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Pakistan: 5.5 earthquake hits Islamabad

Islamabad, July 25 (IBNS): An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Pakistan's Islamabad city on Saturday, officials said.

Nepal: UN relief official warns emergency is not over yet

New York, Jul 25 (IBNS): Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the recovering country said on Friday.

Afghanistan suicide attack kills 19

Kabul, July 22 (IBNS) : A suicide attack in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province has killed at least 19 people while leaving 32 others wounded, media reports said on Wednesday.

Pakistan: Train hits car, 6 killed

Islamabad, July 19 (IBNS) A train hit a car at an open railway crossing in Matiari district of Pakistan which killed at least six people on Sunday, media reports said.

Bangladesh: Two buses collide head-on, 16 killed

Dhaka, July 19 (IBNS) Two passenger buses collided head-on in west of the Bangabandhu Bridge in Bangladesh's Sirajganj area to leave at least 16 people dead on Sunday, media reports said.

In Nepal, UN and partners help quake-stricken district prepare for monsoon season

New York, July 14 (IBNS) More than 2.8 million people remain in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance in Nepal, especially in the district worst hit by the twin earthquakes east of the capital, Kathmandu, where monsoon-triggered heavy downpours, floods and landslides will soon exacerbate their needs, the United Nations has said.

Afghanistan: UN envoy condemns deadly suicide attack that killed 27 civilians

New York, July 14 (IBNS) The top UN official in Afghanistan on Monday condemned the deadly attack perpetrated on Sunday in the eastern province of Khost.

Dismissing Pakistan's remark India says joint statement core of the ties

New Delhi/Islamabad, Jul 13 (IBNS) Hours after Pakistan National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz said that they need more evidence on the 26/11 Mumbai attack trial, India has retorted his comments,saying the joint statement between the two countries issued three days ago is the core of the bilateral ties.

Pakistan wants more evidence on 26/11 terror attacks

Islamabad, Jul13 (IBNS) Three days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif led a string of "breakthrough decisions", including speeding up of 26/11 trial, Pakistan on Monday said it wants" more information and evidence" on the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

3 days after talks, Pakistan wants more evidence on 26/11 terror attacks

Islamabad, July 13 (IBNS) Pakistan also said that Kashmir "tops the list of outstanding issues with India", an issue that did not find place in the joint statements made by the foreign secretaries of the two countries on Friday last.

Afghanistan: IED blast kills 10

Kabul, July 12 (IBNS): At least 10 people were killed in a Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Afghanistan's Tagab District on Sunday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Security Council welcomes direct talks between Government and Taliban

New York, July 11 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the recently held direct talks between Afghan Government and Taliban representatives as a step towards "peace and reconciliation" in the region.

23 killed in Bangladesh stampede

Dhaka, July 10 (IBNS): At least 23 people were killed in a stampede during the distribution of zakat (donation for the poor ahead of Eid) in Mymensingh town in Bangladesh on Friday, media reports said.

UN agency rushes food relief to thousands of flood-affected people in Bangladesh

New York, July 10 (IBNS) The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up relief efforts aimed at reaching tens of thousands of Bangladeshis stranded by a spate of flash floods which struck the South Asian country last week.

ISIS commander killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 9 (IBNS): A senior ISIS commander Shahedullah Shahed was killed in during an air strike in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, officials said on Thursday.