UN will respect Afghan decision on run-off: Ban

The United Nations will respect and support any decision by the Afghan Independent Election Commission on whether to organise a run-off presidential ballot, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.

Kabul guest house attack: UN chief says help didn`t arrive in time

It took an hour for Afghan and NATO forces to respond to a Taliban attack on a guest house occupied by the UN staff in Kabul, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has complained.