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18 report(s) found    

AFGHANISTAN: Government criticises UN report on poppy cultivation, 15/Dec/05
KABUL, 15 December (IRIN) - Recent remarks by the UN suggesting that poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was likely to rise again next year, despite a significant drop in 2005, have drawn criticism from the government.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Earthquake destroyed 200 homes in northeast, 14/Dec/05
KABUL, 14 December (IRIN) - At least 10 people, including three children, were injured and 200 homes destroyed when an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale hit northeastern Afghanistan early on Tuesday, officials at the interior ministry said on Wednesday. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: World Bank provides US $80 million for government support, 14/Dec/05
KABUL, 14 December (IRIN) - The Word Bank approved a grant of US $80 million to support post-conflict reconstruction in Afghanistan on Tuesday. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Strong earthquake rocks northeast, 13/Dec/05
KABUL, 13 December (IRIN) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale struck northeastern Afghanistan and neighbouring Pakistan early on Tuesday morning. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: National rights body denied access to detainees, 12/Dec/05
KABUL, 12 December (IRIN) - Despite receiving 113 complaints of human rights violations at the hands of US-led coalition forces over the past year, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) continues to be denied access to coalition detention centres, the AIHRC... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: NATO expansion welcomed, 12/Dec/05
KABUL, 12 December (IRIN) - Kabul has welcomed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) decision on Friday to expand its peacekeeping mission, saying it would boost security in the post-conflict country.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: New parliament to meet, 7/Dec/05
KABUL, 7 December (IRIN) - Following the appointment of 34 presidential appointees to the 102-seat Meshrano Jirga (the upper house of parliament), Afghanistan's new national assembly is scheduled to convene on 19 December for the first time in more than three decades, an... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Counter-narcotics police get training, 7/Dec/05
KABUL, 7 December (IRIN) - At least 200 members of the Counter-Narcotics Police of Afghanistan (CNPA), including investigators, intelligence analysts and prosecutors, have completed a week’s training on basic drug investigation, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: UNICEF expresses concern about child labour, 6/Dec/05
KABUL, 6 December (IRIN) - An estimated 1 million child labourers under 14 are deprived of education, health care and other necessary facilities for human development across Afghanistan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Displaced and former refugees face miserable winter, 5/Dec/05
KABUL, 5 December (IRIN) - As the Afghan winter approaches rapidly, conditions for some 2,300 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and former refugees in the Afghan capital, Kabul, remain miserable. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Survey calls for end to female carpet weavers’ misery, 1/Dec/05
KABUL, 1 December (IRIN) - Thousands of women and girls who toil in appalling conditions to make Afghan carpets for export are treated as unpaid slaves and suffer from routine exhaustion, long hours, low pay and health problems, according to a survey conducted by a local... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: FAO workshop on avian influenza, 29/Nov/05
KABUL, 29 November (IRIN) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has completed a two-day workshop aimed at increasing awareness about the highly pathogenic avian influenza, more commonly referred to as bird flu, in the capital Kabul, the UN agency announced on Monday.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Certification of upper house completes election process, 28/Nov/05
KABUL, 28 November (IRIN) - Final results for all of Afghanistan’s provincial council elections to the 102-seat Meshrano Jirga - the upper house of the national legislature – have been certified, the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) announced on Sunday in the capital,... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: New figures on drug use cause alarm, 24/Nov/05
KABUL, 24 November (IRIN) - Results of Afghanistan’s first nationwide survey on drug use, released on Thursday, show high levels of abuse throughout the post-conflict country, which remains the biggest producer of opium in the world. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: UNHCR says major concern of refugees is livelihoods not security, 24/Nov/05
KABUL, 24 November (IRIN) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Wednesday said that the major concerns of refugees living in both Iran and Pakistan are jobs and employment, not security. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Calls for an end to violence against women, 23/Nov/05
KABUL, 23 November (IRIN) - Afghanistan’s government is preparing to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Friday with a further call to raise awareness. ... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Workshop on basic labour rights, 22/Nov/05
KABUL, 22 November (IRIN) - The Afghan Ministry of Labour and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are holding a three-day workshop on labour rights in the capital, Kabul, which concludes on Tuesday. The gathering is looking at implementation of the ILO’s Declaration on... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to visit, 21/Nov/05
KABUL, 21 November (IRIN) - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will begin a two-day visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday.... Full Report... Email Report


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