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Former ISI head Lt. Gen. Asad Durrani says Pakista

Friday, February 13, 2015
Lt. General Asad Durrani (retd), the former head of Pakistan s ISI intelligence agency, has told Al Jazeera s Head to Head that Pakistan most likely sheltered Osama Bin Laden in the years leading up to the US raid in Abbottabad in May 2011. He doubts the ISI s official line that it had been unaw ...

Elitecore Enables Menatelecom to offer the first Nationwide LTE Service in the k

Monday, June 23, 2014
Mumbai and Dubai, June 23, 2014 Elitecore Technologies, a leading provider of Integrated Policy, Charging and Revenue Management solutions, announces that its LTE revenue and customer management platform has successfully enabled Menatelecom, Bahrain to implement its LTE Network roll-out in coexiste ...

Amnesty plea over Mohammad Asghar blasphemy case

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of a man from the UK who is facing death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws. Mohammad Asghar, from Edinburgh, was convicted and sentenced after sending letters to officials claiming to be the Prophet Mohammed. Mr Asghar's lawyer has said ...

Briton sentenced to death for blasphemy in Pakistan

Saturday, January 25, 2014
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) A mentally ill British man has been sentenced to death in Pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy charges, defence lawyers said yesterday. Mohammed Asghar was arrested in 2010 in Rawalpindi, near Pakistan's capital of Islamabad, for claiming to be the Prophet Muhamm ...

With poll results now finalized, UN urges Afghan lawmakers to get to work

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The United Nations today stressed the need for Afghan lawmakers get down to business now that the country's electoral authorities have finalized the results of last year's parliamentary elections. On Sunday the Independent Election Commission (IEC) reportedly announced that nine members of the 24 ...

Pakistani trailblazer wins award for UN female police Peacekeepers

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Police officer Shahzadi Gulfam tackles difficult policing challenges with determination and a smile. In the process, she has made the communities in her charge safer places to live. Ms. Gulfam, currently a United Nations Police (UNPOL) Team Leader with the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UN ...

Afghan journalist’s killers must be brought to justice, says UN official

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the murder of an Afghan journalist and called for those responsible for his death to be brought to justice. Ahmad Omed Khpalwak, 25, was a freelance reporter for the Pashto service of the BBC ...

UN tourism agency pledges continued support for India after deadly bombing

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The head of the United Nations entity that promotes the development of responsible tourism has expressed shock at last week's terrorist bomb attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai and pledged the agency's full support to the South Asian country's Government. The blasts at different parts of the cit ...

Senior UN official pledges continued support for Afghan development agenda

Friday, July 15, 2011
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which has been working in Afghanistan for over 50 years, is committed to staying for the long haul to help the country tackle the host of challenges it faces, a senior official said today. Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan wrapped up her thr ...

Afghan civilian deaths rise, insurgents responsible for most casualties – UN

Friday, July 15, 2011
The number of civilians killed in conflict in Afghanistan rose by 15 per cent in the first six months of this year, the United Nations mission in the country said today, releasing figures that showed 1,462 non-combatants died, with insurgents responsible for 80 per cent of the killings. The UN A ...

Terrorist bomb attacks in India draw UN condemnation

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council condemned the terrorist attacks that struck various parts of the Indian city of Mumbai, stressing that such violence is unjustifiable. The blasts killed more than 20 people and injured over 100 others, according to media report ...

UN scales up aid to thousands fleeing Pakistan’s latest conflict zone

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The United Nations refugee agency said today it is scaling up its help to people fleeing recent fighting in north-western Pakistan. Some 84,000 people from eight villages in Kurram agency have fled the fighting between the Pakistan army and insurgents in the border area with Afghanistan, Adrian E ...

Indian wildlife sanctuary lifted from UNESCO’s list of endangered heritage

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Citing significant improvements in preservation, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) said today that it has withdrawn India's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary from its List of World Heritage in Danger. Situated on the foothills of the Himalayas, the Manas sanct ...
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