At least 26 civilians, who were kidnapped by the Islamic State militants, have been rescued by Afghanistan government officials, local Khaama Press reported The civilians were rescued from Nangarhar province. Four ISIS militants were arrested and five militants killed during the operation.
As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, one million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday. “This is an invisible emergency – a crisis most of the world has forgotten,” said UNICEF’s […]
A senior United Nations human rights official on Friday called for holding accountable those committing atrocity crimes in conflict-torn South Sudan. “This is a war that has been waged against the men, women and children of South Sudan,” said the UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, as he wrapped up a four-day visit […]
Pakistan Senate has passed a much-awaited Bill to regulated the marriage of minority Hindus, the media reported on Saturday. The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017 was adopted by the Senate on Friday. The National Assembly or the lower house had approved the Bill in September 2015. It now requires the assent of the President to become […]
At least 70 people were killed as a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, media reports said. “So far 70 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded,” Inspector General Police Sindh A.D. Khawaja was quoted as saying by Dawn.com. The explosion took place in […]
With concerted response, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever, the United Nations health agency announced. No new confirmed cases reported from both countries for the past six months “We are able to declare the end of one […]
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to fighting terrorism but underlined also the importance of political solutions to the crises in Syria and the wider region, and put his weight behind the intra-Syrian negotiations expected to begin later this month in Geneva. Speaking to reporters in Cairo after meeting Egyptian President […]
The wait is finally over and Beliebers can rejoice! It is officially confirmed – Grammy award winner and global pop sensation Justin Bieber is making his way to the India sub-continent this summer. This highly anticipated event will be the biggest live music act witnessed in recent times in India and will further strengthen India’s […]