UN and Afghan security commission to assess reports of factional fighting

Following reports that factional fighting has broken out in Afghanistan's Samangan province, the United Nations is supporting a security commission headed to the area.

Top UN envoy in Afghanistan urges release of detained journalists

Lakhdar Brahimi, the senior United Nations official in Afghanistan, today called for the immediate release of two journalists arrested there last week.

Afghanistan: UN envoy pledges continued peace push after attack on international troops

Voicing shock at Saturday's attack on German troops serving with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan, the senior United Nations envoy to the country has pledged to continue pushing for peace there.

Afghanistan's constitution talks must be free of threats, UN and human rights panel say

With the approach of historic consultations on a key step in Afghanistan's transition to democracy, the United Nations and the country's authorities today urged all concerned to ensure an environment free of threats and intimidation.