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Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns 'tragic, inexcusable' Kunduz hospital airstrike

New York, Oct 4 (IBNS) Senior United Nations officials on Saturday condemned what they called a “tragic” and “inexcusable” air strike on the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, a city in northern Afghanistan, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians.

Afghanistan: US raid on Kunduz hospital kills 9

Kunduz City, Oct 3 (IBNS) A US airstrike has left nine people killed in Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) hospital in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Saturday,media reports said.

Sheikh Hasina returns to Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 3 (IBNS): Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Saturday returned to India after completing her visit to the US.

Japanese national shot dead in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 3 (IBNS): Unknown miscreants have shot dead a Japanese national in Rangpur district of Bangladesh, media reports said on Saturday.

Gandhi's dedication to non-violence still remains example for all: UN chief

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for a renewal of the commitment to non-violence and lives of dignity for all, noting that the example set by Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is relevant now as it has ever been.

Independent UN rights experts renew appeal to Pakistan to end death penalty

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts on Friday reiterated their call on Pakistan to reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and investigate cases where uncertain age determination processes have resulted in children being sentenced to death.

Nepalese Minister calls for enhanced partnerships to address global challenges

New York, Oct 2 (IBNS): Noting that the number of least developed countries (LDCs) has grown from 25 to 48 since 1971, with only four countries "graduating" from this status, the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that their struggle has been "unfairly long."

Afghanistan: U.S. C-130 plane crashes, 11 killed

Kabul, Oct 2 (IBNS): A U.S. C-130 plane crashed at Jalalabad Airport near the Afghan-Pakistani border in Afghanistan leaving 11 people dead, media reports said on Friday.

President of Sri Lanka details country's vision built on sustainability and reconciliation

New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): After years of conflict, "a new era of democracy" dawned in Sri Lanka this year, ushering in justice, freedom and equality, the country's President told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, reporting that his Government supports a "fresh universal approach" that deals honestly with the past while pursuing sustainable development.

Afghanistan: UN stresses need to protect civilians amid reported abuses in Kunduz

New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): Amid reports of extrajudicial executions, abductions and other abuses in Kunduz following this week's attack by the Taliban, the United Nations on Wednesday reminded all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan of their obligations to protect civilians and to respect human rights at all times.

Terrorism and climate change greatest threats to humanity: Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina

New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): As the global community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that two global challenges pose the greatest threat to the sustainability of humankind: terrorism and violent extremism, and climate change.

UN: Pakistan's Prime Minister proposes new peace initiative with India

New York, Oct 1 (IBNS): Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Pakistan's Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif proposed on Wednesday renewed peace talks with India, aimed at defining the relationship between the Asian countries 'as one of cooperation, not confrontation.'

Bangladesh: Foreign missions' alert for its citizens surprises PM Sheikh Hasina

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Amid directions given by UK, US and Australia governments to their nationals to limit their movements in Bangladesh, country's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is currently in the USA, expressed her surprise over the move.

Taliban attack: UN rights chief urges protection of civilians in Afghan city

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Following Monday’s attack by the Taliban in the Afghan city of Kunduz, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday urged both parties to the conflict to take all measures to protect civilians from harm.

IS link not confirmed in Italian national killing, says Bangladesh government

Dhaka, Sept 29 (IBNS) Bangladesh government on Tuesday said that the involvement of militant group Islamic State (IS) an Italian national, who was killed in capital Dhaka, has not confirmed so far.