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).
Nepal: Experts begin post-disaster work at damaged UNESCO heritage sites
New York, Oct 9 (IBNS): International and national experts from the Nepalese Department of Archaeology and an archaeological team from Durham University have begun post-disaster excavation surveys and rescue excavations at earthquake damaged UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.
Shahadat send to 3-day remand by Bangladesh court
Dhaka, Oct 8 (IBNS): A Bangladesh court on Thursday sent cricketer Shahadat Hossain to three- day custody in connection with the case on torturing a domestic help.
UN refugee official calls for renewed international focus on Afghanistan
New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): The United Nationsâ€™ most senior refugee official is appealing to the international community to refocus its attention on Afghanistan, warning that it would be dangerous to ignore the country, and praised Iran and Pakistan for hosting so many Afghan refugees.
No humanitarian agencies left in Afghan city of Kunduz after bombing: UN
New York, Oct 7 (IBNS): There are currently no humanitarian agencies left in Kunduz, the north-eastern Afghan city where an air strike hit the MÃ©decins sans FrontiÃ¨res (MSF) hospital, causing the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
JMB leader killed in grenade blast
Dhaka, Oct 6 (IBNS): Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leader Mohammed Javed was killed in a grenade blast on Tuesday, media reports said.
No IS in Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina
Dhaka, Oct 4 (IBNS): Amid reports of IS involvements in the killings of two foreign nationals in Bangladesh, country's PM Sheikh Hasina rejected the presence of the militant group in the Asian nation.
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 â€œtragicâ€ and â€œinexcusableâ€ air strike on the MÃ©decins sans FrontiÃ¨res (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 MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res' (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.