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Karzai Backlash Causes Removal of Taliban Flag in Doha

Karzai Backlash Causes Removal of Taliban Flag in Doha

June 22, 2013

KABUL - The backlash from the Afghan government to the Taliban's naming of their Doha office as the political office of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan," forced the Obama ...

Afghanistan High on US-India Talks in Delhi

Afghanistan High on US-India Talks in Delhi

June 22, 2013

WASHINGTON - The situation in Afghanistan -- security transition and reconciliation talks -- would dominate India-US strategic dialogue to be held in New Delhi next week, US officials ...

Plan to End Afghan War on Track: Hagel

Plan to End Afghan War on Track: Hagel

June 22, 2013

WASHINGTON - With Afghan forces taking the lead in national security for the first time in 12 years, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the plan to end the war in Afghanistan was on ...

Govt. Threatens to Boycott Qatar Talks

Govt. Threatens to Boycott Qatar Talks

June 20, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan government on Wednesday threatened it would boycott peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar unless the process was led by ...

Karzai Suspends Talks with US

Karzai Suspends Talks with US

June 20, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said he has suspended talks with the US on the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) to protest the way the Americans are reaching out to the ...

China Welcomes Developments in Afghan Reconciliation: FM Spokeswoman

China Welcomes Developments in Afghan Reconciliation:  FM Spokeswoman

June 20, 2013

BEIJING - Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Wednesday that China welcomes the positive development of the ongoing reconciliation process in ...

New Era as Afghan Forces Undertake Combat Lead

New Era as Afghan Forces Undertake Combat Lead

June 19, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan entered a new era on Tuesday as President Hamid Karzai announced the transfer of nationwide security from NATO to Afghan ...

Blast Hits Mohaqqiq Convoy, 3 Killed, 30 Injured

Blast Hits Mohaqqiq Convoy, 3 Killed, 30 Injured

June 19, 2013

KABUL - Haji Mohammad Mohaqqiq, Leader of Afghanistan National Front (ANF) and prominent Hazara leader, escaped unhurt in a bomb blast in the Pul-e-Surkh area of Kabul city. The heavy blast that ...

Taliban's Political Office Opened in Qatar

Taliban's Political Office Opened in Qatar

June 19, 2013

KABUL - Taliban at a press conference said that its political office has been opened in Doha, capital of Qatar ...

Coalition By Political Parties Favorable for Election: IEC

Coalition By Political Parties Favorable for Election: IEC

June 18, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Monday called for the creation of a 'coalition' by the political parties and said that it will be favorable for the upcoming 2014 ...

WJ Once again Summons Zakhilwal

WJ Once again Summons Zakhilwal

June 18, 2013

KABUL - A majority of Wolesi Jirga or lower house members on Monday voted to once again summon Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal after he did not appear before the house to explain his ...

Only Legal Demands of Students Acceptable: Obaid

Only Legal Demands of  Students Acceptable: Obaid

June 17, 2013

KABUL - The higher education minister on Sunday said every legal and academic demand of Kabul University students who had been on hunger strike a month ago would be accepted, accusing some ...

Taliban Leader Soften Stance in Peace Talks

Taliban  Leader Soften Stance  in Peace Talks

June 17, 2013

KABUL - A top Taliban leader, who served as finance minister in Mullah Omar's regime, Mutasim Agha Jan, said that the insurgent group is ready to negotiate a peace deal with the Afghan ...

Afghan-US Security Agreement Talks to Begin in Few Days: MoFA

Afghan-US Security Agreement  Talks to Begin in Few Days: MoFA

June 17, 2013

KABUL - Officials of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday said that the fourth phase of talks about the Afghan-US Security Agreement will begin within few days in ...

US House Votes to End the War in Afghanistan

US House Votes to End  the War in Afghanistan

June 16, 2013

WASHINGTON - The US House of Representative on Friday voted to end the war in Afghanistan and passed a resolution which said that the Congressmen would have a chance to vote for any troop ...

WJ Wants “Un-Islamic TV Shows” Banned

WJ Wants  “Un-Islamic TV Shows” Banned

June 16, 2013

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga (WJ) on Saturday set a one-month deadline for Information and Culture Minister Syed Makhdom Raheen to ban “anti-Islamic broadcasts” by TV ...

Afghanistan is Our Vietnam: Hammond

Afghanistan is Our Vietnam: Hammond

June 16, 2013

KABUL - British defense secretary Philip Hammond has admitted that the long war in Afghanistan had left Britain wary of more major military engagements abroad, calling it the Vietnam phenomenon ...

Khalilzad Meets Afghan Leaders for Talks Over Elections

Khalilzad  Meets Afghan  Leaders for Talks Over Elections

June 16, 2013

KABUL - The former US Ambassador to the UN Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday said that he has been discussing with Afghan leaders over a national consensus before the 2014 presidential election, but ...

2,156 Freed from Bagram Jail in 14 Months

2,156 Freed from Bagram Jail in 14 Months

June 15, 2013

KABUL - A high-level meeting, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, on Thursday discussed a string of attacks on judicial institutions in recent months and their possible implications for ...

Afghanistan at Bottom of Global Peace Index

Afghanistan at Bottom of Global Peace Index

June 15, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan remains at the rock bottom -- in 162nd position -- on the 2013 Global Peace Index (GPI), faring poorly in terms of political stability and respect for human ...

Violations against Afghan Children Continue: Ban

Violations against Afghan Children Continue: Ban

June 15, 2013

KABUL - United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has identified underage recruitment, killings, abductions and sexual violence as some of the grave violations committed against children in ...

BSA Talks Enter Final Stages: Hagel

BSA Talks Enter  Final Stages: Hagel

June 15, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States will maintain a presence in Afghanistan post 2014, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed lawmakers, as negotiations on the bilateral security agreement reportedly entered a final ...

US Winning War in Afghanistan: Dempsey

US Winning War in Afghanistan: Dempsey

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States is winning the war against terrorism in Afghanistan, a top Pentagon general told lawmakers but cautioned that losing the fight would result in regional ...

Changing Political System will Not Be Accepted: Political Parties

Changing Political  System will Not Be  Accepted: Political Parties

June 13, 2013

KABUL - In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews on Wednesday, a number of political parties raised their voices against the comments made by the first Vice-President of Afghanistan, Marshall Mohammad ...

MPs Call for Replacing Top Security Officials

MPs Call for Replacing Top Security Officials

June 13, 2013

KABUL - Parliamentarians and top security officials on Wednesday met behind closed doors on increasing attacks, amid calls for replacing the heads of some security ...

Civilian Casualties Up in First Half of 2013: UN

Civilian Casualties Up  in First Half of 2013: UN

June 12, 2013

KABUL - The United Nations on Tuesday announced an increase in civilian casualties in Afghanistan, indicating its plan to hold talk with the Taliban on the issue. UN Secretary-General’s Special ...

17 Dead in Suicide Attack Near SC

17 Dead in Suicide  Attack Near SC

June 12, 2013

KABUL - A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the Supreme Court (SC) in the nation’s heavily-fortified capital on Tuesday, killing 17 civilians and wounding 39 ...

Kabul Ready for Talks on Durand Line: Fahim

Kabul Ready for Talks  on Durand Line: Fahim

June 12, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan government is ready to find a negotiated settlement of the long-running dispute over the British-mandate Durand Line with Pakistan, the 1st vice-president said on ...

Officials Behind Increased Terror Attacks: Senators

Officials Behind Increased Terror Attacks: Senators

June 12, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan Senators on Tuesday said that several high ranking officials within the government are helping the insurgents carry out their activities in different parts of the ...

War on Terror Fuelling Radicalism: Karzai

War on Terror  Fuelling Radicalism: Karzai

June 11, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, raising questions about the success of the US-led war on terror, has said the Muslim world is in a state of tumult, asking whether the campaign has reduced or further ...

5th Phase of Transition to Start Soon: Azimi

5th Phase of Transition to Start Soon: Azimi

June 11, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense on Monday announced that the 5th phase of security transition would start soon, stressing the war on terror should continue as long as its sanctuaries existed outside ...

Islamabad Ready to Wipe Out Terrorist Havens

Islamabad Ready to  Wipe Out Terrorist Havens

June 11, 2013

KABUL - The new Pakistani government, serious about an end to US drone strikes in the restive tribal region near the Afghanistan border, is ready to wipe out terrorist safe havens on its ...

Taliban Warm to Outsiders, Hostile to Afghans: MoFA

Taliban Warm to Outsiders, Hostile to Afghans: MoFA

June 10, 2013

KABUL - While maintaining cordial relations with the outside world, the Taliban are harboring hostility toward Afghans, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on ...

Karzai Should Consider National Interest in BSA Negotiations: Yasini

Karzai Should Consider National Interest in BSA Negotiations: Yasini

June 10, 2013

KABUL - The First Deputy Speaker of the Lower House of the Afghan Parliament, Mirwais Yasini, said that President Hamid Karzai should consider the national interest while negotiating the Bilateral Security ...

Presidential Vote A Major Challenge: Medley

Presidential Vote  A Major Challenge: Medley

June 10, 2013

KABUL - Dominic Medley, spokesman for the NATO senior civilian representative in Afghanistan over the past three years, has urged the global fraternity to stay committed to the war-torn ...