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Patang Accuses MPs of Illegal Interference

Patang Accuses MPs of Illegal Interference

April 23, 2013

KABUL - Afghan Minister of Interior Mujtaba Patang, during a National Security Council meeting on Sunday expressed concern over illegal interference of Senators and MPs in the affairs of the ...

Kerry to Meet Karzai and Pak Officials

Kerry to Meet Karzai and Pak Officials

April 23, 2013

RUSSELS/KABUL - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and senior Pakistan officials in Brussels on Wednesday, officials said, with the aim of ...

World Bank to Fund IT Training

World Bank  to Fund IT Training

April 23, 2013

KABUL - Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) will train 50,000 staff in Information Technology for three years, with funding from the World ...

NATO Helicopter Crash Landing in Taliban Held Area

NATO Helicopter Crash Landing in Taliban Held Area

April 23, 2013

PUL-I-ALAM - The Taliban kidnapped six Turkish engineers and two foreign pilots after their helicopter made an emergency landing in central Logar province, an official said on ...

Corrupt MPs Should be Identified, Referred to Judiciary: Senate

Corrupt MPs Should be Identified, Referred to Judiciary: Senate

April 22, 2013

KABUL - Complaints commission of Afghan senate urged Sunday that all the MPs involved in corrupt dealings should be identified and referred to the judiciary organisations, for which a number of MPs ...

US Envoy to Visit to Pakistan, Afghanistan

US Envoy to Visit to Pakistan, Afghanistan

April 22, 2013

WASHINGTON - Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan David Pearce will travel to Islamabad, Kabul, Brussels, and Almaty from April 21-26 for meetings focusing on ...

No Deadline Set for Signing Afghan-US Security Pact: MoFA

No Deadline Set for Signing  Afghan-US Security Pact: MoFA

April 22, 2013

KABUL - Afghan Foreign Minister stated Sunday that the Afghan government has not specified any deadline for signing the security agreement with the United States and that once signed the agreement ...

MPs Call to Stop Releasing Taliban Prisoners

MPs Call to Stop  Releasing Taliban Prisoners

April 21, 2013

KABUL - High Peace Council has been incapable of progressing peace talks with the armed opposition, first vice speaker of Wolesi Jirga said Saturday while a number of MPs suggested many of the ...

Karzai Seeks to Curb CIA Operations in Afghanistan

Karzai Seeks  to Curb  CIA Operations  in Afghanistan

April 21, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai is determined to curb American CIA operations in his country, his spokesman ...

Iran Seeks Development of Economic, Cultural Ties with Afghanistan: Envoy

Iran Seeks Development of Economic, Cultural Ties with Afghanistan: Envoy

April 21, 2013

TEHRAN - Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Abolfazl Zohrehvand underlined Tehran's enthusiasm for the further expansion of relations with Afghanistan, specially in economic and cultural ...

Govt. Lacks Political will to Hold Fair Polls: Abdullah

Govt. Lacks Political  will to Hold Fair Polls: Abdullah

April 21, 2013

HERAT CITY - Opposition leader Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Saturday said the Karzai administration lacked political will to hold fair and free presidential elections taking place next ...

Empowered Private Sector Critical to Afghanistan's Future: Cunningham

Empowered Private Sector Critical to Afghanistan's Future: Cunningham

April 20, 2013

KABUL - US Ambassador James B. Cunningham, who met with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kabul last night, hailed their pivotal role in Afghanistan’s future prosperity with ...

US Should Stay in Touch with Karzai: Hagel

US Should  Stay in Touch  with Karzai: Hagel

April 20, 2013

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said the United States needed to stay engaged with President Hamid Karzai to responsibly transition out from ...

Pakistan Urges All Stakeholder to Devote Efforts for Peaceful Afghanistan

Pakistan Urges All Stakeholder to  Devote Efforts for Peaceful Afghanistan

April 20, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Friday urged all concerned stakeholder including the United States to devote their energies towards making Afghanistan peaceful, progressive, prosperous and stable ...

Political Parties Call for Clearer Role in Election Law

Political Parties Call for  Clearer Role in Election Law

April 20, 2013

KABUL - The election law in its current draft will not ensure a transparent and fair poll if it is approved by parliament as expected, political parties and civil society groups said ...

Provincial Polls Should Precede Presidential Vote: MPs

Provincial Polls Should Precede Presidential Vote: MPs

April 18, 2013

KABUL - WJ members on Wednesday said they would talk to President Karzai and the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over conducting provincial elections ahead of the presidential polls ...

“Precise Talks” on Security Pact with US: Karzai

“Precise Talks”  on Security Pact with US: Karzai

April 18, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said his administration was holding "precise negotiations" with the US over a bilateral security agreement, keeping in mind Afghanistan's ...

Afghan Forces Able to Cope with Challenges: TOLA

Afghan Forces Able to Cope with Challenges: TOLA

April 18, 2013

HERAT CITY - A group of the Transatlantic Opinion Leaders to Afghanistan (TOLA) wrapped up a two day visit to western Herat province after meetings with ISAF commanders and local ...

EU Concerned about Increasing Poppy

EU Concerned  about Increasing Poppy

April 18, 2013

KABUL - The European Union (EU) on Wednesday said it was concerned about a UN report that indicated opium production in Afghanistan has been increasing for a third year in a row and headed for a record ...

India, China to Hold First Dialogue on Afghanistan

India, China to Hold First  Dialogue on Afghanistan

April 18, 2013

BEIJING - India and China would hold their first-ever dialogue on Afghanistan here tomorrow aiming to cooperate to deal with the impact of US troops' pullout from the war-torn country by 2014 amid ...

Dunford Lists Obstacles to Afghanistan Stability

Dunford Lists Obstacles to Afghanistan Stability

April 17, 2013

WASHINGTON - A top American general based in Kabul on Tuesday said Afghanistan's stability was threatened by militant safe havens in Pakistan and corruption and weak institutional capability of the ...

Azimi Tells ISAF Civilian Casualties No Longer Tolerable

Azimi Tells ISAF Civilian  Casualties No Longer Tolerable

April 17, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Defense (MoD) spokesman on Monday said international troops should avoid carrying out airstrikes in residential areas, calling civilian casualties no longer tolerable for ...

US Says Committed to Reducing Afghan Drugs Flow

US Says Committed  to Reducing Afghan Drugs Flow

April 17, 2013

WASHINGTON - The US on Monday said it was committed to fighting drug trafficking in Afghanistan and reducing their flow outside as a latest UN report warned opium cultivation has been increasing ...

Pak-Afghan Border Issues Resolved: Pak Official

Pak-Afghan Border Issues  Resolved: Pak Official

April 17, 2013

KABUL - Pakistani military officials on Monday announced that border issues with Afghanistan have been resolved following a high-level meeting between top military officials of the two ...

Govt. Moves to End Pakistan Border Gate

Govt. Moves to End  Pakistan Border Gate

April 16, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan's Ministries of Defence and Interior on Monday said that they will take immediate action to stop Pakistan's military buildup along the Durand line near eastern Nangarhar ...

Dispute over Removal of ECCs Foreign Advisers

Dispute over Removal  of ECCs Foreign Advisers

April 16, 2013

KABUL - The absence of foreign advisers in Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) will pave the way for massive fraud in the upcoming presidential election, critics of the new law ...

Taliban Should Introduce Members for Qatar Office: Govt

Taliban Should Introduce  Members for Qatar Office: Govt

April 16, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan government has officially asked the Taliban to put forward members to open its political office in Qatar. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday said that the ...

500,000 Jobs Needed to Combat Unemployment in Afghanistan

500,000 Jobs Needed to Combat  Unemployment in Afghanistan

April 15, 2013

KABUL - The government of Afghanistan expressed concerns regarding unemployment issues in the country which is considered to be one of the main motives behind growing ...

Security Officials Strike No- Attack Deals with Rebels: MPs

Security Officials Strike No- Attack Deals with Rebels: MPs

April 15, 2013

KABUL - Some senators on Sunday alleged security officials in parts of the country had reached agreements with insurgents not to attack each other and defining their spheres of ...

Ghazni Declared as Capital of Islamic Civilisation

Ghazni Declared as  Capital of Islamic Civilisation

April 14, 2013

GHAZNI CITY - A much-awaited ceremony to declare Ghazni City as the Asian Capital of Islamic Culture and Civilisation began on Saturday in the southern province, amid tight security ...

ISAF Acted against his Decree: Karzai

ISAF Acted against  his Decree: Karzai

April 14, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday said foreign troops violated his decree barring airstrikes in residential areas when they carried out an air raid in eastern Kunar province ...

Billions of US Tax Dollars Fund Terrorism in Afghanistan: SIGAR

Billions of US Tax Dollars Fund  Terrorism in Afghanistan: SIGAR

April 14, 2013

KABUL - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) following its latest report announced that the U.S. government may accidentally be funneling millions of dollars to the very terrorists ...

US to Support A Unified, Sovereign Afghanistan: Obama

US to Support A Unified,  Sovereign Afghanistan: Obama

April 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - The US President, Barack Obama, said that after 2014 the US budget would continue its commitment to support a unified and sovereign ...

Time Wasted on Summoning Ministers: MPs

Time Wasted on  Summoning Ministers: MPs

April 13, 2013

KABUL - Some lawmakers on Thursday suggested the Wolesi Jirga should divert its attention to other important pending issues including legislating on amendments to elections laws instead of ...

Karzai Discuss US-Afghan Security Pact with Senators

Karzai Discuss US-Afghan  Security Pact with Senators

April 13, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai said that Afghanistan is holding precise talks with the United States of America over a long term security pact between the two ...