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Nepal earthquake's impact on food security likely to be very high: UN

New York, May 1 (IBNS): Some eight million dollars is urgently needed to help disaster-struck Nepalese farmers rapidly recover lost agricultural inputs and resume preparations for the imminent rice sowing season, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday.

Four Pak Talibans sent to 25 years' jail for attack on Malala

Islamabad, Apr 30 (IBNS) A Pakistan court on Thursday sentenced four persons to 25 years in jail for the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who last year won the Nobel Peace Prize.

UN and partners launch $415 million appeal to aid quake-stricken Nepal

New York, Apr 30 (IBNS): The United Nations on Wednesday launched a $415 million emergency appeal to provide vital relief to people affected by the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the densely populated Kathmandu Valley in Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 5,000, injuring at least 10,000 more.

UN allocates $15 million in emergency funds for Nepal earthquake response

New York, Apr 29 (IBNS): In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need.

Earthquake tremors hit Pakistan

Peshawar, Apr 28 (IBNS): Pakistan was jolted by an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale on Tuesday, media reports said.

Nepal: UN agencies rush supplies to earthquake survivors

New York, Apr 28 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency announced on Monday that it is rushing critical supplies to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has reportedly killed more than 3,000 people and injured thousands more on Saturday, and pledged that it ready to provide any assistance needed to help survivors through these difficult times.

45 killed as rain and storm hits Pakistan

Islamabad, Apr 27 (IBNS) Windstorm coupled with heavy rains has collapsed structures and other incidents which has left 45 people dead in different parts of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,media reports said on Monday.

UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake

New York, Apr 27 (IBNS): The United Nations relief wing said on Sunday that at least 2,200 people have died and over 5,800 are injured as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

Pakistan aircraft reach Nepal with relief supplies

New Delhi, Apr 26 (IBNS) Two Pakistani C-130 aircraft carrying relief supplies reached earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, officials said.

US to contribute $1 mn emergency assistance for Nepal

Kathmandu, Apr 26 (IBNS) The U.S. Mission in Nepal will contribute $1 million in initial assistance to support disaster relief efforts, officials said.

Nepal: Ban sends his condolences after earthquake hits Kathmandu Valley

New York, Apr 26(IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General has sent his deepest condolences to the Government of Nepal and to everyone affected by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday.

Afghanistan: 5 members of a family killed in rocket attack

Kabul, Apr 25 (IBNS) A rocket attack has killed five member of a family in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

Pakistan PM to visit UK

Islamabad, Apr 24 (IBNS) Pakistan prime minisrer Nawaz Sharif will leave for the United Kingdom on Friday, officials said.

Pakistan: 5 security personnel injured in IED blast

Peshawar, Apr 24 (IBNS): At least five security personnel were hurt in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast on a van in which they were traveling in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Friday, media reports said.

Nepal: 16 Indian pilgrims die in mishap

Kathmandu, Apr 22 (IBNS) At least 16 Indian nationals were killed as the bus in which they were travelling fell off the road in Nepal's Dhading district on Wednesday, media reports said.