Title Description Posted Date
Nepal welcomes its first female Presiden Kathmandu, Oct 28 (IBNS) Nepal on Wednesday achieved a historic feat by electing its first ever female President Bidya Devi Bhandari. 28-Oct-2015
UN ramps up to assist those in Afghanist New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands of homes in Afghanistan and Pakistan were destroyed by the massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the Badakshan Province in Afghanistan on Monday, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 28-Oct-2015
UN agencies ready to support Government- New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): United Nations agencies are mobilizing and stand ready to support Government-led relief operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, adding that his thoughts are with the people of the two countries after a powerful earthquake struck Badakshan province in Afghanistan. 27-Oct-2015
UN condemns attack in Afghanistan that k New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): The top UN official in Afghanistan has condemned the killing of two human rights workers on Monday by a remote-controlled explosive device in the eastern city of Jalalabad, saying "the climate of fear created by such attacks, threatens vital human rights work" being carried out throughout the country. 27-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: Blast kills 2 AIHRC officia Kabul, Oct 26 (IBNS): A bomb blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad area left two officials of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), media reports said. 26-Oct-2015
Dhaka: 1 killed in homemade bomb explosi Dhaka, Oct 24 (IBNS): At least one person as killed in homemade bomb explosions in old Dhaka on Saturday, media reports said. 24-Oct-2015
Ban condemns terrorist attacks in Pakist New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Friday's bombing of a procession of worshippers marking the Shia religious holiday of Ashura in Jacobabad, and the recent terrorist attacks in the Pakistani provinces of Balochistan and Sindh. 24-Oct-2015
Six months after earthquake, Nepal racin New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): As winter approaches, the top United Nations humanitarian official for Nepal on Friday stressed that shelter and food remain top priorities six months after the devastating earthquakes that shook the country in April. 24-Oct-2015
Pakistan: Suicide attack kills 12 Jacobabad, Oct 23 (IBNS): At least 12 people were killed in a suicide attack which targeted a Muharram procession near Shershah Haveli in Jacobabad's Lashari Mohalla Friday, media reports said. 23-Oct-2015
UN relief wing races against time to rea New York, Oct 21 (IBNS): As the approaching winter has left a small time window for aid workers to reach earthquake-hit, high-altitude areas in Nepal, the United Nations humanitarian wing and its partners are racing against the clock to ensure timely delivery of food and shelter supplies to the isolated communities. 21-Oct-2015
Pakistan: Explosion in bus kills 11 Quetta, Oct 20 (IBNS): An explosion in a bus in Pakistan's Quetta city killed at least 11 people on Monday, media reports said. 20-Oct-2015
Despite calm in Kunduz, conditions for h New York, Oct 16 (IBNS): While reports indicate that Kunduz city centre in northeast Afghanistan remains relatively quiet, with sporadic fighting taking place on the outskirts, full conditions for the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance have not yet been restored, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 16-Oct-2015
Stuck in Pakistan for 11 years, Geeta re Karachi/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS) Geeta, a deaf and mute Indian woman, who has been stranded in Pakistan for 11 years after accidentally crossing the border, is likely to be flown home soon, media reports said. 15-Oct-2015
After six years on the rise, Afghan opiu New York, Oct 15 (IBNS): Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreased 19 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released on Wednesday by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 15-Oct-2015
Suicide attack in Pakistan's PML-N MNA's Islamabad, Oct 14 (IBNS): At least seven people were killed as a suicide bomber blew up his explosives at the office of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Amjad Farooq Khosa in Pakistan's Dera Ghazi Khan district on Wednesday, media reports said. 14-Oct-2015
UN mission concerned by Taliban threats New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): Expressing serious concerns at recent statements made from the Taliban that identified specific Afghan media outlets and its staff as targets, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) on Tuesday urged all parties to the conflict to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression. 14-Oct-2015
UN relief official urges action to addre New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, called on Tuesday for renewed international commitment to address urgent humanitarian needs, and to shore up regional peace and stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan, noting that the two countries were on differing humanitarian trajectories. 14-Oct-2015
Pakistan: Landslide buries shanties in K Karachi, Oct 13 (IBNS): AT least 13 people were killed in a landslide that buried shanties in Gulsitan-e-Jauhar area here on Tuesday, media reports said. 13-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: UN urges prompt investigati New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply troubled and saddened over Monday's killing in Kandahar of Toorpaki Ulfat, a staff member of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). 13-Oct-2015
Nepal: Experts begin post-disaster work New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): International and national experts from the Nepalese Department of Archaeology and an archaeological team from Durham University have begun post-disaster excavation surveys and rescue excavations at earthquake damaged UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. 09-Oct-2015
Shahadat send to 3-day remand by Banglad Dhaka, Oct 8 (IBNS): A Bangladesh court on Thursday sent cricketer Shahadat Hossain to three- day custody in connection with the case on torturing a domestic help. 08-Oct-2015
UN refugee official calls for renewed in New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): The United Nations’ most senior refugee official is appealing to the international community to refocus its attention on Afghanistan, warning that it would be dangerous to ignore the country, and praised Iran and Pakistan for hosting so many Afghan refugees. 08-Oct-2015
No humanitarian agencies left in Afghan New York, Oct 7 (IBNS): There are currently no humanitarian agencies left in Kunduz, the north-eastern Afghan city where an air strike hit the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital, causing the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians, the United Nations said on Tuesday. 07-Oct-2015
JMB leader killed in grenade blast Dhaka, Oct 6 (IBNS): Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Mohammed Javed was killed in a grenade blast on Tuesday, media reports said. 06-Oct-2015
No IS in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina Dhaka, Oct 4 (IBNS): Amid reports of IS involvements in the killings of two foreign nationals in Bangladesh, country's PM Sheikh Hasina rejected the presence of the militant group in the Asian nation. 04-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns 'tragi New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) Senior United Nations officials on Saturday condemned what they called a “tragic” and “inexcusable” air strike on the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, a city in northern Afghanistan, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians. 04-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: US raid on Kunduz hospital Kunduz City, Oct 3 (IBNS) A US airstrike has left nine people killed in Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Saturday,media reports said. 03-Oct-2015
Sheikh Hasina returns to Bangladesh Dhaka, Oct 3 (IBNS): Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Saturday returned to India after completing her visit to the US. 03-Oct-2015
Japanese national shot dead in Banglades Dhaka, Oct 3 (IBNS): Unknown miscreants have shot dead a Japanese national in Rangpur district of Bangladesh, media reports said on Saturday. 03-Oct-2015
Gandhi's dedication to non-violence stil New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a renewal of the commitment to non-violence and lives of dignity for all, noting that the example set by Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is relevant now as it has ever been. 03-Oct-2015
Independent UN rights experts renew appe New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Friday reiterated their call on Pakistan to reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and investigate cases where uncertain age determination processes have resulted in children being sentenced to death. 03-Oct-2015
Nepalese Minister calls for enhanced par New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Noting that the number of least developed countries (LDCs) has grown from 25 to 48 since 1971, with only four countries "graduating" from this status, the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that their struggle has been "unfairly long." 02-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: U.S. C-130 plane crashes, 1 Kabul, Oct 2 (IBNS): A U.S. C-130 plane crashed at Jalalabad Airport near the Afghan-Pakistani border in Afghanistan leaving 11 people dead, media reports said on Friday. 02-Oct-2015
President of Sri Lanka details country's New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): After years of conflict, "a new era of democracy" dawned in Sri Lanka this year, ushering in justice, freedom and equality, the country's President told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, reporting that his Government supports a "fresh universal approach" that deals honestly with the past while pursuing sustainable development. 01-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: UN stresses need to protect New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): Amid reports of extrajudicial executions, abductions and other abuses in Kunduz following this week's attack by the Taliban, the United Nations on Wednesday reminded all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan of their obligations to protect civilians and to respect human rights at all times. 01-Oct-2015
Terrorism and climate change greatest th New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): As the global community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that two global challenges pose the greatest threat to the sustainability of humankind: terrorism and violent extremism, and climate change. 01-Oct-2015
UN: Pakistan's Prime Minister proposes n New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif proposed on Wednesday renewed peace talks with India, aimed at defining the relationship between the Asian countries 'as one of cooperation, not confrontation.' 01-Oct-2015
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