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America wants the people of Bangladesh to choose their leaders freely

Uranium transfer on Thursday, festive atmosphere in Rooppur

No objection to the movement, violence will not be spared: Prime Minister

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.

UN welcomes release of partial results in Afghanistan poll

New York, Apr 14 : Welcoming Sunday's announcement of the first batch of results in Afghanistan's Presidential elections as a further step towards completing the electoral process, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has noted that these results represent only a small proportion of the millions of ballots cast in the poll.

Myanmar: UN welcomes probe into attacks on aid workers

New York, Apr 11 : The top United Nations official in Myanmar welcomed the Government’s condemnation of the recent attacks against UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe, and its commitment to see perpetrators brought to justice through a newly established investigation commission.

Ban deplores deadly terrorist attacks in Pakistan

New York, Apr 10 : United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned on Wednesday the two recent deadly bomb blasts in Pakistan, in the capital Islamabad and in the Baluchistan province.

UN condemns deadly attack in southern Afghanistan

New York, Apr 9 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned an attack in the southern province of Kandahar which killed 15 civilians and injured another five.

Afghanistan: Ban welcomes polls as transition of power

New York, Apr 8 : United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Afghan people for Saturday’s historic presidential and provincial elections, which marked “an important step forward” in the country’s path to democracy.

UN deplores attack on journalists in Afghanistan

New York, Apr 5 : The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned the “abhorrent” attack on two international journalists working for the Associated Press on Friday which left one dead and the other wounded.

Ban urges all Afghans to vote in upcoming elections

New York, Apr 4 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday he is encouraged by the technical and security preparations and broad public engagement for Afghanistan’s upcoming elections and urged all of the country’s citizens to take part in the historic polls which will be held on Saturday.

Musharraf survives assassination attempt

Islamabad, Apr 3: Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday survived an assassination attempt as a bomb was blasted allegedly targetting his convoy while he was being shifted from Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to his farmhouse in Chak Shehzad, said reports.