KABUL - The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan has only ever sided with electoral institutions in the country’s recent presidential ballot, and never with any of the candidates, UN officials said today as they refuted allegations of bias.
KABUL - The auditing of 358 suspicious ballot boxes from Afghanistan’s 20 August presidential elections began today.
The Independent Election Commission (IEC), with oversight by the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), started examining the ballot boxes at its headquarters in Kabul.
3 October 2009 - The latest weekly programme produced in Dari and Pashto by UNAMA Radio is now online to listen to. The show - "Afghanistan Today" - is broadcast every Saturday morning on Radio Afghanistan. All UNAMA Radio programmes are also available on iTunes.
30 September 2009 - A senior United Nations official in Afghanistan has appealed for an end to brutal attacks such as the one that killed a large number of civilians in Kandahar province, the fourth incident of its kind in as many weeks to claim innocent lives.
KABUL - The next several weeks will be critical for the future of Afghanistan, which is awaiting the final outcome of last month’s presidential election and the formation of a new government, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today.
29 September 2009 - The Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan has declared the four remaining Suspected Hazardous Areas in important archaeological areas of the World Heritage site in Bamyan free from mines and other Explosive Remnants of War.
KABUL - Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta today called for revitalizing the sense of partnership and cooperation between Afghanistan and the international community, and said that despite irregularities the recent elections were a success.
KABUL - Afghanistan’s political leaders need to step up and make progress on multiple fronts, from good governance to economic growth to regional cooperation, to ensure the country is on the path to self-sufficiency after decades of war and misrule, Canada’s Foreign Minister told