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We Fight to Make Sure US is Protected: Panetta

We Fight to Make Sure US is Protected: Panetta

September 12, 2012

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the war in Afghanistan, in which more than 2,000 American soldiers have died, was a fight to protect the ...

MPs Refuse to Give Karzai’s Cabinet Picks Trust Vote

MPs Refuse to Give Karzai’s Cabinet Picks Trust Vote

September 12, 2012

KABUL - The lower house of parliament on Tuesday rejected nominees for three Cabinet slots and the spy service chief, saying the picks should be introduced to lawmakers for a vote of confidence by the president or one of his ...

UN to Help End Cross-Border Shelling: Kubiš

UN to Help End Cross-Border Shelling: Kubiš

September 12, 2012

ASADABAD - The issue of cross-border shelling from Pakistan into eastern Kunar province would be shared with United Nations Security Council members, the secretary-general's special envoy ...

Afghans Take Control of Bagram Prison

Afghans Take Control of Bagram Prison

September 11, 2012

KABUL - With the hoisting of the Afghan national flag, the control of the Bagram Detention Centre was transferred from US troops to local personnel at a ceremony in the central province ...

UN Stresses Protection of Afghan Women

UN Stresses  Protection of Afghan Women

September 11, 2012

KABUL - Prominent Afghan women activists and rights defenders on Monday joined the UN mission to commemorate the "Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security" in ...

Lawmaker, Journalists End Hunger Strike over Media Censorship

Lawmaker, Journalists End Hunger Strike over Media Censorship

September 11, 2012

KABUL - Afghan lawmaker Baktash Siawash and several journalists have ended their hunger strike in protest of media censorship after they were promised their demands would be ...

Abdullah Calls for Probe into Pul-I-Sukhta Clash

Abdullah Calls  for Probe into  Pul-I-Sukhta Clash

September 11, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan National Coalition (ANC) head Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Monday asked the government to launch a thoroughgoing investigation into Saturday's clash between residents and police ...

FM Asked to Brief Senate on Tobias Blueprint

FM Asked to Brief Senate on Tobias Blueprint

September 10, 2012

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga --- upper house of parliament --- on Sunday asked the foreign minister to brief the International Affairs Commission on a British lawmaker's plan for the division ...

We Brought an End to Taliban Regime: Obama

We Brought  an End to Taliban Regime: Obama

September 10, 2012

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama marked the lead up to the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York with an address lauding the US role in ...

Kabul Slams ‘Plan C’ as Illogical Nostrum

Kabul Slams  ‘Plan C’ as Illogical Nostrum

September 10, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan on Sunday scoffed at calls for the country's division, denouncing the idea as an illogical nostrum and branding its proponents as people of imperfect ...

Senate to Draft Sayyaf’s Remarks on Suicide Attacks

Senate to Draft  Sayyaf’s Remarks on Suicide Attacks

September 10, 2012

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga -- upper house of parliament -- on Sunday decided to refer a draft containing Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayyaf's remarks on suicide attacks to the government for ...

Afghanistan Commemorates Massoud Day

Afghanistan Commemorates Massoud Day

September 09, 2012

KABUL - The 11th anniversary of the death of national hero Ahmad Shah Massoud was marked in Kabul on Saturday with a ceremony attended by high-ranking national ...

Fahim Calls on Mujahedeen to ‘Mobilize’ to Defend Afghanistan

Fahim Calls on  Mujahedeen to ‘Mobilize’  to Defend Afghanistan

September 09, 2012

KABUL - Mujahedeen still alive in Afghanistan need to mobilize and fight the insurgents in places where the Afghan security forces are weaker, the country's First Vice President Mohammad ...

Haqqani Designation Won’t Harm Peace Bid: US

Haqqani Designation Won’t Harm Peace Bid: US

September 09, 2012

WASHINGTON - The designation of the Haqqani network as a terrorist organization would have no impact on Afghan reconciliation efforts, US officials said on Friday, hoping the ...

Karzai, Allen Clash over Prison Transfer

Karzai, Allen Clash  over Prison Transfer

September 09, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday traded barbs with the top NATO and US military commander in Afghanistan on comprehensive security transition to Afghan forces, an official said."The ...

Hundreds of ANA Soldiers Held over Insider Attacks

Hundreds of ANA Soldiers Held over Insider Attacks

September 06, 2012

KABUL - Hundreds of Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers have been detained or sacked over rising insider attacks on NATO-led troops in different parts of the country, a defense ministry ...

Tehran Supports Kabul’s Peace Efforts

Tehran  Supports Kabul’s Peace Efforts

September 06, 2012

KABUL - Iran on Wednesday voiced its willingness to support the Afghan government's efforts at bringing durable peace and stability to the war-torn ...

Journalists Boycott WJ Coverage

Journalists Boycott WJ Coverage

September 06, 2012

KABUL - Afghan and foreign journalists on Wednesday boycotted the coverage of the Wolesi Jirga session to protest what they called censorship of house proceedings by the technical ...

No Solution to Afghanistan without Pakistan: Germany

No Solution to Afghanistan  without Pakistan: Germany

September 06, 2012

BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Tuesday said that without Pakistan, there will not be any solution in Afghanistan. He made the statement after receiving his Pakistani counterpart ...

Won’t Run for 3rd Term: Karzai

Won’t Run for 3rd Term: Karzai

September 05, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, pledging respect for Afghanistan's constitution, on Tuesday said he had no plan to contest the 2014 presidential ...

WJ Receives List of Karzai’s Nominees

WJ Receives List of Karzai’s Nominees

September 05, 2012

KABUL - The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has introduced to the Wolesi Jirga (WJ) for trust vote President Hamid Karzai's picks for defense, interior and tribal affairs ministers, as well ...

Time is Running Out to Complete Voter Registration: IEC

Time is Running  Out to Complete Voter  Registration: IEC

September 05, 2012

KABUL - Head of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) Fazel Ahmad Manawe said on Tuesday that he is running out of time to properly ...

Senators Call for A Rethink on Pro-Govt. Militias

Senators Call for  A Rethink on Pro-Govt. Militias

September 05, 2012

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga, upper house, members on Tuesday voiced their apprehensions about pro-government ...

Afghan Corruption is ‘Like A Tumor’: US

Afghan Corruption is ‘Like A Tumor’: US

September 05, 2012

KABUL - U.S. military officials in Afghanistan said at least one top-ranking Afghan commander was suspected of working with anti-government forces in the ...

‘Turkey Has No Hidden Agenda for Afghanistan’: Jayhoon

‘Turkey Has No Hidden Agenda for Afghanistan’: Jayhoon

September 04, 2012

KABUL - Afghan Ambassador to Turkey Amanullah Jayhoon has said that Turkey, a country friendly to Afghanistan, pursues a very transparent foreign policy with regard to Afghanistan, adding that ...

Karzai Announce New Nominees for Key Ministries

Karzai Announce New  Nominees for Key Ministries

September 03, 2012

KABUL – Presidential palace officials on Sunday announced the final list of nominees in key Afghan ministries and Afghan intelligence agency – National Directorate of Security ...

Senators Warn Govt.on Graft, Growing Unrest

Senators Warn Govt.on Graft,  Growing Unrest

September 03, 2012

KABUL - A number of Meshrano Jirga, upper house, members on Sunday asked the Karzai-led administration to intensify efforts at stemming widespread government corruption and escalating ...

US Urge Afghanistan to End Trade Ties with Iran

US Urge Afghanistan to  End Trade Ties with Iran

September 03, 2012

KABUL - Officials in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Afghanistan announced that United States of America has urged to halt relations with 24 Iranian corporations and a number of ...

Turkey Promises to Solve the Problems of Afghan Students

Turkey Promises to Solve the  Problems of Afghan Students

September 03, 2012

KABUL - The minister of higher education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid visited Turkey and discussed the problems of afghan students studying in Turkey with Turkish officials. The press office of the ...

US Stops Training Some Afghan Forces After Attacks

US Stops Training Some  Afghan Forces After Attacks

September 03, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan) — The U.S. military has halted the training of some Afghan forces while it digs deeper into their background following a surge of attacks by soldiers and police on ...

Obama Vows to End War in Afghanistan ‘Responsibly’

Obama Vows to End War in Afghanistan ‘Responsibly’

September 02, 2012

KABUL - US President Barack Obama said Friday that the US mission in Afghanistan will end in the same way that it ended in Iraq two years ...

ANF Opposes Changes to Electoral Body

ANF Opposes  Changes to Electoral Body

September 02, 2012

KABUL - The Afghanistan National Front (ANF), opposing changes to the Independent Election Commission's (IEC) composition, on Saturday accused the Karzai-led government of ...

Australian Troops to Stay in Afghanistan: Gillard

Australian Troops to Stay  in Afghanistan: Gillard

September 02, 2012

KABUL - Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has renewed her country's commitment to staying in Afghanistan despite calls for an early pullout after the death of five ...

India is Friend of Afghans and Remains longsidethem: Singh

India is Friend of Afghans and Remains longsidethem: Singh

September 02, 2012

KABUL - The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Sing in meeting with President Hamid Karzai at the sideline of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Tehran said that India is the friend of Afghans and would stay ...

President Karzai Expresses Support to NAM

President Karzai Expresses  Support to NAM

September 02, 2012

KABUL - Hamid Karzai the president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan announced his support to the 16th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) held in Tehran ...