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Afghanistan: UNAMA condemns killing of 16 civilians by improvised explosive device

New York, June 21 (IBNS) The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned on Sundaythe killing of 16 civilians, and injuring of several others, when their minibus hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on Saturday.

Afghanistan: Landmine blast kills 14

Kabul, June 20 (IBNS): At least 14 people were killed as the vehicle in which they were travelling hit a landmine in Marjah district in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan on Saturday, media reports said.

Pakistan forces kill 25 militants

Rawalpindi, June 17 (IBNS): Security forces have killed 25 militants during clashes in Pakistan's North Waziristan area on Wednesday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Mine blast kills 3

Kabul, June 16 (IBNS): At least three people were killed and 16 others were injured in a mine blast in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province on Tuesday, media reports said.

20 Afghan police officers killed in an attack plotted by Taliban

Kabul, June 13 (IBNS): At least 20 police officers have been killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, officials said on Saturday.

UN rights chief urges Pakistan Government to reintroduce death penalty moratorium

New York, Jun 12 (IBNS): The top United Nations human rights official has urged the Government of Pakistan to reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty amid a sharp uptick in the number of executions in the country, the Organization’s human rights office reported on Thursday.

Bangladesh factory collapse: UN-backed fund reaches $30 million target

New York, Jun 10 (IBNS): Set up in October 2013 with assistance from the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Rana Plaza Coordination Committee has announced that it met its $30 million target so that it can pay out full compensation to the victims and families of a deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh that claimed more than 1,100 lives and left scores of others injured.

Ban welcomes 'milestone' agreement on new Nepal constitution

New York, Jun 10 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the agreement of a new constitution for Nepal as "a major milestone" in the country's democratic development, a spokesperson for the United Nations confirmed on Tuesday.

Almost 1,000 civilians killed in Afghanistan conflict during first 4 months of this year

New York, Jun 9 (IBNS):The conflict in Afghanistan is resulting in thousands of people being killed or wounded, forcing families to leave their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring communities, according to Mark Bowden, the UN Secretary-General's Deputy Special Representative in the country.

Afghanistan: Taliban shadow district governor killed

Kabul, June 7 (IBNS) A shadow district governor of Taliban in Afghanistan's Paktika province has been killed by the security forces, media reports said on Sunday.

Pakistan: UN experts urge halt to execution of child offender

New York, Jun 6 (IBNS): The Government of Pakistan must halt the execution of a man convicted of a crime committed as a child and reinstate the country’s moratorium on the death penalty, three United Nations human rights experts have urged.

Afghanistan guest house attack: Spy agency claims breakthrough

Kabul, June 3 (IBNS) The Afghanistan spy agency on Wednesday said two people, who were planners and masterminds behind the terrorist attack on Park Palace guesthouse in country's capital Kabul, have been arrested, media reports said.

Pakistan, Kashmir are inseparable: COAS

Islamabad, June 3 (IBNS) Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said Kashmir and Pakistan are 'inseparable'.

Maggi gets clean chit in Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 2 (IBNS): The Bangladeshi authorities have found no ingredients above harmful levels in popular noodles brand Maggi, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Gunmen kill nine NGO workers

Kabul, June 2 (IBNS) Armed men killed nine employees of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Afghanistan's Zare district on Tuesday.