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India, UK Pledge to Aid Afghanistan after 2014

India, UK Pledge to Aid Afghanistan after 2014

February 20, 2013

NEW DELHI - Indian and Britain on Tuesday assured Afghanistan of all-out support for its reconstruction even after the withdrawal of foreign troops by the end of ...

Etisalat Commences Trials on Country’s First 4G LTE

Etisalat Commences Trials on Country’s First 4G LTE

February 20, 2013

KABUL - Telecom giant Etisalat Afghanistan, the first telecom company to launch 3.75G services in Afghanistan on Tuesday announced the commencement of the test of its Long-Term Evolution ...

Pakistan must do more to Protect Hazara Community: AI

Pakistan must do more to Protect Hazara Community: AI

February 20, 2013

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan authorities must do more to protect the persecuted Shi'a Hazara minority community, Amnesty International said following a devastating attack in Quetta that killed ...

No Polling Stations in Insecure Areas: Manawi

No Polling Stations in Insecure Areas: Manawi

February 19, 2013

KABUL - Next year’s presidential and provincial council elections may not be held in some insecure areas if effective security measures are not put in place, the poll panel chief ...

Haji Mohaqiq Calls on Pak FM

Haji Mohaqiq Calls on Pak FM

February 19, 2013

ISLAMABAD – Prominent Hazara leader, member of Parliament and Head of People's Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan,Haji Muhammad Mohaqiq, along with his delegation called on Pakistani Foreign ...

Election Fraud to Trigger Civil War: Sherzad

Election Fraud to Trigger Civil War: Sherzad

February 18, 2013

KABUL - Afghan Millat Party chairman Stana Gul Sherzad on Sunday warned the government and opposition that interference in the electoral process could spark a new round of civil war in the ...

Massoud Faults Karzai Stance on Airstrikes

Massoud Faults Karzai Stance on Airstrikes

February 18, 2013

KABUL - The government’s decision on barring Afghan security personnel from requesting air support during security operations amounts to formal recognition of Taliban as a force in ...

30 Afghan Refugees Among 84 Killed in Quetta Blast

30 Afghan Refugees Among 84 Killed in Quetta Blast

February 18, 2013

KABUL - According to Afghan consulate officials in Quetta city of Pakistan at least 30 Afghan refugees were among those killed following a deadly bomb blast in Baluchistan ...

ANSF Ready to Secure Country after 2014: Karzai

ANSF Ready to Secure Country after 2014: Karzai

February 17, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai reiterated Saturday that the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) are entirely ready to ensure national security after NATO-led forces withdraw from the ...

Deadly Blast Kill 67 and Injure Over 160 in Quetta

Deadly Blast Kill 67 and Injure Over 160 in Quetta

February 17, 2013

KABUL - According to Pakistani police officials, at least 67 people were killed and more than 160 wounded Saturday when a large explosion shook Quetta, the capital of restive Balochistan ...

ANF Leader Ahmad Zia Massoud: Elections May Be Rigged

ANF Leader Ahmad Zia Massoud: Elections May Be Rigged

February 16, 2013

KABUL - Afghanistan National Front (ANF) leader Ahmad Zia Massoud on Thursday alleged the government was trying to stay in power through fraud in the 2014 presidential ...

Kerry, Khar Support Stable Afghanistan

Kerry, Khar Support Stable Afghanistan

February 16, 2013

KABUL - The United States and Pakistan on Thursday agreed that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the common interest of both

Obama to Announce 34,000 Troop Drawdown

Obama to Announce 34,000 Troop Drawdown

February 13, 2013

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday night in his State of the Union address that 34,000 troops will leave Afghanistan by this time next year, according to a senior ...

ECO Parliamentary Assembly Set Up

ECO Parliamentary Assembly Set Up

February 13, 2013

ISLAMABAD - The Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was set up as representatives of member countries signed as charter in Islamabad, an official said on ...

Dunford Meets Karzai in Kabul

Dunford Meets Karzai in Kabul

February 13, 2013

KABUL - Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday met with President Hamid Karzai for the first time since taking over command of US and NATO ...

Afghan Businesses Returning From Abroad: AISA

Afghan Businesses Returning From Abroad: AISA

February 13, 2013

KABUL - Around 80 Afghan companies will transfer their company base from Pakistan to Afghanistan amid assurances that the government to help build their competitive edge in the global market, the ...

Candidates will have to Quit Govt. Posts: Karzai

Candidates will have to Quit Govt. Posts: Karzai

February 13, 2013

KABUL - Based on democratic principles, presidential candidates should resign their jobs before jumping into the electoral fray, President Hamid Karzai said ...

New Changes in Herat, Haji Deen Mohammad Appointed as Governor

New Changes in Herat, Haji Deen Mohammad Appointed as Governor

February 13, 2013

KABUL - Reports say, Dr. Dawood Shah Saba, has resigned from the post of Herat governor and Haji Deen Mohammad would soon take ...

No Intention to Create another Afghanistan: Russia

No Intention to Create another Afghanistan: Russia

February 12, 2013

KABUL - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said his country had no intention of deploying its military to the Middle East or North Africa to fight for its positions and create ...

MPs Condemn Govt. Pressure on IEC

MPs Condemn Govt. Pressure on IEC

February 12, 2013

KABUL - Members of a parliamentary group Monday spoke out against the Afghan government's push to use old registration cards in the upcoming presidential election, citing greater risk of ...

US Starts Using Pakistan Route for Afghan Pullout

US Starts Using Pakistan Route for Afghan Pullout

February 12, 2013

ISLAMABAD - The U.S. has started using the land route through Pakistan to pull American military equipment out of Afghanistan as it draws down its troops in the country, U.S. and Pakistani ...

Afghan Uncertainty about Future 'My Biggest Concern': Gen. Allen

Afghan Uncertainty about Future 'My Biggest Concern': Gen. Allen

February 11, 2013

KABUL - General John Allen, the outgoing chief US commander in Afghanistan, on Saturday said that the uncertainty of the Afghan people about their future is his biggest concern as he leaves after ...

Keep Chasing Released Taliban, UK Asks Pakistan

Keep Chasing Released Taliban, UK Asks Pakistan

February 11, 2013

KABUL - UK Ambassador to Afghanistan Richard Stagg has urged Pakistan to keep chasing Afghan Taliban prisoners after their releases from the country's jails in order to address ...

No Pakistan Strategic Pact Unless Conditions Met: Rassoul

No Pakistan Strategic Pact Unless Conditions Met: Rassoul

February 11, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan government will not sign a strategic pact with Islamabad unless it is clear that Pakistan poses no threat to Afghanistan, foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul said ...

Gen. Dunford Installed as Top ISAF Commander in Afghanistan

Gen. Dunford Installed as Top ISAF Commander in Afghanistan

February 11, 2013

KABUL - The US Marine General Joseph Dunford took control of the NATO-led combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday in an elaborate ceremony from the outgoing Gen. John Allen who has led the US and ...

Core of Al-Qaeda on Path to Defeat: Obama

Core of Al-Qaeda on Path to Defeat: Obama

February 10, 2013

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has said the core of Al Qaeda was on the path to defeat mainly due to the relentless actions being taken by his administration against terrorist ...

Sufficient US Troops Remains in Afghanistan: Dempsey

Sufficient US Troops Remains in Afghanistan: Dempsey

February 10, 2013

KABUL - The top U.S. military officer and chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff Gen. Martin Dempsey on Saturday said he was confident enough U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after ...

Transition Proceeding Very Well: Hammond

Transition Proceeding Very Well: Hammond

February 10, 2013

KABUL - British defense secretary Philip Hammond met with senior military commanders from both ISAF and Afghan forces during an announced trip to southern Helmand province, his ministry ...

Complete Bagram Jail Handoff on Monday: MoD

Complete Bagram Jail Handoff on Monday: MoD

February 10, 2013

KABUL - The US military would resume and complete the transfer of all inmates held at the controversial Bagram jail in central Parwan province to the Afghan control during a special ceremony slated for ...

Islamabad Agrees to Kabul's Say in Taliban Releases

Islamabad Agrees to Kabul's Say in Taliban Releases

February 10, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan would give Afghanistan High Peace Council (HPC) a formal role in the release of remaining Taliban detainees in its custody through a new coordination mechanism being set up ...

Afghans Paid Almost $4bn in Bribes Last Year: UN

Afghans Paid Almost $4bn in Bribes Last Year: UN

February 09, 2013

KABUL - Afghan citizens paid as much as US$3.9 billion in bribes to officials in 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime ...

Kerry Prefers Peaceful Resolution to Afghan Conflict

Kerry Prefers Peaceful Resolution to Afghan Conflict

February 09, 2013

WASHINGTON - New US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said he preferred a peaceful resolution to the 11-year-old Afghan conflict, but his country would not hesitate to use "extreme ...

US will Not Endorse an Afghan Presidential Candidate: Envoy

US will Not Endorse an Afghan Presidential Candidate: Envoy

February 09, 2013

KABUL - The United States will support Afghanistan's election process but it will never endorse a specific candidate, the US envoy to Afghanistan said ...

KB Tribunal Chief Claims Karzai, Fahim Still Owe Debt

KB Tribunal Chief Claims Karzai, Fahim Still Owe Debt

February 09, 2013

KABUL - The former Kabul Bank's (KB) powerful shareholders claim they have repaid all their loans, but the head of the special tribunal on the Kabul Bank collapse has insisted they still ...

Afghan Child Deaths Report Unfounded: ISAF

Afghan Child Deaths Report Unfounded: ISAF

February 09, 2013

KABUL - NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Friday called a UN committee's report about the death of hundreds of children as a result of US military attacks and air ...