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Afghanistan Finalizes Plan for Taliban Office in Qatar

Afghanistan Finalizes Plan  for Taliban Office in Qatar

December 31, 2012

KABUL - The government has finalized a plan for opening a Taliban liaison office in Qatar, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Sunday, adding that talks with the government ...

Khalili Laments Lack of Government Capacity

Khalili Laments Lack  of Government Capacity

December 30, 2012

KABUL - Second vice president on Saturday expressed concerns that despite progress in workforce development, acute shortages of skilled workers remain in the ...

Parliament to Review Draft Election Law

Parliament  to Review  Draft Election Law

December 30, 2012

KABUL - The Ministry of Justice on Saturday presented the draft of the Afghan elections law to the lawmakers. Speaking before the MPs, Justice Minister Habibullah Ghalib ...

Kubiš Details Progress and Challenges in Afghanistan

Kubiš Details  Progress and  Challenges in Afghanistan

December 30, 2012

KABUL - While Afghanistan continues to face significant challenges in areas such as human rights and protection, the country has realized strong political and development gains, ...

‘Powerful Figures’ Involved in Land Grabbing: Parliament Commission

‘Powerful Figures’ Involved in Land  Grabbing: Parliament Commission

December 30, 2012

KABUL - The newly formed parliament commission on supervising the government's activities said Saturday that 1.25 million acres of land have been confiscated illegally over the past few years across ...

MoF Amending Budget after Parliament Rejection

MoF Amending Budget  after Parliament Rejection

December 30, 2012

KABUL – Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Saturday said that its budget committee is reworking the draft budget that was rejected by parliament last week and will send it for approval ...

Respond to Student Needs, Karzai Asks Private Institutes

Respond to Student Needs, Karzai Asks Private Institutes

December 29, 2012

KABUL - Private sector education institutes are required to respond effectively to emerging student needs, President Hamid ...

Efforts to Bring Standards in Production Sectors

Efforts to Bring Standards in Production Sectors

December 29, 2012

KABUL - The technical committee of the National Norms and Standards Agency has approved 150 standards in 13 production sectors to improve the quality of the Afghan ...

Karzai to Visit Washington in January

Karzai to  Visit Washington  in January

December 29, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to visit the United States on 7 January to discuss issues related to the bilateral ...

WJ Split on Summoning Ministers

WJ Split on Summoning Ministers

December 27, 2012

KABUL - Divided over a summoning nearly a dozen ministers for under-spending development funds for the outgoing year, the Wolesi Jirga deferred on Wednesday a decision on evolving a proper ...

MPs Seek Prosecution of War Criminals

MPs Seek Prosecution of War Criminals

December 27, 2012

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga - or the lower house of parliament -- on Wednesday strongly denounced the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and called for the prosecution of the war criminals for killing thousands ...

ISAF to Monitor Afghan Policewoman Investigation Process

ISAF to Monitor  Afghan Policewoman Investigation Process

December 27, 2012

KABUL - NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan on Wednesday announced they are prepared to assist Afghan police with the investigation of the recent incident in ...

Rights Violators Should Be Kept Out of Elections: Activists

Rights Violators Should Be Kept Out of Elections: Activists

December 27, 2012

KABUL - A group of more than 20 Afghan civil society organizations Wednesday urged the Afghan government not to allow human rights violators to participate in the upcoming ...

Talks with US: Karzai to Protect National Interest

Talks with US:  Karzai to Protect National Interest

December 27, 2012

KABUL - Jihadi leaders and political figures on Wednesday urged President Hamid Karzai to ensure that Afghanistan's national interests and sovereignty were protected in talks with the US on a ...

War Vs Peace

War Vs Peace

December 26, 2012

The world suffers and it suffers because of terrorist activities against, children, women, young and old people with no mercy. Their continuous terror attacks on innocent people in Afghanistan, Pakistan ...

Ministers, Governors, Deputies Accused of Corruption: AG

Ministers, Governors, Deputies Accused of Corruption: AG

December 26, 2012

KABUL - The Attorney General's Office said Tuesday that 62 corruption-related cases are currently under investigation, and those implicated include ministers, provincial governors and deputy ...

Over 90 MlnkWh of Electricity Supplied to Afghanistan in Oct-Nov

Over 90 MlnkWh  of Electricity Supplied  to Afghanistan in Oct-Nov

December 26, 2012

DUSHANBE - In October-November this year, Tajikistan reportedly supplied more than 90 million kWh of electrical power to Afghanistan. Findings of the monthly report for December 2012, Monitoring ...

Agreement on Taliban’s Doha Office in Final Stages: Rassoul

Agreement on Taliban’s Doha Office in Final Stages: Rassoul

December 26, 2012

KABUL - A formal agreement between the governments of Afghanistan and Qatar on the opening of Taliban's political bureau in Doha had entered final stages, the foreign minister told ...

Kabul Shopkeepers Claim Property Loss before Fire

Kabul Shopkeepers Claim Property Loss before Fire

December 26, 2012

KABUL - The shopkeepers of the recently burnt Kabul market claimed Monday that their shops were robbed ahead of the fire that engulfed about 600 ...

US Pushing for Election Reform

US Pushing for Election Reform

December 25, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Hamid Karzai's weak government riddled with corruption and the continued presence of militant safe havens in Pakistan will threaten Afghanistan's stability after the ...

Afghanistan Ready to Negotiate with the Haqqanis: HPC

Afghanistan Ready to Negotiate with the Haqqanis: HPC

December 25, 2012

KABUL - The High Peace Council (HPC) expressed readiness to negotiate with any opposition group, including the notorious Haqqani Network, which was recently put on a UN ...

Pakistan, Afghanistan Trying to Turn Taliban into Political Movement

Pakistan, Afghanistan Trying to Turn Taliban into Political Movement

December 25, 2012

KABUL - Pakistan is genuine about backing a nascent Afghan peace process and shares the Kabul government's goal of transforming the Taliban insurgency into a political movement, a senior Afghan ...

Lawmakers React to Paris Meeting

Lawmakers React to Paris Meeting

December 25, 2012

KABUL - Afghan lawmakers criticized the absence of government response at the Paris meeting when Taliban representatives demanded ...

Five National and Int’l Companies Bid for New Kabul Bank: MoF

Five National and  Int’l Companies Bid  for New Kabul Bank: MoF

December 24, 2012

KABUL - Three national and two international companies have bid for New Kabul Bank, Ministry of Finance (MoF) said ...

Taliban Softening Stance, Believe Politicians

Taliban Softening Stance, Believe Politicians

December 24, 2012

KABUL - Seeing a softening in the Taliban's stance at the three-day gathering in Paris, political parties hope sustained negotiations would help bring normality to the ...

Gen. Kayani Makes Afghan Peace ‘Top Priority’

Gen. Kayani Makes  Afghan Peace ‘Top Priority’

December 24, 2012

WANA - Pakistan's powerful army chief has made reconciling warring factions in Afghanistan a top priority, military officials and Western diplomats say, the newest and clearest sign yet that ...

Environment Law Forgotten in Afghanistan: Official

Environment Law Forgotten in Afghanistan: Official

December 24, 2012

KABUL - The law for the environment had been forgotten since its establishment over the last several years in the country, chairman of environment protection, Mustafa Zaher told lawmakers ...

Lower House Rejects Proposed Budget

Lower House Rejects Proposed Budget

December 23, 2012

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga on Saturday rejected the draft budget for the new financial year that began on Friday, amid complaints that the approval process was always inordinately delayed, creating ...

Foreigners Fuelling Graft in Afghanistan: Karzai

Foreigners Fuelling Graft in Afghanistan: Karzai

December 23, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday accused foreigners of fuelling administrative corruption in the country, hoping the level of graft would come down after the 2014 withdrawal of NATO-led ...

Spain Wants to Stay in Afghanistan Beyond 2014

Spain Wants to Stay in  Afghanistan Beyond 2014

December 23, 2012

KABUL - The Spanish prime minister on Saturday expressed his country's willingness to stay in Afghanistan after 2014, when all ...

Political Parties Hopeful after Paris Meeting

Political Parties Hopeful after Paris Meeting

December 23, 2012

KABUL - Some political parties participating in the Paris meeting have expressed hope about its outcomes, while the Taliban representatives read a statement calling for changes to the ...

‘No Major Mistakes’ in 13 Years: Putin

‘No Major Mistakes’  in 13 Years: Putin

December 22, 2012

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that looking back on his 13 years in the top job, he could not recall any major mistakes that he would like to ...

Afghan Development Gains at Risk, Warns Kubiš

Afghan Development Gains at Risk, Warns Kubiš

December 22, 2012

KABUL - Sustainability of development gains in Afghanistan is at risk because of inadequate sub-national governance systems, lack of support from the centre, capacity constraints and insufficient ...

UK’s Troop Pullout Decision Well-Timed: Karzai

UK’s Troop Pullout Decision Well-Timed: Karzai

December 22, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, hailing the British prime minister's announcement on the withdrawal of 3,800 troops from Afghanistan next year, said his country was prepared to take over ...

Political Mileage Being Derived from Peace Process: Abdullah

Political Mileage Being Derived from Peace Process: Abdullah

December 22, 2012

KABUL - Attempts at deriving political mileage from the ongoing reconciliation process in the country have sparked concerns among the masses, a key opposition leader alleged on ...