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EUPOL Afghanistan

EU Police Mission in Afghanistan (EU)
Begin: 06/07

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Begin: 03/02

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Begin: 01/15

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Afghan election officials schedule parliamentary ballot for October 15 (18.01.2016)

Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani, the head of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission, told journalists in Kabul on January 18 that the ballot would only be held on time if the government provided the necessary budget, security for candidates, electoral workers, and ballot boxes.

Powers aim to draw Taliban into Afghan peace talks (17.01.2016)

Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States hold talks on Monday aimed at laying the ground for a negotiated end to almost 15 years of war between U.S.-supported government forces and Taliban insurgents now firmly on the offensive.

Pakistan hosts four-way Afghanistan peace talks (11.01.2016)

Key Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials have met for talks aimed at establishing a roadmap for peace between Afghanistan and the Taliban. … Delegates hope the talks, hosted by Pakistan, will help pave the way for negotiations with the Afghan Taliban. However, the Taliban, who are divided by...

Talks aimed at jump-starting Afghan peace set for January 11 (02.01.2016)

Afghanistan and Pakistan are renewing efforts to forge peace in the new year, scheduling a round of talks in Pakistan for January 11. The move comes amid renewed attacks in Kabul by the Taliban, which so far has shunned any new peace negotiations.

Despite intensification of violence, UN official reports progress in overall relief assistance (15.12.2015)

Amid rising levels of violence in Afghanistan that has now spread across a large part of the country, the United Nations Deputy Special Representative there, reported today overall progress in the ability to provide relief aid to those in need, as all parties to the conflict have shown an increase...

New UN report documents civilian harm, human rights concerns in Kunduz during temporary Taliban occupation (12.12.2015)

A special report was released today by the United Nations mission in Afghanistan and the UN rights office, which documented civilian harm and human rights concerns in Kunduz, Afghanistan from 28 September to 13 October 2015 – the period covering the Taliban's attack and temporary occupation of...

Afghanistan seeks Pakistani help to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban (10.12.2015)

The Afghan foreign minister urged Pakistan at a conference in Islamabad on Wednesday to help revive peace talks between his government and the Taliban, but news of a major Taliban attack in Afghanistan dimmed hopes of dialogue.