12 August 2010 - The Wolesi Jirga elections are now only a little over one month away – and we can see the country’s attention focusing on this event.
12 August 2010 - Female political candidates from Ghor, Badghis, Farah and Herat provinces in western Afghanistan discussed their rights and shared their experiences campaigning for the parliamentary elections scheduled for 18 September at a gathering held at the initiative of the Ministry of Wom
12 August 2010 - Ramazan is a month of worship. Muslims are encouraged to be charitable and forgiving, and to practise goodwill towards others. In Afghanistan, Muslims continue to face challenges towards peace due to conflict and suffering.
11 August 2010 - The Government of Afghanistan, with support from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), today sent aid for the flood-affected victims of northwest Pakistan, which has been ravaged by heavy rain and rising wate
KABUL - A rise in insurgent attacks has led to a 31 per cent increase in the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, the United Nations said in a new report released today.
10 August 2010 - Staffan de Mistura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, and Georgette Gagnon, Director of UNAMA’s Human Rights Unit, released today the 2010 Mid-Year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
KABUL - The human cost of the armed conflict in Afghanistan is escalating in 2010. In the first six months of the year, civilian casualties – including deaths and injuries of civilians – increased by 31 per cent over the same period in 2009.
KABUL - Tactics of the Taliban and other Anti-Government Elements (AGEs) are behind a 31 per cent increase in conflict-related Afghan civilian casualties in the first six months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (U
9 August 2010 - All United Nations staff in Afghanistan are “shocked and appalled” at the killing of ten medical workers in the northeast of the Asian nation, a senior world body official said today, calling for the protection of international health-care workers as they provide life-saving servi