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UN envoy welcomes criteria for invalidation, recount in Afghan audit process New York, July 31: The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has welcomed the decision to adopt criteria for the invalidation and recount of ballots as part of the ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll. 31-Jul-2014
Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bombing Kandahar, July 29 : Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai was killed in suicide bombing in Kandahar on Tuesday. 30-Jul-2014
Myanmar: UN rights expert warns against backtracking on free expression, association New York, July 29: On the heels of a ten-day visit to Myanmar, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the country has urged authorities to avoid any backtracking that could threaten the achievements of the past few years. 29-Jul-2014
Pakistan: Blast kills one in Quetta Quetta, July 27 : At least one person was killed in a blast at Quetta's Kandhari Bazar in Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said. 27-Jul-2014
Deploring attack on Afghan civilians, UN mission calls for prompt investigation New York, July 26 : The United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned the killing on Friday of civilians in the western province of Ghor, and called for a prompt investigation into the crime. 26-Jul-2014
Amid audit delay, UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts New York, July 25: As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed on Thursday, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off. 25-Jul-2014
Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday, UN confirms New York, July 24: The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election is due to resume on Thursday, the United Nations on Wednesday confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials. 24-Jul-2014
Kabul suicide attack kills 4 Kabul, July 22 : At least four people were killed in suicide bombing in fifteen police district at Kabul city in Afghanistan on Tuesday, media reports said. 22-Jul-2014
Life crippled in Jammu by shutdown Jammu, July 19: Normal life in Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir was crippled on Saturday by a shutdown to protest against Friday’s clashes in Baltal base camp of the Hindu pilgrimage Amarnath Yatra. 19-Jul-2014
UN mission welcomes start of audit of Afghan presidential run-off election New York, July 18 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the start on Thursday of the audit of the results of last month’s presidential run-off election. 18-Jul-2014
Terrorists attack Kabul airport, killed Kabul, July 17: Taliban terrorists launched an attack on an international airport in Afghanistan capital Kabul early Thursday morning, with Afghanistan authorities claiming the offensive has ended with the killing of all the militants. 17-Jul-2014
Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns deadly attacks against civilians in Kabul, Paktika New York, July 15: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations mission in Afghanistan strongly condemned two attacks that took place on Tuesday, one in Kabul and the other in the eastern province of Paktika, which have killed and injured scores of civilians. 16-Jul-2014
UN mission welcomes efforts to begin audit of Afghan presidential run-off vote New York, July 15: The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has hailed the efforts by the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) to start the implementation of an audit plan to help resolve concerns over the results of the presidential run-off poll. 15-Jul-2014
Afghanistan: UN proposes new audit plan to resolve stand-off over disputed election New York, July 12 : With President Hamid Karzai's successor still undeclared, the United Nations in Afghanistan on Friday proposed an additional audit plan that would take up to two weeks to complete, in an effort to help resolve the stand-off. 12-Jul-2014
Supreme Court rejects petition to repeal Article 370 in Kashmir New Delhi, July 11: The Supreme Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding quashing of Article 370 that grants a special status to Jammu and Kashmir, according to media reports on Friday. 11-Jul-2014
Pakistan: 6 suspected militants killed in drone strike Peshawar, July 10 : At least six suspected militants were killed in drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan region on Thursday, media reports said. 10-Jul-2014
UN condemns suicide attack in Afghanistan New York, July 9 : The top United Nations official in Afghanistan on Tuesday condemned a suicide bombing in the central province of Parwan which killed at least 10 children and injured six others, warning that such indiscriminate attacks could amount to international humanitarian law violations. 09-Jul-2014
Indian nurses caught in Iraq crisis return to Kochi, reunited with families New Delhi, July 5: A special Air India flight with 46 Indian nurses caught in conflict-torn Iraq, whose freedom was secured by the Indian authorities, reached Kochi on Saturday shortly after noon as an emotional reunion with their anxious families followed where Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy himself was present. 05-Jul-2014
Afghanistan: UN welcomes additional audit of polling stations in presidential run-off election New York, July 4: The preliminary results from Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election will be announced on Monday, following a delay to allow an audit of a number of polling stations, both moves welcomed on Thursday by the United Nations. 04-Jul-2014
Sri Lanka must do more to rein in hate speech, faith-based violence: UN rights experts New York, July 3: Aiming to stem the tide of violent attacks and recrimination against Sri Lanka’s Muslim and Christian communities, a group of United Nations human rights expertscalled on Wednesday on the Government to adopt urgent measures to stop the promotion of racial and faith-based hatred and end “the atmosphere of impunity” fuelling hate speech and violence by Buddhist extremists. 03-Jul-2014
Afghanistan: 8 ANA personnel killed in suicide blast Kabul, July 2: At least eight Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Wednesday, media reports said. 02-Jul-2014
UN agencies to assist nearly 500,000 people in Pakistan’s Wazirstan area New York, July 2: United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners are aiding nearly half a million people along the Pakistan-Afghan border, uprooted by a Pakistani offensive against armed insurgents in the North Wazirstan Agency tribal areas. 02-Jul-2014
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