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14 parties congratulate PM on getting climate award

1,985 nominations shortlisted, 731 rejected after scrutiny

Political leaders missing from the field after calling for a blockade: DB chief

Prime Minister Hasina calls for the conservation of rivers to save the country

BNP's Nipun Roy granted anticipatory bail in 8 cases of destruction and vandalism

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

15 suspected militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 30: Pakistan on Monday said 15 suspected militants have been killed in ground operation by the country's Army in and around Miramshah area of North Waziristan.

Pakistan: Police seize truck with explosives

Lahore, June 29: The police foiled a terrorism bid in Pakistan's Lahore city as they seized a explosive-laden truck, media reports said on Sunday.

Delhi building collapse: 4 killed

New Delhi, June 28 : At least four people lost their lives and several others are feared trapped as a three-storey building collapsed in North Delhi's Inderlok area on Saturday, reports said.

3 international experts tapped to assist with UN-mandated SL conflict probe

New York, June 25 : Three distinguished experts have agreed to advise the United Nations-mandated investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the final stages of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka.

Peshawar: One killed in PIA plane firing

Peshawar, June 25: A woman was killed and two others were injured when unidentified gunmen fired at a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar city of Pakistan, said reports on Wednesday.

Afghanistan: UN urges respect for electoral processes as candidate questions run-off vote

New York, June 19 : Following the announcement Wednesday by an Afghan presidential candidate that he will suspend cooperation with the electoral process, the United Nations has called for respect of the country’s Constitution and laws, as well as its independent electoral institutions.

Sri Lanka: UN alarmed at inter-communal violence

New York, Jun 17 : The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights voiced her deep alarm on Monday at inter-communal violence taking place in south-western Sri Lanka in which several people have reportedly been killed and scores injured.

Afghanistan: UN condemns mutilation of voters in western province

New York, Jun 16 : The top United Nations official in Afghanistan on Sunday strongly condemned what appears to be punishment doled out by the Taliban to nearly a dozen of people who had their index fingers cut off after voting in the presidential run-off.