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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

Afghanistan: UN condemns Taliban’s killing of civilians

New York, Aug 28: The United Nations mission in Afghanistan Tuesday condemned the abduction and killing of six civilians in the western province of Herat.

Pakistani general appointed military adviser to UN peacekeepers

New York, Aug 27: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Maqsood Ahmed as the military adviser for the Organization’s peacekeeping operations.

Myanmar: UN urges curbing spread of religious hatred

New York, Aug 23: A United Nations independent expert Thursday urged greater inclusion of women and other minority voices in the peace efforts in Myanmar and called on the Government to fulfil its obligations in stemming the spread of incitement of religious hatred directed against minority communities.

Pakistan adopts second anti-India resolution

Islamabad, Aug 22: The Pakistan National Assembly or the Lower House of the Parliament on Thursday passed its second resolution condemning the ‘unprovoked firing’ by the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC).

Ban calls for strengthening bonds between UN and Pakistan

New York, Aug 15: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday hailed the strong partnership between the United Nations and Pakistan on a wide range of issues, and voiced his hope that the country can build on the recent achievement of its first democratic transition between two civilian governments.

Myanmar: UN calls for dialogue with displaced persons

New York, Aug 14: The United Nations refugee agency Tuesday reiterated its call for dialogue between displaced Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and national authorities after recent violent clashes left one man dead and 10 other people injured.

Pak: 10 killed in firing outside mosque

Quetta, Aug 9: At least ten people were killed as four gunmen opened fire outside a mosque at Quetta city in Pakistan on Friday, reports said.

Pakistan PM 'sad' over LoC killings

Islamabad, Aug 8: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday expressed 'sadness' over the recent incidents on the Line of Control (LoC) which left five Indian soldiers dead even as the episode cast a shadow over the prospective meeting between him and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Local authorities continue rescue efforts following Pakistan floods

New York, Aug 7: The United Nations humanitarian wing reported Tuesday that local authorities in Pakistan are continuing their rescue and relief efforts in areas affected by flash flooding following recent monsoon rains.

Pak floods kill 50; more rains predicted

Islamabad, Aug 5: The death toll in flash floods in Pakistan touched 50 on Monday even as Flood Forecasting Division (FFD), Lahore, predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country.

Afghan conflict takes increasing toll on civilians: UN

New York, Aug 1: The number of Afghan civilians killed or injured in the first half of 2013 rose by 23 per cent compared to the same period last year, owing mainly to the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) by insurgents, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday.

Benazir: Musharraf to be indicted on Aug 6

Rawalpindi, July 30: A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday on Tuesday said country's former President Pervez Musharraf will be indicted in connection with the murder case of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on Aug 6, reports said.

Pakistan: PPP to boycott Prez election

Islamabad, July 26: The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) on Friday announced it will boycott the upcoming presidential election in the country.

Myanmar: Ban welcomes release of political prisoners

New York, July 24: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the release of 73 political prisoners in Myanmar Monday, as well as the announcement by the country’s leader that the rest will be freed by the end of the year.

Myanmar: UN welcomes end to border force

New York, July 17: A United Nations independent expert Tuesday welcomed the abolition of Myanmar’s notorious border security force, known as Nasaka, and called for an investigation of human rights abuses committed by its members against the Rohingya population in Rakhine state.