr-2014
TTP: Pakistan to continue peace talks pr Islamabad, Apr 17 (IBNS): A day after the Paksitan Taliban refused to extend their 40-day long ceasefire, the Pakistan government on Thursday said the peace talks process with them would continue on a slow place based on a wait and see policy, media reports said. 17-Apr-2014
South Korea ferry mishap: Toll touches 1 Seoul, Apr 17 (IBNS): The death toll in the ferry sinking tragedy in South Korea on Wednesday touched 14 on Thursday, media reports said. 17-Apr-2014
TTP refuse to extend ceasefire Peshawar, Apr 16 (IBNS):The Paksitan Taliban on Wednesday refused to extend their 40-day long ceasefire , media reports said. 17-Apr-2014
Nepal: UN concerned at amnesties for hum New York, Apr 15 (IBNS): The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday voiced grave concern at a bill presented to the Nepalese Parliament which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations, saying it would weaken the foundation for a genuine peace in the country. 15-Apr-2014
UN welcomes release of partial results i New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): Welcoming Sunday's announcement of the first batch of results in Afghanistan's Presidential elections as a further step towards completing the electoral process, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has noted that these results represent only a small proportion of the millions of ballots cast in the poll. 14-Apr-2014
Bomb-proof security wall constructed at Islamabad, Apr 12 (IBNS): Days after former Pakistan President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf survived an assassination attempt, a bomb-proof security wall is being constructed around his Chak Shehzad farmhouse, media reports said on Saturday. 13-Apr-2014
Attempted murder case dropped against P Lahore, Apr 12 (IBNS): A Pakistani court on Saturday withdrew the attempted murder charges against a nine-month-old boy, media reports said. 12-Apr-2014
Taliban militants killed in infighting Islamabad, Apr 11 (IBNS) The latest infighting between Taliban factions has left several militants killed in Pakistan's Waziristan area on Friday, media reports said. 12-Apr-2014
Myanmar: UN welcomes probe into attacks New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): The top United Nations official in Myanmar welcomed the Government's condemnation of the recent attacks against UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe, and its commitment to see perpetrators brought to justice through a newly established investigation commission. 11-Apr-2014
Ban deplores deadly terrorist attacks in New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Wednesday the two recent deadly bomb blasts in Pakistan, in the capital Islamabad and in the Baluchistan province. 10-Apr-2014
Pakistan: Blast kills 24 Islamabad, Apr 9 (IBNS) A blast at a fruit market near Pir Wadhai town in Rawalpindi district of Pakistan left at least 24 people dead and more than 115 people injured on Wednesday, reports said. 09-Apr-2014
20 killed in Pakistan bombing Islamabad, Apr 9 (IBNS) At least 20 people were killed and over 100 others were injured in a bomb blast at a fruit market near Pir Wadhai town in Rawalpindi district of Pakistan on Wednesday morning, said reports. 09-Apr-2014
UN condemns deadly attack in southern Af New York, Apr 9 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned an attack in the southern province of Kandahar which killed 15 civilians and injured another five. 09-Apr-2014
Myanmar: UN alarmed at worsening human r New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): An independent United Nations expert on Monday sounded the alarm on the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar's Rakhine state, adding that the evacuation of aid workers following recent attacks on the humanitarian community would have severe consequences for life-saving work in the area. 08-Apr-2014
Afghanistan: Ban welcomes polls as trans New York, Apr 8 (IBNS): United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Afghan people for Saturday's historic presidential and provincial elections, which marked "an important step forward" in the country's path to democracy. 08-Apr-2014
Afghanistan votes to elect new president Kabul, Apr 5 (IBNS): Defying Taliban threats , more than seven million voters exercised their franchise in the presidential and provincial polls in Afghanistan on Saturday, country's Independent Election Commission (IEC) said. 05-Apr-2014
UN deplores attack on journalists in Afg New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned the "abhorrent" attack on two international journalists working for the Associated Press on Friday which left one dead and the other wounded. 05-Apr-2014
Pak Taliban extends ceasefire Miranshah, Apr 4 (IBNS): The Pakistani Taliban on Friday extended the ceasefire till Apr 10, media reports said. 05-Apr-2014
Foreign journalist shot dead in Afghanis Khost, Apr 4 (IBNS): An Afghan policeman opened fire at two foreign journalists in eastern Afghanistan on Friday which left one of them dead, reports said. 04-Apr-2014
Ban urges all Afghans to vote in upcomin New York, Apr 4 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday he is encouraged by the technical and security preparations and broad public engagement for Afghanistan's upcoming elections and urged all of the country's citizens to take part in the historic polls which will be held on Saturday. 04-Apr-2014
Pakistan denies reports of Taliban priso Islamabad, Apr 3 (IBNS): The Pakistan Prime Minister's office on Thursday dismissed reports that it has released prisoners belonging to the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). 03-Apr-2014
Myanmar: UN concerned over aid disruptio New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): The United Nations humanitarian wing is warning that life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people in Myanmar's Rakhine state have been seriously disrupted following the recent attacks on the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 03-Apr-2014
UN urges Afghans to vote in upcoming ele New York, Apr 3 (IBNS): A senior United Nations official on Wednesday urged Afghans to use this Saturday's presidential and provincial council elections to shape the future of the country through peaceful, democratic means. 03-Apr-2014
Musharraf survives assassination attempt Islamabad, Apr 3 (IBNS) Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday survived an assassination attempt as a bomb was blasted allegedly targetting his convoy while he was being shifted from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to his farmhouse in Chak Shehzad, said reports. 03-Apr-2014
Myanmar: Ban urges safety of humanitaria New York, Apr 1 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Government of Myanmar to ensure the safety and security of all staff members and their property in the wake of recent attacks against the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Rakhine state. 01-Apr-2014
Pervez Musharraf cannot travel abroad Islamabad, Mar 31 (IBNS) A special court in Pakistan hearing the treason trial of former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf disposed of his petitions seeking to travel abroad, according to Geo News. 01-Apr-2014
Pervez Musharraf indicted for treason Islamabad, Mar 31 (IBNS) A special court in Pakistan on Monday indicted former military President Pervez Musharraf in a treason case. 01-Apr-2014
Kabul: UN voices solidarity with Afghans New York, Mar 29 (IBNS): The United Nations peacekeeping chief on Friday expressed his solidarity with the Afghan people on the eve of next week’s elections and reaffirmed the world body’s support for the country through the polls and beyond. 01-Apr-2014
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