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Soon the situation in Chittagong Hill Tracts will be calm: Obaidul Quader

KNF attack to loot money and show capability: RAB

Kidnapped manager of Sonali Bank returns to his family

Home Minister to visit Bandarban tomorrow to inspect situation

UN Refugee Agency alarmed as Sri Lanka deports families seeking asylum

New York, Aug 13: The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday expressed alarm that recent deportations of asylum-seekers from Sri Lanka back to Pakistan were growing in size and scope despite international calls to stop sending them back to a place where their lives could be in danger.

PM Modi condemns Pakistan’s proxy war

Leh, Aug 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing officers, soldiers and air warriors of the Indian Army and Air Force at Leh on Tuesday condemned the continuing proxy war by Pakistan.

Pakistan summons Indian deputy envoy over 'border firing'

Islamabad, Aug 11: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Deputy High Commissioner of India to lodge its protest over 'unprovoked Indian firing' across the Working Boundary in Sialkot sector on 10-11 August 2014.

Afghan presidential candidates agree to political deal, UN mission confirms

New York ,Aug 9: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday said that it welcomes a political agreement reached between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and looks forward to their pledged progress on moving ahead to form a national unity government.

Captured BSF jawan handed over to India by Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 8 : Pakistan on Friday handed over to India a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was captured by their troopers for allegedly crossing the border, after the motorboat in which he was on a patrol duty malfunctioned in River Chenab and swept him away to the waters of the neighbouring nation.

Pakistan: Militants killed in drone attack

Peshawar, Aug 6: At least five militants were killed in a US drone attack in North Waziristan's Dattakhel area on Wednesday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: UN envoy praises international troops after deadly attack

New York, Aug 6: A “tragedy” is how the top United Nations official in Afghanistan summed up an attack on international forces on Tuesday outside of Kabul in which a man wearing an Afghan military uniform reportedly gunned down at least 15 troops, including a high-ranking officer.

UN aids response efforts in Nepal, India after monsoons trigger landslides

New York, Aug 5: With more than 200 people dead or missing, the United Nations and its partners are supporting the Governments of India and Nepal in search-and-rescue operations, and to care for thousands of people displaced by landslides triggered by monsoon rain.

Afghanistan: UN welcomes arrival of observers for audit of run-off election results

New York, Aug 2 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed Friday’s deployment of international observers and UN experts ahead of the resumption Saturday of the comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.

Militants killed in Kashmir encounters with Army

Srinagar, Aug 1: Indian Army on Friday claimed to have killed two more militants in an encounter at Keran sector of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, taking the toll to four.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.