KABUL - The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has disqualified two provincial council candidates from the provincial and presidential elections to be held on 20 August 2009.
15 July 2009 - The Security Council today welcomed the Afghan-led preparations for next month’s presidential and provincial council elections, and stressed the importance of “free, fair, transparent, credible, secure and inclusive” polls.
KABUL - For the first time ever two Afghan climbers have reached the summit of Afghanistan’s highest mountain.
The two climbers, Amruddin and Malang, reached the 7,492 metres summit of Noshaq in the Hindu Kush in the Wakhan, earlier today.
KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Peace Dividend Trust today met with procurement officials from the international community and, again, urged them to buy locally-produced products to boost Afghanistan's growing private sector economy.