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Man attacks Tokyo train with knife, starts fire; 10 injured

Tokyo/IBNS: At least 10 people were injured and another critically hurt after a man attacked a train with a knife and started a fire in Tokyo on Sunday, AFP reported citing local media.

US Embassy's security guards use tear gas against protesters in Baghdad: Reports

Beirut/Sputnik: The US embassy security personnel have deployed tear gas to disperse demonstrators off its territory in Baghdad, Lebanese Al Mayadeen broadcaster reported on Wednesday.

Taliban steps up attacks in Afghanistan following peace talks' pause in Doha

Kabul/Xinhua: Taliban militants have intensified attacks in Afghanistan following the pause in peace talks between the armed group and the US delegation in Qatar's capital Doha as the militants in latest offensive have killed nearly two dozen security personnel in the eastern Ghazni province on Saturday.

Sri Lankan president says 56 suspects linked to Easter explosions in custody

Colombo, May 7 (Xinhua): Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday said that 56 suspects linked to the Easter Sunday terror explosions were in police custody.

Afghanistan: Violence at voter registration sites ‘assault on democracy,’ UN envoy warns

New York, May 11 (IBNS): Afghanistan has suffered “a disturbing pattern” of attacks on voter registration facilities since the process began last month, which add up to an “assault on democracy”, the United Nations mission there said Thursday.

Afghanistan: Kabul attacks kill at least seven, over 15 injured

Kabul, May 10 (IBNS): At least seven people died in the dual attacks in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Wednesday, reports said.

Health-care workers suffer attacks every single week: ICRC

New York, May 4 (IBNS): An incident of violence against health-care facilities or personnel has taken place every single week since the passage two years ago of a U.N. Security Council Resolution meant to increase respect for the sanctity of health care, said International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

Attacks on women journalists on the rise, online and off – UNESCO

New York, Mar 24 (JEN): Over the past 15 years there has been “a marked increase” in cyber harassment, making the safety of women journalists a major issue for reportage in today’s digital era, participants highlighted Thursday at a United Nations event.

Perpetrators of attack on church in Pakistan must be brought to justice, stresses UN chief

New York, Dec 19(Just Earth News):  Denouncing Monday’s attack on a Methodist church in western Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General called for those behind the incident be held accountable.  

UN agency condemns attack on staff in Central African Republic town

New York, July 4(Just Earth News): Strongly condemning an attack against its staff and premises in a northern town of the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency has underscored the importance of safety of aid workers for them to be able to help civilian populations in desperate need.

Taliban attack kills eight Afghan soldiers

Kabul, Apr 22 (IBNS): At least eight Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide attack carried out by militants, local Khaama Press reported.

Recent attack on evacuated civilians in Syria ‘likely a war crime,’ says UN rights office

New York, Apr 18(Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed great concern about the safety of civilians being evacuated in Syria, saying a weekend attack on a convoy near Aleppo likely amounts to a war crime and the situation in Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

Recent attack on evacuated civilians in Syria ‘likely a war crime,’ says UN rights office

New York, Apr 19 (Just Earth News): The United Nations human rights office on Tuesday expressed great concern about the safety of civilians being evacuated in Syria, saying a weekend attack on a convoy near Aleppo likely amounts to a war crime and the situation in Syria should be referred to the International Criminal Court.

'Monstrous, cowardly' attack on Syrian evacuees a show of shameless disregard for human life – UN aid chief

New York, Apr 16 (Just Earth News): Expressing “horror” at the attack on civilians evacuating from the besieged Syrian towns of Foah and Kefraya, the United Nations humanitarian chief has called on all parties to the conflict to uphold their obligations under international law and protect civilians.

Security Council, UNAMA condemn attack near Afghanistan's Supreme Court

New York, Feb 8 (Just Earth News): The Security Council and the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan have joined Secretary-General António Guterres in condemning the deadly attack outside of the Supreme Court in Kabul.