New York, July 3 (IBNS): Aiming to stem the tide of violent attacks and recrimination against Sri Lankaâ€™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 â€œthe atmosphere of impunityâ€ fuelling hate speech and violence by Buddhist extremists.
Islamabad, July 2 (IBNS): Pakistan's National Assembly on Wednesday approved the Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014, media reports said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York, June 25 (IBNS): Amidst challenges that are testing Afghanistanâ€™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."
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, 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.
New York, June 24 (IBNS):Pakistanâ€™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.
Islamabad June 19 (IBNS): Pakistan on Thursday said 23 terrorists have been killed in the country's North Waziristan area on Wednesday night.
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 countryâ€™s Constitution and laws, as well as its independent electoral institutions.
New York, June 18 (IBNS) The United Nations Wednesday strongly condemned the continued, targeted killing of Afghan election workers in the wake of last Saturdayâ€™s presidential run-off poll, and stressed that they must be able to carry out their important work without the threat of violence.
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.