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Kerry, Sharif Talk Afghan Peace, Rebel Bases

Kerry, Sharif Talk Afghan Peace, Rebel Bases

August 03, 2013

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Senator John Kerry on Thursday held talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his national security advisor on bilateral relations and regional issues, including ...

Dobbins Expects Security Pact Signing in Weeks

Dobbins Expects  Security Pact  Signing in Weeks

August 03, 2013

KABUL - The bilateral security agreement (BSA) between the US and Afghanistan would be signed over the next weeks, an American diplomat ...

Kerry Optimistic about BSA Signing

Kerry Optimistic about BSA Signing

August 03, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan and the United States would be able to conclude the Bilateral Security Agreement on an American military presence in the war-torn country beyond 2014, a senior Obama ...

Civilian Casualties Up By A Quarter: UN

Civilian Casualties Up By A Quarter: UN

August 01, 2013

KABUL - Civilian casualties in Afghanistan rose by 23 percent during the first six months of the current year, the United Nations said on Wednesday, blaming most of the deaths and injuries on ...

New IEC Members Take Oath, Vow Neutrality

New IEC Members Take Oath, Vow Neutrality

August 01, 2013

KABUL - Newly-nominated Independent Election Commission ('IEC) members were sworn in at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday; a couple of days after President Hamid Karzai approved their ...

Kerry in Pakistan to Discuss Drones, Afghanistan

Kerry in Pakistan  to Discuss Drones, Afghanistan

August 01, 2013

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Pakistan for meetings to ease tension over U.S. drone strikes, the war in neighboring Afghanistan and the fight against Islamic ...

Hindus, Sikhs Warn of Leaving Afghanistan

Hindus, Sikhs Warn  of Leaving Afghanistan

August 01, 2013

KABUL - The Council of Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan on Wednesday warned of leaving the country if they were not given proper representation in the lower house of ...

No Security Guarantee for 259 Polling Centers

No Security Guarantee  for 259 Polling Centers

July 31, 2013

KABUL - Independent Election Commission Secretary Ziaul Haq Amarkhel on Tuesday said the poll panel had not been assured so far security for 259 polling ...

IEC Members Asked to Show Neutrality

IEC Members Asked  to Show Neutrality

July 31, 2013

KABUL - Political parties on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of new Independent Election Commission (IEC) members by President Karzai, but alleged those who proposed them had connections with the ...

MoUs for 60 Small Development Projects Signed Between India and Afghanistan

MoUs for 60 Small Development Projects  Signed Between India and Afghanistan

July 31, 2013

KABUL - A signature ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Afghan Ministry of Economy where Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) to implement 60 approved projects under the $100 million ...

Afghan Women’s Rights at Risk in Peace Process: UN

Afghan Women’s Rights at Risk in Peace Process: UN

July 30, 2013

GENEVA - Women's rights in Afghanistan risk being further undermined in the fragile country's peace process due to entrenched patriarchal attitudes, a United Nations watchdog warned on ...

Karzai Appoints 9 Election Panel Members

Karzai Appoints  9 Election Panel Members

July 30, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai appointed nine members of the Independent Election Commission on Monday, a day after he was sent a list of 28 nominees in line with a new poll ...

MoI Shares Poll Security Plan with IEC

MoI Shares Poll Security Plan with IEC

July 30, 2013

KABUL - The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Monday said it had shared a comprehensive security plan for next year’s polls with the Independent Election ...

28 IEC Picks Suggested to President

28 IEC Picks  Suggested to President

July 29, 2013

KABUL - Twenty-eight people have been suggested to President Hamid Karzai, who will pick nine of them as Independent Election Commission members, Senate Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar said on ...

Karzai will Seek Pakistan’s Support for Peace Process: MoFA

Karzai will Seek Pakistan’s Support for Peace Process: MoFA

July 29, 2013

KABUL - The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday announced that President Karzai will soon visit Pakistan and meet with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The visit is an effort to ...

Manawi Seeks Changes in Law on Poll Panels

Manawi Seeks Changes  in Law on Poll Panels

July 28, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission chief on Saturday called for amendments to a newly-elected law regarding the structure, responsibilities and powers of the poll ...

Govt. to Fine Unregistered NATO Supply Trucks

Govt. to Fine  Unregistered  NATO Supply Trucks

July 28, 2013

KABUL - On the basis of the decision of the Council of Minister, the Afghan Ministry of Finance (MoF) has decided to impose fines on NATO supply trucks that enter Afghanistan without a proper registration ...

US has to Accept Conditions before Inking BSA: Afghan Official

US has to Accept Conditions  before Inking BSA: Afghan Official

July 28, 2013

KABUL - Chief of staff of President Hamid Karzai's office has categorically said that Afghanistan has its conditions for inking security pact known as Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the ...

Some MPs Removed from ECL Provisionally

Some MPs Removed from ECL Provisionally

July 27, 2013

KABUL - The Attorney-General Office (AGO) on Thursday announced the temporary removal from the Exit Control List (ECL) of some Wolesi Jirga members who met prosecutors in connection with ...

President to Visit Tehran on Aug. 4

President to Visit  Tehran on Aug. 4

July 27, 2013

KABUL - President Hamid Karzai would visit Tehran on August 4 to attend Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani’s inauguration, his office said on ...

Abdullah, Atmar and Ahadi to Run for Presidency: CCPPCA

Abdullah, Atmar and Ahadi to Run for Presidency: CCPPCA

July 27, 2013

KABUL - Members of the Cooperation Council of Political Parties and Coalitions of Afghanistan (CCPPCA) held a meeting at the residence of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah on Thursday to decide on the candidates for the ...

First Afghan Woman Governor Wins Asian Nobel Prize

First Afghan Woman Governor Wins Asian Nobel Prize

July 25, 2013

MANILA, Philippines: Afghanistan’s first and only female governor and a humanitarian worker from Myanmar’s Kachin minority are among this year’s recipients of the Ramon Magsaysay ...

Zero Option Not in Interest of Either Side: US

Zero Option Not in  Interest of Either Side: US

July 25, 2013

KABUL - US Ambassador James B. Cunningham has said withdrawing all troops from Afghanistan after 2014 will not be in the interests of either country, downplaying the so-called zero ...

AG Asks Patangto Submit Evidence Against 72 MPs

AG Asks Patangto Submit Evidence Against 72 MPs

July 24, 2013

KABUL - The Attorney General's (AG) office on Tuesday urged Ghulam Mujtaba Patang, acting Interior Minister, to submit evidence in support of the allegations made by him against the 72 ...

U.S. will Not Interfere in Afghan Political Process: U.S. Ambassador

U.S. will Not Interfere in Afghan  Political Process: U.S. Ambassador

July 24, 2013

>KABUL - James B. Cunningham, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan on Tuesday said that his country will not support any candidate in the upcoming Presidential election of ...

Gen. Dempsey Downplays Talk of Zero Option

Gen. Dempsey Downplays Talk of Zero Option

July 24, 2013

KABUL - A top US military official on Monday called for signing of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) between Kabul and Washington ...

Wolesi Jirga Sacks interior minister

Wolesi Jirga Sacks interior minister

July 23, 2013

KABUL The Wolesi Jirga -- lower house of parliament -- sacked Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Mujtaba Patang on Monday when he failed to survive a no-confidence ...

Patang spurns vote, promises legal challenge

Patang spurns vote, promises legal challenge

July 23, 2013

KABUL - Calling his dismissal a conspiracy, Interior Minister Lt. Gen. Mujtaba Patang on Monday vowed to raise a legal challenge to the Wolesi Jirga’s ...

Pakistan will Support Peace Talks, But Cannot Guarantee its Success: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan will Support Peace Talks, But Cannot Guarantee its Success: Sartaj Aziz

July 22, 2013

KABUL - On Sunday, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor, Sartaj Aziz, during his visit to Kabul emphasized that the Taliban is not under Pakistani government's control. At the ...

Taliban can Also Receive Voting Cards: IEC

Taliban can Also Receive Voting Cards: IEC

July 22, 2013

KABUL - Up to 120,000 of people have so far received voter registration cards, the Independent Election Commission (’IEC) said, voicing concern at women’s nominal participation in the ...

New Curriculum Effective from 1st Semester

New Curriculum Effective from 1st Semester

July 22, 2013

KABUL - A revised curriculum was handed over on Sunday to chancellors of universities in Kabul and provinces, the higher education minister ...

Karzai Signs the Election Law, Afghanistan Prepares for Free and Fair Elections

Karzai Signs the Election Law, Afghanistan Prepares for  Free and Fair Elections

July 21, 2013

KABUL - The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Saturday announced that President Karzai has signed the Election Law containing 16 chapters and 80 ...

Sharif to Help Promote Peace in Afghanistan

Sharif to Help Promote Peace in Afghanistan

July 21, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan would help the Afghan government maintain peace in the war-devastated ...

WJ Summons Patang — Yet again

WJ Summons Patang — Yet again

July 21, 2013

KABUL - Wolesi Jirga members on Saturday decided to summon Interior Minister Mujtaba Patang over his failure to appear before the lower house and answer lawmakers’ questions on the security ...

Govt. Asked to Resume Talks on BSA with US

Govt. Asked to Resume Talks on BSA with US

July 20, 2013

KABUL - Civil society and human rights activists on Thursday asked the Karzai administration to resume talks on a security pact with the United States of America for the sake of stability in the ...