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Gen. Bismillah Embarks on Kunar Incursion Probe

Gen. Bismillah  Embarks on Kunar  Incursion Probe

September 25, 2012

ASADABAD - Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Monday arrived in Asadabad, the capital of eastern Kunar province, for investigating cross-border attacks from Pakistan and other security-related problems ...

Afghans Take over Training Responsibility for ABP

Afghans Take over Training Responsibility for ABP

September 25, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan government has taken overall responsibility for the training of the Afghan Border Police (ABP) from the US military, the Interior Ministry said on ...

Kabul, Beijing Sign Key Accords

Kabul, Beijing Sign Key Accords

September 24, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan and China inked two agreements on cooperation in areas of security and finance and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on an "action plan" for ...

Afghanistan War Forgotten in US Presidential Race

Afghanistan War Forgotten in US Presidential Race

September 24, 2012

WASHINGTON - America's "forgotten war" in Afghanistan, is missing in action again, squeezed out of the campaign narrative as President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duel for the White ...

Karzai Heads to New York for UN Assembly

Karzai Heads to New York for UN Assembly

September 24, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Sunday left for the US to attend the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, an official ...

Afghanistan Crisis Has Root beyond the Country: Rabbani

Afghanistan Crisis Has Root beyond the Country: Rabbani

September 23, 2012

KABUL - The crisis in Afghanistan had deep root and many supporting circles beyond the country, Chairman of High Peace Council (HPC) Salahuddin Rabbani said on Saturday at an ...

EU Backs Incentive for Taliban to Shun Violence

EU Backs Incentive for Taliban to Shun Violence

September 23, 2012

KABUL - The European Union on Saturday said it would continue to advocate an inclusive process offering the best incentive for the Taliban to renounce violence and engage in constructive ...

Panetta Praises Accomplishments of Afghanistan Surge

Panetta Praises  Accomplishments of Afghanistan Surge

September 23, 2012

AUCKLAND, New Zealand -The United States has completed its draw down of the surge forces committed to Afghanistan in December 2009, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced ...

MTN Sponsors Herat Football Peace & Friendship Tournament

MTN Sponsors Herat Football Peace & Friendship Tournament

September 23, 2012

KABUL - MTN recently sponsored the Herat Football Peace & Friendship Tournament (HFFT), which took place in Herat province of Afghanistan starting on September 03, 2012. The tournament ...

US, Pakistan Pledge Stable Afghanistan

US, Pakistan Pledge Stable Afghanistan

September 23, 2012

WASHINGTON - United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Pakistani counterpart Hina Rabbani Khar on Friday pledged to work for a stable, prosperous and democratic ...

Obama, Karzai Talk Security Pact Enforcement

Obama, Karzai Talk Security Pact Enforcement

September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON - President Hamid Karzai and his US counterpart Barack Obama agreed to launch the US-Afghan Bilateral Commission and start negotiations on a bilateral security ...

Surge Troops Reverse Taliban Momentum: Panetta

Surge Troops Reverse Taliban  Momentum: Panetta

September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Friday said the surge troops ordered into Afghanistan by President Obama three years ago had accomplished "its objectives of reversing the ...

Nation Taking Full Charge of Its Destiny: Rassoul

Nation Taking Full Charge of Its Destiny: Rassoul

September 22, 2012

KABUL - Foreign Minister Zalmai Rassoul on Thursday told a special United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Afghanistan that his nation was increasingly taking full charge of ...

Pak to Talk Counter terrorism with US, Afghans: Khar

Pak to Talk Counter terrorism with US, Afghans: Khar

September 22, 2012

WASHINGTON — Pakistan's foreign minister revealed Thursday that her country would soon hold confidential talks with the United States and Afghanistan to improve a three-way counter terrorism ...

Karzai Wants Afghans to Strive for Peace

Karzai Wants Afghans to Strive for Peace

September 20, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai, praising assassinated peace envoy Prof. Burhanuddin Rabbani's contribution to the cause, on Wednesday urged the nation to work for lasting stability in the ...

Karzai Halts Meeting of US Envoy with Provincial Governors

Karzai Halts Meeting of US Envoy with  Provincial Governors

September 20, 2012

KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai prevented the American's highest envoy to the region from meeting the country's provincial governors out of concern for the dignitaries' safety, a spokesman ...

Religious Ulama Must Not Perform Funeral Pray for Suicide Attacker: Sayaf

Religious Ulama Must  Not Perform Funeral Pray for Suicide Attacker: Sayaf

September 20, 2012

KABUL - Abdul Rab Rassoul Sayaf Member of the Parliament and chief of Islamic Invitation party (Hezb-e-Dawat) said suicide is really prohibited in Islam and anyone who is doing this action it ...

Some Governors Reshuffled, Others Sacked

Some Governors  Reshuffled, Others Sacked

September 20, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday reshuffled some governors and sacked a number of others after consultations with his close aides, an official ...

Joint Operations with Afghans Not Suspended: NATO

Joint Operations with Afghans Not Suspended: NATO

September 19, 2012

KABUL - The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Tuesday rejected as inaccurate media coverage regarding a change in its model of Security Force Assistance (SFA) to ...

Foreigners among 12 Dead in Kabul Attack

Foreigners among 12 Dead in Kabul Attack

September 19, 2012

KABUL - At least a dozen people, including eight foreign employees of an air cargo company, were killed and 11 Afghans injured in a suicide attack near the Kabul International Airport ...

Khar, Clinton to Talk Afghan Security Switch

Khar, Clinton to Talk Afghan Security Switch

September 19, 2012

WASHINGTON - The withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and the 2014 deadline for security transition to Afghans would dominate a meeting between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and ...

U.S. Concerned About Afghan Insider Attacks: Panetta

U.S. Concerned About Afghan Insider Attacks: Panetta

September 19, 2012

BEIJING - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Tuesday the U.S. is concerned about the impact insider attacks are having on its forces in Afghanistan. But he insisted Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander ...

US Won’t Abandon Afghanistan: Grossman

US Won’t Abandon  Afghanistan: Grossman

September 18, 2012

KABUL -US Special Representative Ambassador Marc Grossman has renewed Washington's promise to implement the Strategic Partnership Agreement and not to abandon ...

Remote Districts to Have Small Airports

Remote Districts to Have Small Airports

September 18, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan government will build small airports in remote districts of the country to address the transport problems to these areas, Aviation Minister Dawood Ali Najafizada said ...

Insider Attacks are ‘Very Serious Threat’ to NATO Mission: Dempsey

Insider Attacks are ‘Very Serious Threat’ to NATO Mission: Dempsey

September 18, 2012

WASHINGTON - The US Forces Press Service Army Gen. Martin Dempsey in remarks to the Pentagon's own news service has said that the Afghan government needs to step up and take the problem of ...

Insider Attacks are Taliban Insurgency’s ‘Last Gasp’: Panetta

Insider Attacks are Taliban Insurgency’s ‘Last Gasp’: Panetta

September 18, 2012

TOKYO - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that while he is very concerned about rogue Afghan troops and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied forces, he sees the insider ...

Karzai Warns against Delay in Prisoners’ Transfer

Karzai Warns  against Delay in  Prisoners’ Transfer

September 17, 2012

KABUL - Any delay in the transfer Bagram jail inmates to local authorities would be a serious violation of a recent memorandum of understanding between Afghanistan and the United States, President ...

Afghanistan to Notify UN over Shelling from Pakistan

Afghanistan to  Notify UN over  Shelling from Pakistan

September 17, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan government will raise the controversial cross-border shelling from Pakistan into Afghanistan's eastern regions with the United Nations Security Council, Ministry of Foreign ...

Mission to Continue Beyond 2014: EUPOL Chief

Mission to Continue  Beyond 2014: EUPOL Chief

September 17, 2012

KABUL - European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan (EUPOL) chief Karl Ake Roghe on Sunday said they would continue to support what he called "dramatically improving" Afghan ...

4 ISAF Soldiers Killed in Insider Attack

4 ISAF Soldiers  Killed in Insider Attack

September 17, 2012

KABUL - Four International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers were killed on Sunday following an insider attack suspected to involve members of Afghan police in southern ...

Mission Not Jeopardized By ANP Killing 6 NATO Troops: Katz

Mission Not Jeopardized By ANP Killing 6 NATO Troops: Katz

September 17, 2012

KABUL - The killing of six NATO soldiers by Afghan police in 24 hours will not jeopardize the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, ISAF spokesman Brig. Gen. Gunter Katz said ...

Two Cabinet Picks Voted in, One Rejected

Two Cabinet Picks Voted in, One Rejected

September 16, 2012

KABUL - The lower house of parliament (Wolesi Jirga) on Saturday gave a vote of confidence to President Hamid Karzai's picks for ministers of defense and interior, as well as spy ...

UNAMA Deplores Defamation of Religion

UNAMA Deplores Defamation of  Religion

September 16, 2012

KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) deplores the disrespectful, insulting and inflammatory material posted on the internet that seeks to denigrate the ...

Noor Derides Ulema Silence on Suicide Attacks

Noor Derides  Ulema Silence on Suicide Attacks

September 16, 2012

MAZAR-i-SHARIF - The silence of religious leaders on suicide attacks is "embarrassing", northern Balkh provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor said Saturday at a ceremony ...

Rebels have Infiltrated Government: ANF

Rebels have Infiltrated Government: ANF

September 16, 2012

KABUL - The Afghanistan National Front (ANF) on Saturday said the international community was disappointed with Afghanistan over widespread administrative corruption and infiltration of ...