Geopolitics
Afghanistan may be rejoicing with the formation of a unity government after a month of political deadlock and uncertainty, but the same may not augur well for the country in the long run, says Sujeet Sarkar who works as an international advisor on governance and civil society and has authored the acclaimed book: In Search of a New Afghanistan. more
UN mission in Afghanistan supports call for presidential candidates to resolve differences

New York, Sept 11 (JEN) The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Ján Kubiš, on Wednesday endorsed a call made by the Ulema Council, a key religious adviso ...

Future of Afghanistan’s political transition ‘hangs in balance’ of vote recount: UN

New York, Aug 26 (JEN) The United Nations has welcomed on Monday’s announcement by the country’s electoral authorities of the first official decisions on the findings from the ...

Afghanistan: UN urges respect for continuing audit as process resumes in Kabul

New York, Aug 5 (JEN) The process to check thousands of ballot boxes in the Afghan presidential election run-off is now underway after several delays, the United Nations mission in the count ...

Afghanistan: UN welcomes arrival of observers for audit of run-off election results

New York, Aug 2 (JEN): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomed Friday’s deployment of international observers and UN experts ahead of the resumption Satu ...

UN mission welcomes efforts to begin audit of Afghan presidential run-off vote

New York, July 15 (JEN) The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has hailed the efforts by the country’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) to start the implementation of an ...

Afghanistan: UN proposes new audit plan to resolve stand-off over disputed election

New York, July 12 (JEN): With President Hamid Karzai's successor still undeclared, the United Nations in Afghanistan on Friday proposed an additional audit plan that would take up to two wee ...

Afghanistan: UN welcomes additional audit of polling stations in presidential run-off election

New York, July 4 (JEN) The preliminary results from Afghanistan’s run-off presidential election will be announced on Monday, following a delay to allow an audit of a number of polling ...

Afghanistan: UN officials visit landslide-hit north-eastern province

New York, May 6 (JEN): Following a visit on Monday to the site of the massive landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan late last week, two senior United Nations humanitar ...