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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul's bail hearing on Thursday

Dissension with Tarique: Top BNP leaders want new programme

Gas reserves decreasing, only 32% remaining

A-League writes to returning officer seeking permission for rally

EC show causes 60 candidates for violating code of conduct

Ban to brief chemical weapons inspection team from Syria

New York, Aug 30: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is cutting short his official visit to Austria to return to New York in preparation for a briefing from the United Nations chemical weapons inspection team which is due to wrap up its work in Syria this weekend.

Somalia: UN welcomes agreement with southern region's leaders

New York, Aug 29: The top United Nations envoy in Somalia Wednesday welcomed the agreement signed between the country's Federal Government and the Interim Jubba Administration establishing the terms of governance in three southern regions.

Ban appoints force commander of UN Western Sahara Mission

New York, Aug 28: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday announced the appointment of Major General Imam Edy Mulyono of Indonesia as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

UNESCO calls on Egypt to investigate death of journalists

New York, Aug 27: The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom Monday denounced the deaths of three Egyptian journalists and called for a thorough investigation into these incidents.

Syria to allow use of chemical weapons probe: UN

New York, Aug 26: Following talks with United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane, the Syrian Government has affirmed it will grant access to UN inspectors, beginning Monday, to sites in the suburbs of Damascus where chemical weapons were allegedly used last week.

Ban urges ‘maximum restraint’ following rocket fire into Israel

New York, Aug 24: United Nations Secretary-General Ban has expressed great concern over Thursday’s firing of rockets from the area of Tyre – within United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon’s (UNIFIL) area of operations – towards Israel, and noted that the missions was investigating the circumstances of the incident in cooperation with the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israel Defense Forces.

Ireland: First legal abortion performed

Dublin, Aug 23: The first life-saving pregnancy termination has been performed under the provisions of new abortion legislation in Ireland, media reports said on Friday.

Syria: Ban alarmed by allegations of chemical weapons use

New York, Aug 22: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his shock at reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Damascus suburbs Wednesday, as a United Nations team continues to investigate the matter in other parts of the war-torn country.

UN concerned by fresh violence in Egypt

New York, Aug 21: The United Nations Tuesday called on Egyptian authorities to allow access to human rights officers to assess the situation on the ground in light of the new wave of violence in the country.

Somalia: Rape allegations at African Union facility

New York, Aug 19 The top United Nations envoy in Somalia on Sunday expressed grave concern over allegations of rape at a facility of the African Union Mission in the country (AMISOM), and welcomed the Government's investigation into the incident.

Egypt: Cairo mosque secured

Cairo, Aug 17: Security forces cleared a Cairo mosque after a stand-off with supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on Saturday, media reports said.

UN urges talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence

New York, Aug 16: The United Nations human rights chief Thursday appealed to all parties in Egypt to act with restraint and initiate talks, following a day of bloody violence that left hundreds dead and many more injured.

Egypt: 421 killed in clashes

Cairo, Aug 15: At least 421 people were killed during clashes between the police and supporters of country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi in Cairo city on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday.

Ban condemns attacks in Nigeria’s Borno state

New York, Aug 14: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called on all extremist groups in Nigeria to cease their attacks, after dozens of people were killed in the country’s north-east, including worshippers reportedly shot to death while praying inside a mosque.

Ban appoints head to UN humanitarian coordination in Haiti

New York, Aug 13: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Peter de Clercq of the Netherlands to the top United Nations humanitarian coordination position in Haiti.