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Joint Nawroz Celebration to Boost Cooperation: Karzai

Joint Nawroz Celebration to Boost Cooperation: Karzai

March 23, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Thursday hoped the joint celebration of Nawroz -- the new solar year -- by political leaders would pave the ground for regional peace, prosperity ...

Rise in Violence against Women Linked to Culture: UN

Rise in Violence against Women Linked to Culture: UN

March 20, 2013

KABUL - The rising violence against women in Afghanistan is linked to cultural values, the UN special envoy to Afghanistan said Monday, revealing the statistic of a 20 percent rise in ...

Electronic ID Cards Distribution to Start in 4 Days

Electronic ID Cards Distribution to Start in 4 Days

March 20, 2013

KABUL - The long-awaited distribution of electronic ID cards will start Hamal 3 (March 23) after Nowruz, Karzai's office said ...

Accord Inked with Turkey on Trade Fairs

Accord Inked with Turkey on Trade Fairs

March 20, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan and Turkey on Tuesday signed an agreement enabling businesspeople from the two sides to conduct trade fairs on each other’s ...

Govt. Hits Back at NATO, Says War Aimless

Govt. Hits Back at NATO, Says War Aimless

March 20, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan government has hit back at remarks by the head of NATO who said Kabul must recognize the sacrifices made by other states, calling the alliance's war on terrorism in ...

Massoud to Karzai: Trust Taliban at Your Peril

Massoud to Karzai: Trust Taliban at Your Peril

March 20, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai could face the same grisly fate as the last Soviet-backed communist ruler by trusting the Taliban as he scrambles to secure a peace deal before NATO troops ...

US will Not Leave Afghanistan: Karzai

US will Not Leave Afghanistan: Karzai

March 19, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai said Monday that the US will not leave Afghanistan alone and described the recent tensions as media ...

CJ Calls on WB Chief in Afghanistan

CJ Calls on WB Chief in Afghanistan

March 19, 2013

KABUL – Afghan Chief Justice (CJ) Abdul Salam Azimi called on Robert Jisham, World Bank’s (WB) country director to Afghanistan, in ...

Bribery Rampant in Parliament Appointments: MPs

Bribery Rampant in Parliament Appointments: MPs

March 19, 2013

KABUL - Afghan lawmaker Abdulrahman Rahmani said Monday that his fellow MPs asked him to buy their vote in his bid to be head of the parliamentary complaints ...

Opposition Parties in Talks with Taliban

Opposition Parties in Talks with Taliban

March 19, 2013

KABUL - The main political opposition parties of the president Hamid Karzai are in talks with the Taliban and Islamist groups, hoping to broker peace before next year’s exit of international ...

1,800 Policemen Killed in A Year

1,800 Policemen Killed in A Year

March 19, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior on Monday said 1,800 policemen and 4,600 insurgents had been killed over the ...

34 Senior MoF officials Reshuffled

34 Senior MoF officials Reshuffled

March 18, 2013

KABUL - Former Pashtany Bank head Gul Maqsood Sabit has been appointed as deputy minister of finance for revenue and custom affairs, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) announced ...

Entry Test Probe Body Dissolved

Entry Test Probe Body Dissolved

March 18, 2013

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga on Sunday decided to abolish a commission, including members of parliamentary panels, civil society groups and higher education ministry, to probe results of ...

Karzai’s Comments Threaten National Interests: Parties

Karzai’s Comments Threaten National Interests: Parties

March 18, 2013

KABUL - A number of Afghan political parties said Sunday that President Hamid Karzai's recent comments against Washington threaten Afghanistan's national interests and said if he continues ...

Peace Process Being Sabotaged By Outsiders: Faizi

Peace Process Being Sabotaged By Outsiders: Faizi

March 18, 2013

KABUL - Around 18 Taliban members who have shown a desire to negotiate with the Afghan government or join the peace process have recently been killed, President Hamid Karzai's spokesman has told ...

Delay in Law Approval to Hurt Poll Process: IEC

Delay in Law Approval to Hurt Poll Process: IEC

March 17, 2013

KABUL - Independent Election Commission (’IEC) Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Saturday urged parliament to approve an amended electoral law as soon as possible because any delay would negatively ...

Afghan-India Trade to Boost Stability

Afghan-India Trade to Boost Stability

March 17, 2013

WASHINGTON - India's ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao, said on Friday that overland trade from Afghanistan to her country via Pakistan would be a boon to regional stability, insisting New ...

US Seeks One Week for Bagram Jail Transfer

US Seeks One Week for Bagram Jail Transfer

March 17, 2013

KABUL - The US defense secretary has sought one week’s time for the complete transfer of the Bagram prison to Afghan control, the Presidential Palace said on ...

Largest Ever Bomb Defused in Kabul: NDS

Largest Ever Bomb Defused in Kabul: NDS

March 16, 2013

KABUL - The spy service on Friday said a truck-borne bomb weighing eight tons -- the largest-ever seen in Afghanistan -- has been defused, thwarting a massive terror attack that could have ...

Roshan to Rollout 3G

Roshan to Rollout 3G

March 16, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan’s leading total communications provider, on Thursday announced it has secured funding from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World ...

Karzai Remarks Put Western Troops in Danger: Dunford

Karzai Remarks Put Western Troops in Danger: Dunford

March 16, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai's recent anti-American remarks led the US top commander in Afghanistan to issue a strong worded warning to Western troops to intensify security measures as the ...

Karzai will Bring on Govt. Downfall: National Coalition

Karzai will Bring on Govt. Downfall: National Coalition

March 16, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan's National Coalition party Thursday accused President Hamid Karzai of demagoguery risking the good of the country with his thoughtless speeches against the ...

U.S. Must again Work with NA: Rohrabacher

U.S. Must again Work with NA: Rohrabacher

March 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, said, “After 9/11 we fought with the Northern ...

On-Track Transition Needs Teamwork: Pentagon

On-Track Transition Needs Teamwork: Pentagon

March 14, 2013

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Tuesday said the US and Afghanistan were required to work together to keep the transition process on track, taking a strong issue with the notion that the Americans were ...

WJ Speakers’ Father, Brothers Killed in Kunduz Attack

WJ Speakers’ Father, Brothers Killed in Kunduz Attack

March 14, 2013

KABUL - A suicide attack in northern Kunduz province Wednesday evening has killed the father and two brothers of the Parliament speaker of the house Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi, officials ...

Afghanistan's WTO Accession by 2014 End: Official

Afghanistan's WTO Accession by 2014 End: Official

March 14, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan could become member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the end of 2014, a senior official said on Wednesday, insisting the possible integration with the global economy ...

Insider Attacks have Long Troubled Military Leaders: US Lawmakers

Insider Attacks have Long Troubled Military Leaders: US Lawmakers

March 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — Insider attacks in Afghanistan, often referred to as green-on-blue attacks, had been a concern of U.S. military leaders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill long before an Oklahoma soldier and ...

Taliban Loyalists Plot in Govt. Ranks: Massoud

Taliban Loyalists Plot in Govt. Ranks: Massoud

March 13, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan's former Jihadist leaders have been killed over the years by "special circles" in the government who are cooperating with the Taliban, the leader of the Afghanistan National ...

US Committed to Full Transfer of Bagram Jail: WH

US Committed to Full Transfer of Bagram Jail: WH

March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - The US continued to work with Afghanistan on the transfer of a key detention centre and its detainees at the Bagram Airfield north of Kabul to the Afghans, the White House ...

Parliament First Vice Speaker Elected After 4 Days

Parliament First Vice Speaker Elected After 4 Days

March 13, 2013

KABUL - Lawmakers Tuesday elected Mirwais Yasini as first vice speaker of the lower house in their fourth vote after the previous three days of voting had failed to reach a ...

Transparent Election will Benefit Region: IEC

Transparent Election will Benefit Region: IEC

March 13, 2013

KABUL - A good presidential election will benefit not only Afghanistan's future but also the future of the region, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) chief said ...

Karzai’s Assertion is False: US, NATO

Karzai’s Assertion is False: US, NATO

March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON/KABUL - Reacting to President Hamid Karzai's recent remarks that the Americans and the Taliban are colluding, the White House and the NATO top commander in Afghanistan said ...

Karzai Warns US over Bagram Jail Handover

Karzai Warns US over Bagram Jail Handover

March 13, 2013

LASHKARGAH - President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday warned the United States the Afghans would themselves mull over a strategy if the Bagram prison was not handed over completely to his ...

Hagel Meets Karzai after Security Threat, Friction

Hagel Meets Karzai after Security Threat, Friction

March 12, 2013

KABUL - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel encountered political tension with the President Hamid Karzai and a series of security problems during his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, but ...

Security Directed to Stop Foreigners from Entering Educational Institutes

Security Directed to Stop Foreigners from Entering Educational Institutes

March 12, 2013

KABUL - The President Hamid Karzai has directed the security forces to stop the foreign troops from entering into educational institutes, his office said ...