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Afghanistan: UN helps humanitarian aid reach war-affected families in Kunduz New York, Dec 29 : The United Nations and its partners have helped deliver humanitarian aid packages to over 100 families affected by the recent fighting in the Kunduz area of northern Afghanistan, according to the UN mission in the country. 29-Dec-2015
Kabul: Bomb explosion kills one, leaves four others injured Kabul, Dec 28: An explosion near the Kabul Airport on Monday morning accounted for a life while injuring four others, Khaama Press reported. 28-Dec-2015
UN envoy sets 25 January as target date to begin intra-Syrian peace talks New York, Dec 28 : The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has set 25 January 2016 as the target date to begin talks between the parties aimed at ending the five-year-old conflict, his spokesperson announced on Sunday. 28-Dec-2015
Afghanistan: 6 members of family killed by militants Kabul, Dec 27: Militants killed six members of a family in Narai district of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said. 27-Dec-2015
Pakistan: Earthquake hits central Asia, over 30 injured in Pakistan Peshawar, Dec 26: More than 30 people were injured as an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, while the tremors were felt in north India, including Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said. 26-Dec-2015
Narendra Modi visits Pakistan, meets Nawaz Sharif New Delhi/Lahore, Dec 25: Paying a short and sudden visit to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore on Friday. 25-Dec-2015
PM Modi greets Nawaz Sharif on his birthday New Delhi, Dec 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif on his birthday on Friday. 25-Dec-2015
Security Council strongly condemns deadly terrorist attack near Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan New York, Dec 23: The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attack in Afghanistan that killed at least six United States service members, for which the Taliban claimed responsibility, saying "no violent or terrorist acts can reverse the path towards Afghan-led peace, democracy and stability." 22-Dec-2015
Despite progress, Afghanistan faces major economic, security and political challenges in 2016 - UN envoy New York, Dec 22: At the end of the first year of its transformation decade, the Afghan National Unity Government is struggling to project national unity, security has deteriorated as it grapples with intensified fighting with much less international support, and the economy remains a matter of concern, the top United Nations official in the country warned on Monday. 21-Dec-2015
India welcomes Nepal's decision to amend Constitution New Delhi/Kathmandu, Dec 21: The Indian government on Monday welcomed Nepal's decision to amend its constitution in a bid to address two key demands of agitating Madhesis in the country. 21-Dec-2015
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones deported from Pakistani airport Islamabad, Dec 20 : Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones was sent back to Dubai after he arrived in Pakistan's Islamabad city without valid travel documents on Sunday, media reports said. 20-Dec-2015
Pakistan: 11 killed in road mishap Quetta, Dec 19 : At least 11 people were killed as a Karachi bound passenger coach collided with a tanker in Pakistan's Balochistan area on Saturday, media reports said. 19-Dec-2015
Pakistan: 23 suspected militants killed in air strikes Rawalpindi, Dec 18: Air strikes carried out by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has killed at least 23 suspected militants in Pakistan's Shawal and Khyber agency areas, officials said on Friday. 18-Dec-2015
Pakistan asked to halt executions New York, Dec 17: Pakistan’s government should immediately halt executions, reinstate the moratorium on the death penalty, and move toward abolition, Human Rights Watch has said in a joint letter with Amnesty International to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. 17-Dec-2015
Afghanistan: despite intensification of violence, UN official reports progress in overall relief assistance New York, Dec 16: Amid rising levels of violence in Afghanistan that has now spread across a large part of the country, the United Nations Deputy Special Representative there, reported on Tuesday overall progress in the ability to provide relief aid to those in need, as all parties to the conflict have shown an increase respect for humanitarian laws. 16-Dec-2015
In Kabul, UN political chief pledges continued support for Afghanistan New York, Dec 15 : During a trip to Kabul, the top United Nations political official pledged continued support to the Government and people of Afghanistan as they face several challenges, especially in the economy and in security. 15-Dec-2015
Nawaz Sharif reaches China Beijing, Dec 14: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on Monday reached China to attend the 14th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). 14-Dec-2015
Pakistan: 20 killed in Parachinar clothes market blast Peshawar, Dec 13: A blast hit clothes market in Kurram Agency's Parachinar area in Pakistan that killed at least 20 people on Sunday, media reports said. 13-Dec-2015
Border blockade on imports sends food and fuel prices skyrocketing in Nepal: UN New York, Dec 12 : Warning of severe shortages of food and fuel now plaguing Nepal caused by the ongoing major disruptions in imports across its southern border with India, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday predicted extreme hardship for the land-locked country if prices of basic food staples continue to soar. 12-Dec-2015
Afghanistan: Blast rocks Kabul Kabul ,Dec 11: A blast rocked Sherpoor area in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Friday, officials said. 11-Dec-2015
Afghanistan: UN mission condemns Taliban attack at Kandahar Airport New York, Dec 11: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned the Taliban initiated attack at Kandahar airport on 8 December, which reportedly killed 39 civilians, including four children and injured at least 23 civilians. 11-Dec-2015
Afghanistan: 50 killed in airport attack Kandahar , Dec 10: More than 50 people, which included 14 terrorists, were killed as insurgents stormed and launched an attack on the airport in southern Kandahar province , media reports said on Thursday. 10-Dec-2015
Nepal: UN aid agencies and partners appeal for access to life-saving medical supplies New York, Dec 9: United Nations agencies and their aid partners today expressed their “deepest concern” over critical and growing shortages of lifesaving medicines and supplies across Nepal and appealed to all sides to ease an effective blockade of the country’s southern border due to unrest over a new constitution. 09-Dec-2015
SAARC Charter Day helps members renew their commitment to its principles and objectives: Sharif Islamabad, Dec 8 : Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said SAARC Charter Day gives good opportunity to the SAARC members to renew their commitment to the Charter and its principles and objectives. 08-Dec-2015
Congress slams NDA for hush-hush India Pak NSA talks in Bangkok New Delhi, Dec 7 : The opposition Congress on Monday attacked the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) inside Parliament for a National Security Advisors level talks between India and Pakistan in Bangkok on Sunday, allegedly in a hush hush manner. 07-Dec-2015
NSA of India, Pakistan meet in Bangkok Bangakok/New Delhi, Dec 6 : The National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan met in Bangkok on Sunday, officials said. 06-Dec-2015
Pakistan school massacre: Four convicts hanged Rawalpindi, Dec 2 : Pakistan on Wednesday executed four militants convicted for their involvement in the Army Public School (APS) massacre in Peshawar last year. 02-Dec-2015
Two Pakistani Military Police official killed by gunmen Karachi, Dec 1: Unknown gunmen shot dead two Military Police (MP) officials as the vehicle in which they were traveling was attacked near Tibet Centre in Pakistan's Karachi city on Tuesday, media reports said. 01-Dec-2015
Children in Nepal at risk this winter due to shortage of essential supplies: UNICEF New York, Dec 1: Due to severe shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines, more than three million children under the age of 5 are at risk of death or disease during the harsh winter months in Nepal, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday. 01-Dec-2015
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