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Prime Minister Hasina receives the 'SDG Progress Award'

Covid-19 claims 26 lives in a day, daily infection rate drops to 4.69 percent

Canada: Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party wins snap poll gamble but misses majority

Four countries will join Bangladesh's victory parade in Parade Square

Bangladesh has surprised the world under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Ecuador not to give asylum to Snowden

Quito, July 2: Ecuador President Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado has made it clear that his country is not considering the asylum request of former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contractor Edward Snowden, who is wanted in the U.S. for espionage charges.

Lebanon: Ban deplores attack on armed forces in Sidon

New York, June 25: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is following with deep concern the latest developments in the southern city of Sidon, where attacks on the Lebanese Armed Forces have led to serious losses in the army, his spokesperson Monday said.

Ban appoints new military chief of MINUSMA

New York, June 18: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Monday announced the appointment of Major General Jean Bosco Kazura as Force Commander for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).

Kenya's Mukhisa Kituyi appointed head of UNCTAD

New York, June 11: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Monday confirmed the appointment of Mukhisa Kituyi of Kenya as Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a four-year term, beginning on 1 September 2013.

I want to run for president: Suu Kyi

Naypyidaw, June 6 (IBNS): Keeping an eye on the elections to be held in 2015, Myanmar's democracy movement leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday expressed her aim to run for the presidency.

Paris Jackson attempts suicide

Los Angeles, June 6: The 15-year-old daughter of late international pop icon Michael Jackson, who attempted to commit suicide on Wednesday, is physically fine now, reports said on Thursday.

Tanzanian general appointed military chief of African Union

New York, Jun 5 (IBNS): The United Nations and the African Union Tuesday announced the appointment of Tanzanian Lieutenant General Paul Ignace Mella as Force Commander of their joint peacekeeping force in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

Ban strongly condemns suicide bombings in Niger

New York, May 24: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the two suicide bombings which took place Thursday in north-west Niger, and conveyed his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.

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.