28 Jan 2010 - KABUL - The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to support US$1.6 billion in debt relief for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Dari
18 Jan 2010 - KABUL - This morning, insurgents carried out coordinated attacks against government institutions in Kabul.
The details of the attack and the number of people killed and injured are still emerging.
The location of the attack, in central Kabul, at a time when many civilians were present, demonstrates a staggering disregard for civilian lives.
18 Jan 2010 - KABUL - This morning there have been coordinated insurgent attacks in several locations of Kabul city.
While details remain unclear early reports indicate the involvement of numerous suicide bombers attacking Government buildings close to the Presidential Palace and the Ministry of Justice.
We are aware that the Taliban have claimed responsibility for this attack.
We condemn this attack unreservedly.
06 Jan 2010 - NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's briefing to the Security Council on Afghanistan.
Let me begin by offering my warmest greetings for the New Year, 2010.
I hope and trust that it will bring greater peace and serenity, both in the public and private affairs of peoples and nations around the world.
14 Dec 2009 - KABUL - The Government of the Italian Republic is to provide EUR 1.8 million to support the Government of Afghanistan’s disaster management efforts in western Afghanistan, increasing the country’s capacity to cope with natural disasters.
11 Dec 2009 - KABUL - When Kai Eide started this job he had a two-year horizon - as had his predecessors.
Kai Eide has asked the United Nations Secretary-General to start the process to identify his successor.
This is not a question of resignation. Kai Eide is sticking to the timetable that he outlined when he took the job in March 2008.
This confirms his intention not to renew his contract.
01 Dec 2009 - KABUL - As temperatures drop around the country, UNHCR, its partners and the Afghan government are working together to provide relief supplies to help some 200,000 vulnerable people cope with the harsh winter.
30 Nov 2009 - KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan today underlined the importance of Afghanistan’s participation in the international “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.” Press conference transcript in Dari |
29 Nov 2009 - KABUL - The proposal to host an international conference on Afghanistan on 28 January 2010 in London is a very timely initiative to allow for the holding of a high level dialogue on the post-electoral agenda in Afghanistan as outlined by President Karzai in his inaugural speech on 19 November 2009.