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Relief on Dhaka streets due to less traffic during Ashura holiday

RAB's air wing director injured in Nawabganj helicopter crash succumbs in Singapore hospital

Uttara garage blast: 7 out of 8 burnt dead, remaining person critical

No decision yet on train fare hike

Ashura: Traditional tazia procession ends with mourning

Bhutan: PDP wins election

Thimpu, July 14: Bhutan's main opposition People's Democratic Party has won majority of seats in the parliamentary elections and is all set to come to power in the Himalayan nation that shares its border with India.

Pakistan: 2 killed in Kohat blast

Kohat, July 11: At least two people were killed in a bomb blast in Pakistan's Kohat city on Thursday, reports said.

UN condemns continued killing of Afghan civilians

New York, July 11: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has strongly condemned the killing by a roadside bomb of at least 18 civilians – including eight women, eight children and two men – in the Obeh district of the western province of Herat.

UN calls on Myanmar to accelerate discharge efforts

New York, July 9: The United Nations has welcomed the release of 42 children by the Myanmar Armed Forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and called for accelerating the discharge of remaining children within the ranks of the army.

UN urges reconsideration of Afghan human rights body

New York, June 29: The United Nations human rights chief Friday warned that recent appointments to Afghanistan's top human rights body compromise its independence and effectiveness and undermine its high standing with the public and international partners.

Pak blast: 9 dead; TTP takes responsibility

Katachi, June 26 At least nine people were killed in a blast as militants targeted the convoy of Sindh High Court judge Justice Maqbool Baqir at Burns Road area in Karachi on Wednesday, reports said.

Ban deplores killing of foreigners in northern Pakistan

New York, June 25: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is “appalled” by the reported killing of a group of foreigners who were on a mountain-climbing expedition in northern Pakistan, and urged the country to take measured to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Young Pakistani activist launches drive for safe education

New York, June 18: A 15-year-old Pakistani girl targeted by assassins – Malala Yousafzai – is the first signatory of a new worldwide petition calling for urgent action to ensure the right of every child to safely attend school, launched Monday with the backing of the United Nations Special Envoy for Education.

Pak summons U.S. envoy over drone strike

Islamabad, June 8: Newly sworn-in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday summoned America's envoy to Islamabad to lodge a strong protest against a U.S. drone strike that killed nine people in the country's northwest.

Pak court approves Musharraf’s jail trial

Islamabad, June 6: A Pakistani court on Thursday approved the request for jail trial of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the judges’ detention case.

UN condemns deadly attacks in eastern Afghanistan

New York, Jun 4: The United Nations strongly condemned the two deadly attacks which took place Monday in eastern Afghanistan that left at least 19 people dead, including a dozen children.

UNSC seeks justice for perpetrators of attack in Afghanistan

New York, May 27 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Sunday underlined the need to bring the perpetrators of the attack on a compound of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to justice, and expressed serious concern over the threat that terrorist groups pose to the country.

Afghanistan: UN urges law to eliminate women violence

New York, May 21: Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan are Monday urging the Government to fully implement legislation to protect women from child marriage and other forms of violence, in line with international commitments, after the Afghan Parliament failed to ratify the law over the weekend.

UN assesses low damage from Cyclone Mahasen

New York, May 18: United Nations agencies and partners assessed parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar after Tropical Cyclone Mahasen hit land Friday, weakened and dissipated, leaving behind less damage than originally feared.

Gilani son kidnap: Ring leader arrested

Islamabad, May 17: The Pakistani Police on Friday claimed that they have arrested the leader of a gang that kidnapped former Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani\'s son Ali Haider Gilani on May 9.