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Destroy Old Election Cards, Approve Foreign ECC Officials: CCPP

Destroy Old Election Cards, Approve Foreign ECC Officials: CCPP

October 30, 2012

KABUL - Old election voting cards will be a major source of fraud in the 2014 presidential election and so should be destroyed, the Coordination Council of Political Parties (CCPP) in Afghanistan ...

Pak Offer Likely to Boost Afghan Peace

Pak Offer Likely to Boost Afghan Peace

October 30, 2012

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has increased efforts to reach out to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift that could prove crucial to US-backed efforts to strike a peace ...

US Ready to Support Afghan-Led Peace Process

US Ready to Support Afghan-Led Peace Process

October 29, 2012

WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday said it supports an Afghan-led peace process and it is now up to the Taliban to take advantage of this ...

Karzai Assures Afghans of Post-2014 Stability, Development

Karzai Assures Afghans of  Post-2014 Stability, Development

October 29, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Friday assured the country would not face any security challenge after the 2014 withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan and urged armed ...

Afghan War Does have an End: Sediqqi

Afghan War Does have an End: Sediqqi

October 29, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan's government has dismissed the comments of military experts who suggested the Afghan war has no end in an article published by the Associated ...

Australia Unveils Plan to Focus on Asia for Wealth

Australia Unveils Plan to  Focus on Asia for Wealth

October 29, 2012

KABUL - An ambitious plan aimed at maximizing links with booming China and other soaring Asian economies will power Australia into the world's top 10 wealthiest nations by ...

NATO Stresses Transparent, Inclusive Polls

NATO Stresses Transparent, Inclusive Polls

October 24, 2012

KABUL - Free and fair elections in 2014, when most NATO-led combat troops are to withdraw, would be an important milestone for Afghanistan, an official of the western alliance said on ...

Foreign Troop Pullout to Bring Stability: Karzai

Foreign Troop Pullout to  Bring Stability: Karzai

October 24, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said foreign forces' withdrawal, scheduled before the end of 2014, would bring stability to ...

Khulm Gets Power Substation, Energy Infrastructure Contract

Khulm Gets Power  Substation, Energy  Infrastructure Contract

October 24, 2012

KABUL - In continuation of financial assistance from KfW, Germany's Development Bank, an essential Energy infrastructure contract worth US $9million has been signed by Minister of ...

Kubiš Reiterates Commitment to Afghanistan on UN Day

Kubiš Reiterates Commitment  to Afghanistan on UN Day

October 24, 2012

KABUL – On the occasion of United Nations Day and on behalf of the UN in Afghanistan on Tuesday Ján Kubiš, UN Special representative to Afghanistan, reiterated the commitment of the UN ...

MTN Treats 1630 Patients

MTN Treats 1630 Patients

October 24, 2012

KABUL - MTN mobile clinic visited Darull Aman areas in Kabul city and treated around 1630 patients for free. The people appreciated this humane act of MTN Foundation and asked for the ...

Abdullah Faults Karzai Stance on ECC Makeup

Abdullah Faults Karzai Stance on ECC Makeup

October 23, 2012

KABUL - A key opposition leader on Monday accused the incumbent administration of seeking to rig the 2014 elections by opposing the inclusion of two foreigners in the Electoral Complaints ...

HPC Welcomes New Pakistan-US Negotiation Body

HPC Welcomes New  Pakistan-US Negotiation Body

October 23, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) on Monday welcomed the finalization of a Pakistan-US commission to negotiate with the Taliban, dismissing suggestions that Afghanistan has been pushed to ...

Kabul Slams Grossman’s Remarks on Durand Line

Kabul Slams Grossman’s Remarks on Durand Line

October 23, 2012

KABUL - Kabul on Monday took strong exception to US Special Envoy Marc Grossman's remarks that the Durand Line is an internationally recognized border between Afghanistan and ...

Afghan MPs Criticize Zardari ‘Delay’ of Insurgent Raid

Afghan MPs Criticize Zardari  ‘Delay’ of Insurgent Raid

October 23, 2012

KABUL - Afghan lawmakers on Monday criticized Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for saying that a big military operation against insurgents required a "national consensus" including ...

Senators Oppose Foreigners as ECC Members

Senators Oppose Foreigners as ECC Members

October 22, 2012

KABUL - Some members of the Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- on Sunday voiced their aversion to the inclusion of two foreigners in the Electoral Complaints Commission ...

War against Terrorism ‘Unwinnable’ Unless Pakistan Fights: Sediqi

War against Terrorism ‘Unwinnable’ Unless Pakistan Fights: Sediqi

October 22, 2012

KABUL - The war against terrorism cannot be won if the international community does not pressure Pakistan to do more to fight terrorism on its soil, Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman ...

Grossman Meets Khar, Kayani; Discusses Afghan, Counter-Terror

Grossman Meets Khar, Kayani;  Discusses Afghan, Counter-Terror

October 22, 2012

ISLAMABAD - Issues related to peace and stability in Afghanistan and progress made on counter-terrorism figured prominently in talks visiting US diplomat Marc Grossman had with Pakistan Foreign ...

Hekmatyar Proposes Simultaneous Polls in 2014

Hekmatyar Proposes Simultaneous Polls in 2014

October 21, 2012

KABUL - The leader of the 'Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan on Saturday proposed simultaneous presidential, parliamentary and provincial council election in the first half of ...

Despite Threats, US Stick to Afghan Strategy: Panetta

Despite Threats, US Stick to Afghan Strategy: Panetta

October 21, 2012

WASHINGTON - The United States and its international partners would stick to their plan for Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Friday, insisting their strategy remained on the ...

Karzai Warns NATO Troop Immunity May Not Be Granted

Karzai Warns NATO Troop Immunity May Not Be Granted

October 21, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has warned there might be no immunity from prosecution for foreign troops after 2014 if the insecurity in Afghanistan does not come to an end and the ...

WJ Fails to Meet for Lack of Quorum

WJ Fails to Meet for Lack of Quorum

October 21, 2012

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga's Administrative Board alleged on Saturday postponed the lower house session in violation of the relevant rules, several lawmakers alleged. But other legislators ...

Activists, MPs Warn against Failure to Reform Election Law

Activists, MPs Warn against  Failure to Reform Election Law

October 20, 2012

KABUL - Afghan civil society activists and lawmakers met on Thursday to discuss the demand of the country's political parties for major amendments to the election law. The civil society ...

US Wants to Help Minimize Afghan Poll Fraud

US Wants to Help Minimize Afghan Poll Fraud

October 20, 2012

WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday said the Afghans were responsible for their own elections, explaining it shared the goal of having the strongest possible presidential ballot in ...

Karzai Opposes Foreign Advisors in ECC

Karzai  Opposes Foreign  Advisors in ECC

October 20, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said he opposes the presence of foreign advisers to the country's Election Complaints Commission (ECC), but was open to foreigners monitoring the ...

Proposals Floated for Election Transparency

Proposals Floated for Election Transparency

October 18, 2012

KABUL - The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA), political parties and civil society on Wednesday floated suggestions to the government for ensuring transparency in ...

NDMC Report Triggers Walkout from Wolesi Jirga

NDMC Report Triggers  Walkout from Wolesi Jirga

October 18, 2012

KABUL - Some members on Wednesday staged a walkout from of the Wolesi Jirga, or lower house of parliament, over a National Disaster Management Commission (NDMC) report on ...

ACD to Cement Peace in Asia, Hopes Karzai

ACD to  Cement Peace  in Asia, Hopes Karzai

October 18, 2012

KABUL - The Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) could play a significant role in cementing cooperation and peaceful coexistence among different cultures and civilizations in the region ...

Extremism Impossible to Eradicate without Cooperation: Karzai

Extremism Impossible to Eradicate without Cooperation: Karzai

October 17, 2012

KABUL - It is impossible to eliminate extremism without the full cooperation of regional countries, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Tuesday at a meeting of leaders from around Asia...

NATO to Train, Assist Afghan Forces After 2014: Spokesman

NATO to Train,  Assist Afghan Forces After 2014: Spokesman

October 17, 2012

KABUL - The NATO commits to launching a new mission to train, advice and assist the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) after 2014, once the NATO-led foreign troops leave the country ...

Zardari Supports Afghan-Led Peace Drive

Zardari Supports  Afghan-Led  Peace Drive

October 17, 2012

KABUL - Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday reiterated his government's stance of supporting an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process. At a meeting with ...

Lawmakers Trade Land-Grab Allegations

Lawmakers Trade Land-Grab Allegations

October 16, 2012

KABUL - Parliamentarians Allah Gul Mujahid and Mujibur Rahman Samkanai traded land-grab allegations after Monday's session of the Wolesi Jirga, lower house. The verbal clash erupted after ...

All PRTs to be Dissolved By 2014: NATO

All PRTs to be Dissolved  By 2014: NATO

October 16, 2012

KABUL - Afghan security forces would be able to take security responsibility across the country after 2014, a NATO official hoped on Tuesday, saying his optimism stemmed from the ongoing ...

Rassoul Stresses Greater Trade Links Among ECO States

Rassoul Stresses Greater Trade Links Among ECO States

October 16, 2012

KABUL - Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Monday stressed the need for greater trade links among Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) states for promoting regional economic integration ...

Coalition Forces to Responsibly Leave Afghanistan: NATO

Coalition Forces  to Responsibly Leave  Afghanistan: NATO

October 16, 2012

KABUL - ISAF spokesman, Gunter Katz on Monday said that the international forces would gradually and responsibly leave Afghanistan, an assertion comes after British defense minister ...