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Bogra-Sirajganj rail project: Travel time to Dhaka to be reduced by 3 hours

Bangladesh against war but will defend sovereignty: PM Hasina

Habibul Bashar appointed as the new head of BCB women's wing

Azmeri Haque Badhon to become chief judge at international film festival in India

PM Hasina emphasizes importance of mother tongue as main medium of education

UN urges Egypt to ensure rights for women

New York, July 11: A senior United Nations official Wednesday stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without fear of violence, stressing that their right to take part in the country's public life must be protected.

UN alarmed by escalation of Egypt’s political crisis

New York, July 10: The United Nations human rights office said Tuesday it is alarmed at the sharp escalation of the political crisis in Egypt and deplored the fact that dozens of people have reportedly been killed or wounded amid the ouster of President Mohamed Morsy last week.

Ban saddened by crash landing of plane in San Francisco

New York, July 9: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed sadness over Saturday’s crash landing of an Asiana aircraft in San Francisco, California, sending condolences to those affected by the accident that reportedly killed two teenagers and injured scores of others.

Egypt: 26 killed in clashes

Cairo, July 6: At least 26 people were killed across Egypt during clashes between ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters and opponents, reports said on Saturday.

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.