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UNSC seeks justice for perpetrators of attack in Afghanistan New York, May 27 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of the attack on a compound of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to justice, and expressed serious concern over the threat that terrorist groups pose to the country. 28-May-2013
Afghanistan: UN urges law to eliminate women violence New York, May 21: Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan are Monday urging the Government to fully implement legislation to protect women from child marriage and other forms of violence, in line with international commitments, after the Afghan Parliament failed to ratify the law over the weekend. 28-May-2013
UN assesses low damage from Cyclone Mahasen New York, May 18: United Nations agencies and partners assessed parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar after Tropical Cyclone Mahasen hit land Friday, weakened and dissipated, leaving behind less damage than originally feared. 28-May-2013
Gilani son kidnap: Ring leader arrested Islamabad, May 17: The Pakistani Police on Friday claimed that they have arrested the leader of a gang that kidnapped former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani\'s son Ali Haider Gilani on May 9. 28-May-2013
Ban hails successful elections in Pakistan New York, May 13 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the Government and people of Pakistan on the successful conduct of national and provincial elections, hailing the polls, for which millions of voters turned out, as a major democratic step. 28-May-2013
Pakistan votes in historic democratic polls Islamabad, May 11 Braving a Taliban threat, Pakistanis on Saturday are voting in a historic democratic election for its national and provincial assemblies even as reports of violence poured in with a bomb attack on a candidate that wounded several in Karachi. 28-May-2013
Ban urges peaceful voter turnout for upcoming Pakistan elections New York, May 10: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging all eligible Pakistanis to peacefully take part in the country’s upcoming elections while also expressing concern about the recent wave of violence and attacks aimed at disrupting preparations for the 11 May polls. 28-May-2013
Pakistan: 3 killed in suicide attack Bannu, Pakistan, May 8: At least three people were killed and 27 others injured as a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle on the backside of the police station in Pakistan\'s Bannu district on Wednesday, reports said. 28-May-2013
Imran Khan seriously injured at election rally Lahore, May 7: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Chief Imran Khan was on Tuesday badly injured when he fell off the lifter that was carrying him up the stage to address an election rally here in Lahore. 28-May-2013
Pakistan: UN concerned over displaced near Afghan border New York, May 4: The United Nations emergency relief arm Friday warned that population displacement could surge amid Government military operations and ongoing fighting between rival armed groups in northern Pakistan, near the Afghan border. 28-May-2013
Sarabjit Singh a brave son of India: PM New Delhi, May 2: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday called Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in Pakistan jail who succumbed late last night to severe head injuries he sustained from an attack in the prison, a brave son of India who bore his tribulations with fortitude. 28-May-2013
Musharraf sent to 14-day judicial custody Rawalpindi, Apr 30: The Rawalpindi Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) on Tuesday sent former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to a 14-day judicial custody in connection to ex-Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto murder case. 28-May-2013
Relief operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine receive boost New York, Apr 27 The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has made available $5 million in additional funding to provide life-saving assistance to some 69,000 people displaced by the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. 28-May-2013
Pak blast: ANP observes mourning day Karachi, Apr 27: The Awami National Party (ANP) is observing a day of mourning on Saturday against the bomb blast near its party office at Orangi Town in Pakistan\'s Karachi on Friday that killed at least 11 people, reports said. 28-May-2013
Pakistan: 13 injured in bomb blast Quetta, Apr 24: At least 13 people were injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan\'s Quetta city on Wednesday, officials said. 28-May-2013
Musharraf directed to help in Bhuto case Rawalpindi, Apr 23: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday appeared before a Pakistani anti-terrorism court which directed him to cooperate with investigators probing former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto\'s assassination. 28-May-2013
Musharraf surrenders to police Islamabad, Apr 19: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has surrendered to the police at his farmhouse in Islamabad, that had been declared as his sub-jail since Thursday, said reports. 28-May-2013
MQM leader shot dead in Pakistan Karachi, Apr 11: A Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader, who was supposed to contest the upcoming Pakistan polls, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in southern Sindh province on Thursday, police said. 28-May-2013
Pak judicial complex attacked Peshawar, Mar 18: At least three people were killed when two suicide bombers attacked a judicial complex at Peshawar city in Pakistan on Monday, official said. 28-May-2013
UN condemns drone attack in Pak New York, Mar 16: The United States\' ongoing drone campaign in Pakistan is a violation of the South Asian nation\'s sovereignty, as it is being conducted without the consent of its elected representatives or that of the legitimate Government, a United Nations independent expert has warned. 28-May-2013
Myanmar: UN provides aid to conflict-affected Kachin area New York, Mar 2: United Nations and international agencies for the first time in more than a year delivered badly-needed aid to hundreds of people in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state following a cease-fire and a de-escalation of violence, while warning of poor living conditions in communal shelters. 28-May-2013
Musharraf to return Pakistan, contest polls Dubai, Mar 1: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Friday announced an end to his self-imposed exile of five years and said he will return to his country and contest the upcoming elections. 28-May-2013
Demand for medicinal plants to boost Nepal\'s economy: UN New York, Mar 1: The growing global demand for medicinal and aromatic plants could help drive Nepal’s green economy, particularly in poor communities where many types of such plants are harvested, says a new study released Thursday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Government of Nepal. 28-May-2013
Afghanisan: The Growth of Neo-radicalism By Abbas Daiyar/Afghanistan Analysts Network There are indications about the involvement of neo-radical – both neo-Salafist and Iranian-inspired Shia - groups in the Ashura clashes that occurred last November at Kabul University. AAN guest blogger Abbas Daiyar argues that an increase of the activities comes in the wake of the rise of Salafi groups during the Arab Spring and as a result of insufficiently monitored activities of regional countries. He fears for the harmony between Muslims of different sects who so far have mostly lived together peacefully in Afghanistan. 28-May-2013
UN condemns conviction of editor in Thailand New York, Jan 24: The United Nations human rights chief Wednesday condemned the harsh conviction of an editor and activist in Thailand for publishing two articles considered to be critical of the monarchy, and stressed that this puts at risk freedom of expression in the Southeast Asian country. 28-May-2013
Ban welcomes ceasefire in Kachin New York, Jan 21: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the government of Myanmar\'s recent announcement of a cease-fire in its northern state of Kachin and has been following the various reports from the ground on its implementation, the spokesperson for the world body\'s chief said Sunday. 28-May-2013
UN deplores removal of Sri Lankan Chief Justice New York, Jan 19: The United Nations human rights chief Friday spoke out against the impeachment and removal of Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice, saying it is a “calamitous setback” for rule of law in the South Asian nation, as well as for accountability and reconciliation. 28-May-2013
Pakistan: NAB chief refuses to arrest PM Islamabad, Jan 17: Amid political crisis in Pakistan, the country\'s anti-corruption chief has refused to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection to Rental Power Projects (RPP) case as was directed by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, media reports said on Thursday. 28-May-2013
Ban condemns deadly attacks in Pakistan New York, Jan 12: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “strongly condemns” the multiple attacks that took place in Quetta and the Swat Valley, in Pakistan, which reportedly killed at least 100 people and injured at least 200 more, according to his spokesperson. 28-May-2013
Myanmar: Over 2,000 flee following violence in Rakhine New York, Jan 12: More than 2,000 people have fled the Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state and Bangladesh on boats run by smugglers putting their lives at risk, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, warning that the situation of those displaced by the violence in Rakhine grows more desperate every day. 28-May-2013
Pakistan: US drone attack kills 4 Islamabad, Jan 10: At least four people were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan\'s North Waziristan tribal region on Thursday, reports said. 28-May-2013
UN to give special focus on terrorism in Pakistan New York, Jan 4: United Nations peacekeeping and tackling terrorism, issues which are particularly relevant for Pakistan, as well as for the wider international community, will feature prominently in the work of the Security Council in January, the 15-member body’s president said Thursday. 28-May-2013
Myanmar: Ban urges political reconciliation in Kachin New York, Jan 3: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday took “serious note” of the most recent reports indicating air strikes against targets in Myanmar’s Kachin state, where tens of thousands of civilians were forced from their homes last year due to fighting between the government and rebels. 28-May-2013
Suicide blast kills Pakistan minister Peshawar, Dec 23: A senior Pakistan minister was assassinated at Qissa Khwani Bazaar here on Saturday evening. 28-May-2013
Benazir Bhutto\'s son launches political career Islamabad, Dec 27: Bilawal Bhutto, the son of Pakistan\'s slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, on Wednesday launched his political career on the anniversary of his mother\'s death, pledging to continue the fight for the poor and against \"anti-democratic forces\". 28-May-2013
Pakistan: Taliban kill 21 soldiers Peshawar, Dec 30: Twenty-one Pakistani security personnel kidnapped by the Taliban on Thursday, were killed on Sunday, reports said. 28-May-2013
Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets US base Kabul, Dec 26: A suicide bomber and three Afghan civilians were killed when the vehicle driven by the attacker exploded at the gate of a US military base in eastern Afghanistan\'s Khost city on Wednesday, reports said. 28-May-2013
UN gives $5.3 million to assist displaced in Myanmar New York, Nov 28: Some 36,000 people who have been displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state will benefit from an additional USD 5.3 million in assistance provided by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the world body announced Tuesday. 28-May-2013
Pakistani journalist escapes bomb attack Islamabad, Nov 26 Celebrity Pakistani journalist and TV presenter Hamid Mir had a miraculous escape on Monday after his driver spotted just in time a bag inside his car with explosives, reports said. 28-May-2013
Pakistan bomb attack kills 8 Islamabad, Nov 25: At least six people were killed and 90 wounded when a bomb tore through a procession of Shia Muslims held to commemorate the holiday of Ashura in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan. 28-May-2013
UN deplores resumption of executions in Afghanistan New York, Nov 23: The United Nations human rights chief Thursday expressed serious concern about the sudden execution of 14 prisoners in Afghanistan over the past few days after more than a year without carrying out the death penalty. 28-May-2013
Imran Khan seriously injured at election rally Lahore, May 7: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Chief Imran Khan was on Tuesday badly injured when he fell off the lifter that was carrying him up the stage to address an election rally here in Lahore. 15-May-2013
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