A new UN report has exposed cases of vicious torture of Afghan detainees, including beatings, hanging by the wrists and electric shocks. Many were handed over to authorities by foreign troops, despite numerous concerns about their previous treatment.
Afghanistan (AP) The number of U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan jumped 72 percent in 2012, killing at least 16 civilians in a sharp increase from the previous year, the U.N. said Tuesday in a sign of the changing mission as international forces...
Afghan women and girls are increasingly victims of violence with a 20 percent increase last year in the number killed or injured even though the number of civilian casualties fell for the first time in years, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
A child and Afghan women, wearing burqas, wait to receive winter relief assistance donated by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in the outskirts of Kabul February 3, 2013. Afghan women and girls are increasingly victims of violence with a 20 percent...
Topics The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at U.N. headquarters in New York February 26, 2011. Afghan women and girls are increasingly victims of violence with a 20 percent increase last year in the number killed or injured even though the...
Afghanistan Civilian deaths caused by the war in Afghanistan have dropped for the first time in six years, the United Nations said Tuesday in its annual report on the conflict's toll on non-combatants.