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Turkey, Afghanistan to Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement in 2013

Turkey, Afghanistan to Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement in 2013

September 30, 2012

ANKARA - The senior Afghan diplomat in Ankara has said that Turkey and Afghanistan would become strategic partners in 2013, Anadolu Agency reported. "We are going to transform Turkey-Afghanistan Friendship ...

Up to 75 Schools Being Built in Central Afghanistan

Up to 75 Schools  Being Built in Central Afghanistan

September 30, 2012

KABUL - Education Minister Dr. Farooq Wardak on Saturday joined a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) delegation in laying foundation stones for 75 schools in central ...

High-Profile Attacks Expected from Taliban: Panetta

High-Profile Attacks Expected from Taliban: Panetta

September 29, 2012

WASHINGTON - Driven out of their safe havens and on the verge of defeat, a desperate Taliban are expected to carry out more high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, the US Defense Secretary, Leon ...

OSCE Helps Develop Business Skills of Afghan Female Entrepreneurs

OSCE Helps Develop Business Skills of Afghan Female Entrepreneurs

September 29, 2012

AZERBAIJAN, Baku - An OSCE-supported training course for women entrepreneurs from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Azerbaijan concluded in Istanbul on Friday, OSCE press service ...

Neighbors Must End Two-Faced Behavior: Stanikzai

Neighbors Must  End Two-Faced Behavior: Stanikzai

September 29, 2012

KABUL - A senior Afghanistan High Peace Council official has asked neighboring countries to stop their two-faced behavior in perusing peace and stability in ...

Raheen Urges Youth Activists to Help Addicts

Raheen Urges  Youth Activists to Help Addicts

September 29, 2012

KABUL - Afghan Information and Culture Minister Sayed Makhdoom Raheen called on young people working for the Afghanistan Youth Civil Society group to help improve the problem of drug-addicted ...

Afghanistan, India, US Hold First Trilateral Meeting

Afghanistan, India, US Hold First Trilateral Meeting

September 27, 2012

WASHINGTON - Afghanistan, India and the United States Tuesday held their first tri-lateral dialogue in New York, on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session, marking the beginning of a series ...

Afghans Rendered Great Sacrifices in War on Terror: Karzai

Afghans Rendered Great Sacrifices in War on Terror: Karzai

September 27, 2012

KABUL -President Hamid Karzai, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in New York, said the world was shocked after some fanatic individuals insulted the belief of more than 1.5 ...

NATO, ADB to Fund Northern Roads Redevelopment

NATO, ADB to Fund Northern Roads  Redevelopment

September 27, 2012

KABUL - NATO will provide the budget for the rehabilitation and upgrade of the Salang Highway, Afghan Public Works Minister Najibullah Aoudjan said ...

Khar, Rassoul Discuss Pak-Afghan Ties

Khar, Rassoul Discuss Pak-Afghan Ties

September 27, 2012

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, during a meeting with her Afghan counterpart Zalmai Rassoul, on Wednesday underlined the importance of peace and stability in Afghanistan ...

Afghanistan will Never Back to Past Decade: Karzai

Afghanistan will Never Back to Past Decade: Karzai

September 26, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan will never return to the situation it was in the past decade, President Hamid Karzai assured the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton in New York, presidential office said Tuesday in a ...

Karzai Supports Continued Talks with Pakistan

Karzai Supports Continued Talks with Pakistan

September 26, 2012

KABUL/WASHINGTON - President Hamid Karzai expressed support on Monday for continued dialogue with Pakistan over a political settlement to the Afghan ...

Afghans Desire Nothing but Peace: Rassoul

Afghans Desire  Nothing but Peace: Rassoul

September 26, 2012

WASHINGTON - Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Monday said his countrymen desired nothing more than the chance to live in a violence-free environment, believing putting an end to impunity ...

New Media Law Problematic: Nai

New Media Law  Problematic: Nai

September 26, 2012

KABUL - Nai, an organization that has been providing advocacy and support to free media in Afghanistan since 2004, on Tuesday criticized a newly drafted mass media law, believing the proposal ...

NATO, Taliban Joust over State of Afghan War

NATO, Taliban Joust over State of Afghan War

September 26, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday dismissed NATO figures showing a decrease in insurgent attacks, saying the statistics reflect troop withdrawals and a "cowardly" avoidance of ...

NKB CEO Not Cooperating with Investigation: Tribunal

NKB CEO Not Cooperating with Investigation: Tribunal

September 25, 2012

KABUL - Kabul Bank's Special Tribunal's Director has introduced the CEO of the New Kabul Bank to the Attorney General Office for not cooperating with the investigation of Kabul Bank's ...

Karzai Meets World Leaders in New York

Karzai Meets World Leaders in New York

September 25, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Hamid Karzai, who arrived in New York on Sunday night to attend the United Nation General Assembly, held a series of meetings with world leaders on the security transition ...

Militant’s Attacks Reduced By 9% in Afghanistan: ISAF

Militant’s Attacks Reduced By 9% in Afghanistan: ISAF

September 25, 2012

KABUL - Militants attacks have reduced by 9% during the month of August this year as compared on the same period in 2011, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force announced on ...

Gen. Bismillah Embarks on Kunar Incursion Probe

Gen. Bismillah  Embarks on Kunar  Incursion Probe

September 25, 2012

ASADABAD - Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Monday arrived in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, for investigating cross-border attacks from Pakistan and other security-related problems ...

Afghans Take over Training Responsibility for ABP

Afghans Take over Training Responsibility for ABP

September 25, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan government has taken overall responsibility for the training of the Afghan Border Police (ABP) from the US military, the Interior Ministry said on ...

Kabul, Beijing Sign Key Accords

Kabul, Beijing Sign Key Accords

September 24, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan and China inked two agreements on cooperation in areas of security and finance and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on an "action plan" for ...

Afghanistan War Forgotten in US Presidential Race

Afghanistan War Forgotten in US Presidential Race

September 24, 2012

WASHINGTON - America's "forgotten war" in Afghanistan, is missing in action again, squeezed out of the campaign narrative as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duel for the White ...

Karzai Heads to New York for UN Assembly

Karzai Heads to New York for UN Assembly

September 24, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Sunday left for the US to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, an official ...

Afghanistan Crisis Has Root beyond the Country: Rabbani

Afghanistan Crisis Has Root beyond the Country: Rabbani

September 23, 2012

KABUL - The crisis in Afghanistan had deep root and many supporting circles beyond the country, Chairman of High Peace Council (HPC) Salahuddin Rabbani said on Saturday at an ...

EU Backs Incentive for Taliban to Shun Violence

EU Backs Incentive for Taliban to Shun Violence

September 23, 2012

KABUL - The European Union on Saturday said it would continue to advocate an inclusive process offering the best incentive for the Taliban to renounce violence and engage in constructive ...

Panetta Praises Accomplishments of Afghanistan Surge

Panetta Praises  Accomplishments of Afghanistan Surge

September 23, 2012

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -The United States has completed its draw down of the surge forces committed to Afghanistan in December 2009, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced ...

MTN Sponsors Herat Football Peace & Friendship Tournament

MTN Sponsors Herat Football Peace & Friendship Tournament

September 23, 2012

KABUL - MTN recently sponsored the Herat Football Peace & Friendship Tournament (HFFT), which took place in Herat province of Afghanistan starting on September 03, 2012. The tournament ...

US, Pakistan Pledge Stable Afghanistan

US, Pakistan Pledge Stable Afghanistan

September 23, 2012

WASHINGTON - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday pledged to work for a stable, prosperous and democratic ...

Obama, Karzai Talk Security Pact Enforcement

Obama, Karzai Talk Security Pact Enforcement

September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack Obama agreed to launch the US-Afghan Bilateral Commission and start negotiations on a bilateral security ...

Surge Troops Reverse Taliban Momentum: Panetta

Surge Troops Reverse Taliban  Momentum: Panetta

September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday said the surge troops ordered into Afghanistan by President Obama three years ago had accomplished "its objectives of reversing the ...

Nation Taking Full Charge of Its Destiny: Rassoul

Nation Taking Full Charge of Its Destiny: Rassoul

September 22, 2012

KABUL - Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Thursday told a special United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Afghanistan that his nation was increasingly taking full charge of ...

Pak to Talk Counter terrorism with US, Afghans: Khar

Pak to Talk Counter terrorism with US, Afghans: Khar

September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON — Pakistan's foreign minister revealed Thursday that her country would soon hold confidential talks with the United States and Afghanistan to improve a three-way counter terrorism ...

Karzai Wants Afghans to Strive for Peace

Karzai Wants Afghans to Strive for Peace

September 20, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, praising assassinated peace envoy Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani's contribution to the cause, on Wednesday urged the nation to work for lasting stability in the ...

Karzai Halts Meeting of US Envoy with Provincial Governors

Karzai Halts Meeting of US Envoy with  Provincial Governors

September 20, 2012

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai prevented the American's highest envoy to the region from meeting the country's provincial governors out of concern for the dignitaries' safety, a spokesman ...

Religious Ulama Must Not Perform Funeral Pray for Suicide Attacker: Sayaf

Religious Ulama Must  Not Perform Funeral Pray for Suicide Attacker: Sayaf

September 20, 2012

KABUL - Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayaf Member of the Parliament and chief of Islamic Invitation party (Hezb-e-Dawat) said suicide is really prohibited in Islam and anyone who is doing this action it ...