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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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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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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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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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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 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...

Posted in Politics |

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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India ’shocked’ at attack on UN guest house in Kabul


October 28th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday expressed the country's shock over the terror attack on a United Nations guest house in Kabul in which 12 people, including ... Read more...

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12 die in attack on UN in Kabul, rockets fired at hotel (Third Lead)


October 28th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 28 (IANS) Six UN employees and three guards were killed here Wednesday in an audacious dawn terror attack on a UN guesthouse that sparked a fierce gunfight leaving three ... Read more...

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Ten killed in car bomb explosion in Kabul


August 18th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by admin
KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- Ten people were killed when a suspected Taliban terrorist detonated his car rigged with explosives at a police checkpoint in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, only days before ... Read more...

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Ban Deplores Deadly Car Bomb Attack In Afghan Capital


August 16th, 2009 - 12:33 am ICT by admin
Via BNO NewsSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned Saturday morning's suicide car bombing in central Kabul that has reportedly killed at least seven people and injured dozens of others, days ahead of ... Read more...

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Rise in Afghan civilian deaths; 1,013 killed in 2009: UN


July 31st, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 31 (DPA) Afghan civilian deaths in the first six months of 2009 rose 24 percent, compared to the same period last year, the UN reported Friday, blaming air strikes and ... Read more...

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`Afghan civilian deaths in 2008 highest since Taliban ouster’


February 18th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Feb 18 (Xinhua) The number of Afghan civilian casualties in 2008 rose to 2,118, the highest recorded since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001, the United Nations said in ... Read more...

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UNSC fact finding mission arrives in Afghanistan


November 24th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Nov 24 (Xinhua) A UN Security Council fact finding mission has arrived in Kabul to assess the situation in the war-battered country, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in ... Read more...

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Protest in Afghanistan against killing of civilians


September 1st, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Sep 1 (Xinhua) Hundreds of people Monday demonstrated on the streets of the capital against the killing of the members of an Afghan family in a raid by the US-led coalition ... Read more...

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Afghan probe team confirms US air strikes killed 90 civilians


August 31st, 2008 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 31 (Xinhua) An Afghan investigation team probing the death of civilians in US-led coalition airstrikes Aug 22 said Sunday 90 people were killed in the raids in western Afghan province ... Read more...

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Security Council strengthens UN mission in Afghanistan


March 21st, 2008 - 2:46 am ICT by admin
DPA New York, March 21 (DPA) The UN Security Council has strengthened the role of the UN's mission in Afghanistan amid an increase in violent attacks in the Islamic country. The 15-nation council ... Read more...

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