Afghanistan

UN officials condemn killing of aid workers in Afghanistan

United Nations officials in Kabul today deplored the murder of two Afghan aid workers who died of gunshot wounds near Kandahar earlier this week.

Scores of civilians flee fighting in central Afghanistan, UN refugee agency reports

Clashes in central Afghanistan have reportedly forced some 60 families to flee, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

UN official warns persistent Afghanistan opium growing could destabilize region

Underscoring the far-reaching consequences of opium cultivation in Afghanistan, the top United Nations official on drugs and crime today warned Presidents of the former Soviet States that the resulting "trilogy of problems" could destabilize the whole region.

New measures in Afghanistan aim to promote law and order, UN reports

A United Nations spokesman in Afghanistan today announced a number of key measures aimed at building the war-ravaged country's capacity to maintain law and order.

UN refugee chief deplores 'cold-blooded murder' of Afghan aid workers

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers today deplored the "cold-blooded murder" of four Afghans working for a Danish aid agency on a UNHCR-funded water project in central Afghanistan, the latest in a recent spate of attacks on relief workers in the country including mine clearers.