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Half a million Rohingya arrive in Bangla New York, Sept 30(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee agency announced on Friday that it has started distributing plastic sheeting and essential relief items to Rohingyas arriving in from Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh, as part of a massive effort to cut the time refugees spend in the open. 30-Sep-2017
Horrific accounts of sexual violence aga New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Warning that the horrific accounts of rape and sexual assault against Rohingya women and girls fleeing unrest in Myanmar could be “just the tip of the iceberg,” the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) underscored the need to ensure that such violence is prevented and called for additional resources so that it can reach all those in need of assistance. 29-Sep-2017
Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar liability for us New Delhi, Sep 27 (IBNS) : Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has reportedly admitted that Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba are a "liability" for the country and for the south Asian region, The Times of India reported. but said the country "needs time to get rid of this liability". 27-Sep-2017
China blocks WhatsApp, beefs up surveill Beijing, Sep 26 (IBNS): Beijing has blocked instant messaging app WhatsApp in order to bolster online surveillance ahead of the upcoming Communist Party meeting, reports said. 26-Sep-2017
Parties to Afghan conflict show renewed New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Although efforts over the past few years to reach a political solution to the Afghan conflict have led to little progress, the top United Nations envoy in the country today reported a renewed interest in political engagements for peace. 26-Sep-2017
In Bangladesh, UN refugee chief warns in New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): The United Nations refugee chief on Monday called for ramped-up support for an estimated 436,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last month, warning that the massive influx of people seeking safety far outpaces capacities to respond. 26-Sep-2017
Death toll of Hindus rises in Myanmar's Naypyidaw, Sep 25 (IBNS): The death toll of Hindus in Myanmar's Rakhine state has risen from 28 to 45, a recent media report stated. 25-Sep-2017
Bangladesh govt rejects reports on plot Dhaka, Sept 24 (IBNS): The Bangladesh government has rejected some media reports which claimed that attempt to assassin Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was made recently. 24-Sep-2017
Pakistan: Three terrorists killed during Lahore, Sept 24 (IBNS): Security forces have killed three suspected terrorists in Gara Madda area of Dera Ismail Khan of Pakistan, media reports said on Sunday. 24-Sep-2017
Pakistan Navy successfully fires anti-sh Islamabad, Sept 23 (IBNS): In a major development, the Pakistan Navy successfully test-fired an anti-ship missile from its Sea King helicopter in northern Arabian Sea, media reports said on Saturday. 23-Sep-2017
Myanmar photographers released on bail i Dhaka, Sep 23 (IBNS): Bangladesh authorities have release two Myanmar photographers covering the Rohingya crisis for German magazine, according to media reports on Saturday. 23-Sep-2017
UN scales up response as number of Rohi New York, Sept 23(Just Earth News): With the number of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar arriving in south-east Bangladesh edging towards half a million, United Nations agencies are stepping up delivery of life-saving aid to two official refugee camps, where the health concerns are quickly growing. 23-Sep-2017
‘No room for complacency’ when survi New York, Sept 23(Just Earth News): Addressing global leaders at the 72nd annual general debate at the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Bhutan underscored that the impacts of climate change – illustrated by devastating hurricanes and floods, and record-setting temperatures year after year – are very real. 23-Sep-2017
To address terrorism, ‘we must stamp o New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan underscored that any strategy to combat global terrorism must focus on addressing the issue of State sponsored terrorism, as well as resolve the root causes behind such violence. 22-Sep-2017
Addressing Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh p New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Myanmar must stop “ethnic cleansing” in Rakhine state, and “safe zones” should be created inside that country to protect all civilians, under the supervision of the United Nations, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the General Assembly on Thursday. 22-Sep-2017
Nepal: UN chief welcomes holding of loca New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the holding of the third phase of the local elections in Nepal earlier this week and congratulated the people of the South Asian nation for the peaceful conduct of the polls. 22-Sep-2017
World oblivious to suffering of other mi New York, Sept 21(Just Earth News): Informing world leaders that the violence, suffering and mass displacement in Myanmar’s Rakhine province affects not just Muslim and Rakhine communities, but also other minority groups – to which most of the world has been oblivious – the country’s Vice-President stressed his Government’s deep concern over the situation. 21-Sep-2017
Bangladesh : Nine killed, 20 injured as Dhaka, Sep 21 (IBNS) : At least nine people were killed and eight others injured when a truck carrying relief for Rohingyas veered off the road and fell into a roadside ditch near Bangladesh's in Bandarban on Thursday, Bangladesh's leading daily New Age reported. 21-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Intelligence operatives foi Kabul, Sep 21 (IBNS): Operatives of National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence wing, have arrested at least four Taliban militants, foiling an attempt to stage a coordinated attack in Samangan province, local Khaama Press reported. 21-Sep-2017
Transfer of power essential to strengt New York, Sept 20(Just Earth News): Noting that history is marked with leaders who have sought to consolidate power within themselves, the President of Sri Lanka on Wednesday underscored that as leaders come into power, they must yield it to build democratic institutions and safeguard democracies. 20-Sep-2017
UN scaling up assistance as number of Ro New York, Sept 19(Just Earth News): As the number of Rohingya who have fled to Bangladesh surpasses 400,000, United Nations agencies are scaling up their efforts to assist the displaced and Secretary-General António Guterres renewed his call on the authorities in Myanmar to take steps to address the crisis. 20-Sep-2017
Spain: Pakistan man arrested for spreadi Madrid, Sept 19 (IBNS): A Pakistani national has been arrested by Spanish security officials on suspicion of promoting terrorism and spreading Islamic jihadi propaganda on social media networks, media reports said. 19-Sep-2017
Pakistan: Oil tanker catches fire, one k Islamabad, Sept 17 (IBNS): At least one person was killed as an oil tanker caught fire in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh area on Sunday, media reports said. 17-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Blast rocks Khost province, Kabul, Sept 17 (IBNS): At least four people were killed due to a landmine explosion in southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said. 17-Sep-2017
Pakistan: Roadside bomb blast kills 5 Islamabad, Sept 17 (IBNS): At least five people were killed in a road side bomb blast in Pakistan's Bajaur Agency on Sunday, media reports said. 17-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Taliban attack on on checkp Kabul, Sept 16 (IBNS): Taliban insurgents have killed six policemen who were manning a check-post in Afghanistan's Badghis province, media reports said on Saturday. 16-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Explosive blow up, 2 terror Kabul, Sept 15 (IBNS): Two terrorists were killed as their own explosives blew up in central Kapisa province of Afghanistan, media reports said on Friday. 15-Sep-2017
Panama: SC dismisses Nawaz Sharif's revi Islamabad, Sept 15 (IBNS): In a major order, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the review petition filed by deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif in connection with the Panama Papers case. 15-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: ISIS beheads two civilians Kabul, Sep 15 (IBNS): The militants of Islamic State in Afghanistan have beheaded two civilians on espionage charges, local Khaama Press reported. 15-Sep-2017
UNICEF scales-up relief for Rohingya fac New York, Sept 14(Just Earth News): Amid an acute shortage of humanitarian supplies for the thousands of Rohingya arriving every day in Bangladesh, having fled violence in Myanmar, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is undertaking a “massive” scale-up of its emergency operations to ensure that those most vulnerable are not endangered further. 14-Sep-2017
Following Lankesh's murder, UN rights ex New York, Sept 13(Just Earth News): A group of independent human rights experts on Wednesday called on the Government of India to create a safer environment for independent voices, after Indian journalist and human rights defender Guari Lankesh was killed earlier this month. 13-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Suicide attack near ACB kil Kabul, Sept 13 (IBNS): In a suicide attack close to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) headquarters, at least three people were killed in Kabul city of Afghanistan on Wednesday, media reports said. 13-Sep-2017
Explosion rocks Afghanistan capital Kabu Kabul, Sept 13 (IBNS): An explosion rocked Kabul city in Afghanistan on Wednesday, media reports said. 13-Sep-2017
UN and partners aiding ‘unprecedented New York, Sept 13(Just Earth News): The flow of desperate Rohingya fleeing across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh is unprecedented in terms of volume and speed, United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Tuesday, amid calls for international support for the emergency response. 13-Sep-2017
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina meets Rohin Dhaka, Sept 12 (IBNS): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday met Rohingya refugees who have currently fled Myanmar to take refuge in the neighbouring nation. 12-Sep-2017
UN human rights chief points to ‘textb New York, Sept 12(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights chief on Monday lashed out at the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar which has led to more than 300,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh in the past three weeks, as security forces and local militia reportedly burn villages and shoot civilians. 12-Sep-2017
Pakistan: Fire in Islamabad building bro Islamabad, Sept 10 (IBNS): Fire, which broke out at Awami Markaz building in the Red Zone of Pakistan's Islamabad city, has been brought under control, media reports said. 10-Sep-2017
12 people drown at Karachi's Hawkesbay b Karachi, Sept 10 (IBNS): At least 12 people were drowned in Hawkesbay Beach in Pakistan's Karachi city on Saturday, media reports said. 10-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: US airstrike kills at least Kabul, Sep 9 (IBNS): At least 11 insurgents were killed in a drone strike conducted by the US Army in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, reports said. 09-Sep-2017
UN scales up response as 270,000 flee My New York, Sept 8(Just Earth News): The United Nations migration agency on Friday confirmed that 270,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, and the number of new arrivals continues to increase. 08-Sep-2017
Pakistan admits LeT, JeM operate from it Islamabad, Sep 7 (IBNS): Putting decades of denial aside, Islamabad on Wednesday finally admitted that international terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Toiba operate from within Pakistan, reports said. 07-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Suicide bombing near US bas Kabul, Sep 7 (IBNS): A suicide bombing near the US base in Afghanistan's Bagram left at four injured, local Khaama Press reported. 07-Sep-2017
Bangladesh: Rohingya boat capsizes, 6 bo Dhaka, Sept 6 (IBNS):A boat capsized in Naf river in Teknaf upazila of Bangladesh's Cox’s Bazar area, leaving at least six Rohingya refugees dead, media reports said on Wednesday. 06-Sep-2017
ISIS-K kills two Afghan soldiers for ser Kabul, Sep 6 (IBNS): The ISIS-K has executed two brothers for serving in the national army, reports said. 06-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Airstrikes in Helmand Talib Kabul, Sep 5 (IBNS): Military airstrikes by the Afghan soldiers in the country's Helmand province targeting Taliban bases accounted for at least 25 casualties, local Khaama Press reported. 05-Sep-2017
16 million children affected by massive New York, Sept 3(Just Earth News): The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Saturday that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. 03-Sep-2017
Afghanistan: Road mishap kills 1 Kabul, Sept 2 (IBNS): Head-on collision between two cars on Kabul-Jalalabad highway in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan killed at least one person, media reports said on Saturday. 02-Sep-2017
Condemning violence in Myanmar's Rakhine New York, Sept 2 (Just Earth News): United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday urged restraint and calm in Myanmar's Rakhine state, cautioning that the situation may otherwise lead to a humanitarian catastrophe. 02-Sep-2017
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