New York, July 20 (JEN): The “deliberate targeting of educational facilities” during armed conflict is “a war crime”, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Friday after a bomb detonated near the entrance to Kabul University, in the country’s capital. more
JuD chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan

LAHORE:  Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed, was arrested by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan on Wednesday, ...

Bangladesh: Former President Ershad dies, political leaders mourn

Dhaka: Ending an era in the political paradigm of Bangladesh, former President and military ruler Hussain Muhammad Ershad died in Dhaka on Sunday due to age-related complications, media r ...

UN’s Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals, medical workers

New York, July 13 (JEN): Reports that airstrikes have hit several health facilities in north-west Syria have been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

Train mishap in Pakistan leaves 21 dead

Islamabad: At least 21 people were killed as two trains collided in Pakistan's  Sadiqabad on Thursday, media reports said.

Now is the time to seize ‘unprecedented opportunity’ of the Sustainable Development Forum, says ECOSOC President

New York, July 10 (JEN): Nations across the world now have an “unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and learn from each other”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the U ...

Bangladesh: Rape suspect killed in alleged gunfight in Mymensingh

Dhaka: A rape suspect has been killed during an alleged shootout with police in Mymensingh’s Bhaluka upazila of Bangladesh, media reports said on Tuesday.

Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed by security forces during Badgam encounter

Srinagar, Jun 30 (UNI) A Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militant was killed by security forces on Sunday in an encounter in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, a police spokesman said.

Bangladesh: Awami League woman leader hacked to death

Dhaka: Unknown attackers hacked to death a ruling Awami League leader at Rupganj area of Bangladesh, media reports said on Wednesday.

Statelessness for terrorists’ families, never an acceptable option, urges UN rights chief

New York, June 25 (JEN): Thousands of suspected foreign ISIL terrorist fighters and their families who are being held in detention in Syria and Iraq, must be treated fairly by their capto ...