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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

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.

Pakistan: Presidential election to be held on Aug 6

Karachi, July 16: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday announced the country will hold its Presidential election on Aug 6.

Bugti: Court directs to produce Musharraf

Quetta, July 15: A Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Monday directed authorities to produce the country's former President Pervez Musharraf before it in connection to the Akbar Khan Bugti murder case.

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.