Political, humanitarian progress in Afghanistan 'very encouraging,' Security Council told

After so many years of war and civil conflict in Afghanistan, the political and humanitarian progress of the last several months is very encouraging, although advances are by no means assured, a top United Nations official told the Security Council today as it held an open meeting to discuss the situation in the country.

Afghanistan: UN team investigates suspected mass graves

Responding to the concerns of the local community in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, a United Nations team has been dispatched to the site of suspected mass graves in the area, according to a UN spokesman in the country.