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New Kabul Bank Draws Five Possible Bids

New Kabul Bank Draws Five Possible Bids

December 03, 2012

KABUL - Five possible bids have come in for New Kabul Bank, the remnant of the Afghan financial institution at the center of a storm over fraud allegations in the ...

Afghanistan Hails Trilateral Meeting with Pakistan, China

Afghanistan  Hails Trilateral Meeting with  Pakistan, China

December 03, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan government on Sunday hailed a trilateral meeting with Pakistan and China which was held recently in Pakistani capital Islamabad, saying the event would further ...

HIV Cases Rising in Afghanistan

HIV Cases Rising in Afghanistan

December 03, 2012

KABUL - The incidence of HIV is increasing in Afghanistan and Eastern Mediterranean countries, the Afghan Public Health Minister said Sunday. Suraya Dalil said that more than 1 million people worldwide died ...

No Favorites for Post-2014 Kabul: Khar

No Favorites for Post-2014 Kabul: Khar

December 02, 2012

ISLAMABAD - The Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA) will be extended to Tajikistan in the next few months and thereafter to other Central Asian republics. This was decided by ...

MoPH to Start Pneumonia Vaccination for Kids

MoPH to Start Pneumonia Vaccination for Kids

December 02, 2012

KABUL – Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) would begin pneumonia vaccination program for Afghan children ...

MPs Threatened for Summoning Minister Ismael Khan

MPs Threatened  for Summoning  Minister Ismael Khan

December 02, 2012

KABUL - Several members of Wolesi Jirga said they were asked by some officials to review the decision to summon Water and Energy Minister Mohammad Ismael Khan next ...

Karzai Posing Challenges to 2014 Election: Politicians

Karzai Posing Challenges  to 2014 Election: Politicians

December 01, 2012

KABUL - Political leaders who met with President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday to discuss the 2014 presidential election fear Karzai is using his power to challenge measures intended to combat ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Hold Religious Talk in Kabul

Pakistan, Afghanistan  to Hold Religious  Talk in Kabul

December 01, 2012

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan Friday decided to hold a conference of religious scholars of the two countries in Kabul in January to seek their help for the peace process, foreign ministers ...

US to Have “Enduring Presence” in Afghanistan Post-2014: Panetta

US to Have “Enduring Presence” in Afghanistan Post-2014: Panetta

December 01, 2012

WASHINGTON ­ After the completion of security transition in 2014, the United States wants to have an enduring presence in Afghanistan to focus on three critical ...

Pak-Afghanistan Must Work Closely to Counter Terrorism: Pak PM

Pak-Afghanistan  Must Work Closely to  Counter Terrorism: Pak PM

December 01, 2012

ISLAMABAD – Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, Afghan Foreign Minister called on Pakistani Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at Prime Minister House in Islamabad on Friday and discussed with him matters of important ...

No Guarantee for Fair Election without Registrations: IEC

No Guarantee for Fair Election without Registrations: IEC

November 29, 2012

KABUL - There is no guarantee for a transparent and fair presidential election in 2014 if the registration of voters is not complete, the head of Afghanistan's Independent Election ...

UN General Assembly Debates Afghanistan

UN General  Assembly Debates  Afghanistan

November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON - UN General Assembly held a debate on its annual resolution on "The Situation in Afghanistan." The resolution was adopted by consensus, reaffirming the body's ...

Germany Criticizes Lack of Progress in Afghanistan

Germany Criticizes Lack of Progress in Afghanistan

November 29, 2012

KABUL - The government of Germany following its latest report 'Afghanistan Report' says Afghanistan is making little progress towards lasting peace and security. The Taliban remains an ...

Proposed Budget Presented to Wolesi Jirga

Proposed Budget  Presented to Wolesi Jirga

November 29, 2012

KABUL - Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal presented the draft budget for the next fiscal year to the Wolesi Jirga on Wednesday, a day after the proposed accounts were approved by the upper ...

Electronic IDs Ready in 2 Months: Officials

Electronic IDs Ready in  2 Months: Officials

November 29, 2012

KABUL - The distribution of electronic identification cards will begin nationwide in two months but may only reach 80 percent of the population within three years, Afghan security and IT officials ...

Senate Approves Draft Budget for Next Year

Senate Approves Draft  Budget for Next Year

November 28, 2012

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga -- or upper house of parliament -- on Tuesday approved the draft budget for the next financial year, beginning on December 21. The draft budget was presented to the ...

US, Afghanistan Seeking Mutual Interests in Security Pact: Karzai

US, Afghanistan Seeking Mutual Interests in  Security Pact: Karzai

November 28, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan and the United States are both looking out their own interests in the security deal expected to be signed between the two next year, President Hamid Karzai said on ...

Drop Neutron Bomb on Afghanistan-Pakistan Border: UK MP

Drop Neutron Bomb on Afghanistan-Pakistan Border: UK MP

November 28, 2012

LONDON - In a bizzare suggestion to crackdown on terrorism, a former British Labor defense minister has suggested to drop a neutron bomb on the Pak-Afghan border for creating an impassible ...

Karzai: Afghanistan on Road to Stability

Karzai: Afghanistan on Road to Stability

November 28, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai said on Tuesday that there would be no major crisis in post-2014 Afghanistan, insisting that the country was on the road to progress and ...

250 ISAF Bases Handed Over to ANSF

250 ISAF Bases Handed  Over to ANSF

November 27, 2012

KABUL - More than half the remaining ISAF bases in Afghanistan have been handed over to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) as the NATO-led coalition reduces its troop numbers, according to ...

HRW Slams Afghan Plan for Taliban Immunity

HRW Slams  Afghan Plan for  Taliban Immunity

November 27, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan should reject any future deals that exchange immunity from prosecution for peace negotiations, an official with Human Rights Watch ...

16 Ministries Fail to Spend 50pc of Uplift Funds

16 Ministries Fail to Spend 50pc of Uplift Funds

November 27, 2012

KABUL - Sixteen ministries and 17 government departments failed to spend half of their developmental budgets during the outgoing financial year, the Wolesi Jirga Finance and Budget Commission said ...

Lawmakers Criticize Ministries Budget Spending

Lawmakers Criticize  Ministries Budget Spending

November 26, 2012

KABUL - The Parliamentary commission of finance and budget said Sunday that 11 government organisations including the Ministries of Defense and Public Health did not responsibly spend their budgets ...

UN Calls on Govt. to End Violence against Women

UN Calls on  Govt. to End  Violence against Women

November 26, 2012

KABUL - Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United Nations chief called on governments worldwide to live up to their obligations to end ...

Insurgents Losing the Afghan War: Katz

Insurgents Losing the  Afghan War: Katz

November 26, 2012

KABUL - The Taliban insurgents are "clearly losing" the fight in Afghanistan, ISAF spokesman General Gunter Katz said Sunday, responding to comments from an aide of President Hamid ...

Senators Criticize Development Process in Afghanistan

Senators Criticize Development Process in Afghanistan

November 26, 2012

KABUL - Afghan Senators on Sunday criticized the government for not implementing developing projects in equal measure to the ...

Taliban Attack will Not Affect Prisoners Execution

Taliban Attack will Not  Affect Prisoners Execution

November 26, 2012

KABUL - Afghan Attorney General officials in response to retaliatory attacks of the Taliban militants group said that such attacks won’t affect their decision regarding the execution of the ...

Leaders Urge Ashura Lessons to Fight Corruption, Injustice

Leaders Urge Ashura Lessons to Fight Corruption, Injustice

November 25, 2012

KABUL - The holy day of Ashura was not only a day of religious observance for Muslims; Afghan politicians used it as a platform to deliver a political message inspired by the actions of Imam ...

Pakistan Holds Key to Success in Afghanistan: Panetta

Pakistan Holds  Key to Success in  Afghanistan: Panetta

November 25, 2012

KABUL - US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has tied America's success in Afghanistan to Islamabad's willingness to combat terrorism and Kabul's resolve to eliminate ...

US Ready to Fully Implement Bagram Deal: Prison Chief

US Ready to Fully Implement Bagram Deal: Prison Chief

November 25, 2012

KABUL - The US has shown readiness to fully implement the bilateral agreement on the Bagram detention centre following heavy criticism from President Hamid Karzai and the Afghan delegation sent ...

U.S. Mapping Out Afghanistan Exit

U.S. Mapping Out  Afghanistan Exit

November 22, 2012

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military will need to ship about 2,200 containers and vehicles out of Afghanistan every month for two years to get all of its equipment out of Afghanistan, with about 500 of ...

US to have Enduring Presence in Afghanistan: Panetta

US to have  Enduring Presence in  Afghanistan: Panetta

November 22, 2012

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Tuesday told terrorist outfits, including Al Qaeda and Taliban, not to be under any illusion that they could roam free after the 2014 withdrawal ...

Mohammadi Hopes for Better Security After 2014

Mohammadi Hopes for  Better Security After 2014

November 22, 2012

GHAZNI CITY - Minister of Defense Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Wednesday said security would improve after the 2014 pullout of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from the ...

Kabul Also Needs to Meet Commitment: US

Kabul Also Needs to  Meet Commitment: US

November 21, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration has once renewed its commitment to completing the transfer of the Bagram prison and inmates to Afghan control. However, it suggested Kabul also needed ...

Senate Rejects Foreign Commissioners on Electoral Board

Senate Rejects  Foreign Commissioners on Electoral Board

November 21, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan's upper house on Tuesday rejected the presence of two foreign advisors at the Electoral Complaints Commission with the majority voting against the article approved ...