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NDS Special Forces thwart ISIS plot to carry out suicide attacks in Kabul city

Afghanistan, March 21 -- The Special Forces of the Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security (NDS), thwarted ISIS plot to carry out a series of suicide attacks on the eve of the new Afghan... Read More


Libya at critical juncture, UN mission head tells SC

United Nations, March 21 -- Predicting that the "days ahead will prove foundational to the years ahead for Libyans and the region", the top United Nations official in the country has told the Security... Read More


No development project that affects people: PM

Dhaka, March 21 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to take such development projects that will not affect people. "We'll definitely undertake development proj... Read More


Cyclone Idai: UN allocates $20-mn

United Nations, March 21 -- As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of ... Read More


Venezuela -- worrying destabilising factor in region, Bachelet

United nations, March 21 -- Expressing deep concern at the "magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact" of Venezuela's current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has said ... Read More


Sri Lanka: Minimal progress on accountability, says Bachelet

United nations, March 21 -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachelet has said that despite progress on some issues, "there has been minimal progress on accountability" including... Read More


Situation in Yemen dire, says OHCHR

United Nations, March 21 -- While the fragile ceasefire in Hudaydah presented a glimmer of hope, the situation across Yemen was dire, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Michelle Bachele... Read More


Japanese Prof for using ICT to give Bangladesh cities smarter look

Dhaka, March 21 -- Using advanced technology for traffic management might be an effective solution to lessening congestions in major cities in Bangladesh giving those a smarter look, said Japanese Pro... Read More


Professor murdered over far fetched 'blasphemy' accusations

Pakistan, March 21 -- The head of the English department at Bahawalpur's Government Sadiq Egerton College, Professor Khalid Hameed has been murdered, after far fetched accusations of blasphemy. The pr... Read More


PM seeks more IRRI support to boost rice production in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 21 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) to strengthen collaboration with Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) for increa... Read More