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Hezafat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque placed on seven-day remand

Lockdown extended by seven more days

Case against Nur for saying 'those who support Awami League are not Muslims'

I understand there is a problem, but life first: Chief Justice

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Mozambique: Ban urges push to achieve MDGs

New York, May 21: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday emphasized the importance of countries stepping up their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before their 2015 deadline and stressed developing countries like Mozambique have the most to benefit from accelerated action.

Nigerian rebels could face war crimes charges: UN

New York, May 18: Members of Boko Haram and other extremist groups in Nigeria could face war crimes charges for deliberate acts leading to ethnic and religious cleansing, the top United Nations human rights official said Friday.

Guatemala: UN welcomes conviction of former military leader

New York, May 14: The top United Nations human rights official Monday welcomed the conviction of José Efraín Ríos Montt, Guatemala’s former de facto head of State, to 80 years in prison for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Ban welcomes release of peacekeepers detained in Golan

New York, May 13 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the safe release of the four United Nations peacekeepers captured last week while on patrol in the Golan Heights.

Syria: UN assists thousands displaced in Baniyas area

New York, May 11: United Nations agencies Friday said they have begun distribution of emergency assistance to thousands of Syrians who were recently displaced by alleged massacres in Baniyas and its surrounding areas.

Ban appoints new UN information technology chief

New York, May 10: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Atefeh Riazi of the United States as the new Chief Information Technology Officer for the United Nations, with the responsibility for all substantive and operational needs of the world body relating to information and communications technology (ICT).

Syria: Ban welcomes US-Russia accord to spur political solution

New York, May 9: United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, Wednesday welcomed the statements by Russia and the United States that they would work together to achieve a political solution to end a conflict that has claimed more than 70,000 lives over the past two years.

South Sudan: UN urges role of women in drafting constitution

New York, May 8: Women must play a greater role in South Sudan’s political life, from drawing up the country’s constitution to translating it into law, a United Nations official has urged, as the African nation prepares to draft its first legal framework.

Somalia: UN condemns deadly attack in Mogadishu

New York, May 6: The United Nations political office for Somalia Sunday strongly condemned a deadly suicide bombing at Kilometer 4 (K4) junction in the capital Mogadishu, and reiterated the UN\'s continued support for the Government ahead of next week\'s international conference in the United Kingdom.

UN urges Mexico to strengthen protection of human rights

New York, May 4: A United Nations independent expert Friday urged the Mexican Government to strengthen the national structures that protect human rights, in particular the right to life, and reduce the involvement of the military in policing to reduce the use of force in the country.

Somalia famine killed nearly 260,000 people, UN reports

New York, May 3: More than a quarter of a million people died in the famine in Somalia between October 2010 and April 2012, in part because the international community did not act quickly enough, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country said Thursday.

UN urges political dialogue in Libya

New York, May 1: The United Nations mission in Libya Tuesday said it is following the latest developments in the country where armed gunmen have overtaken the ministries of justice and foreign affairs, and other State institutions, and urged all Libyans to join the country’s democratic transition.

New UN envoy heads to Great Lakes region

New York, Apr 27 The newly appointed United Nations Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa is headed to the region this weekend for her first visit to bolster support for a recently agreed UN-mediated accord she has described as \"a framework for hope\" aimed at ending decades of conflict and instability in Democratic Republic of the Congo and the wider region.

Iraq and Kurdistan to resolve outstanding issues: UN

New York, Apr 29 (IBNS): Welcoming the meeting set for Monday between the leaders of Iraq and its Kurdistan region, a senior United Nations official said he hopes the talks will help resolve outstanding issues.

Ban welcomes peaceful general elections in Paraguay

New York, Apr 26: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed peaceful general elections in Paraguay that attracted wide participation, reiterating the United Nations’ willingness to work with the newly elected authorities and people in the South American country.