UN must update itself to face 21st century challenges, Afghan leader tells General Assembly

The United Nations and its agencies must reinvent themselves to tackle the challenges of the 21st century, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani told the UN General Assembly on the opening day of its annual general debate today.

Afghanistan: UN mission confirms at least 44 civilians killed, injured in latest airstrikes

At least 28 women and children were killed and an additional 16 injured in air strikes this week in Afghanistan, the United Nations political mission in the country said in initial findings of its probe into the deaths.