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Afghanistan recommits to ending recruitment of children in security forces – UN envoy

New York, Feb 20 (Just Earth News/IBNS) Following a mission to Afghanistan, the United Nations envoy dealing with children and armed conflict issues, has welcomed the Government's recommitment to fully implementing its plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in the national security forces.

Three terrorists arrested in Afghanistan

Kabul, Feb 19 (IBNS) Three terrorists have been arrested by National Directorate of Security (NDS) personnel from Afghanistan's Kabul city, media reports said on Friday.

Pakistan: Militant attack kills 6 security personnel

Peshawar, Feb 18 (IBNS) At least six security personnel were killed as militants attacked a security check-post in Pakistan's Mohmand Agency area on Wednesday, media reports said.

Two killed in Nepal bus mishap

Kathamandu, Feb 18 (IBNS): At least two people were killed in a bus accident in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district on Wednesday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Taliban child soldier recruitment surges

New York, Feb 17 (IBNS) Taliban forces in Afghanistan have added scores of children to their ranks since mid-2015 in violation of the international prohibition on the use of child soldiers, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

Pakistan: Karachi University evacuated after bomb threat

Karachi, Feb 17 (IBNS):Pakistan's Karachi University was evacuated after police received reports that three bombs were placed in the campus of the institutions on Wednesday, media reports said.

Pakistan's Islamabad city elects its first Mayor

Islamabad, Feb 16 (IBNS) Pakistan's Islamabad has elected its first Mayor, media reports said.

F-16: Pakistan 'surprised' over India's disappointment

Islamabad, Feb 15 (IBNS): Pakistan has expressed 'surprise' over India's disappointment over the United States' decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to the Asian nation.

Pakistan: Van hit by train, 8 killed

Islamabad, Feb 15 (IBNS) At least eight people were killed as a van was hit by Lahore-bound Fareed Express close to the near Allah Dino Saand railway station in Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Afghanistan civilian casualties hit high in 2015: UN

Kabul, Feb 14 (IBNS) The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan during 2015 are the highest recorded, the UN said on Sunday on the release of its 2015 Annual Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.

Valentine's Day should be avoided: Pakistan President tells countrymen

Islamabad, Feb 13 (IBNS); Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has urged people not to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Karachi: Three grenade attacks in Karachi, security increased

Karachi, Feb 12 (IBNS): Three separate grenade attacks hit Pakistani city of Karachi within a span of two hours, media reports said.

After 30 years of conflict, Sri Lanka still in 'early stages of renewal' - UN rights chief

New York, Feb 10 (Just Earth News/IBNS)After nearly 30 years of conflict and acrimony that not only cost tens of thousands of lives but also eroded vital components of the State, Sri Lanka is still in the early stages of renewal, the United Nations human rights chief said today, ending a mission to the country.

Pakistan: PIA employees end strike

Karachi, Feb 10 (IBNS): Ending a logjam, the Joint action Committee (JAC) of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) employees have ended their eight-day-long strike.

Sushil Koirala passes away

Kathamandu, Dec 9 (IBNS): Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala passed away on Tuesday.