Continuing an upward trend that began in November, the number of people returning to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries has jumped since the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.
Following a peaceful demonstration in support of the new Interim Administration in Afghanistan, a delegation of the country’s people has met with United Nations officials to urge continued international assistance to the war-torn country, according to a UN spokesman.
As Afghanistan ushered in a new Interim Administration in Kabul today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative, Lakhdar Brahimi, said this historic chance for stability in the war-shattered country must succeed.
Forging estimates based on figures provided by the military coalition operating in Afghanistan, a senior United Nations official today said the country faces danger posed by some 25,000 unexploded sub-munitions.
Representatives of East Timor and Phillips Petroleum (91-12) Pty Ltd. have reached an understanding on a tax and fiscal package that would allow the gas phase of the project to proceed with maximized revenues to East Timor.