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UN aids response efforts in Nepal, India after monsoons trigger landslides

New York, Aug 5 (IBNS)With more than 200 people dead or missing, the United Nations and its partners are supporting the Governments of India and Nepal in search-and-rescue operations, and to care for thousands of people displaced by landslides triggered by monsoon rain.

Afghanistan: UN urges respect for continuing audit as process resumes in Kabul

New York, Aug 5 (IBNS) The process to check thousands of ballot boxes in the Afghan presidential election run-off is now underway after several delays, the United Nations mission in the country confirmed, calling for local commitment to complete the audit without any more postponements.

Ferry sinks in Bangladesh, many feared dead

Dhaka, Aug 4 (IBNS) At least 90 people are feared to have been killed as the ferry in which they were traveling capsized in the Padma river near Lauhajang upazila in Bangaldesh on Monday,media reports said.

China factory blast kills 68, injures 187

Nanjing, Aug 2 (IBNS): At least 68 people were killed and 187 others were injured after a powerful blast hit a factory in east China's Jiangsu Province, reports said.

UN welcomes Afghanistan's recommitment to end recruitment of child soldiers

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Afghanistan took another step forward in protecting children from being recruited into and used by national security forces, a move welcomed to Friday by the United Nations.

Afghanistan: UN welcomes arrival of observers for audit of run-off election results

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed Friday’s deployment of international observers and UN experts ahead of the resumption Saturday of the comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June.

UN envoy welcomes criteria for invalidation, recount in Afghan audit process

New York, July 31 (IBNS) The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has welcomed the decision to adopt criteria for the invalidation and recount of ballots as part of the ongoing audit over the results of the presidential run-off poll.

Hamid Karzai's cousin killed in suicide bombing

Kandahar, July 29 (IBNS): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai's cousin Hashmat Khalil Karzai was killed in suicide bombing in Kandahar on Tuesday.

Pakistan: Blast kills one in Quetta

Quetta, July 27 (IBNS): At least one person was killed in a blast at Quetta's Kandhari Bazar in Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Bangladesh PM rejects talks with BNP

Dhaka, July 26 (IBNS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday rejected any possible dialogue with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).

Amid audit delay, UN in Afghanistan proposes criteria for ordering recounts

New York, July 25 (IBNS) As the audit of the Afghan presidential election resumed on Thursday, the United Nations proposed a set of criteria to the country’s main electoral body for separating valid votes from fraudulent ballots cast in the June presidential run-off.

Afghanistan to resume election audit on Thursday, UN confirms

New York, July 24 (IBNS) The physical audit of the votes cast in Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election is due to resume on Thursday, the United Nations on Wednesday confirmed after a meeting with Afghan electoral commission officials.

Kabul suicide attack kills 4

Kabul, July 22 (IBNS): At least four people were killed in suicide bombing in fifteen police district at Kabul city in Afghanistan on Tuesday, media reports said.

UN mission welcomes start of audit of Afghan presidential run-off election

New York, July 18 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has welcomed the start on Thursday of the audit of the results of last month’s presidential run-off election.

Air strikes kill above 25 militants in Pakistan

Rawalpindi, July 16(IBNS Pakistan on Wednesday said more than 25 militants have been killed in air strikes in North Waziristan Agency (NWA) on Wednesday.