UN envoy condemns murder of relief worker in Afghanistan

Lakhdar Brahimi, the senior United Nations envoy to Afghanistan, today strongly condemned the "brutal and callous killing" of Ricardo Munguia, a water supply engineer with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who was killed in the southern part of the country earlier this week.

Faction leaders in northern Afghanistan hold security talks, UN reports

Faction leaders in northern Afghanistan have held talks aimed at resuming the stalled disarmament process in parts of that region, a United Nations spokesman in Kabul reported today.

UN’s refugee chief works to prepare for more Afghan returns

Security concerns are still impacting the return of exiled Afghans to their homeland, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees told the press in Kabul today.