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As UN marks Buddhist holiday, Ban pays tribute to the victims of Nepal earthquake

New York, Jun 2 (IBNS): On the Day of Vesak, which acknowledges the contribution of Buddhism to the spirituality of humanity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is paying special tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal over a month ago.

In Nepal, UN rushes to replace quake-damaged healthcare facilities ahead of monsoon

New York, Jun 2 (IBNS): The United Nations health agency is racing critical medical supplies to fourteen of Nepal's most earthquake-affected districts in an effort to restore health services before the onset of monsoon season.

Rocket attacks kill 3 in Afghanistan

Kabul, June 1 (IBNS) At least three people were killed as a rocket landed on residential areas in southern Afghanistan, media reports said on Monday.

Schools reopen in earthquake-hit Nepal

Kathmandu, May 31 (IBNS) Schools, which remained closed following devastating earthquakes in Nepal, reopened on Sunday.

Some 500,000 homes and temples across Nepal damaged by earthquake: UN official

New York, May 27 (IBNS): As teams of trekkers and Nepalese sherpas are now reaching remote, high-altitude villages with humanitarian aid, a senior United Nations development official on Tuesday drew attention to the post-earthquake recovery and reconstruction needs of more than 500,000 homes and cultural heritage sites in the rural areas.

Nepal: UN races humanitarian relief to quake-affected communities

New York, May 26 (IBNS): Marking one month after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal killing thousands and devastating large swathes of the country's Kathmandu valley, the United Nations relief arm is continuing to intensify its humanitarian operations as it supports national and local authorities with critical life-saving efforts.

Pakistan: 3 killed in blast targeting President Mamnoon Hussain's son

Quetta, May 25 (IBNS): At least three people were killed and a dozen injured as an improvised explosive device (IED) went off outside a local restaurant in Balochistan's industrial city Hub in Pakistan on Sunday night.

Pakistan: 3 killed in blast

Peshawar, May 23 (IBNS): A blast in Pakistan's North Waziristan area killed at least three security personnel on Saturday, media reports said.

Nepal: UN underscores need to act before monsoon rains risk further disaster

New York, May 22 (IBNS): As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit and further complicate logistics.

Four killed in Kabul explosion

Kabul, May 19 (IBNS): An explosion in Afghanistan's Kabul city killed four people and left more than 20 other injured here on Tuesday, media reports said.

Kabul explosion kills 4

Kabul, May 19 (IBNS): At least four people were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Explosion rocks Kabul

Kabul, May 19 (IBNS) An explosion rocked the parking area of Ministry of Justice in Afghanistan capital Kabul on Tuesday, media reports said.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger Ananta Bijoy Das

New York, May 19 (IBNS): The head of the United Nations agency with a mandate to defend freedom of expression and press freedom worldwide on Monday voiced grave concern about the safety of citizen journalists in Bangladesh following the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das on 12 May.

3 killed in Kabul suicide attack targetting foreign convoy

Kabul, May 17 (IBNS): At least three people were killed including a foreign soldier as a suicide bomber targetted foreign forces' convoy near Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan's Kabul on Sunday morning, media reports said.

Ban urging UN to help Nepal build back better

New York, May 16 (IBNS): Over the past three weeks, the lives of eight million Nepalese people has been “changed beyond recognition,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, as he called on the international community to rally in support of the country and invest for the long haul so that it can sustain itself as it recovers and rebuilds from a devastating earthquake.