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Four killed in Kabul explosion

Kabul, May 19 (IBNS): An explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul city killed four people and left more than 20 other injured here on Tuesday, media reports said.

Kabul explosion kills 4

Kabul, May 19 (IBNS): At least four people were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Explosion rocks Kabul

Kabul, May 19 (IBNS) An explosion rocked the parking area of Ministry of Justice in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Tuesday, media reports said.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

New York, May 19 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide on Monday voiced grave concern about the safety of citizen journalists in Bangladesh following the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on 12 May.

3 killed in Kabul suicide attack targetting foreign convoy

Kabul, May 17 (IBNS): At least three people were killed including a foreign soldier as a suicide bomber targetted foreign forces' convoy near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan's Kabul on Sunday morning, media reports said.

Ban urging UN to help Nepal build back better

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Over the past three weeks, the lives of eight million Nepalese people has been “changed beyond recognition,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, as he called on the international community to rally in support of the country and invest for the long haul so that it can sustain itself as it recovers and rebuilds from a devastating earthquake.

Afghan Taliban claims responsibility of Kabul attack

Kabul, May 14 (IBNS): The Afghan Taliban on Thursday claimed responsibility for Wednesday's terror attack in Kabul which left 14 people dead in the country, media reports said.

Nepal’s emergency preparedness saved lives in earthquake aftermath: WHO

New York, May 14 (IBNS): The emergency preparedness efforts implemented by the Government of Nepal over the past 15 years have ensured that key elements of the health sector remained ready and able to function during the recent earthquake that devastated large swathes of the mountainous country, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

Ban condemns terrorist act in Pakistan on Shia Muslim community

New York, May 14 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the “strongest possible terms” Wednesday’s terrorist attack in Pakistan which left dozens dead and many others injured, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed.

As powerful new quake hits Nepal, UN races to deliver aid to those affected

New York, May 13 (IBNS): A new earthquake measuring 7.3 in magnitude has struck Nepal on Tuesday killing at least 40 people, according to information received by the United Nations, just two weeks after a powerful tremor killed more than 8,000 thousand people and devastated much of the country’s infrastructure.

Bangladesh: Another blogger killed

Dhaka, May 12 (IBNS) Unknown attackers on Tuesday hacked to death a blogger Ananta Bijoy Das in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, media reports said.

Nepal: UN and relief agencies race against time as monsoon season nears

New York, May 12 (IBNS): Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, emergency responders are racing against time to reach affected populations in the mountainous country's most remote regions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced.

Three fresh tremors jolt Nepal, death toll crosses 8000

Kathmandu, May 10 (IBNS): Three fresh tremors rocked Nepal on Sunday triggering panic among the locals after the Himalayan nation witnessed a massive earthquake on Apr 25, resulting in the killing of over 8000 people.

Pakistan: Doctor shot dead in Karachi

Karachi, May 9 (IBNS): Unidentified gunmen shot dead a doctor near his clinic in Pakistan's Karachi city on Saturday, media reports said.

UN agency report documents alarming surge in Bay of Bengal crossings

New York, May 9 (IBNS): The number of irregular migrants crossing the Bay of Bengal has almost doubled over the past year amid a dangerous uptick in human smuggling and trafficking across the region, according to a new report from the United Nations refugee agency.