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Karzai again Opposes Foreigners’ Inclusion in ECC

Karzai again Opposes Foreigners’ Inclusion in ECC

November 05, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Sunday reiterated his opposition to the inclusion of foreigners in the UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), saying it was in conflict with Afghanistan's ...

Relationship with US will Not Change After Election: MoFA

Relationship with US will Not Change After Election: MoFA

November 05, 2012

KABUL - Whether the Republicans or the Democrats win the US presidential election this week, Afghanistan's relationship with the US will not change, Afghan Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Janan ...

Senate Oks Strategic Deal with Germany

Senate Oks Strategic Deal with Germany

November 05, 2012

KABUL - The Meshrano Jirga -- or the upper house of parliament -- on Sunday approved the strategic cooperation accord between Afghanistan and ...

MPs Snub Khan’s Idea of Mujahideen Council

MPs Snub Khan’s Idea of Mujahideen Council

November 05, 2012

KABUL - Meshrano Jirga members on Sunday lashed out at Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan's plan to set up a council of ...

Karzai Stresses End to Gloomy Telecasts

Karzai Stresses End to Gloomy Telecasts

November 04, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday asked the media to play a proactive role in strengthening the nation by giving the people confidence in the country's ...

Fahim Links Peace to Law Enforcement

Fahim Links Peace  to Law Enforcement

November 04, 2012

KABUL - A large number of criminals detained by security forces are set free after some time, causing insecurity in society, the first vice-president said on ...

Afghan War Coming to A Close: Obama

Afghan War Coming to A Close: Obama

November 04, 2012

WASHINGTON - Less than 100 hours ahead of the election on November 6, US President Barack Obama and his Vice President Joe Biden listed the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and plans to end the ...

Rabbani Comes Under Fire in WJ

Rabbani Comes Under Fire in WJ

November 04, 2012

KABUL - A number of lawmakers on Saturday alleged the High Peace Council (HPC) chairman, despite repeated demands, had failed to brief them on the outcome of the reconciliation ...

Formation of Mujahedeen Military Unit is Underway: Ismail Khan

Formation of Mujahedeen Military Unit is Underway: Ismail Khan

November 03, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan's Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail Khan on Thursday said that the process of creating a military unit made up of the former mujahedeen fighters is ...

US Urges Afghanistan Open its Economy, Tackle Graft

US Urges Afghanistan Open its Economy, Tackle Graft

November 03, 2012

KABUL - A senior American official urged Afghanistan to open up its economy and eliminate nagging corruption to entice companies from the United States to invest in the mineral-rich Afghanistan and to woo more ...

Sale of KB Assets Challenging: Receivership

Sale of KB  Assets Challenging: Receivership

November 03, 2012

KABUL - Kabul Bank's (KB) receivership manager on Thursday said that the efforts to auction the bank's properties as soon as possible are happening both inside and outside the country, but ...

Taliban Could Run for Afghan President: Poll Chief

Taliban Could Run for Afghan President: Poll Chief

November 01, 2012

KABUL - The Taliban could stand as candidates in Afghanistan's next presidential election in 2014, the country's top poll official said Wednesday, as a series of suspected insurgent ...

Presidential Palace Welcomes 2014 Poll Dates

Presidential Palace Welcomes 2014 Poll Dates

November 01, 2012

KABUL - The Presidential Palace on Wednesday welcomed the dates announced by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) for the next presidential and provincial council ...

No Obstacles can Prevent Punctual 2014 Election: IEC

No Obstacles can Prevent Punctual 2014 Election: IEC

November 01, 2012

KABUL - No obstacles ahead of Afghanistan's presidential election will be able to prevent it from being held on time, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Wednesday as it ...

All Properties of KB Must Be Sold in One Month: Karzai

All Properties of KB Must  Be Sold in One Month: Karzai

November 01, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has assigned the Kabul Bank's Receivership Department to sell all assets of Kabul Bank within a ...

India, US, Japan Discuss Afghanistan

India, US, Japan Discuss Afghanistan

October 31, 2012

NEW DELHI - Taking forward their congruence on a range of global issues, India, the US and Japan have decided to ramp up cooperation in areas ranging from the Asia-Pacific to Afghanistan, Africa and ...

Presidential Election on April 5

Presidential Election on April 5

October 31, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan will hold its next presidential elections on April 5, a spokesman for the Independent Election Commission said ...

HRW Renews Call for Release of War Crimes Report

HRW Renews Call for Release of War Crimes Report

October 31, 2012

KABUL - International watchdog Human Rights Watch (HRW) renewed its call for the release of the war atrocities report compiled by the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission ...

Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi wins Kabul's first pro match

Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi wins Kabul's first pro match

October 31, 2012

Millions of Afghans have watched a German-born Afghan win the country's first professional men's boxing match in the capital Kabul. Hamid Rahimi beat Tanzanian Said Mbelwa for the World Boxing ...

Not Our Duty to Defend Afghanistan from Foreign Attacks: ISAF

Not Our Duty to Defend Afghanistan from Foreign Attacks: ISAF

October 30, 2012

KABUL - The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday said they have no "legal responsibility to defend" Afghanistan from any attack carried out by a foreign ...

Destroy Old Election Cards, Approve Foreign ECC Officials: CCPP

Destroy Old Election Cards, Approve Foreign ECC Officials: CCPP

October 30, 2012

KABUL - Old election voting cards will be a major source of fraud in the 2014 presidential election and so should be destroyed, the Coordination Council of Political Parties (CCPP) in Afghanistan ...

Pak Offer Likely to Boost Afghan Peace

Pak Offer Likely to Boost Afghan Peace

October 30, 2012

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has increased efforts to reach out to some of its biggest enemies in Afghanistan, a significant policy shift that could prove crucial to US-backed efforts to strike a peace ...

US Ready to Support Afghan-Led Peace Process

US Ready to Support Afghan-Led Peace Process

October 29, 2012

WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday said it supports an Afghan-led peace process and it is now up to the Taliban to take advantage of this ...

Karzai Assures Afghans of Post-2014 Stability, Development

Karzai Assures Afghans of  Post-2014 Stability, Development

October 29, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Friday assured the country would not face any security challenge after the 2014 withdrawal of international troops from Afghanistan and urged armed ...

Afghan War Does have an End: Sediqqi

Afghan War Does have an End: Sediqqi

October 29, 2012

KABUL - Afghanistan's government has dismissed the comments of military experts who suggested the Afghan war has no end in an article published by the Associated ...

Australia Unveils Plan to Focus on Asia for Wealth

Australia Unveils Plan to  Focus on Asia for Wealth

October 29, 2012

KABUL - An ambitious plan aimed at maximizing links with booming China and other soaring Asian economies will power Australia into the world's top 10 wealthiest nations by ...

NATO Stresses Transparent, Inclusive Polls

NATO Stresses Transparent, Inclusive Polls

October 24, 2012

KABUL - Free and fair elections in 2014, when most NATO-led combat troops are to withdraw, would be an important milestone for Afghanistan, an official of the western alliance said on ...

Foreign Troop Pullout to Bring Stability: Karzai

Foreign Troop Pullout to  Bring Stability: Karzai

October 24, 2012

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said foreign forces' withdrawal, scheduled before the end of 2014, would bring stability to ...

Khulm Gets Power Substation, Energy Infrastructure Contract

Khulm Gets Power  Substation, Energy  Infrastructure Contract

October 24, 2012

KABUL - In continuation of financial assistance from KfW, Germany's Development Bank, an essential Energy infrastructure contract worth US $9million has been signed by Minister of ...

Kubiš Reiterates Commitment to Afghanistan on UN Day

Kubiš Reiterates Commitment  to Afghanistan on UN Day

October 24, 2012

KABUL – On the occasion of United Nations Day and on behalf of the UN in Afghanistan on Tuesday Ján Kubiš, UN Special representative to Afghanistan, reiterated the commitment of the UN ...

MTN Treats 1630 Patients

MTN Treats 1630 Patients

October 24, 2012

KABUL - MTN mobile clinic visited Darull Aman areas in Kabul city and treated around 1630 patients for free. The people appreciated this humane act of MTN Foundation and asked for the ...

Abdullah Faults Karzai Stance on ECC Makeup

Abdullah Faults Karzai Stance on ECC Makeup

October 23, 2012

KABUL - A key opposition leader on Monday accused the incumbent administration of seeking to rig the 2014 elections by opposing the inclusion of two foreigners in the Electoral Complaints ...

HPC Welcomes New Pakistan-US Negotiation Body

HPC Welcomes New  Pakistan-US Negotiation Body

October 23, 2012

KABUL - The Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) on Monday welcomed the finalization of a Pakistan-US commission to negotiate with the Taliban, dismissing suggestions that Afghanistan has been pushed to ...

Kabul Slams Grossman’s Remarks on Durand Line

Kabul Slams Grossman’s Remarks on Durand Line

October 23, 2012

KABUL - Kabul on Monday took strong exception to US Special Envoy Marc Grossman's remarks that the Durand Line is an internationally recognized border between Afghanistan and ...

Afghan MPs Criticize Zardari ‘Delay’ of Insurgent Raid

Afghan MPs Criticize Zardari  ‘Delay’ of Insurgent Raid

October 23, 2012

KABUL - Afghan lawmakers on Monday criticized Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for saying that a big military operation against insurgents required a "national consensus" including ...