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UN ramps up to assist those in Afghanistan and Pakistan affected by earthquake New York, Oct 28: 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-led relief efforts in quake-hit South Asia New York, Oct 27: 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
Geeta to return home today from Pakistan after 15 years Karachi, Oct 26: More than 15 years after she accidentally crossed the border and got stuck in Pakistan, Indian woman Geeta will return home on Monday. 26-Oct-2015
India's arms build up may compel Pakistan to take several counter measures to preserve credible deterrence: Nawaz Sharif tells in US Washington, Oct 24: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif has said that India is engaged in a major arms build up which might compel his nation to take several counter measures to preserve credible deterrence. 24-Oct-2015
Nawaz Sharif assures Obama action against Lashkar Washington, Oct 23: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has assured US President Barack Obama of taking effective action against terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as the two leaders heldl talks on Thursday. 23-Oct-2015
UN relief wing races against time to reach isolated areas of Nepal New York, Oct 21 : 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
14 killed as bus falls into gorge in Jammu Jammu, Oct 20: Fourteen people, including five women and a child, were killed and 30 injured when the bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, reports said. 20-Oct-2015
Pakistan: Explosion in bus kills 11 Quetta, Oct 19 : An explosion in a bus in Pakistan's Quetta city killed at least 11 people on Monday, media reports said. 19-Oct-2015
Despite calm in Kunduz, conditions for humanitarian assistance not yet restored: UN New York, Oct 16: 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). 15-Oct-2015
After six years on the rise, Afghan opium crop cultivation declines: UN survey New York, Oct 15: 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
UN relief official urges action to address urgent needs in Afghanistan and Pakistan New York, Oct 14: 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
Afghanistan: UN urges prompt investigation into murder of mission staff member New York, Oct 13: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply troubled and saddened over Monday’s killing in Kandahar of Ms. Toorpaki Ulfat, a staff member of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). 13-Oct-2015
83 Indians stranded in Pakistan cross over to Attari with help of Government of Pakistan: Vikas Swarup New Delhi, Oct 12: The Indian High Commission in Pakistan on Monday assisted 83 Indians, who were stranded in the naighbouring nation, cross over to Attari border with help of Government of Pakistan . 12-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: NATO convoy attacked, 3 hurt Kabul, Oct 11: A suicide attacker crashed his explosives-laden car into a NATO forces’ convoy on Sunday in Afghanistan's Kabul city which left three people injured. 11-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: UN agency begins humanitarian assistance to families fleeing Kunduz New York, Oct 10: Afghans who fled fighting in Kunduz have received bread baked from wheat flour fortified with vitamins and minerals along with other food supplies, but the World Food Programme (WFP) is “seriously concerned” about the safety and food security of people remaining in the north-eastern province. 09-Oct-2015
Nepal: Experts begin post-disaster work at damaged UNESCO heritage sites New York, Oct 9 : 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. 08-Oct-2015
UN refugee official calls for renewed international focus on Afghanistan New York, Oct 8: 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 city of Kunduz after bombing: UN New York, Oct 7 : 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. 06-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: UN envoy urges unbiased inquiry into fatal Kunduz hospital air strike New York, Oct 6: Nicholas Haysom, the United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan, reiterated on Monday the need for an impartial investigation into the deadly air strike on the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians this past Saturday. 06-Oct-2015
Three Army personnel, one terrorist killed in north Kashmir encounters Srinagar, Oct 5: Three army personnel and one terrorist have been killed in separate encounters which are underway in north Kashmir on Monday, reports said. 05-Oct-2015
Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns 'tragic, inexcusable' Kunduz hospital airstrike New York, Oct 4: 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
Gandhi’s dedication to non-violence still remains example for all: UN chief New York, Oct 3: 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
Afghanistan: U.S. C-130 plane crashes, 11 killed 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. 01-Oct-2015
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