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Long Way Ahead to Fight for Women Rights: UNHCR

Long Way Ahead to Fight for Women Rights: UNHCR

March 09, 2013

KABUL - Afghan women continue to face serious threats and injustice despite massive efforts at both a countrywide and international level to ...

Foreigners Behind Afghanistans Instability: Karzai

Foreigners Behind Afghanistans Instability: Karzai

March 07, 2013

KABUL - Addressing Parliament as its reconvened after the winter break, Karzai said there are some foreign hands that are trying to ensure Afghanistan shouldn't have a proper government and ...

Mattis Suggests a Larger US Force in Afghanistan

Mattis Suggests a Larger US Force in Afghanistan

March 07, 2013

WASHINGTON - A top American general has recommended the presence of 13,600 US troops in Afghanistan after 2014, when the local forces are to take control of the country’s ...

Afghanistan’s Natural Resources are in Danger

Afghanistan’s Natural Resources are in Danger

March 07, 2013

KABUL - Herat’s Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock held a conference on the introduction, conservation and development of natural resourced with collaboration from the United ...

Peace Talks Surest Way to End Violence: US

Peace Talks Surest Way to End Violence: US

March 06, 2013

WASHINGTON - Peace and reconciliation is the surest way to end violence in Afghanistan, the US said on Monday, throwing its weight behind the Afghan-led ...

Farnood, Ferozi Sentence to 5 Year in Prison

Farnood, Ferozi Sentence to 5 Year in Prison

March 06, 2013

KABUL - Kabul Bank's former chairman Shirkhan Farnood and former chief executive Khalil Ferozi have been sentenced to five years in prison each in connection with the multi-million dollar fraud that ...

Japan Delivers Further $117m in Aid to Afghanistan

Japan Delivers Further $117m in Aid to Afghanistan

March 06, 2013

KABUL - Japan has agreed to fund a further $117 million in financial aid for development projects in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said ...

Afghanistan Holds A Workshop on CBR Program

Afghanistan Holds A Workshop on CBR Program

Tuesday March 05

KABUL - Key ministers, deputy ministers and heads of government departments attended a workshop on Capacity Building for Results Facility (CBR) on

Karzai Calls on Pakistan to Reconsider Suicide Attacks

Karzai Calls on Pakistan to Reconsider Suicide Attacks

Tuesday March 05

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai called on Pakistan to realise it faces the same foe as Afghanistan, saying Monday that it is essential in the fight against terrorism and urged it to oppose ...

NATO Expects Decision on Post-2014 ANSF by Mid-Year

NATO Expects Decision on Post-2014 ANSF by Mid-Year

Tuesday March 05

KABUL - NATO expects a decision by the middle of this year on the size of a training force to be kept in Afghanistan once most foreign troops leave in 2014, NATO Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen ...

People’s Access to Justice Dropped 45pc: AIHRC

People’s Access to Justice Dropped 45pc: AIHRC

March 04, 2013

KABUL - The Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday voiced its deep concern over plummeting people's access to justice and law enforcement agencies, claiming 45 percent ...

Karzai to NATO: Target Real Terrorist Havens

Karzai to NATO: Target Real Terrorist Havens

March 04, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Sunday denounced last week’s NATO airstrike that killed two children in the Charchino district of central Uruzgan ...

Moscow Conernes over Afghan Drug Spillover, Terrorism

Moscow Conernes over Afghan Drug Spillover, Terrorism

March 04, 2013

MOSCOW – Russia is concerned over spreading terrorism and drug threats from northern Afghanistan to neighboring Central Asian states, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a ...

Russia Makes Afghanistan ‘Priority’ for UNSC

Russia Makes Afghanistan ‘Priority’ for UNSC

March 03, 2013

KABUL - Russia is making Afghanistan the priority of the UN Security Council for the month of March as it assumes the council's rotating presidency, the Russian Foreign Ministry ...

Dunford Meets Karzai to Discuss Wardak Security Concerns

Dunford Meets Karzai to Discuss Wardak Security Concerns

February 28, 2013

KABUL - Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., commander International Security Assistance Force, met with President Karzai to discuss the security concerns of the citizens of Wardak province and the progress ...

Kabul Wants Security Guarantee; US Says No

Kabul Wants Security Guarantee; US Says No

February 27, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States is believed to refuse to give a security commitment to Afghanistan in case of an attack on it by its neighbours, officials from both sides said on ...

UN Urges Dialogue on Curbing Civilian Deaths

UN Urges Dialogue on Curbing Civilian Deaths

February 27, 2013

KABUL - The United Nations on Tuesday acknowledged the Taliban’s open letter of Feb. 2013 in response to its annual report on civilian casualties during the conflict ...

Inadequate Laws Hamper Fight against Land-Grabbing: AGO

Inadequate Laws Hamper Fight against Land-Grabbing: AGO

February 27, 2013

KABUL - The Attorney General said Monday that prosecuting those involved in illegal confiscation of public lands is difficult because the country's penal code doesn't directly ...

US Expects Transparent, Free and Fair Election: Menendez

US Expects Transparent, Free and Fair Election: Menendez

Monday February 25

KABUL - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on Tuesday met with President Hamid Karzai at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. In his first ...

Govt. Flouting Democratic Norms: Massoud

Govt. Flouting Democratic Norms: Massoud

February 24, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan National Front (ANF) leader Ahmad Zia Massoud on Saturday accused the government of trying to hamper genuine activities of political parties and civil society ...

Kabul Plans Ulema Conference in Riyadh

Kabul Plans Ulema Conference in Riyadh

February 24, 2013

KABUL - the Afghan government has floated a proposal for an international conference of religious scholars to be held either in Riyadh or Cairo, a Pakistani newspaper reported on ...

Cumbersome Procurement Process Could Delay Elections: IEC

Cumbersome Procurement Process Could Delay Elections: IEC

February 24, 2013

KABUL - The cumbersome procurement procedure and inefficient budget expenditure system are major challenges to holding timely elections, Independent Elections Commission (IEC) Spokesman Noor Mohammad Noor ...

Faqir Planned Attacks on Senior Afghan Officials

Faqir Planned Attacks on Senior Afghan Officials

February 24, 2013

JALALABAD - Dreaded Pakistani insurgent commander Maulvi Faqir Mohammad had sneaked into eastern Afghanistan for consultations with the Afghan Taliban, an intelligence official ...

No Cut in Forces Till 2018: Mohammadi

No Cut in Forces Till 2018: Mohammadi

February 23, 2013

BRUSSELS - Fifty NATO and ISAF nations have promised to continue supporting the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF) well beyond the 2014 withdrawal of foreign troops, the ...

India Supports Efforts to Transform Afghan Economy

India Supports Efforts to Transform Afghan Economy

February 23, 2013

WASHINGTON - India on Thursday said it remained committed to development and peace in Afghanistan and would continue to do so after 2014 when foreign troops are scheduled to withdraw from the ...

Partnership with Kabul to Continue: NATO Chief

Partnership with Kabul to Continue: NATO Chief

February 23, 2013

BRUSSELS - Top defense representatives from 50 nations began an important session in Belgium on the future of their mission in Afghanistan on Friday ...

4,700 Killed in Drone Strikes: US Senator

4,700 Killed in Drone Strikes: US Senator

February 23, 2013

KABUL - About 4,700 people, including civilians, have been killed in controversial drone strikes by the United States, an American lawmaker said on Wednesday, supporting the raids as an ...

Funding Large Afghan Force Possible: NATO

Funding Large Afghan Force Possible: NATO

February 23, 2013

BRUSSELS - The NATO chief on Thursday called for allies to undo defense spending cutbacks to keep the western alliance strong enough to deal with present and future ...

Abdullah Wants Nation to Foil Poll Rigging Bids

Abdullah Wants Nation to Foil Poll Rigging Bids

February 21, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai's political rival Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday called on the nation not to allow the incumbent government to prolong its stay in power by interfering in next ...

Tax Collection Key to Financial Self-Sufficiency: Govt.

Tax Collection Key to Financial Self-Sufficiency: Govt.

February 21, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Finance said that broadening the tax net could be an important step toward financial self-sufficiency for Afghanistan, indicating that a large number of taxpayers evade taxes ...

US Supports India’s Constructive Role in Afghanistan

US Supports India’s Constructive Role in Afghanistan

February 21, 2013

WASHINGTON - Asserting that the United States and India share a vision of a secure, peaceful, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan, the Obama Administration has said it strongly supports ...

Khalili asks Pakistan to Investigate Quetta Attacks

Khalili asks Pakistan to Investigate Quetta Attacks

February 21, 2013

KABUL - The second vice president warned Wednesday that the Afghan government will no longer tolerate the bloodshed against Afghan immigrants in Quetta, Pakistan, referring to the latest ...

Russia Seeks Clarification on NATO Role in Afghanistan

Russia Seeks Clarification on NATO Role in Afghanistan

February 20, 2013

KABUL - Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov met with the NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday in a bid to seek clarifications concerning the role of NATO after the Alliance’s ...

India, UK Pledge to Aid Afghanistan after 2014

India, UK Pledge to Aid Afghanistan after 2014

February 20, 2013

NEW DELHI - Indian and Britain on Tuesday assured Afghanistan of all-out support for its reconstruction even after the withdrawal of foreign troops by the end of ...

Etisalat Commences Trials on Country’s First 4G LTE

Etisalat Commences Trials on Country’s First 4G LTE

February 20, 2013

KABUL - Telecom giant Etisalat Afghanistan, the first telecom company to launch 3.75G services in Afghanistan on Tuesday announced the commencement of the test of its Long-Term Evolution ...