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Afghanistan’s Future won’t Be A Replay of Past: ISAF

Afghanistan’s Future won’t Be A Replay of Past: ISAF

February 04, 2013

KABUL - NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has shut its 230 bases and transferred another 370 bases to the Afghan government as part of the security transition, a spokesman for the ...

Some Troops to Stay in Afghanistan: Dempsey

Some Troops to Stay in Afghanistan: Dempsey

February 04, 2013

LONDON – US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says “no one has ever suggested zero” U.S. troops in Afghanistan post-2014 to him, but that he believes the military ...

Only Govt. Qualified for Direct Taliban Talks: MoFA

Only Govt. Qualified for Direct Taliban Talks: MoFA

February 04, 2013

KABUL - No group apart from the government of Afghanistan and its appointed High Peace Council is competent for negotiations directly with the Taliban, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said ...

Afghan-Led Reconciliation Surest Way to End Violence: Hagel

Afghan-Led Reconciliation Surest Way to End Violence: Hagel

February 02, 2013

WASHINGTON - The US Defense Secretary nominee, Chuck Hagel, on Wednesday said he agreed with President Barack Obama that an Afghan-led reconciliation process was the “surest ...

NATO will Not Leave Afghanistan Despite Defense Cuts

NATO will Not Leave Afghanistan Despite Defense Cuts

February 02, 2013

KABUL - NATO Thursday released its annual report in Brussels saying that it will not allow Afghanistan to become the save haven of insurgents, even as it flagged serious gaps in defense spending from ...

UN, Karzai Hit Stalemate over Prison Probe

UN, Karzai Hit Stalemate over Prison Probe

February 02, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai's spokesman has accused the United Nations of not cooperating with a government investigation into abuse in Afghan jails saying that requests for assistance have been declined or ...

MPs to Undergo Training in India: Ezedyar

MPs to Undergo Training in India: Ezedyar

February 02, 2013

KABUL - India has invited all 102 members of the Meshrano Jirga or upper house of Afghanistan parliament to undergo a short-term training session in parliamentary procedures and practices in the ...

Afghanistan, Pakistan to Enhance Border Control Cooperation

Afghanistan, Pakistan to Enhance Border Control Cooperation

February 02, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Senior Pakistani and Afghan defense officials have agreed to work out modalities to enhance security along their over ...

Abdullah Accuses Govt. of Controlling IEC

Abdullah Accuses Govt. of Controlling IEC

January 31, 2013

KABUL - National Coalition leader Abdullah Abdullah Wednesday claimed that the government is attempting to control Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC), pointing to the recent ...

Govt. Paving Way for Poll Fraud: FEFA

Govt. Paving Way for Poll Fraud: FEFA

January 30, 2013

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - The Freed and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) on Tuesday warned the new draft electoral law would facilitate fraud in the ...

Foreigners Struggling to Weaken Afghanistan: Karzai

Foreigners Struggling to Weaken Afghanistan: Karzai

January 30, 2013

KABUL - president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said that the foreigners are struggling to main peace through dispersed peace talks and such conspiracies will result to weaken Afghanistan in the ...

India Urges Sincere Global Support for Afghanistan

India Urges Sincere Global Support for Afghanistan

January 30, 2013

NEW DELHI - Sincere international support to Afghanistan -- not meddling in its internal affairs -- is in best the interest of all countries, India’s Vice-President Mohammad Hamid ...

ISAF Willing to Help Provide Election Security

ISAF Willing to Help Provide Election Security

January 29, 2013

KABUL - The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Monday said the insurgency had decreased by 14 percent in areas under Afghan security forces’ control. However, he gave no ...

IEC Defends Decision to Use Old Voting System

IEC Defends Decision to Use Old Voting System

January 29, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) Monday sought to address the backlash over its decision to use the old voter registration system and voting cards, saying that it had no ...

Kabul, Islamabad Agree on Deeper Defense Links

Kabul, Islamabad Agree on Deeper Defense Links

January 29, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Defense Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Monday called for closer defense cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan in dealing with the challenges facing the two ...

Pakistan highly values its ties with Afghanistan: Zardari

Pakistan highly values its ties with Afghanistan: Zardari

January 29, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Afghan Defence Minister Bismillah Khan called on President Asif Ali Zardari in Islamabad Monday and discussed matters regarding defence cooperation and war on ...

Opp Promises Consensus Presidential Candidate

Opp Promises Consensus Presidential Candidate

January 28, 2013

MAZAR-I-SHARIF - Seasoned politicians in northern Balkh province on Sunday accused the President Hamid Karzai-led government of failing to take measures to ensure a fair ...

Taliban Interested in Peace Process: Musazai

Taliban Interested in Peace Process: Musazai

January 28, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday said some of the top Taliban leaders were interested in the political process of peace negotiations with the ...

No Agreement with Khalilzad: Noor

No Agreement with Khalilzad: Noor

January 28, 2013

KABUL - Balkh Governor Atta Mohammad Noor on Sunday rejected rumors that he would be Zalmai Khalilzad’s running mate in the 2014 ...

Govt. Setting Up 2014 Election for Fraud: Political Council

Govt. Setting Up 2014 Election for Fraud: Political Council

January 27, 2013

KABUL - The Cooperation Council of Political Parties and Coalitions of Afghanistan has accused the Karzai regime of setting up the 2014 presidential election for fraud after the government forced ...

Pentagon Admits Budget Crisis May Hurt Afghan War Effort

Pentagon Admits Budget Crisis May Hurt Afghan War Effort

January 27, 2013

KABUL - The American-led war in Afghanistan is likely to be impacted by US budget cuts despite the Obama administration's plan to shield the military's combat mission from the reductions, ...

$65bln Worth Afghan Heroin Passes Through Kyrgyzstan Annually: Zelichenko

$65bln Worth Afghan Heroin Passes Through Kyrgyzstan Annually: Zelichenko

January 27, 2013

BISHKEK – “Afghan heroin amounting to $65 billion passes through our republic annually,” CADAP (Central Asia Drug Action Programme) National Coordinator Alexander Zelichenko ...

Old Voter Cards Valid for 2014 Polls: IEC

Old Voter Cards Valid for 2014 Polls: IEC

January 26, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (’IEC) on Wednesday said it had adopted a new voter registration plan for presidential and provincial council polls, accepting both old ...

Islamabad Duping Kabul on Prisoner Release

Islamabad Duping Kabul on Prisoner Release

January 26, 2013

KABUL - Pakistan has refused to release the Taliban prisoners named by the Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC), some Kabul-based political commentators alleged on Wednesday, accusing Islamabad of perusing its ...

India Renews Commitment to Gas Project

India Renews Commitment to Gas Project

January 26, 2013

KABUL - India has reiterated its strong commitment to the execution of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project by 2017, a media report said on ...

Mahmoud Karzai Plans Bigger Role in Afghan Politics

Mahmoud Karzai Plans Bigger Role in Afghan Politics

January 26, 2013

KABUL - Mahmoud Karzai, President Hamid Karzai's brother, has renounced his US citizenship to take a more prominent role in Afghanistan's politics, he said in an interview with TOLOnews ...

Kerry Hints at Faster Transition in Afghanistan

Kerry Hints at Faster Transition in Afghanistan

January 26, 2013

Known for his diplomatic skills, the senior legislator has remained engaged with Afghanistan as President Barack Obama’s emissary on certain issues, particularly after the previous ...

Insider Attacks an Enemy Tactic: Gen. Terry

Insider Attacks an  Enemy Tactic: Gen. Terry

January 26, 2013

WASHINGTON - An ISAF commander on Wednesday said Afghan forces, poised lead all operations by spring, were ready to take over security responsibility for their country and as such they would ...

Karzai Orders Investigation into Prison Abuses

Karzai Orders Investigation into Prison Abuses

January 23, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into the use of torture and human rights' abuses in Afghanistan's prisons, appointing a delegation to look into the findings of a United Nations ...

UN NAM to Gauge UN Assistance for Elections

UN NAM to Gauge UN Assistance for Elections

January 23, 2013

KABUL – At the invitation of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC), the United Nations is currently conducting the second phase of an Electoral Needs Assessment ...

Karzai Meets US Officials, Demands Bagram Transfer

Karzai Meets US Officials, Demands Bagram Transfer

January 23, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai Monday emphasized the importance of the US transferring Bagram prison detainees to Afghan authorities in a meeting with David Pearce, the acting special representative of the US to ...

ACCI will End Trade Relations with Pakistan: Alokozay

ACCI will End Trade Relations with Pakistan: Alokozay

January 23, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) Tuesday said that it will end trade relations with Pakistan following a long-running dispute over containers stalled in Karachi ...

8 Killed, Dozen Injured in Kabul Attack

8 Killed, Dozen Injured in Kabul Attack

January 22, 2013

KABUL - Three policemen and five attackers were killed and a dozen others wounded during a nine-hour clash that erupted as a group of suicide bombers stormed the Kabul traffic police headquarters on Monday ...

Russia Exports over $15 Billion of Weapons in 2012

Russia Exports over $15 Billion of Weapons in 2012

January 22, 2013

KABUL - Russia sold a record $15.16 billion worth of weaponry in 2012 while expanding its foreign client list, the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service (FSMTC) ...

Kabul Attack Shows Security Weakness: MoI

Kabul Attack Shows Security Weakness: MoI

January 22, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior has admitted that the storming of Kabul Traffic Department's headquarters by insurgents has revealed the deficiencies of security and ...