World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Afghanistan: UN voices outrage at suicide attacks

Afghanistan: UN official voices outrage at suicide attacks on international forces

The senior United Nations official in Afghanistan today voiced shock and outrage at a spate of suicide attacks against the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), pledging that efforts to restore peace to the war-ravaged country will continue.

The Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Jean Arnault, released a statement resolutely condemning the attacks of yesterday and today and voicing solidarity with the families and friends of the ISAF and Afghan victims.

“The attackers aimed at ISAF, but they also, no doubt, hoped to undermine the momentum that the peace process in Afghanistan has gathered in the wake of the adoption of the new Constitution,” he said. “We are certain that they will not succeed and that the overwhelming majority of Afghans will see in these attacks new reasons to reject violence and to stay the course towards the restoration of a lasting peace.”

Mr. Arnault also reaffirmed that the UN “will not be deterred from assisting the country in achieving this long overdue goal.”

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>


Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>


Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC