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UN condemns killing of pregnant Pakistan New York, May 29 (IBNS): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman, who was stoned to death by her family as she approached a Pakistani court on Tuesday, and urged the Government to do much more to prevent such killings. 29-May-2014
Polo ground reference case: Zardari acqu Islamabad, May 28 (IBNS) Former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari was acquitted by an accountability court here in connection with the polo ground reference case on Wednesday, media reports said. 28-May-2014
Pakistan: Girl stoned to death in Lahore Lahore, May 27 (IBNS): In an apparent case of 'honour killing', a woman was stoned to death by her father and brothers outside the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday, media reports said. 27-May-2014
Pakistan air strikes kill 60 terrorists Peshawar, May 21 (IBNS); At least 60 terrorists were killed as Pakistan Air Force warplanes bombarded terrorist’s hideouts in North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday. 21-May-2014
Afghanistan: UN welcomes preliminary res New York, May 21 (IBNS): The top United Nations official in Afghanistan on Tuesday welcomed the release of preliminary results in the country's provincial council election and lauded the "real community engagement" seen in the polls. 21-May-2014
Bangladesh ferry disaster toll at 54 Dhaka, May 17 (IBNS): The death toll in Thursday's Bangladesh ferry disaster touched 54 on Saturday as 23 more bodies were rescued by rescuers, media reports said. 17-May-2014
Myanmar: UN concerned about access to th New York, May 17 (IBNS): With increased fighting in parts of Myanmar that is preventing access to civilians, the United Nations and humanitarian partners on Friday said they were seriously concerned by the displacement of thousands of people over the past weeks and called for an end to the fighting. 17-May-2014
Afghanistan: UN welcomes release of pres New York, May 16 (IBNS): The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has welcomed Thursday's announcement of the final results of the recent presidential election and stressed the importance of cooperation between the electoral institutions and candidates ahead of the run-off scheduled for next month. 16-May-2014
Bangladesh ferry capsizes, 12 drowned Dhaka, May 15 (IBNS): At least 12 people were drowned as a ferry carrying nearly 200 passengers capsized during a nor'wester in the Meghna river at Munshiganj in Central Bangladesh on Thursday, reports said. 15-May-2014
Pakistan: 5 killed in blast Peshawar, May 11 (IBNS): At least five people were killed in a blast at a mosque in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Sunday, media reports said. 11-May-2014
UN urges investigation into murder of Pa New York, May 10 (IBNS): The United Nations on Friday condemned the killing of prominent human rights lawyer Rashid Khan Rehman in Pakistan and urged the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice. 10-May-2014
UN wraps up Pakistan visit with calls to New York, May 9 (IBNS): Wrapping up a mission to Pakistan that included time in the country's tribal region, where the protracted suffering of the displaced is "heart-wrenching," a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Thursday stressed the need for more support to millions of people affected by insecurity, natural disasters and chronic malnutrition in the country. 09-May-2014
Pakistan: 2 killed in explosion Quetta, May 8 (IBNS): At least two people were killed in an explosion in Pakistan's Quetta city on Thursday, media reports said. 08-May-2014
Afghanistan: UN urges support for vulner New York, May 7 (IBNS): In the wake of last week's massive landslide in north-eastern Afghanistan, a senior United Nations relief official on Tuesday voiced deep concern about the impact of conflict and natural disasters in the country, and urged the world to step up support to vulnerable communities. 07-May-2014
Pak NA approves resolution to lift ban o Islamabad, May 6 (IBNS) Pakistan's National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution to unblock popular video-sharing website YouTube in the Asian nation. 06-May-2014
Afghanistan: UN officials visit landslid New York, May 6 (IBNS): Following a visit on Monday to the site of the massive landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan late last week, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials highlighted the longer-term needs of people displaced by natural disasters in the country, as well as the need for long-term preventive measures. 06-May-2014
2100 killed in Afghanistan landslide Kabul, May 3 (IBNS): At least 2100 people have been killed in a massive landslide which hit Afghanistan's northeastern province of Badakhshan on Friday, media reports said on Saturday. 03-May-2014
Afghanistan: UN condemns suicide attack New York, May 3 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the suicide car bombing which took place on Thursday in the central eastern province of Panjshir, killing at least 15 people - including seven civilians. 03-May-2014
UN supports rescue effort after landslid New York, May 3 (IBNS): Landslides triggered by heavy rains crashed into an area of north-eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 350 people and causing widespread damage to homes and agriculture, according to a senior United Nations relief official in the country, who said the world body is "fully engaged" in the effort to mobilize support for the initial search and rescue effort. 03-May-2014
Afghanistan: UN mission condemns suicide New York, May 2 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the suicide car bombing which took place on Thursday in the central eastern province of Panjshir, killing at least 15 people – including seven civilians. 02-May-2014
Afghanistan: 10 killed in suicide bombin Kabul, May 1 (IBNS) At least 10 people were killed in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's central Panjsher province on Thursday, media reports said. 01-May-2014
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