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Taliban Playing into Outsiders’ Hands: Karzai

Taliban Playing into  Outsiders’ Hands: Karzai

April 06, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Thursday accused the Taliban of playing into the hands of outsiders and contradicting their own slogans regarding respect for Afghanistan’s sovereignty and ...

State Dept. Supports Afghanistan’s Sovereignty

State Dept. Supports  Afghanistan’s Sovereignty

April 06, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States, reiterating its support for Afghanistan’s sovereignty and efforts of all countries to help the country manage its security on its ...

Qanuni Warns against Delay in Elections

Qanuni Warns against Delay in Elections

April 06, 2013

KABUL - A senior leader of the National Collation of Afghanistan (NCA) on Friday asked President Hamid Karzai to reject proposals aimed at delaying next year’s ...

US is Winning in Afghanistan: Dunford

US is Winning in  Afghanistan: Dunford

April 04, 2013

KABUL - General Dunford said he is to meet with President Barack Obama soon to discuss the number of US forces staying in Afghanistan after the year 2014, of which the Marine General expressed ...

Rahin, Shahrani Fail to Satisfy MPs

Rahin, Shahrani Fail to Satisfy MPs

April 04, 2013

KABUL - Lower house members on Wednesday said they were not satisfied with explanations offered by ministers of information and mines about under-spending development funds in ...

Farah Court Attack Toll Mounts to 53

Farah Court Attack Toll Mounts to 53

April 04, 2013

FARAH CITY - Fifty-three people were killed and over 90 others wounded in a well-coordinated insurgent assault on a crowded courthouse in western Farah province on Wednesday, officials ...

FEFA Seeks Early Approval of Election Law

FEFA Seeks Early  Approval of Election Law

April 03, 2013

KABUL - The Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Tuesday asked the Wolesi Jirga to act fast on amendments to laws on polls and structure, duties and powers of poll ...

DAB Issues 100bn New Afghani Bank Notes

DAB Issues 100bn New Afghani Bank Notes

April 03, 2013

KABUL - The Central Bank of Afghanistan — Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) officials on Tuesday announced that fresh banknotes amounting to one hundred billion Afghanis have recently been ...

Kabul, Doha Agree on Taliban Office: HPC

Kabul, Doha Agree on Taliban Office: HPC

April 03, 2013

KABUL - The office will only be used to further peace talks and not for any other purpose, it said. Providing a safe place to those Taliban members who participate in the talks and guaranteeing ...

Senate Wants New ID Cards Issued Before Polls

Senate Wants New ID  Cards Issued Before Polls

April 03, 2013

KABUL - Upper House (Senate) members on Tuesday asked the Ministry of Interior to ensure new electronic ID cards were distributed to the people ahead of the 2014 presidential ...

Mullah Omar Could Run for Presidential Election: Karzai

Mullah Omar Could Run for Presidential Election: Karzai

April 03, 2013

KABUL - According to reports president Hamid Karzai has said that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar could run for president in elections next year.This comes as Karzai earlier this week ...

Ministers Claim Spending Over 50pc of Funds

Ministers Claim Spending Over 50pc of Funds

April 02, 2013

KABUL - Four ministers on Monday appeared before the Wolesi Jirga, lower of parliament, insisting they had utilized more than half of development funds allocated to them in the 2011 annual ...

100 US Scholarships for Afghan Students

100 US  Scholarships for Afghan Students

April 02, 2013

KABUL - The US embassy in Kabul on Monday said it had arranged 100 Fulbright scholarships for Afghan ...

UK General Warns of Cutting Afghanistan Troops

UK General Warns of  Cutting Afghanistan Troops

April 02, 2013

LONDON - Cutting British forces in Afghanistan too quickly could "endanger" progress at a critical time, the UK's top commander there has told a ...

Karzai Softens on Taliban Ahead of Doha Office Opening

Karzai Softens on Taliban  Ahead of Doha Office Opening

April 02, 2013

KABUL - DOHA -- President Hamid Karzai softened his stance on the Taliban in the backdrop of meetings on the Afghan peace process with Qatari leaders before returning to Kabul Sunday ...

HPC Moves to Set Terms for Talks with Taliban

HPC Moves to Set Terms  for Talks with Taliban

April 01, 2013

KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) on Sunday said its members had set conditions for direct peace talks with insurgents, urging all sections of society to lend their weight to the ...

Karzai Returns from Qatar Visit Focused on Peace

Karzai Returns from Qatar Visit Focused on Peace

April 01, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai returned to Kabul on Sunday evening from a two-day visit to Qatar that largely focused on making peace with the ...

MEC Hails Progress in Enforcing Anti-Graft Decree

MEC Hails Progress in  Enforcing Anti-Graft Decree

April 01, 2013

KABUL - The Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC) on Sunday released its report on the implementation of the president’s anti-corruption decree, hailing the progress made in combating ...

Opposition Warns Poll Rigging to Fuel Instability

Opposition Warns Poll  Rigging to Fuel Instability

April 01, 2013

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - A key opposition alliance on Sunday warned next year's presidential elections would not be transparent if the government clung to its anti-democratic approach to a proposed poll ...

Iraq, Afghanistan Wars May Cost US $6 Trillion

Iraq, Afghanistan Wars May Cost US $6 Trillion

March 31, 2013

KABUL - The Iraq and Afghanistan wars will cost US taxpayers somewhere between $4 to $6 trillion, a new study from Harvard University has ...

Afghanistan States its Conditions for the Trilateral Transit Pact

Afghanistan States its Conditions for the Trilateral Transit Pact

March 31, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries said Saturday that Afghanistan will have specific conditions for the trilateral transit pact that is due to be signed among ...

MPs Split on Abolishing IARCSC

MPs Split on Abolishing IARCSC

March 31, 2013

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- debate on the fate of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) ended on an inconclusive note ...

US Desires Strong, Sovereign Afghanistan: Hagel

US Desires Strong,  Sovereign Afghanistan: Hagel

March 30, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States wanted Afghanistan to be a strong and sovereign nation with a significant future, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, explaining transition is that ...

Women Should have Equal Role in Elections: UNAMA

Women Should have Equal Role in Elections: UNAMA

March 30, 2013

KABUL - At a gathering in Kabul discussing the role of women in society, a spokesperson of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said that the coming year will be a critical year for ...

Pakistan’s Terms Impossible to Meet: Faizi

Pakistan’s Terms  Impossible to Meet: Faizi

March 30, 2013

KABUL - Accusing Pakistan of scuttling efforts at ending the 11-year insurgency, a top presidential aide has indicated Afghanistan will explore other ways of restoring peace and ...

26 Inmates Freed on First Day of Bagram Transfer

26 Inmates Freed on First Day of Bagram Transfer

March 27, 2013

KABUL - The full responsibility of Bagram prison was handed over to the Afghan government on Monday after US troops handed over around 4,000 prisoners to Afghan National Security Forces ...

Political Parties Warn Karzai against Deals with Taliban

Political Parties Warn Karzai against Deals with Taliban

March 27, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan's political parties fear that President Hamid Karzai may negotiate away some of the gains made against the Taliban in an attempt to secure a peace deal with the ...

Taliban Insurgency will Outlast Withdrawal: US General

Taliban Insurgency will Outlast Withdrawal: US General

March 27, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Taliban insurgency will continue after coalition combat forces withdraw from Afghanistan in late 2014 but the Afghan government will survive, the ex-chief of the NATO-led ...

Kerry Praises Plans for 'Safe' Afghan Elections

Kerry Praises Plans for 'Safe' Afghan Elections

March 26, 2013

KABUL - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai made a show of unity Monday, shortly after the U.S. military ceded control of its last detention facility in ...

Ministries Asked to Draft Law on Census

Ministries Asked to Draft Law on Census

March 26, 2013

KABUL - The Council of Ministers on Monday ordered the drafting of a new law on population census, the Office of the Administrative Affairs ...

MPs Argue with MoI Official on Private Security Firms

MPs Argue with MoI Official on Private Security Firms

March 25, 2013

KABUL - The Wolesi Jirga's Commission on Internal Security on Saturday insisted President Hamid Karzai's decree dissolving all private security firms had not been fully implemented, an ...

Karzai Calls on Taliban to Stop Targeting Schools

Karzai Calls on Taliban to Stop Targeting Schools

March 24, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai ushered in the new school year with the ringing of the first bell and a speech calling on the Taliban to abandon the practice of targeting schools for ...

Doubts over Bagram Handover Ahead of Deadline

Doubts over Bagram Handover Ahead of Deadline

March 24, 2013

KABUL - The head of the parliamentary defense committee on Saturday said that he does not believe the US will transfer all control of Bagram prison and its detainees to the Afghan ...

3 Million Children Still Deprived of Education

3 Million Children Still Deprived of Education

March 24, 2013

KABUL - Despite improvement in the quality of education and staff capacity, three million children remain out of school across the country, Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak said ...

MPs Accused of Trying to Save Ministers’ Skin

MPs Accused of Trying to Save Ministers’ Skin

March 24, 2013

KABUL - Lawmakers on Saturday accused some of their colleagues and members of the Wolesi Jirga Administrative Board of trying to exclude the issue of summoned ministers from the house agenda since the ...