Amid concerns over security in Afghanistan, UN extends international force

After holding an extensive discussion on the latest developments in Afghanistan, particularly what a UN official described as a “worrying” security situation, the United Nations Security Council today decided to extend the authorization of an international force currently deployed in Kabul.

UN and Afghan officials set up commission to defuse tensions in north

United Nations and Afghan officials have jointly set up a Security Commission for Mazar – an area in northern Afghanistan which has seen increasing friction in recent weeks, a UN spokesman said today.