17 February 2008 - The Secretary-General strongly condemns the suicide bombing in Kandahar, Afghanistan, today that killed an estimated 80 people.
26 August 2008 - It has come to our attention that individuals convicted in 2006 for the rape of a woman from the Ruyi Du Ab district of Samangan province in northern Afghanistan have been prematurely released from detention.
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KABUL - Transcript of press conference by Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Kai Eide, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Adrian Edwards, Director, Office of Communications and Public Information.
KABUL - More than 82,000 anti-personnel mines were cleared in Afghanistan in 2008, but the funding needed to meet the 2013 demining completion goal – around $500 million – is threatened by the world economic situation, a senior United Nations official said today.