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UN Decries 'Slow, Uneven' Use Of Law Protecting Afghan Women

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact

By Dylan Welch KABUL, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Afghanistan is failing to use a law designed to protect women from violence in a country regul...

At Least 7 Killed At Afghanistan U.N. Compound Over Quran-Burning U.S. Preacher

Reuters | Mohammad Bashir | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

April 1, 2011 11:51:19 PM By Mohammad Bashir MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghans protesting the burning of a Koran by an obscure...

UN: Afghan Insurgent Violence Soaring Over Last Year's Levels

AP | ROBERT H. REID | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United Nations reported Saturday that insurgent violence has risen sharply in Afghanistan over the last three months, w...

Louis Maxwell, UN Security Guard, May Have Been Killed By Afghan Police

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — "Friendly fire" from Afghan security forces may have killed a U.N. employee during a Taliban attack in October on a guest house...

Staffan de Mistura, Swedish Diplomat, Named Top UN Envoy To Afghanistan

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. chief named a veteran Swedish diplomat on Wednesday to serve as the next top U.N. official in Afghanistan, a day ahead...

UN On Lockdown As It Re-Evaluates Afghan Mission After Deadly Attack

AP | ROBERT H. REID and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The Taliban's brazen attack on U.N. election workers undermines the U.N.'s ability to help steer Afghanistan through a runoff election i...

UN Relocating About 600 Staff After Afghan Attack

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The United Nations is sending about 600 foreign staff out of the country or into secure compounds because of the deadly Taliban attack o...

Afghanistan: 4 US Troops Killed As UN Completes Election Probe

AP | ROBERT H. REID and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — A roadside bomb killed four American troops in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. said Friday, as a U.N.-backed panel finished most of its i...

Nick Horne, Resigning UN Officer: We Must Force Political Change In Afghanistan, Or Fail

Times Online | Nick Horne | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two days ago, I left the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan because, as I stated in my resignation letter, "I have believed for some time that the m...

Maulavi Mustafa Barakzai, Afghan Member Of Panel Investigating Election Fraud, Resigns

AP | ROBERT H. REID and HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — Efforts to resolve Afghanistan's fraud-marred presidential election suffered new setbacks Monday when one of two Afghans on the commissi...

Afghanistan Rape 'Widespread': UN

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The UN has said that Afghan law does not protect rape victims, according to the Daily Star. The humanitarian organization also criticized communities...

Official Calls for Sensitivity to Afghan Demands

New York Times | KIRK SEMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KABUL, Afghanistan -- In unusually blunt remarks, the chief of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan warned in an interview this weekend that unle...