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Sri Lanka must do more to rein in hate speech, faith based violence: UN rights experts

New York, July 3 (IBNS): Aiming to stem the tide of violent attacks and recrimination against Sri Lanka’s Muslim and Christian communities, a group of United Nations human rights expertscalled on Wednesday on the Government to adopt urgent measures to stop the promotion of racial and faith-based hatred and end “the atmosphere of impunity” fuelling hate speech and violence by Buddhist extremists.

Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014 approved

Islamabad, July 2 (IBNS): Pakistan's National Assembly on Wednesday approved the Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014, media reports said.

Afghanistan: 8 ANA personnel killed in suicide blast

Kabul, July 2 (IBNS) At least eight Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Kabul city on Wednesday, media reports said.

Ghanaian Major General appointed to head UN observer mission in India and Pakistan

New York, July 2 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General Delali Johnson Sakyi of Ghana as the head of the United Nations mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan.

UN agencies to assist nearly 500,000 people in Pakistan's Wazirstan area

New York, July 2 (IBNS) United Nations humanitarian agencies and partners are aiding nearly half a million people along the Pakistan-Afghan border, uprooted by a Pakistani offensive against armed insurgents in the North Wazirstan Agency tribal areas.

15 suspected militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 30 (IBNS): Pakistan on Monday said 15 suspected militants have been killed in ground operation by the country's Army in and around Miramshah area of North Waziristan.

Pakistan: Police seize truck with explosives

Lahore, June 29 (IBNS): The police foiled a terrorism bid in Pakistan's Lahore city as they seized a explosive-laden truck, media reports said on Sunday.

Afghanistan needs statesmanship, not brinksmanship: UN envoy

New York, June 25 (IBNS): Amidst challenges that are testing Afghanistan’s electoral, institutional and legal frameworks, together with the maturity of its political leaders, the top United Nations official in the country underscored on Wednesday the vital need for the Afghan political class to act decisively to manage these events and "avoid any slippery slope to civil disorder and instability."

3 international experts tapped to assist with UN-mandated SL conflict probe

New York, June 25 (IBNS): Three distinguished experts have agreed to advise the United Nations-mandated investigation into alleged human rights violations committed during the final stages of the armed conflict in Sri Lanka.

Peshawar: One killed in PIA plane firing

Peshawar, June 25 (IBNS) A woman was killed and two others were injured when unidentified gunmen fired at a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar city of Pakistan, said reports on Wednesday.

Pakistani offensive against Taliban militants uproots over 400,000 peopl: UN

New York, June 24 (IBNS):Pakistan’s military offensive against Taliban militants in the north of the country has displaced more than 400,000 people and the number continues to rise, the United Nations refugee agency reported on Tuesday.

Pakistan: 23 militants killed in North Waziristan

Islamabad June 19 (IBNS): Pakistan on Thursday said 23 terrorists have been killed in the country's North Waziristan area on Wednesday night.

Afghanistan: UN urges respect for electoral processes as candidate questions run-off vote

New York, June 19 (IBNS) Following the announcement Wednesday by an Afghan presidential candidate that he will suspend cooperation with the electoral process, the United Nations has called for respect of the country’s Constitution and laws, as well as its independent electoral institutions.

UN strongly condemns targeted attacks against Afghan election workers

New York, June 18 (IBNS) The United Nations Wednesday strongly condemned the continued, targeted killing of Afghan election workers in the wake of last Saturday’s presidential run-off poll, and stressed that they must be able to carry out their important work without the threat of violence.

Pakistan: 25 terrorists killed in operation

Islamabad, June 17 (IBNS): Pakistan on Tuesday said at least 25 terrorists were killed as country's military jets bombed North Waziristan area on Tuesday.