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Bangladesh's second underground metro rail construction may begin next month

The situation of load shedding in the country is unbearable: State Minister for Power laments

Bangladesh: Exports increased to 485 million dollars in May

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Chilahati Express

Bangladesh: Onion import permit from today

Pakistan: 5 killed in blast

Peshawar, May 11 : At least five people were killed in a blast at a mosque in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Sunday, media reports said.

UN urges investigation into murder of Pakistani lawyer

New York, May 10 : The United Nations on Friday condemned the killing of prominent human rights lawyer Rashid Khan Rehman in Pakistan and urged the Government to bring the perpetrators to justice.

UN wraps up Pakistan visit with calls to support for insecurity

New York, May 9 : Wrapping up a mission to Pakistan that included time in the country’s tribal region, where the protracted suffering of the displaced is “heart-wrenching,” a senior United Nations humanitarian official on Thursday stressed the need for more support to millions of people affected by insecurity, natural disasters and chronic malnutrition in the country.

Afghanistan: UN urges support for vulnerable communities

New York, May 7 : In the wake of last week’s massive landslide in north-eastern Afghanistan, a senior United Nations relief official on Tuesday voiced deep concern about the impact of conflict and natural disasters in the country, and urged the world to step up support to vulnerable communities.

Afghanistan: UN officials visit landslide-hit north-eastern province

New York, May 6 : Following a visit on Monday to the site of the massive landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan late last week, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials highlighted the longer-term needs of people displaced by natural disasters in the country, as well as the need for long-term preventive measures.

UN supports rescue effort after landslides hit Afghanistan

New York, May 3 : Landslides triggered by heavy rains crashed into an area of north-eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 350 people and causing widespread damage to homes and agriculture, according to a senior United Nations relief official in the country, who said the world body is “fully engaged” in the effort to mobilize support for the initial search and rescue effort.

Afghanistan: 10 killed in suicide bombing

Kabul, May 1: At least 10 people were killed in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's central Panjsher province on Thursday, media reports said.

UN urges Maldives to repeal regulation on death penalty

New York, Apr 30 : The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday voiced deep concern about a new regulation in the Maldives that effectively overturns a 60-year moratorium on the use of capital punishment in the country and allows for children as young as seven to be sentenced to death for certain crimes.

Afghanistan: UN condemns deadly attack on Kabul hospital

New York, Apr 26 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned the killing of three civilians by a gunman on Thursday at a private hospital in Kabul.

Pakistani military jets attack militant hideouts, 23 killed

Peshawar, Apr 24 : At least 23 extremists were killed as Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected militant hideouts in Khyber Agency on Thursday, media reports said.

Myanmar: UNICEF concerned over Kachin children

New York, Apr 23 : Recent fighting between Government forces and Kachin rebels in Myanmar, and the resulting displacement of thousands of people, has significantly increased the risks to young people, including possible recruitment, limited access to basic services and the threat of landmines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.

UN urges Afghan women to engage in political process

New York, Apr 22 (IBNS): With the results still being counted from Afghanistan’s recent presidential election, the top United Nations official in the country on Monday urged women to remain meaningfully engaged in the political process and improve political life there.

Pakistan: 41 killed in road mishap

Sukkur, Apr 20 : At least 41 people were killed as a bus collided with a trailer on National Highway in southern Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Nepal : 14 killed in Mount Everest accident

Kathmandu, Apr 18 : At least 14 people were killed and several others were injured in a avalanche on Mount Everest, media reports said.

TTP: Pakistan to continue peace talks process

Islamabad, Apr 17 : A day after the Paksitan Taliban refused to extend their 40-day long ceasefire, the Pakistan government on Thursday said the peace talks process with them would continue on a slow place based on a wait and see policy, media reports said.