KABUL - The end of October brought the biggest shock of the year to the UN Mission in Afghanistan when five international staff were killed in a suicide attack on a Kabul guesthouse on 28 October.
KABUL - As the United Nations investigates a joint raid by Afghan and international forces in which 10 people – mostly students – were killed, the world body’s top envoy to Afghanistan today appealed to all groups, both government and insurgent, to step up efforts to distinguish
31 December 2009 – With the number of chronically hungry people topping one billion for the first time in history, a coordinated effort to feed the world is crucial for the coming year, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.
KABUL - Pakistan's Ministry for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) has assured the UN refugee agency that it will continue to extend its traditional hospitality to some 1.7 million registered Afghans, pending a decision on the modalities of the renewal of their Proof of Registr
KABUL - July was election-preparation month for Afghanistan, with UN envoy Kai Eide calling for a stop to the interference by officials in the electoral process, and urging Afghans to participate in the upcoming 20 August elections.
KABUL - The number of Afghan refugees trickling home from Iran and Pakistan plummeted this year, with the United Nations refugee agency pinning the blame for the low number of returns on insecurity, limited economic opportunities and political insecurity in the wake of August’s n
KABUL - Campaigning for the presidential and provincial polls kicked off on 16 June 2009, with 41 presidential hopefuls and over 3,000 provincial candidates competing for the 20 August elections.