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UN’s Ban calls for restraint amid Middle East protests and violence


September 17th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called for calm and restraint after the recent wave of hostilities in the Middle East.The fresh violence captured worldwide ... Read more...

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UN to pull staff out of Afghan provinces


August 31st, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN assistance mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) will withdraw its representations in several provinces, reported the Afghan Pajhwok news agency citing UNAMA chief Jan ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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Suicide bombers attack Kabul shortly after Obama’s visit


May 3rd, 2012 - 4:11 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the Afghan capital of Kabul on early Wednesday morning, killing at least seven people and injuring several others, officials said. It happened shortly ... Read more...

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More needs to be done in Afghanistan: India to UNSC


March 21st, 2012 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 21 (IANS) Although progress made till date in war-torn Afghanistan has been significant, "much more needs to be done" in the country, Hardeep Singh Puri, India's permanent ... Read more...

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UN holds photo exhibit on Afghan women


March 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 10 (IANS) A month-long photo exhibition organised by various UN agencies to highlight the status and achievements of women in war-hit Afghanistan kicked off Saturday in the capital.The ... Read more...

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3,021 Afghan civilians killed in 2011: UN


February 4th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 4 (IANS) A total of 3,021 civilians were killed in terrorism-related violence in 2011 in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in its annual report ... Read more...

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Mullah Omar talking peace with US


January 6th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 6 (IANS) The elusive Afghan Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, who had called on his warriors last November to continue the war against NATO-led forces in ... Read more...

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US withdrawal marks new moment in Iraq history: UN chief


December 21st, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 21 (IANS) Iraq will have a new opportunity to prove that it can put past troubles behind it with the full withdrawal of US forces from the ... Read more...

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UN chief names new envoy for Afghanistan


November 24th, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Jan Kubis of Slovakia as his special representative and head of the UN Assistance Mission in ... Read more...

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India among C-130 plane operators at Lockheed meet


October 18th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) India, among the new operators of Lockheed Martin's C-130 Hercules cargo planes, is attending a three-day conference being hosted by the American major company in ... Read more...

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NATO commander meets Pakistan army chief


September 10th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 9 (IANS) The commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan has met Pakistan's army chief and discussed with him ways to improve regional ... Read more...

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Six killed, five injured in Kabul attack (Second Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Six people, including two police officers, were killed and five others were injured Friday in two suicide bombings and a shootout near the house of Afghanistan's ... Read more...

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Four killed in Kabul blasts (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Four people, including two police officers, were killed in two suicide bombings near the house of Afghanistan's First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim here, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Blasts in Kabul


August 19th, 2011 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Bombs exploded Friday morning near the house of Afghan First Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim here but there was no immediate report of damage or casualties, ... Read more...

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Afghanistan making progress in security: British official


July 7th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) Britain's permanent representative to the UN has praised steps taken towards making Afghanistan more secure, a media report said."Despite the challenges, significant progress has been ... Read more...

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Mob attacks UN office in Afghanistan, 8 staffers killed


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 1 (IANS) At least eight UN staffers were feared to have been killed and another was injured Friday in northern Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif when an agitated mob ... Read more...

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NATO troops kill Afghan President Karzai’s cousin during operation


March 10th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Troops with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on early Thursday morning killed a cousin of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, local officials said.Afghan officials said Karzai's cousin, ... Read more...

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Over 2,700 civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010: UN


March 9th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 9 (IANS) The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan rose by 15 percent to 2,777 in 2010 from a year earlier, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission ... Read more...

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NATO rejects rights group report on Afghanistan as ‘one-sided’ and ‘propagandistic’


November 5th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- NATO officials on Friday rejected a critical report by a human rights group on Afghanistan as 'one-sided, ill founded and propagandistic.'The Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) on Thursday released ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns attack on Afghan UN office


October 24th, 2010 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 24 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a UN office in Afghanistan's Herat province.Saturday's attack did not disrupt UN activities in Herat and ... Read more...

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Three blasts rock UN office in Afghanistan


October 23rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 23 (IANS) A UN office in Afghanistan's Herat city was hit by three blasts Saturday when a group of militants stormed the premises, a media report said."Armed militants attacked the ... Read more...

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Taliban, Afghan insurgents responsible for rise in civilian deaths


August 12th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A United Nations report has revealed that Taliban militants are largely responsible for a rise in civilian deaths and injuries, dealing a major blow to insurgents in ... Read more...

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US, British nationals killed in Afghan attack (Lead)


August 7th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (DPA) A charity organisation said Saturday that six Americans, one German and one British national on a medical mission were among 10 people killed by militants in northeastern ... Read more...

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Taliban claims responsibility for killing eight ‘Christian missionaries’ in Afghanistan


August 7th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug 7(ANI): The Taliban has claimed responsibility for killing eight "Christian missionaries" in Afghanistan.The claim comes after the bodies of eight foreigners and two Afghans were found shot to death ... Read more...

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Afghan police find bodies of six Germans, two Americans


August 7th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (DPA) Police found the bullet-riddled bodies of eight foreigners and two of their Afghan colleagues in a remote mountainous area in northeastern Afghanistan, a police official said. The victims ... Read more...

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UN official condems Wednesday’s attack on wedding party in Afghanistan


June 11th, 2010 - 12:35 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- A top United Nations (UN) official in Afghanistan on Thursday condemned Wednesday night’s attack on a wedding party.The attack took place in the southern province of Kandahar, ... Read more...

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UN envoy: Broad coalition the best option for Iraqi government


May 28th, 2010 - 3:01 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations (UN) top envoy to Iraq told the Security Council on Thursday that a broad-based coalition Government in Iraq is a better alternative for the ... Read more...

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UN delivering emergency aid and food to thousands of people hit by floods in Afghanistan


May 14th, 2010 - 12:54 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) is helping Afghanistan rush in emergency food and aid to thousands of people hit by floods earlier this month, a spokesperson said on ... Read more...

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UN expresses concern over Afghan schoolgirls’ strange illness


May 12th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations (UN) envoy expressed serious concern about the illness that has affected Afghan girls attending school, the UN said Wednesday.Several girls that are attending school ... Read more...

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U.N. recommends international community to release funds for Afghan parliamentary elections


April 17th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Saturday recommended the international community to provide technical and logistical assistance to Afghanistan for the country's parliamentary elections.Staffan de Mistura, the Special Representative of ... Read more...

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Top UN official condemns Sunday’s suicide bombers in Baghdad


April 6th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – Ad Melkert, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG) strongly condemned on Monday the latest series of bombings in Baghdad that killed dozens of people ... Read more...

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UN envoy meets Afghan militant group


March 25th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 25 (IANS) UN envoy Staffan de Mistura Thursday met the representatives of Afghan warlord Gulbudin Hekmatyar's Hizb-e-Islami party in a bid to broker talks between the Islamic group and the ... Read more...

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UN mission in Afghanistan extended one more year


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Security Council voted today to extend the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another 12 months and to expand its mandate to include support ... Read more...

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UN mission in Afghanistan gets further one-year mandate


March 23rd, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 22 (DPA) The UN Security Council Monday extended its Afghanistan mission by another year to assist the Kabul government transition to "ownership and leadership" of the country after ... Read more...

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