Afghanistan: Blast kills 2 AIHRC officials killed
Kabul, Oct 26 (IBNS): A bomb blast in Afghanistan's Jalalabad area left two officials of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), media reports said.
Dhaka: 1 killed in homemade bomb explosions
Dhaka, Oct 24 (IBNS): At least one person as killed in homemade bomb explosions in old Dhaka on Saturday, media reports said.
Ban condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan on religious holiday
New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Friday's bombing of a procession of worshippers marking the Shia religious holiday of Ashura in Jacobabad, and the recent terrorist attacks in the Pakistani provinces of Balochistan and Sindh.
Six months after earthquake, Nepal racing against winter: UN relief official
New York, Oct 24 (IBNS): As winter approaches, the top United Nations humanitarian official for Nepal on Friday stressed that shelter and food remain top priorities six months after the devastating earthquakes that shook the country in April.
Pakistan: Suicide attack kills 12
Jacobabad, Oct 23 (IBNS): At least 12 people were killed in a suicide attack which targeted a Muharram procession near Shershah Haveli in Jacobabad's Lashari Mohalla Friday, media reports said.
UN relief wing races against time to reach isolated areas of Nepal
New York, Oct 21 (IBNS): As the approaching winter has left a small time window for aid workers to reach earthquake-hit, high-altitude areas in Nepal, the United Nations humanitarian wing and its partners are racing against the clock to ensure timely delivery of food and shelter supplies to the isolated communities.
Pakistan: Explosion in bus kills 11
Quetta, Oct 20 (IBNS): An explosion in a bus in Pakistan's Quetta city killed at least 11 people on Monday, media reports said.
Despite calm in Kunduz, conditions for humanitarian assistance not yet restored: UN
New York, Oct 16 (IBNS): While reports indicate that Kunduz city centre in northeast Afghanistan remains relatively quiet, with sporadic fighting taking place on the outskirts, full conditions for the safe delivery of humanitarian assistance have not yet been restored, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Stuck in Pakistan for 11 years, Geeta recognises family, to return soon
Karachi/New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS) Geeta, a deaf and mute Indian woman, who has been stranded in Pakistan for 11 years after accidentally crossing the border, is likely to be flown home soon, media reports said.
After six years on the rise, Afghan opium crop cultivation declines: UN survey
New York, Oct 15 (IBNS): Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreased 19 per cent in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released on Wednesday by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Suicide attack in Pakistan's PML-N MNA's office kills 7
Islamabad, Oct 14 (IBNS): At least seven people were killed as a suicide bomber blew up his explosives at the office of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker Amjad Farooq Khosa in Pakistan's Dera Ghazi Khan district on Wednesday, media reports said.
UN mission concerned by Taliban threats against Afghan media outlets
New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): Expressing serious concerns at recent statements made from the Taliban that identified specific Afghan media outlets and its staff as targets, the United Nations Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) on Tuesday urged all parties to the conflict to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression.
UN relief official urges action to address urgent needs in Afghanistan and Pakistan
New York, Oct 14 (IBNS): The head of Operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, called on Tuesday for renewed international commitment to address urgent humanitarian needs, and to shore up regional peace and stability in Afghanistan and Pakistan, noting that the two countries were on differing humanitarian trajectories.
Pakistan: Landslide buries shanties in Karachi, 13 killed
Karachi, Oct 13 (IBNS): AT least 13 people were killed in a landslide that buried shanties in Gulsitan-e-Jauhar area here on Tuesday, media reports said.
Afghanistan: UN urges prompt investigation into murder of mission staff member
New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply troubled and saddened over Monday's killing in Kandahar of Toorpaki Ulfat, a staff member of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).